The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E is an upright bagless vacuum engineered for hard floors and carpets, regardless of the pile’s height. It’s a multi-functional device with strong suction power and extra tools that provide thorough cleaning on surfaces of any size.
The device has 14.96 x 11.4 x 45.5 inches in size and weighs 13.7 pounds. These parameters are just average for upright vacuum cleaners. Still, the Shark Navigator NV356E is remarkable for its large 2.08-liter dust container. The cord’s length is 30 feet.
The vacuum is fitted with a 1200-watt motor. Its suction power is enough to pick up pet hair, large, and fine debris from floors and carpets of any thickness. Working in the hard floor mode, the unit copes with heavily contaminated surfaces of all types. The Advanced Swivel Steering tech makes the unit particularly convenient to move it around furniture and other obstacles, as the head easily goes right and left for optimal control.
The unit’s construction is based on the cyclonic anti-allergen sealed tech coupled with a HEPA filter. The manufacturer states that the technology allows the Shark NV356E to catch 99.90% of fine dust and allergens. Indeed, I’ve noticed that the air remains clean in the room, and I don’t have to open windows while vacuuming. At the same time, the unit blows hot air that could be a problem on a hot day in a small room. Besides, it’s rather noisy.
Anti-allergen filtration needs some maintenance. While emptying the dust container, it’s also crucial to clean foam and felt pre-motor filters by manually rinsing them in lukewarm water. Don’t put them into a dishwasher and never dry them with a hairdryer or something like this.
The white and silver NV356E Shark vacuum can be used as either an upright or portable device. One can push a large red button on the side to detach the motor and the canister from the floor head and hold it for upholstery cleaning or reaching tight places. Note that it’s necessary to tilt the vacuum back to make it move after pressing the power button to use the unit as the upright model. The cord wrap is onboard to secure the power cord. Still, the hook is too wide, and the cord falls out.
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV356E has a floor head with a motorized brush roll that can be hidden in the head when it’s necessary to avoid scattering while cleaning hard floors. The indicator on the head glows green when the motorized brush is on, and everything goes well. It starts flashing red when there is a jam
The Dust-Away floor attachment is in the package. It is made to efficiently remove large particles from bare floors. Still, it has a reusable microfiber pad to collect the smallest debris and dust. The unit’s upholstery tool is designed to clean on curtains and other hard-to-reach places. The kit with extras also includes Pet Power Brush and an 8-inch crevice tool.
Summarizing the Shark NV356E review, I’d suggest this multi-purpose vacuum to people who live in large houses with pets. The machine is easy to assemble and maintain. However, the high-pitched noise could become a deal-breaker for those having small kids or easily scared animals.