One of the Best Vacuum for the Money 2012: Shark Navigator Model NV356e Reviews


Below is our unbiased review on the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro Model NV356e.
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E upright vacuum cleaner is one of the products of the Shark Navigator family. It is the pro version of the Lift Away vac. ( You can learn about the difference between the regular lift away version and the pro version in this comparison post )
This vacuum cleaner comes with motorized head, hard floor tools, and several other accessories that makes it versatile. It can be used to clean carpets, hard floors, and above floors. It features the lift away canister which makes it portable. You can lift the canister alone to do stair vacuuming and other portable cleaning. However, there is no perfect vac. It also has some cons.
If you are interested in buying this Shark vac, you can read the likes, dislikes, and specs of this vac below. You can also learn more about this vac by downloading the NV356E manual at the end of this post before purchasing.

Shark Navigator Lift Away Pro NV356E

Pros of NV356E:

  • A lot of suction power, pick up cat litter and pet food without any problem.
  • Good performance on both hard floors and carpets.
  • Comes with adequate attachments for different cleaning tasks, it has a small rotating brush for picking up pet hair and dirt from carpeted stairs and upholstery; a 24 inch crevice tool and shorter one for reach tight areas, a dust-away hard floor tool and microfiber pads for cleaning bare floor.
  • Can be converted into a portable hand-held vacuum cleaner for portable cleaning, such as clean the stairs.
  • It is lightweight, only weighs 14 lbs, easy to lift up and down stairs. Seniors can push it around easily. When you just use the canister, it is even lighter.
  • Has brush ON/OFF button, you can turn off the brush roll and use suction only for cleaning bare floors.
  • Features suction control at the handle that allows you adjust the amount of suction to do certain cleaning job.
  • Does not blow dirt back into the air.
  • The swivel head makes it easy to handle around furniture.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Carries 5 year warranty.
  • Cons of NV356E:

  • The main vacuum head is a little narrow, so it takes more time to clean floors with the narrow vacuum path. Could be wider.
  • Has no height adjustment for carpet cleaning. This makes it not that easy to push on high pile carpet.
  • Some people complain that it is easy to tip over while using the hose because of its lightweight design and the small base. However, there is a solution for this. There are 2 places you can attach the hose, you just attach it to the lower one which is near the base, this can stop the vacuum from falling over.
  • Its latches and releases look similar, this might confuse new users.
  • Hose is a bit short.
  • Some users say that it does not do well against walls.
  • Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro NV356E Specs
    Vacuum: Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro NV356E
    Model: Lift-Away Pro NV356E
    Warranty: 5 Year
    Weight: 14 lbs for full unit, 8 lbs for canister alone
    Dimensions: 45.2″ x 14.9″ x 11.4″ ( H x W x D )
    Power Source: Corded
    Power Cord Length: 30 Feet
    Bag Type: Bagless
    Bin Capacity: 2.2 dry quarts to the fill line; 4.4 dry quarts completely filled
    Color: white / silver
    Surface Type: all floor types
    Auto Cord Rewind: NO
    Power: 10 amps; 1200W; 120V; 60HZ
    Filtration: HEPA filter with Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology, Shark claims that it provides much more than just HEPA filtration.
    Brush On/Off Switch: Yes
    Brush Type: Motorized
    Height Adjustment: No
    Suction Control: Yes
    Tools: crevice tools, dusting brush, pet hair power brush, Dust-Away hard floor attachment tool, micro-fiber pad
    NV356E Manual: download at sharkclean.com

    At a reasonable $200, with a 5 year warranty, its good performance on bare floors and carpets, it should be one of the best vacuum for the money.

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    One Answer to One of the Best Vacuum for the Money 2012: Shark Navigator Model NV356e Reviews

    1. Anonymous says:

      What is the difference between 356 model and 355 model

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