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If you want a lightweight upright vacuum cleaner that still does the job of the heavier models, this bagless upright vacuum from Euro Pro might be just the thing for you. Using the manual adjustments, you can slide easily from one floor height to another and still enjoy powerful suction in each area. There also are no expensive bags to replace on the Shark Navigator.
The Shark Navigator is equipped with two motors, one for overall suction and the other to power the brush roller device, which you can turn off to prevent scratching wooden floors or damaging other delicate floor coverings. This upright vacuum comes with a dust cup that holds 2.4 quarts of debris and has a “max fill” line to alert you to empty the cup once it is full. You might find the foam filters to be a drawback if you are a fan of the HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters that promise cleaner air emerging from the vacuum.
You also get a “Premium Pet Power Brush” with the Shark Navigator, ideal for grabbing and removing clingy pet hair from carpeting or furniture. You can rinse the foam filters and air-dry them every six months, according to the manufacturer’s directions, or more often if you choose. You also can wash the dust cup, cyclonic chamber and a felt filter, so maintenance is easy and costs nothing.
This vacuum comes with a 30-foot electrical cord and a 10-foot “Super Stretch” hose you can attach to the vacuum’s main hose, providing a total hose length of 22 feet for reaching hard-to-clean spots above the floor. This vacuum cleaner’s electrical cord can be a real time saver for you, since you do not need to keep plugging and unplugging the machine quite so often as vacuums with shorter cords. You might, however, be a little let down if you prefer a headlight on your vacuum. This vacuum weighs in at only 15 pounds, which you might welcome since it makes it considerably easier to move from room to room as you clean. However, this could be a minus if you perceive that a heavier vacuum is sturdier. It all comes down to what your cleaning needs are as well as your personal preferences.
The Shark Navigator provides a turbo brush for cleaning upholstery and curtains, and it features a 24-inch crevice tool to clear dirt and debris from the spaces between couch cushions or the narrow areas between appliances. You might be a bit disappointed with the turbo brush if you want a genuine dusting tool, however if the dusting tool is not a priority, then this accessory would work nicely for you. The machine also rides on “smooth glide” rubber wheels, making it easy to move from one area to the next.
The Shark Navigator offers a five-year warranty, and you can contact the company via email, live chat or phone with any questions. The manufacturer’s web site also provides a video describing its suction qualities and a photo slide show demonstrating its other characteristics. However, the web site does not have information about local service centers.
The compact, lavender-colored Shark Navigator proudly advertises its patented “never loses suction” quality as you clean, which gives you strong cleaning power as you move from room to room. You can move about easily and reach difficult-to- clean spaces with the long, stretchable hose and the 24-inch crevice tool. The generous power cord extends your cleaning radius, which makes fast work of an otherwise tedious household chore. This also is an economical vacuum since you will not be replacing vacuum cleaner filters or bags. All you need to do is simply wash, replace and go.
This vacuum is easy to handle and has strong suction.
Some consumers might not like its foam filters.
This vacuum cleans both carpeting and bare floors well.