4.6
70 reviews
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Type:
Bagless Upright Vacuums, Wet/Dry Vacuums
Brand:
Shark
Model:
NV501
Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum

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Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum
 
4.6

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to empty (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Powerful/good suction (11)
  • Long power cord (10)
  • Efficient (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Carpet (13)
  • Pet hair (13)
  • Hardwood floors (9)
  • Tile floors (8)
  • Stairs (6)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just Purchased and In Love

I just purchased this vacuum two weeks ago, and I am absolutely in love. My prior vacuum hose had torn, and it was very old, and lost its suction capabilities. Read complete review

I just purchased this vacuum two weeks ago, and I am absolutely in love. My prior vacuum hose had torn, and it was very old, and lost its suction capabilities.

I was looking for a lightweight vacuum because of my disabilities making it hard to lift and move things. I love the rotating head, because I don't need to move as much as I did before. I'm able to maneuver around the kitchen table and chairs without having to pull everything out. The long hose reaches up to the ceiling very well (I have high ceilings, and frequently get cobwebs.)

The suction is absolutely amazing. Our soil is clay soil, and the dogs bring it in, and it gets caked in the carpet. The Shark Rotator has successfully pulled MORE dirt out of my carpet than my old vacuum. I love that I can use this vacuum on different surfaces because my kitchen is tile, my living room and bedroom are carpet, and my son's room is laminate floor.

I love that the filter is a washable filter, and that I don't need that extra added expense.

I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed, and feel that I made the right decision for myself.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Vac, but needs a bit of design improvement

Based on a strong recommendation from a family member who uses professionally, we purchased the Shark Lift Away in hopes that it would help eliminate the need for 2-3 different types of vacuums...Read complete review

Based on a strong recommendation from a family member who uses professionally, we purchased the Shark Lift Away in hopes that it would help eliminate the need for 2-3 different types of vacuums we needed & have it conveniently & efficiently combined in one unit. It's a very pleasing looking design.
It does & doesnt. The main reasons are that its cumbersome & even with reading the manual carefully, it is at 1st very confusing remembering which piece goes where for each function you're using it for.
The 2nd issue is how easily the hoses/bottom piece gets blocked w/pet hair, a feature we specifically bought it for. Hair/full very easily plugs it up, or wraps around the rollers. It's absolutely maddening.
While the lift away feature is a great idea, the hoses/Wands need to be adequately long to be able to use for using in high places.
Overall, not impressed.

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5.0

I love

By 

from Pennsylvania

About Me Frequent User

Pros

  • Easy To Empty
  • Easy to Use
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Long Power Cord
  • Powerful/Good Suction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Carpet
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Pet Hair
    • Stairs
    • Tile Floors

    Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

    I am in love with vacuuming since I purchased this gem. So easy to use. Very lightweight and so easy to empty. I love the fact that every part just about is easy to access and clean. And if there is a chance you ducked up something you should not of you can see it right away. I HIGHLY recommend this for every home!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Really like this

    By 

    from Cincinnati Ohio

    About Me Frequent User

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Empty
    • Easy to Use
    • Efficient
    • Lightweight
    • Long Power Cord
    • Powerful/Good Suction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Carpet
      • Hardwood Floors
      • Pet Hair
      • Stairs
      • Tile Floors

      Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

      Love this vacuum love how great it works!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Excellent Vacuum

      By 

      from redjessi

      About Me Frequent User

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Empty
      • Easy to Use
      • Efficient
      • Glides effortlessly across the carpet
      • Lightweight
      • Long Power Cord
      • Powerful/Good Suction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Carpet
        • Cleans Everything!
        • Hardwood Floors
        • Pet Hair
        • Stairs
        • Tile Floors

        Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

        This is my go to vacuum, it works amazingly! Glides across my carpet like a hot knife thru butter. Picks up even finest sand we track in and the gobs of dog hair that my pets leave behind. I could not be happier with a vacuum. Had this now for 3 years.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Will never buy another brand!

        By 

        from Lakeville, NY

        About Me Frequent User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Empty
        • Easy to Use
        • Efficient
        • Powerful/Good Suction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Carpet
          • Pet Hair

          Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

          absolutely love this vacuum! I can't believe how much stuff it sucks up. It isn't easy to use on the stairs if you ask me and I don't feel it works great on the hard wood floor, but over all I love this vacuum. I will never buy another brand.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          I will never buy another brand again

          By 

          from Oklahoma City, OK

          About Me Frequent User

          Pros

          • Easy To Empty
          • Easy to Use
          • Efficient
          • Lightweight
          • Long Power Cord
          • Powerful/Good Suction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Carpet
            • Hardwood Floors
            • Pet Hair
            • Stairs
            • Tile Floors

            Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

            This vaccuum is so awesome I love it so much I will not let anyone touch it. Its my baby, its so lightweight, no more bending over with the lift away feature. The 360 degree turn feature is awesome it reaches underneath things so easily. I love my Shark.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Can beat the suction of this Shark.

            By 

            from Ohio

            About Me Frequent User

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Empty
            • Easy to Use
            • Efficient
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful/Good Suction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Carpet
              • Hardwood Floors
              • Pet Hair
              • Stairs
              • Tile Floors

              Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

              This has got to be the best vacuum I have ever owned. Even better then my Dyson for which I just replace after 5 years. This Shark has the best suction I have ever had for a vacuum cleaner. I love how you can lift away the canister and use to solely with the hose for harder to reach areas. I have use in on my hard wood floors, Carpet runners and wall to wall carpet and have not had any issues with it at all. I used this right after I used my Dyson and the amount of dog hair this was able to pick up surprised me. If you looking for a good dependable vacuum with an easy empty debris cup this is for you.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              I want to keep using Shark vacuums

              By 

              from Waseca, MN

              About Me Frequent User

              Pros

              • Easy To Empty
              • Easy to Use
              • Efficient
              • Long Power Cord
              • Powerful/Good Suction
              • Shark vacuums work amazing. Less allergies.

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Carpet
                • Hardwood Floors
                • Pet Hair
                • Tile Floors

                Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

                It's nice because of it's features 3in1. I'm in need of a new vacuum and I will definitely go for shark brand.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Affiliation:
                • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
                 
                4.0

                Simply amazong

                By 

                from Indiana

                About Me Frequent User

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Empty
                • Easy to Use
                • Efficient
                • Lightweight
                • Long Power Cord
                • Powerful/Good Suction

                Cons

                • Noisy

                Best Uses

                • Carpet
                • Hardwood Floors
                • Pet Hair

                Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

                This is by far the best vacuum I have ever owned. I love it. It gets the hair that is deep down in carpet and transfers with ease to pick up the pet hair there. I highly recommend this product!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By 

                from Indiana

                About Me Frequent User

                Pros

                • Easy To Empty
                • Easy to Use
                • Long Power Cord
                • Powerful/Good Suction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Carpet
                • Pet Hair

                Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

                I absolutely love this vacuum. It has super powerful suction, it gets dirt from deep down In your carpet. It moves easy and has a power spin brush that helps pick up the dirt and works wonderful. This is my favorite vacuum I have ever used!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Great Vac, but needs a bit of design improvement

                By 

                from NJ

                About Me Frequent User

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Empty
                • Long Power Cord

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Inefficient
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Carpet
                • Hardwood Floors
                • Pet Hair
                • Stairs
                • Tile Floors

                Comments about Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3-in-1 Vacuum:

                Based on a strong recommendation from a family member who uses professionally, we purchased the Shark Lift Away in hopes that it would help eliminate the need for 2-3 different types of vacuums we needed & have it conveniently & efficiently combined in one unit. It's a very pleasing looking design.
                It does & doesnt. The main reasons are that its cumbersome & even with reading the manual carefully, it is at 1st very confusing remembering which piece goes where for each function you're using it for.
                The 2nd issue is how easily the hoses/bottom piece gets blocked w/pet hair, a feature we specifically bought it for. Hair/full very easily plugs it up, or wraps around the rollers. It's absolutely maddening.
                While the lift away feature is a great idea, the hoses/Wands need to be adequately long to be able to use for using in high places.
                Overall, not impressed.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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