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Model:
NV22L
Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum

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Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum
 
4.6

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to empty (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Efficient (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Long power cord (4)

Cons

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  • Hardwood floors (3)
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The Shark Navigator Makes Life Easier For Me

I love my new Shark Navigator vacuum cleaner.  I love it so much, that I simply had to  share it with you all.  I had already purchased the Shark Steam...Read complete review

I love my new Shark Navigator vacuum cleaner.  I love it so much, that I simply had to  share it with you all.  I had already purchased the Shark Steam Mop and fell in love with that, so I figured that the vacuum would impress me as well.  I was right (for a change).  The company says it never loses suction, and they are on target there.  It brought my carpet back to life.  The last time my carpet looked this good was when it was new.I have two 11 week old beagle puppies and a 10 year old tuxedo cat.  The puppies don't shed, but boy does my cat.  He is a wonderful cat, but loves to leave his black, white and some grey hairs on the back of my couch and a few other areas around the house.  The Shark Navigator picks that cat hair up with very little effort.  My previous vacuum did not get all the cat hair and I had to use duct tape to get the leftovers.  I have one less task for my duct tape with the Shark Navigator vacuum. I am able to get under my end tables without moving them since the vacuum head is just the right size to go under more things than my other vacuum.  So, I don’t have the worry of moving every piece of furniture all over the place every time I vacuum. The hose on this vacuum has a nice long reach, so I am able to get to the top of my curtains and clean my vertical blinds with ease using the included dust brush.  I am also able to easily vacuum in small crevices with the crevice tool.The other great features include:


- The brush roll shuts off automatically when it is not in use

- It weighs in at 15 pounds making it easy to operate and maneuver

- Deep cleaning of carpet and bare floors without adjustment

- It is a bagless vacuum that includes a filter that lasts a lifetime and only needs to be rinsed a couple of times a year

- Includes a 5 year warranty


There are very few cons to this fabulous vacuum.  My only complaint is that there are only two attachments included (dust brush and crevice tool).The best part is that it very affordable and comparable to more expensive bagless euro technology vacuums.  All in all, this is one fantastic vacuum cleaner in my opinion.

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I purchased the Shark navigator vacuum at a major membership club store and at first I was very impressed. The vacuum was lightweight and worked at picking up everything in its path. The hose...Read complete review

I purchased the Shark navigator vacuum at a major membership club store and at first I was very impressed. The vacuum was lightweight and worked at picking up everything in its path. The hose is quite long and reaches everywhere and the rotating brush works very well at picking up things. The one negative when the vacuum was actually working for me was that when I would use the hose extension and pull even a little on the vacuum to reach the vacuum would fall over and hit me so many times I lost count. It hurt when it fell over too. Then about four months after I purchased the vacuum and having benn very diligent about cleaning the rotating brush of all debris and hair the rotating brush started to jam up and slow down. It worked intermittently at first and then eventually gave out completely. No matter how hard I tried, the brush would no longer rotate. I had to return the vacuum and chose a different model.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good vacuum, okay hose

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from Westchester, IL

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

I purchased the Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum NV22L for my mother. I wasn't too familiar with this product before purchasing, but I've always heard great things about the brand Shark. I was able to assemble the vacuum in a couple of minutes without looking at the instructions. The first thing that I noticed about this vacuum is that it is very light weight. I was able to maneuver this vacuum in any direction with very little resistance. I used this vacuum for about ten minutes and there was several things that caught my attention. The vacuum is very quiet. I could still hear my television very clearly while it was on. I also was able to navigate it into tight spots without too much trouble. For very tight spots I used the hose with a attachment brush. I wasn't too fond of the attachment brush because the bristles are very short. I easily cleaned out the vacuum by releasing the disposal button on the canister after removing it from the base. I definitely would recommend the Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum NV22L.

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5.0

I can't stop vacuuming!

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from USA

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

I received this vacuum as a Christmas present. I love it. I vacuumed my floor with my old vacuum and then re-vacuumed with my shark. I couldn't believe the amount of dirt/hair the shark picked up. My floors don't stay clean for long. I have two large dogs and a 2 1/2 year old. My dogs are always shedding. I empty the container after every room because it gets full that fast. That is one downside to this vacuum. The canister needs to be emptied often. I wish it were a bit bigger. The vacuum is heavier than I expected but still easy enough to carry up and down the stairs. I love the fact there are attachments stored on the vacuum. It's easy to switch between vacuuming the floor and the stairs. One thing I don't like about using the hose is that it is not very long and it's hard to stretch out. I do like the feature that makes it so the vacuum doesn't tip over while you are using the hose. This vacuum also works great if you have rooms with different flooring. I am able to easily switch from carpet to hardwood with a flip of a switch. This is a great quality vacuum that works really well. It is able to suck up all the dog hair and dirt from my floors much better than my old vacuum.

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5.0

Love my new Shark!

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from USA

Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

For the price this is a really good vacuum. You may be able to find something better, but only if you can or want to pay a whole lot more.

Maneuverability
The Shark is light weight and easy to move from room to room.

Ease of Maintenance
If you have a lot of dirt/dust (I live in the country and do!), the filters get pretty dirty and will require some cleaning before the manufacturers suggestions.

Design
The attachments hose is a little awkward to work with and I wish the long pole attachment had a storage place on the vacuum itself.

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5.0

Wish I had gotten this sooner!

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from Denver, CO

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

After pushing around a Eureka hard-sided vacuum with bags for 20 years, I finally decided it was time to get a new vacuum, even though the Eureka was still working well and wouldn't die. After perusing reviews and asking a few friends who had gone through multiple vacuums over the years, I got the Shark Navigator and I'm amazed at how well it sucks up pet hair!

Maneuverability
Easy to push around, due to the strong suction. It almost pulls itself, especially on smooth surfaces.

Ease of Maintenance
Simple to assemble, and easy to empty the canister once you figure out where the latch is :)

Suction Performance
Extremely powerful, sucked up golden retriever fur that I didn't even realize was on the carpet!

Versatility
Slightly smaller footprint than my old Eureka, so you make a few more passes across the room. However, it easily glides behind the toilets, so I don't have to get out the wand attachment. Also switches easily from carpet to tile to linoleum without missing a beat - no need to switch settings manually as I had to do on my previous vacuum.

Design
The only thing I don't like is when you attach the wand/hose, you need to be careful not to pull too far as the vacuum may tip over since it is relatively lightweight.

Durability
Have only been using for about 3 months, but so far so good.

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5.0

Great Vacuum! Light weight, no bag, and great performance!

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from USA

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

We bought this vacuum shortly after getting married for our apartment. It has done a great job. It can clean carpet or hard floor, which I love. It has always done a great job at making my floors look great. The container of "junk" from the floor can fill up quickly but it is easy to clean out. Overall, this is a great product and worth the money invested in it.

Maneuverability
The make of this vacuum is great. It is very easy to move around the house. Sometimes you have to work it into corners but it also has attachments you can use for smaller spaces. The cord is really long so you don't have to move where it is plugged in around a lot.

Ease of Maintenance
The inner part that contains the stuff it vacuums up is really easy to clean out. You just take it out, dump it, and then put it back in its place.

Suction Performance
This vacuum has gotten everything up off my floors. It has even gotten stuff out of my doormat that I thought would be stuck in there forever!

Versatility
Great! It cleans hard floors and carpet.

Design
I love mine! It's purple and I think has a classy design to it!

Durability
We have owned ours for almost two years with no problems!

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4.0

An effective bag-less vacuum that makes life easier

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from USA

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

I have a cleaning service and one of my clients had a Dyson for a few years and I had thought that was the best I had ever used! The Dyson stopped working after the third year and they decided to replace it with this one. This one is lighter, suction is way better, able to carry it up and down the stairs better and it takes up less space. I would buy this for myself and recommend it to my other clients if they are purchasing for their own homes. I would say this product deserves an 8 or higher. I also like the way the canister empties so easily into the trash can with out getting to much dust in the air. The canister is always full so that shows it is doing its job.

Maneuverability
I can carry it with ease. Makes stair cleaning easy and effortless almost!

Ease of Maintenance
Have not had to repair it yet.

Suction Performance
Great suction picks up everything! Hose works well with the attachments too!

Versatility
Can do multiple tasks with out struggle.

Design
The design is compact and makes sense.

Durability
Parts seem strong and not cheap.

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5.0

Love my Shark!

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from USA

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

First off I have to say that I absolutely love my shark! I had heard form other people that Shark was a good bran of vacuum. After hearing that I went out and looked at the different brands and found this one and got it. After taking it home I went to work using it. I just wanted to try it out even though I had just vacuumed the night before. To my shock this vacuum picked up way more dirt than I thought after just vacuuming. It was gross to know how much dirt was left on my carpet, but great to know that this vacuum was doing its job. I use my vacuum at least two times every week and I love to vacuum now! It is pretty light and turns very easily. I like the attachments it comes with and it also has a different setting for hardwood floors and carpet. I love that it has these settings as when a vacuum doesn't your vacuum does not last as long as it should. I love the fact that it is bagless as well. It make cleaning up easier, just throw the dust in the garbage can and poof you are done! One of the best purchases I have made to date! Not that expensive and worth every cent you pay! All I can say is wow I love my shark and go out and get yourself one!

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5.0

Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum Is The Best Ever

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from USA

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

I love this vacuum, it is wonderful, and does a great on big cleanup jobs. I've had this machine for 2 years, and it's still going strong. My carpets look very nice. I'm glad I bought this product. I trust this vacuum.

Maneuverability
This machine is great, is able to get into small areas.

Ease of Maintenance
I like the fact that this vacuum needs no bag, makes my job convenient.

Suction Performance
Very powerful takes up the dirt.

Versatility
Has flexible functions.

Design
Nice looking machine. This vacuum has a lovely color.

Durability
Strong, and sturdy. this vacuum is well put together.

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5.0

Amazing suction, even for pet hair!

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from USA

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

This vacuum has served our family for several years and with our house that's quite a statement. With two dogs and four cats, we have gone through several vacuums, but I'd have to say this is the most reliable so far. it's easy to empty and clean. No bags equals no hassle. Because it is not heavy even my ten-year-old can vacuum with the Shark and the stairs are no longer impossible to get clean. When we first got this vacuum, the kids couldn't wait to try it out! Although the Shark can sometime be awkward because of the long hose, I'm convinced I got my money's worth from the machine.

Maneuverability
The Shark is lighter than most vacuums I've had experience with and has a sleek, compact design. It can be awkward to carry because of the design, but it really isn't heavy.

Suction Performance
I believe this is the Shark's best quality, especially on carpet floors. The suction is amazing and I finally have clean carpet, free of pet hair.

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5.0

A Vacuum That Lives Up To Its Name

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from USA

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Comments about Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum:

In purchasing this vacuum, I have to say that it has been one of the best that I have used so far. It does not loose suction, does not get stopped up, and it is easy to use, light weight, and the attachments are used with ease as well. I find this vacuum to be one of the best I have bought and after having used it for a whole two years now, I don't intend on having to purchase another one any time soon. With kids and animals, it handles all of my jobs around the house with ease. It is even simple and durable enough that my boys use it with no complaints. The suction is great as well, this machine sucked up a whole sock and it went straight through without even clogging up the hose. Of course it was an accident, but with kids you never know what is hiding under the bed! This was an excellent time to purchase and the ease of use and durability make it a very valuable purchase.

Maneuverability
Very flexible, even in small, tight spaces.

Ease of Maintenance
Filters still need cleaned and changed. Once you learn which buttons release which handles, it is very simple.

Suction Performance
Sucked up a whole sock and did not miss a beat.

Design
Lightweight and durable

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