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A comprehensive review of Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E

The competition between Shark and Dyson to become the best vacuum brand has never shown a sign of stopping. The customers are the primary beneficiary of this competitive show, with a wide range of best vacuum cleaners on hand from both manufactures to choose from. This review targets one of the members of the Shark Navigator Lift-Away product line, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E. Let’s break it down!

Key Features

An upright vacuum with Lift-away technology

HEPA filter

Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology


Dirt bin capacity: 2.2 quarts

Self-cleaning brush roll

Cord length: 25ft.

Weight: 13.7 lbs.

Canister weight: 8 lbs.

5-year limited warranty

Price (on website, at the time of this review): $199.99


Pros and Cons


  • Great suction and deep cleaning feature
  • HEPA filter and Anti Allergen Complete Seal technology
  • Canister lift-away technology
  • Never lose the suction power
  • Large dust tank capacity
  • Dealing with pet hair
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Good value-to-price ratio


  • Quite noisy and heavy
  • Difficult to get under low furniture

What are the most significant features of the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E?

The pros and cons help to draw the picture of this best-rated vacuum cleaner. Compared to other brothers in the same product line, it is built with a larger dust cup that suits large homeowners or those who don’t wash their filters frequently. Below we will go into detail about the most significant pros and cons.

This multi-purpose vacuum cleaner is one of the best vacuum cleaners you can find out there in the market. The lift-away design is one of the significant contributions to its value. Separating the head and the canister allows you to handle a wide range of surfaces and floors. The ease of removing and emptying the cylinder is the best thing you could get in a vacuum. The upright mode provides the most powerful suction for ordinary cleaning on carpets and hardwood floors. The lift-away mode with a detachable canister is easy and light to maneuver on stairs, above-floor areas, in the car interior, and around the house. Moreover, to bring more comfort for its users while vacuuming, it is designed with a brush roll shutoff button, allowing you to switch between carpet and bare floor cleaning mode in a second.

Another 5-star feature of this machine is how strong the suction power can be for both carpets and hard floors. The vac performed an outstanding job of sucking up dirt, debris, fine dust, and allergens so that you will be very impressed by its performance. Another significant thing about this Shark Navigator is that you will never suffer from the loss of suction power, so you are guaranteed to have constant suction power throughout its lifetime. This model is equipped with an extraordinary brush roll and a pet hair turbo brush for sucking up all fine specks of dirt on the carpet. If you own a shedding pet with a lot of fur, this vac will pick it all up without burning out the motor.


An anti-allergen complete seal and a HEPA filter are ideal for allergy sufferers can capture and hold 99.9% of 3-micron-or-larger dust and allergens while preventing them from escaping back into the air.

A regular complaint of this machine is that it’s quite bulky and heavy. The design is upright which makes it hard to reach under low furniture. You might need to take some extra effort to move your furniture out of the way for a perfectly thorough clean. Another problem you might find is that hair gets wrapped around the brush/roller at the bottom (and you may need scissors to cut it off). This issue comes from the wonderful capability of picking up all sorts of hair.

A final thought

To sum up, this vacuum is a complete lifesaver, and can efficiently pick up fine particles off your floors at a reasonable price. The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E is perfect for deep cleaning as well as for multi-surface vacuuming, especially carpets and rugs full of pet hair. This fantastic vessel is durably built to clean the floors in your home.


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