Sometimes we want the best of both worlds from our vacuum cleaner: a lightweight upright to clean our carpeted and hard floors, and a lift-away canister for simplicity and the chance to hit those hard to reach spots.

Shark NV356E

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Shark’s Navigator Lift-Away Professional claims to offer both of these in one handy package. So what does it have to offer? Today we’ll be taking a closer look at how this upright vacuum performs, so let’s dive right in.

To sum it up, Shark has done it again with the Navigator Lift-Away NV365E. Just as with their previous Shark lift-away vacuums, this vacuum offers an extremely versatile vacuuming experience, plenty of vacuuming power, and an excellent lift-away pod that makes it easy to vacuum anything. If you are on the market for a lift-away vacuum that offers everything a lift-away vacuum needs to offer, then the Shark NV365E will be a fantastic purchase.

Pros: Very powerful, extremely versatile, excellent lift-away pod, XL dust cup capacity

Cons: Somewhat expensive, some models are known to break after only a few months of use

Size and weight

Weighing just 13.7lb, the Navigator Lift-Away is as lightweight and portable as it gets, especially when you imagine just how lightweight its lift-away canister must be. Clean your entire home without fuss, traveling from room to room easily (especially with its 25ft cord), and move it up and down stairs as much as you need to.

Shark NV356E Navigator

Shark NV356E

This vacuum is a standard sized model, coming in at 14.96 x 11.4 x 45.5 inches in total, which means it’s the perfect height to hold and maneuver comfortably, and it won’t be a struggle to pack away at the end of you cleaning session.

Versatile cleaning

Use the Navigator Lift-Away any way you want. Take it for a spin around your carpets and hard floors in its upright mode, which offers a versatile cleaning sensation. You’ll find its Dynamic Swivel Steering a real treat as you avoid obstructions and furniture and clean otherwise hard to navigate corners.

If you want to get a little more hands on, the Lift Away function will be your favorite aspect of this vacuum cleaner, as it helps you to reach every nook and cranny without hesitation.

Shark NV356E Navigator Vacuum Review

Shark NV356E

Detach the pod easily with its one click button, and head to your staircase for a safe and easy option, or use it for above head cleaning, and hunt down those stray cobwebs that have been gathering. You can even use it to reach underneath low hanging furniture that’s otherwise hard to clean, for full home coverage that leaves every room spotless.

Cleaning power

The Navigator Lift-Away packs a punch on the ground, with powerful deep cleaning and a suction power that can lift away dirt from your carpet fibers. Even embedded hair and dirt don’t stand a chance against the power of this fantastic vacuum, so it’s perfect for high traffic areas and homes with pets.

This vacuum is bagless, choosing instead to use an extra-large dust cup to store dirt. With the transparent casing, you’re able to keep on top of maintenance easily, and see exactly when the dust cup needs emptying, but with 2.2 quarts to fill, you won’t have to empty it often. When that time does come though, you’ll find it a mess-free experience with its easy empty function.

Filtration made simple

If you’re looking for a state of the art filtration system to help keep the air in your home cleaner and smelling fresher, look no further, because the Navigator Lift-Away includes and anti-allergen complete seal filtration system and added HEPA filter that trap airborne particles such as dust and dust mites, pollen, dander and bacteria, as soon as it comes into contact with them.

Shark NV356E Vacuum Review

Shark NV356E

In fact, the filtration system is so good that you’ll find up to 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns caught and trapped, a standard as far as cleaning goes nowadays but still, an impressive feat nonetheless. Of course, changing the filtration system once every few months will ensure that your home remains as fresh as possible.

With such an incredible duo from the suction and filtration system, you’ll find your allergies diminished significantly, and your whole family’s health improved in no time – a fantastic plus from this vacuum cleaner.

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The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E is clearly an impressive piece of equipment that can ensure spotless cleaning and a healthier outcome for the entire family.

If you’re ready to give this vacuum cleaner a whirl, we think you’ll be most impressed with its ability to transform from upright canister to hand held vacuum at the click of a button. It’s the ultimate task master that can help you keep your entire home spotless, from top to bottom. It’s unique swivel steering is a plus too, ensuring the task is completed thoroughly, yet quickly and cutting your cleaning time down significantly.

Take a chance on the Shark Navigator Lift-Away today and get ready to feel the immediate benefits.

Shark NV356E Navigator Lift-Away Professional Vacuum Review

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