We hope that this page dedicated to our Shark Navigator Lift Away NV352 review will show you how good this pet hair vacuum can be. If you buy the Navigator Lift Away for an average sized home, you will not be disappointed. It is a capable vacuum and perfectly suited to most tasks thrown at it.
The main appeal of this model is its weight. Many vacuums, especially older models, weigh an absolute ton and this is a real concern especially if you have back problems – speak to anyone with a heavy vacuum and they’ll tell you how much they hate lugging it around the house. If you feel a similar way then you really should look for a vacuum that is easy to handle and move about, as it makes cleaning so much easier and less time consuming.
Detailed Look at the Shark NV352
This section is used to provide you with a little more detail on the main features in the Lift Away NV352 model. The NV352 is not only light to carry, but it’s a breeze to push around the house even for extended periods if you have to clean your entire home for guests.
Even though it’s lightweight, I’ve you will be surprised by how powerful the suction is. Many vacuums might have a higher power rating, but the NV352 has brilliant suction for just 10 amps, which is pretty impressive. This model deals with most of the day to day dust, hair, and rubbish that accumulates in an average house or apartment without any real problems. If you have a dog which sheds its hair quite a bit, then this vacuum might be just for you. Thankfully, the Shark NV352 will never have any difficulty with this, and you can be confident that it will handle hair from even the largest of dogs.
It’s a pretty adaptable vacuum which can be used in both a standing position or as a hand-held canister. The range of hand tools which come with the NV352 is pretty good, although a few other vacuums in this price range have many more. It comes with a long crevice tool and a short crevice tool for getting into hard to reach places as well as a turbo brush for pet hair and a dusting brush which will work well for window sills and shelves.
One of the best features is the auto-off function. If you suck up one of your kids’ toys, the vacuum will turn itself off immediately when jammed, which protects the motor and belt from breaking. Also, the filters used are supposedly lifetime lasting, so you should never have to change them – most buyers haven’t had any problems with them so far – which is a real money saver.
A look at the not so great things
As this isn’t a super expensive model, there are a few limitations that should be discussed. First, while it is lightweight, the unit can easily topple over so you have to be careful if you leave it unattended with kids around. Second, the extension cord seems too short. Normal sized rooms which aren’t that large shouldn’t be affected, but if you have a big floorspace then this might be a concern. Third, even though it comes with a number of accessories, they don’t all clip onto the vacuum which seems to be a bit of a design flaw and takes up more of my storage space than needed. Finally, while many really like the narrow nozzle head for getting into tight spaces, the unit canister seems a bit bulky and can sometimes stop the user from getting to places without moving furniture around. That being said we think it makes a great choice if you are looking for an updated 2016 vacuum for carpet.
The Shark NV352 is still a great vacuum for its lightweight feel and suction, so even though it has a few problems it is one which comes with many glowing reviews, especially over those overpriced alternatives!