I love this vaccum cleaner. I have three large dogs, all with long hair. I've had the Shark for a little over a month now, and it is dealing with the hair just fine. I like the way it easily transitions from carpet to bare floors. If I could change one thing, it would be the way the cord comes from the device; it's a little awkward, and I have to remember to hold the cord or I am quickly tangled. It is easy to empty, and the cord is plenty long enough. This is a light vacuum, which is easy to maneuver.
I've had this vaccum for 2 years and will never use another type of vaccum. I would buy this again except mine is still working like a charm. Think your rugs are clean, use this little guy and feel amazed.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellant
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? 100%
I have a Oreck and a Dyson sweeper and this sweeper cleaned the carpet better than both of the others! My carpet is thick and the one in my bedroom was especially hard to get embedded lint, from one of my blankets that sheds really bad, vacuumed off of the carpet. The Dyson did a very poor job at getting it done. The Oreck was a little better, but still left the lint behind. I was so tired of my carpet looking bad with all of the embedded lint that I decided to give this one a try. It did a wonderful job of cleaning it all out of the carpet! It grooms the carpets very nice. I'm glad I made the decision to get the Navigator! My Dyson is now in the upstairs part of the house and the Navigator cleans all of the main floor and does a great job.
Excellent suction. Easy to control suction via the suction control dial so that you can easily clean small area rugs without them moving or getting sucked up. Cleaning path smaller than what I was used to, but actually nice so that I can clean easily between side tables and couch without having to move furniture around. Style allows you to reach well under tables and beds further than other brands, models I've owned. Our carpet really fluffed up after using this and remained not looking flat much longer between cleanings. The turbo brush is much, much better than others I've owned - it is wider and more powerful and the stairs look great.
The suction on the vacuum is powerful. I just received it and have only used it twice but so far so good, and I am very pleased. When canister is opened in order to empty contents, the debris does not "fall" out so easily as shown in video. You may need to "help" remove it, if you catch my drift.
I have had two Dyson Animals and thought I would give the shark a try due to the reviews. It does have good suction and I like the narrow head that gets in between more places but the cord should be at least another 10 or 15 feet longer (I used to be able to do my entire downstairs with the Dyson and now I have to unplug and move the cord) also the accessories aren't what I hoped for - there wasn't a moving head for the stairs like my Dyson had. I am going to see if there is one available to purchase because I don't think the stairs get as clean without the moving brush head.
I love my Australian Shepherd but...he has a very long coat and he sheds a lot. The Shark attacks the hairs! No longer can I see white on my oriental rugs. Did I say I am happy? Now when I vacuum I can see the results! I love my Shark and canine companion. Thank you!
This vacuum had very good reviews, very good price; I study options before making most purchases. Positives: Suction, maneuverability, long cord, when carpet level is used vacuum has increased forward motion, I don't have to push. LIght weight. Bag-less canister easy to empty and replace. It meets my needs and I even vacuum more frequently since I got it.
I bought my shark after reading all the online reviews.... I should have just bought a Dyson! I have had my Shark for about 1 1/2 years. I have never been happy with the size of the dust/dirt collection bin, extremely small for those of us with multiple pets. Today, final straw -- I discovered multiple holes in the the hose that connects the base unit to the vacuum. Very disappointed Shark would not replace it -- they offered to send the hose... but I am not exactly the handy type and don't have hours to try to play fix it.
I tried this vacuum at my daughter's and loved it, so I bought the LV351. Granted it is a refurbished unit,but within a month the canister wouldn't stay on and now the plastic latches are breaking. I am still using it with the help of bungee cords and duct tape. I don't know if the failure is consistent with them all, but it will keep me from buying another.
The vacuum I am impressed with its options and the suction power. One big negative, it has no forward LED lighting which makes seeing small particle's on the floor or carpet impossible to see and easily missed. I guess I am spoiled since all my previous units had forward LED lighting which make missing them virtually impossible, especially under dark areas such as dinning room tables and so on...