Navigator Lift-Away Pro Review
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro vacuum is a great machine for most homes and needs. This machine is designed to be lightweight when you need to carry it, and get a deep down clean at the same time. One of the ways the machine stays light is by allowing itself to “Lift-Away” from the base, by that I mean push a button on the side and it pops off the floor head, becoming a handheld canister. This is great when you need to use the attachments as the machine is a bit top heavy and can tip over when used with the floor head. The attachments that come with the machine are quite robust, with the key that sets this model apart is the Dust-Away attachment, which is best described as a vacuum nozzle with a cloth behind it (think Swiffer but washable). This attachment allows one pass cleaning on hard surfaces, with the vacuum getting the larger particles, and the washable pad getting the fine dust from your hard floors. There are also other attachments in the box like the Turbo brush, dusting brush and a crevice tool.
When used with carpet this machine does a great job, picking up a great amount of dirt and making cleaning quick with it’s wide floor head. This floor head has stiff bristles that are designed to get into the carpet fibers and extract lots of dirt. This action, combined with the powerful suction allows the machine to extract lots of dirt, dust and even pet hair. In our tests the machine did an excellent job on short and medium pile carpet. The floor head also will automatically adjust between different floor types to keep the cleaning power maximized and the head sealed to the floor.
Overall this vacuum has great performance and is highly recommended, the only negative about it is it’s somewhat heavy weight. The bin on this vacuum is also very large, and the cord is quite long, allowing you to clean your entire home without stopping to empty the bin. the HEPA filtration will even keep dust in the vacuum and out of the air that you will breathe.
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