Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E) Reviews

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E)

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E)

  • Never Loses Suction Technology
  • Lightweight, XL Capacity Portable Canister
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + HEPA
  • Dust Away Hard Floor Attachment with 2 Microfiber Pads
  • Easy to Maneuver with Swivel Steering

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright, Standard Brush Roll

Never Loses Suction and Sealed Vacuum Technology

Advanced cyclonic technology that separates fine dirt from the air, preventing dirt from clogging the filters and keeping suction power strong over time. From the first use to the last room, you never lose cleaning power. Shark’s Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology combined with superior HEPA filtration to capture and hold over 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum, not back into the air you breathe.

Portable Lift Away Canister with Dust-Away Attachment and Premium Pet Tools

An extra large capacity dust cup features lightweight convenience ideal for quickly cleaning stairs, upholstery or accessing small, hard to reach areas around your home and car. The Navigator includes the patented Dust-Away hard floor attachment – a one step dry floor cleaning system that uses powerful suction to vacuum up the debris you can see, plus a microfiber pad that wipes away the tiniest particles you can’t see. Powerful pet attachments quickly and easily lift pet hair and other ground-in dirt from carpeted stairs, upholstery and other surfaces.

Swivel Steering

Steering around obstacles in your home has never been easier and more fun with this lightweight, go anywhere upright.

Superior Deep Carpet Cleaning

Powerful suction picks up all the dirt you can see, plus removes the embedded dirt you can’t. Effectively cleans all types of surfaces, from bare floors to area rugs to the thickest of carpets.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum (NV356E)
  • Model- NV356E
  • Power- 1200 Watts
  • Surface Cleaning Types- Carpet, Bare Floors
  • Swivel Steering- Yes
  • Cord Length- 30 ft.
  • Cleaning Path- 9.5″
  • Product Weight- 14 lbs
  • Filtration- Foam Filters and HEPA
  • Suction Control- Yes
What’s in the box?

Comes with an 8 inch Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Pet Hair Power Brush Dust Away Hard Floor Attachment, and 2 Microfiber Pads.

Shark Navigator Lift Away Professional Family
Gentle Deep Clean Technology

8″ Crevice Tool

30′ Cord

Dusting Brush

Pet Hair Power Brush

Dust-Away Hard Floor Attachment

2 Microfiber Pads

List Price: $ 449.00

Price: $ 449.00

3 Responses to Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E) Reviews

  • applelove says:
    910 of 982 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    AMAZING!, October 25, 2011

    This review is from: Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E) (Misc.)
    I love this. I am expecting my first baby and have become insane about cleaning. I wanted a new vacuum because the pet hair mine seamed to be leaving on the carpet. I looked at reviews all over. I debated between this and dyson. This was way more affordable so I decided to give it a shot.

    I put this together in a flash(pregnant)It seamed a little “cheep” So I was kinda worried about the parts being flimsy. So far they are not, its just very light weight.

    I wanted to do a test and see how good it was.(crazy prego mind I vacuumed part of my carpet with my old vacuum. I emptied the content of the old on a paper. Then I vacuumed the same swatch of Capet with my new shark. First thing I noticed was how easy it was for me to maneuver at 38weeks pregnant. Then I dumped the content of this vacuum on the paper to compare what had been lifted. I was amazed.

    First the pile of dirt was about 4-5times larger than the pile from my old vacuum.

    Second the dirt was different. My old vac pulled up pet hair and dust bunnies. The new vac had pulled up more pet hair, dust bunnies and also dirt! A lot of DIRT. I was amazed! Still am a few weeks later.

    Third My house gets very dusty. I dust weekly and at each dusting the new dust is thick enough I can write in it. I always thought it was from living in the country. Well now I don’t need to dust! I guess the vacuum pulled so much dust out of my carpet that I actually have less in my house! Each time I dust I find less and less…its vanishing from my life!

    I have so much more wonderful things to say …I spilled wet plaster on my carpet and this vacuum got it out! it dose wonders on hard floor too. My mini blinds are clean from the attachments. The cord is so long that I hardly have to move it.



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  • Bigant says:
    1,774 of 1,851 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best vacuum for any money!, October 22, 2011

    This review is from: Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E) (Misc.)
    I am not one to leave reviews, i normally just read what others say. But right now my friends and neighbors look at me funny when I start talking about my new vacuum because I can’t stop with the accolades. I did read reviews on this vacuum, but they do not do it justice, this is a bada$$ piece of machinery. I have medium pyle carpet, and I can turn the brush off and it still pulls at the carpet! When you turn the brush on, it almost feels self propelled as the brush pulls it forward. I caught the end of a scarf(by mistake) and it sucked the entire thing into the hose before the brush shut off- looked like a cartoon it was so fast! with the canister 3/4 full, it still picked up loose cat litter and pet food. My carpet did not look dirty, but the first 5 feet I went back & forth I went over twice filled the canister a quarter of the way. My carpet runners have never been so clean, they look refreshed, newer even. My 20 yr old son commented on how much better our carpet looked and also said that it felt better, softer, “fluffier”. My daughter made the smart-a;ec comment that I sound like an infomercial! My last vacuum sucked because it didn’t suck, this vacuum doesn’t suck because it sucks better than any other I’ve tried. This vacuum is absolutely awesome, print yourself out a 20% Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon and go get yourself one!!!(Sorry Amazon, but $160 for this vacuum is a steal!)

    Their slogan should be “Your vacuum sucks, but ours suck better!”


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  • mrr says:
    1,165 of 1,212 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Shark Keeps Getting Better, but Still Room for Improvement, March 8, 2012
    mrr (CT) –

    This review is from: Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E) (Misc.)

    I own all three versions of the Navigator, including this one. I am not a professional reviewer, and neither I nor anyone in my family has any connection to anyone in the vacuum cleaner industry. I bought my Lift Away Pro from QVC.

    I really like the new Lift Away Pro. For about one-third the cost of a Dyson, you get virtually the same performance. Dyson still has an advantage in the quality of the engineering and materials used, but Shark is catching up. Like the two earlier versions of the Navigator, the Lift Away Pro has Pros and Cons.

    – Price. You can buy about 3 Lift Away Pros for the cost of one upright Dyson. Cleaning performance is comparable (I have 3 Dysons, so I know).

    – Excellent suction. If you have never used a vacuum with suction this good, you are going to be appalled at how much dirt comes out of your carpet. It makes me laugh when I read reviews where people complain about how often they have to empty the dust canister. That means this vacuum is actually cleaning the dirt out of your carpet that your old vacuum left behind. Be happy.

    – Easy to assemble.

    – Larger dust cup that empties easily and cleanly almost every time. You had to reach into the dust canister on the older Lift Away and yank out dirt-encrusted clumps of hair and carpet fibers every time you tried to empty it.

    – HEPA filter. Even though the original Lift Away was advertised as having a HEPA filter, until people started complaining, it did not come with one unless you bought it directly from Shark. This one has a HEPA filter.

    – 30 foot long power cord – 5 feet longer than the original Lift Away. You don’t have to keep moving the plug around to vacuum. Shark is finally using better quality electrical cord so it no longer bends and kinks.

    – Light weight: about 14.5 pounds. In Lift Away mode, it weighs about 8 pounds.

    – Bagless. A real time and money saver not to have to go buy bags.

    – Tolerable noise level. It’s a lot quieter than most vacuum cleaners.

    – Swivel head. You can easily maneuver around things with just a twist of your wrist. It functions just as well as the Dyson Ball.

    – Excellent cleaning of hard floor surfaces and carpeting.

    – Adjustable suction. You can vacuum smaller rugs without pulling them up off the floor.

    – Beater bar on/off control. Turn the beater bar off when you are cleaning solid surface flooring so you don’t mar the finish. When the vacuum is turned on and in the upright position, the beater bar is automatically disengaged. No more carpet burns or scratched wood floors.

    – The pet hair turbo-brush. It easily removes pet fur from furniture, stairs, bedding, etc., and is great for cleaning your car.

    – Picks up chunky dirt. My Dysons snowplow anything larger than dust. I can vacuum up chunks of dry dog food without having to use the wand.

    – The short hose that leads from the body of the vacuum to the beater bar head and provides the suction no longer comes loose like it does on the first Lift Away. You’d finish vacuuming only to realize the hose had detached and all you really did when you thought you were vacuuming was rearrange the dirt on the carpet.

    – Better quality clips securing the dust canister to the body of the vacuum.

    – The Lift Away function is simple (one press of a button) and works great.

    – Easy release wand. With the press of a button, you can use the shorter hose with your attachments or the longer extension wand.

    – Washable felt and sponge filters. Rinse them out and let them air dry and you’re good to go again. A spare set would be nice since it can take a while for the filters to dry and you can’t vacuum without them.

    – Small cleaner head. It’s not a space hog, so it’s easy to store. You can also get into tighter spaces more easily when you vacuum.

    – The hose that leads to the wand is way too short and has no give to it. You can stretch it all you like, but it won’t loosen up. Turn on the vacuum, and the suction pulls it even more tightly back on itself. Cleaning with the wand and attachments is like wrestling with the vacuum. It tips over every single time and makes using the Lift Away mode a real workout. You hold the wand in one hand and have to lift the vacuum body up with the other in order to have any reach at all. If I want to lift weights, I’ll go to the gym.

    – The vacuum tips over really easily. If you use the wand or attachments, the slightest pull will make the vacuum fall over.

    – No on-board storage for the turbo brush or another extension wand – two essential attachments. If the vacuum had a telescoping wand instead of the heavy clunky one it has now (it is covered by some of the heavy white outer shell of the vacuum), it would be easier to use and lighter, too.

    – Once…

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