Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 98
Rated 5 out of 5 by momto3crazyboys So far a great purchase
I really like this vacuum, I always keep a vacuum for both levels of my house, the first being a dyson and the second being this one. I have found that my dyson does not quite like my big area rugs, leaving dog hair and crumbs behind, but that is no problem for the shark as it picks up everything that the dyson left behind. It is average on the length of the hose and the cleaning wand, which sometimes hampers getting the high spots, but having the lift away canister I can usually pick it up and reach what I was missing.
It is definitely a good vacuum for the money, many attachments and so much versatility.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Poodimbear Love it, except......
Love this vac except I wish it had extension tubes included or a longer hose attached to the wand. Anytime I go for the ceiling fan blades or cob webs on the ceiling, it tips over, unless I have it on its dolly, which I don't most if the time, its more convenient to just pull the wand out while going along, and when in the area the fan is or cob webs, dust, etc, pull it out, use the wand or attachment, then put it away and keep going. Gets to be a pain with it tipping all the time. Need to just start cleaning up high first, then go back and vacuum I suppose.
Rated 4 out of 5 by xnjcop In general it is a very good vaccum cleaner, the only thing that was a bit of a surprise is that its ability to stand up straight. A slight bump while it is standing will knock it over backwards. I think the problem is the weight distribution while standing.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Siouxmax Shark Professional Vacuum
This is the BEST vacuum I have ever had. Light and easy to move around. After I had cleaned the carpet with the old vacuum, thinking it was clean, this one filled the tank with dirt and dog hair! I am so impressed. I tell everyone!
Rated 5 out of 5 by NV501 You just think your carpet is clean!
From NV501. If you will tolerate me while I digress to make a point, you will understand what I have to say. For years, I have prided myself on having a clean house and thought it was. It is not that I am a clean freak but we’ve worked very hard to have what we have and I wanted to keep the carpet and tile at its best. Then, my husband began coughing to the point he had to have a heart stress test. Everything was negative but the coughing continued. There is no cigarette smoke in our house. So, every other day, to alleviate his incessant coughing, I would dust and vacuum with my upright, well known brand (begins with a K) containing a bag that took two mules and a horse to attach it tightly. Even after I vacuumed, I would have to dust the furniture again and wonder how on earth the dust returned so quickly. Sometimes the bag would stay on the vacuum and other times; all the dust would go inside the bag container. To get rid of the accumulated dust, I would haul the heavy thing outside and blow everything from its nooks and crannies. After several repairs to a wheel that flew down the hallway and cutting my fingers on the bag area, I banned the vacuum cleaner to my garage. That is when I bought my Shark Rotator Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum, model NV501. It arrived earlier than its intended arrival time from a Wal-Mart Distributor.
A week before it arrived, I had moved all the furniture in my house, cleaned all the curtains and drapery and vacuumed with my old vacuum cleaner. The house looked clean. Anxious to try the Shark to see if it lived up to its hype, I went to the bedroom and began vacuuming … this is one room! When I saw the miniscule particles of dust (so tiny it looked like someone poured a whole container of baby powder on my carpet) and sloughed off body skin (we all do that) I was mortified. What else was in my carpet? Dust mites … probably so but not for long! The next day, once again I moved the furniture and did a deep clean on the floors and upholstery. I was aghast. The amount of dirt and dust collected by the Shark NV501 made me sick to my stomach. I couldn’t believe all these years my carpeted bedrooms and living room floors contained this much filthy dirt. Believe this or not but I continue to get atomic sized particles from my carpet. However, each time I’ve vacuumed since I purchased the Shark, the amount is getting smaller and smaller. I am winning the battle and there is no more coughing.
If you are wondering about the Shark NV501, I can attest it does what it is supposed to do. The head swivels, doesn’t lose suction, is easy to maneuver, lightweight, will vacuum deep pile carpet and vinyl, hardwood or tile with a push of a button and the attachments are easy to change. The only thing that I might not like is how you push a tiny area with your foot to engage the handle downward but it is a moot subject. Very little dust is on my furniture and the house smells clean. Am I pushing this Shark NV501 … yes, I am and I am not affiliated with any one in the company, have stock in the company or asked to do this review. I am just a very pleased, “color me a happy camper doing the Snoopy Dance” consumer with this product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by knighthawk126 2nd Shark
I purchased the first Shark that hit the market way back when and it was a good machine. The only problem was we have 5 house cats and live in the south west where winds are a major problem with flying dust which gets in the house no matter what you do. This one after just one run over the living room carpet was amazing, so much so I had to make a second run. When I had seen the results after the second pass I told my wife I was going for a third just to get down to the last of it. all I can say is WOW this SHARK is awesome and great if you have pets that shed. Haven't tried all the attachments as of yet but when the celling fans need cleaning i'm sure this will do the job in place of paper towels and endust. Just to add, the wife hates to use the vacuum so your's truly gets the job along with dusting the higher places in the home.
Rated 5 out of 5 by artist07 Awesome!!!
This is the best vacuum I have ever used. It's not very heavy and it has great suction, it does not tip over when you use the attachments. I love how it's an up-right, a canister, and how it lifts away for doing a stair case. I also love how you can push a button to stop the brush from turning so you can use it on hardwood & tile floors. It's also more quiet than most vacs. I love the 5 year warranty and if you have any problems with your vac, shark will send you a prepaid shipping label so they can fix your problem with the vacuum. Now that says a lot about a company to stand behind their product and to also cover shipping and handling both ways. Don't hesitate to buy it, you will not be sorry. I am ordering a second one because I live in a two story home and I prefer having one vacuum upstairs and one for down stairs so this should tell you how much I love this vacuum.
Rated 5 out of 5 by anetsof Better than a Dyson!!
I have used my daughter's Dyson. I prefer the Shark Rotator. I don't think the Dyson cleans any better than the Shark, but I could buy 2 Sharks for the price of 1 Dyson (& still hae money left over).
I live in the country & have quite a bit of sand in my yard & driveway. The Shark picks it up very easily & if you have tried to vacuum up sand off a hardwood floor, you know it is no easy task.
I have only had the Shark a few weeks, but I love it.
BUY IT-DO NOT BUY ONE OF THE CHEAP VACUUMS-THEY WILL NOT LAST & YOU WILL STILL HAVE TO REPLACE IT VERY SOON. & THEY DO NOT CLEAN VERY GOOD.
This has been one of my best purchases. Should have bought it sooner.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CBROSTJ Excellent Value
I have been an Oreck snob for years....I highly recommend this vac. WORK GREAT!!!! Amazing suction after ORECK sweep, tons more in canister with the SHARK. BUY IT, no disappointments here!
Rated 5 out of 5 by DocJesus Worth every penny!!!
This vacuum is more then I expected. I'm used to using shop vacs and they pretty much have car engines lol. This thing is definately comparable to a shop vac without the noise, a hepa filter and awesome accessories. The hose is a little tough to extend worth the effort. Not having to buy bags is just another great feature. The pet hair attachment works great. I have 4 cats and I cleaned my couches and wow!!! You can use this like a portable or remove it from the stand and connect a piece to make it an upright. Personally I've never been happier with a vacuum.
Rated 5 out of 5 by PeP2216 Shark vs. Dyson
As an 8 year user of a Dyson, I am thoroughly impressed with the Shark. The price is a BONUS! I have 4 large dogs, and the attachments removed the pet hair from microfiber furniture with no issues. The bare floor cleaning is as impressive as the carpet cleaning. All the different attachments makes any cleaning job a breeze. I have noticed a reduction in dust with the Shark vs. Dyson. I totally recommend using the caddy when cleaning with the wand for stability.
To put the unit together out of the box was 4 simple clicks. Then plug in and go! The onboard lights are a (I typically clean later in the evening, so I dont need bright lights to see what I am doing).
Overall, this was a great purchase, and I am throughly impressed. I dont see myself purchasing a Dyson in the future. I purchased the 3 year warranty. If I dont need it, i wont be upset about it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by mountnmama Search no longer...
I just bought this vacuum after weeks of thinking about it and seeing the info mercial. I am so glad I did. This sounds strange but I actually look forward to vacuuming now. My 5 yr old excitedly asked me if we were going to vacuum the other day. The vacuum is surprisingly quiet and seriously amazing. I no longer have to switch vacuums to pick up the pet hair. Everything is right at my fingertips. It is really as easy as the commercial makes it look. The first time I used it about 2 weeks ago, I had vacuumed probably 4 days prior. We have 2 cats and I vacuum weekly. But this vacuum picked up so much dirt and hair I had to stop to dump it before finishing. The volume of dirt was amazing and scary! To think all that was on the floor and being blown out into the air by my old vacuum! I was so surprised I used a measuring cup to see just how much it was. I got about 7-8 cups (using my glass measuring cup) out of the cannister. I was so impressed I took a picture. Emptying this va
cuum is so easy my 5-yr old does it. She actually wants to help and vacuum herself. This is an amazing vacuum and definitely all Shark says it is. I am thrilled with my new vacuum and cant wait to toss the other 3 I have been using!
Rated 5 out of 5 best vacuum i have ever had
very good product very durable would definately recommend it to everybody
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bonehead01 Great Vacuum
This is a great vacuum. Very powerful suction. I ran it over carpet I had already cleaned and was amazed at how much more dirt and hair it pulled up. Great for pet owners like me. The swivel mechanism makes it very mobile. The lift away feature is very easy to use and makes cleaning stairs and furniture a breeze. Nice assortment of attachments. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was the small size of the cleaning head. Takes a bit more time to clean larger rooms with such a small head.
Rated 5 out of 5 by sears3109 this is by far the best vac. that i have purchased
easy to assemble, great suction, many attachments, not heavy. i would reccommend this vac to everyone!! this purchase is my second, i gave the first one to one of m customers that i clean for. thanks.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bls717 Outstanding product
I couldn't wait to get this item after I saw it advertised on TV.
Purchasing it from Walmart and free delivery to my house made it a lot less expensive than from the TV commercial.
I have a Kirby that I paid $1,000 for about 4 years ago. After I vacuumed with the Kirby, I followed up with the Shark. I couldn't believe the amount of debris/dust that was in the canister. The enclosed system with the HEPA filter makes our sleeping at night without incident. No more clogged noses, coughing, etc.
I would not hesitate to purchase this product. You won't be sorry.....you'll be overjoyed with its performance. It's also very easy to put together, everything fits perfect in the places allocated for the items, empties easy....and on and on and on!!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by BoMoore Best Vacuum I have ever used-bar none
I am 68 years old and have bought many vacuum cleaners over the years-even sold Kirby for awhile. Got this new Shark and used it over several rugs and carpet that I had just used my other high dollar vacuum cleaner on-the results were nothing short of amazing. I cannot believe how much miscellaneous dirt and pet hair the Shark picked up after my other vacuum missed it. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone and it comes with a 5 year full warranty and lots of attachments-I stand in awe of the Shark Rotator
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aasec Exactly what Mom wanted!
Mom stated specifically what she wanted for Mother's Day this year so we bought her the Shark Rotator Lift Away Vacuum Cleaner. It is awesome and now I want one too!
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuckerB This vacuum delivers exactly what's promised
This vacuum picked up dirt and articles left behind by our central vacuum system. The house has never felt cleaner. It delivers what it promises! It's versatile, easy to move from the vacuum head to the dolly, to the hand carrier. It's light weight, rolls easily and maneuvers just like the Dyson for a 1/3 of the cost. I'm extremely happy with this purchase, the timely delivery and the pricing.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Researchbeforebuyng Surprisingly powerful
I am very pleased with the Shark. It is quite a bit heavier than my old Oreck but it's performance is far superior. When egaging the roller brush on the carpet it actually pulls itself forward. The on-board tools have as much suction as the floor unit and dusting brush actually picks up the dust on table tops and the tops of books without having to do it by hand. The dust-bin is easily removed for emptying. While the set up for the use of the wand and cannister features isn't intuitive, after doing it a couple of times you can put away the manual.
All in all, the price for this powerful vacuum that takes care of my dogs hair is excellent. The only negative is its weight which might be an issue for an older weaker person. Finally this unit is quieter than my Oreck and my carpet shampoo unit.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suebob71 Excellent Vacuum
Best Vacuum ever. (I've had many popular brands.) Does everything it claims. Suction is remarkable. A little heavy, but gives you a good free workout... while cleaning. Love the attachments. They work very well.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ellie14 if you can love a vacuum, you can this one!
weighs half as much as my Eureka, works twice as good. convenient, accessories are good also.
Rated 5 out of 5 by riviesmom Dyson who....?
This vacuum is BANANAS! It has the best suction, grabs all the dog hair, gets dirt I didnt even know was there and empties so easily! Its fantastic. Why anybody would pay double for Dyson is beyond me.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CNote87 Superior suction as compared to my Dyson. Love the convertibility aspects of the unit. A bit heavier than my small Dyson unit but manageable. Great product thus far.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Highlo Nocommonsense
Better than I imagine, peferct for the price. No problems. Easy to put together. Very happy with the Shark Rotator Lift Away. Light and easy to use.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gandmajo Haven't had time to use all the attachments yet, but love what I have used. I am really excited at how much suction it has on the carpets. I will most likely buy the Steamer next for my tile floors. Great price. Not heavy, easy to move around.
Rated 4 out of 5 by xenaislandgirls LOVE this vacuum!
I am loving this vacuum! I am a dyson girl but am totally sold on this shark! It's suction is equal to the dyson. It's hand tools beat the dyson!! I prefer the narrow cleaning head because it gets into tight places better... It's only downfall would be it holds less dirt.... Who cares, when the Shark is less than half the price of a dyson! I love how it has a lift away canister for cleaning the stairs... It is light and easy to use.
Rated 5 out of 5 by catlver4 Love better than my old Dyson !!!!! This is a MUST
I ABSOLUTELY LOOOVE THIS VACUUM!!!!!!!
I am unemployed, so any money I spend has to be thought out carefully. I dont have any to spare. This unit is well worth every dollar spent!!!! I have 3 hairy cats and their fur is on everything! My home feels so much cleaner now because I feel as tho Im using it more often and on everything I set my eyes on. I had a Dyson for 6 yrs & was devistated when it went ka-poot. I knew I wouldnt be able to spent $400 on another one, like I did back then. I did research on models under $100 and got an (okaaay)???? one but the foam filter had to be washed off (every time) which meant it took a couple of days to air dry. It was more a pain in the bootey than anything. When the Shark rotator lift away came....it was an actual JOY to use it !!!! ( good thing Walmart takes used returns!!! Cuz thats where it went...back to the store!) There is NOTHING...I repeat..NOTHING NEGATIVE about this vacuum!!! It is a MUST GET ITEM! The only thing a person (might) say is that its sort of top heavy, so you have to make sure it doesnt fall over. BUT other than that...its GREAT! Whats even better is, I called customer service to see if I could get some money back on the shipping. The tax was close to $18 and the handling was almost $46 which made it $200 plus $64. I was suprised when they said YES! They gave me $37 back! How wonderfull is THAT for service?! Sometimes all you have to do is ask! If your on the fence about the cost or if its a good vacuum.....take it from ME and go 4 it! Im VERY PICKY when I buy big and small items both. If ( I ) say its a winner..IT 4 SURE IS!!!!!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by maweiss This is a good vacuum for carpet. Not as good suction or pickup on other floors but good enough that I decided to keep it. Cord could be longer and if the weight was less it would be perfect.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDWowed WOW Great Vacuum
We love this vacuum. We had no idea what our old Hoover was NOT picking up. We don't have much in carpeting or rugs as we have tile floors. However, what the Shark NV501 pulled up was just absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this product. We are thinking of getting the hard floor cleaner to see if it's as great as the Shark NV501 Vacuum.