Shark NV500W/NV500/NV501/NV502/NV503 Review: a upright vacuum with removable canister

Shark NV501 Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner
This Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away NV501 is an upright vacuum that has a detachable canister, thus it can be transformed from an upright to a canister vacuum for more portable cleaning. It also features motorized brush agitator, and brush ON/OFF switch for the needs of cleaning carpeted floors and hard surface floors. To learn more, you can read the review on this Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum NV501.

    Pros of Shark NV501:

  • Features the lightweight removable canister that is useful for cleaning stairs and hard to reach areas.
  • 5 year warranty.
  • Good for picking up pet hair.
  • Comes with attachments for different cleaning jobs.
  • Easy to empty dirt cup.
  • Power brush is good for cleaning stairs.
  • Pretty long power cord.
  • Can be used as an upright or an canister vac.
  • Easy to put together, only takes a few minutes.
  • It is lighter than a standard upright.
  • Emits fresh air.
  • Has suction control on the handle for you to adjust suction level easily.
  • Easy to move around, feels self propelled.
  • Can get around furniture.
  • Quieter than standard upright.
    Cons of NV501:

  • Not stable, top heavy, easy to tip over.
  • Hair can wrap around the rolling brush, takes time to clean up.
  • It would be better if it comes with a shoulder strap.
  • Headlight could be brighter.
  • Hose is stiff, not stretch far, this also makes the vacuum easier to tip over while pulling.
  • Nozzle is small, it will take more time to vacuum.
  • Not all attachments fit on board.
  • The long cord is always in your way.
  • Dust bin is on the small side.
  • Swivel feature takes time to get used to.

Some Shark NV501 (NV500 Serials) Specs and Features:

  • Accessories: (Pleas confirmed with seller before buying) Multi Tool, 18″ Flexi Crevice, Canister Caddy, Straight Suction Nozzle, Premium Power Brush, Multi-Angle Dusting Brush
  • Voltage: 120V 60Hz
  • Watts: 1200W
  • Amps: 10A
  • Full upright weighs 15.5 pounds, lift-Away pod weighs 8.4 pounds.
  • Dimensions: 45.7″ x 13.4″ x 12.2″ (HxWxD)
  • Shark NV500/NV501/NV502 Filter Types: Foam and Felt filter: XFF500, HEPA filter: XFH500
  • Portable lift away canister feature for cleaning conveniently around your home.
  • Dirt Cup Capacity: 1.3 dry quarts to the fill line, and 3.1 dry quarts of real use
  • Max reach without cord is 11.8 ft.
  • 30 ft long power cord.
  • Motorized spinning brush with ON/OFF switch.
  • Adjustable suction feature.
  • Has headlamp.
  • Color: White and Red
  • Warranty: 5 year limited warranty
  • Cyclonic technology to separate dirt, stop filter from clogging, maintain suction power.
  • Sealed HEPA filtration for cleaner air.
  • Swivel head.

Where to Buy?

Shark NV501 (500 Serials) Manual:
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5 Answers to Shark NV500W/NV500/NV501/NV502/NV503 Review: a upright vacuum with removable canister

  1. mary wilson says:

    I love my shark rotator series NV500 but I can’t find the filters.XFF500. Is there a store in Beloit or Janesville Wisconsin. Thank You.

  2. Ron Ross says:

    What is the difference between the Shark NV500 and the NV500W?

    • bpvac says:

      The vacuum is identical but they come with different accessories.
      The NV500W is the infomercial edition that comes with a Dusting Brush, 11″ Crevice Tool, and Premium Power Brush, its retail price is $199.
      The NV500 is a Walmart version, its retail price is $229, it includes a Multi-tool, 18″ Flexi Crevice Tool, Canister Caddy, Straight Suction Nozzle and Standard power brush.

  3. jeff johnson says:

    where is the s/n # on the nv500

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