Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E Review

By | 13.04.2019

If you are looking for the perfect everyday vacuum cleaner that comes with a lot of power, yet simple, lightweight and easy to use, then look further than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E. Commonly known just as the Shark NV356E, it is one of the most popular upright vacuum cleaners in the market as of today. It can handle all types of floors including carpet, hard floors, stairs and even access all the tough-to-reach areas where dirt can hide easily.

The Vacuum

The NV356E is specially designed to use in all kinds of floors including carpet and bare floors, hence it serves a multi-purpose cleaner for your household. One of the important highlights about the NV356E is that it comes equipped with a high-quality HEPA filter that ensures that all kinds of allergens and other dangerous particles are removed. It also comes with an extra-large dust storage cup, so that you can collect a large amount of dust in a single cleaning session.

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Even though the outlook of the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E provides an impression that it may look similar to other ordinary products in the market, it is packed with a lot of features. There is also a lift-away feature that allows users to remove the canister from the head easily. This ensures that cleaning all hard-to-reach areas are made simpler.

When you buy the vacuum cleaner, you also get a lot of accessories like pet power brush, 30 foot power cord, eight inch crevice tool, a couple of microfiber pads, dusting brush along with a dust away bare floor attachment.

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Carpet Cleaning

We don’t see many vacuum cleaners in the market that is not self-propelled. The NV356E still can drag forward a few inches if you leave it alone running. The frame is extremely lightweight making it easier to operate. The suction is very powerful as it always manages a tight grip over the carpet. And the moment you start the brush rolls, it slowly starts chugging and sucking up all kinds of dust particles on its way. But remember that the suction is so powerful that it can gobble even small pieces of clothes and scarfs. So make sure before you start cleaning, you remove all those small things strewn around the place.

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Bare Floors

Even though it doesn’t do quite great on bare floors, still you can see it does a decent job when compared to other vacuum cleaners in the market. Even chugging along rough surfaces or over large pieces of debris, it still provides a great amount of suction to gobble up all the dust and dirt on the floor.

Hose Airflow Strength

Another major feature of the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E is its hose airflow strength. It provides an airflow similar to that of the power produced by a Dyson or a Hoover machine. The suction power and the airflow strength make the NV356E stand tall ahead of its competitors. Another highlight is the detachable canister which makes the NV356E easily portable.

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When it comes to the noise made by the vacuum cleaner, it is not too much noisy or too quiet. But certainly the noise is quite manageable when you compare the noise made by other brands in the market. When you use other vacuum cleaners, your neighbors will clearly find out that you are cleaning your house using a vacuum cleaner. But with the NV356E it is doesn’t disturb anyone in the house nor does your neighbors.

Ease of Use

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E is designed in such a way that it is completely easy to use and comfortable. It’s lightweight frame doesn’t need too much strength or effort from your side to move it along the room. The canister can be easily detached from the head and can be easily used as a portable vacuum cleaner on its own. The swiveling design also makes handling the cleaner much easy and simple.

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Pet Hair

People having pets in their houses face a big problem with pet hairs strewn all over the carpets and furniture. But when you have the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E at your disposal, you never need to worry about pet hair anymore. The NV356E generates so much power that pet hair is sucked from every corner of your house. You may need to just clean the house every 2-3 days to keep all your furniture and floor clean from pet hair.

Product Highlights

  • Comes equipped with quality HEPA filtering
  • Comes with a lift-away feature that helps in removing the canister from the head easily
  • You can even use the canister alone as a stand-alone vacuum cleaner to access all hard-to-reach areas
  • Comes equipped Anti-allergen seal technology that helps in cleaning all kinds of allergen and dangerous particles on the floor.
  • It can gather almost 99.9% of dust and allergens from your house
  • It weighs just under 13.7 lbs and hence it is extremely lightweight
  • Comes with a powerful suction feature
  • Perfect for carpet floors and bare floors
  • Great for pet hair removal
  • Use gentle brush rollers on hard floors
  • Comes with an extra-large dust storage can
  • 5-year limited warranty

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Overall, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E is an everyday easy-to-use vacuum cleaner that comes with powerful suction capabilities yet extremely lightweight. Specially designed for cleaning carpets and can remove almost 99.99% of allergens and dust particles from your house. It also does a great job on hard floors and bare flooring. The detachable canister allows it to reach all hard-to-access areas easily. The package also comes with a user manual that provides all information about each and every accessory provided and how to use the NV356E vacuum cleaner in a detailed manner. Certainly, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E is a multi-purpose vacuum cleaner and is a must-have in every household.