Hi Guys, today I’m reviewing the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away (NV501) . LINK to Shark Rotator: http://amzn.to/2dtWDya
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The vacuum is 45.7 inches tall by 13.4 inches wide and 12.2 inches deep. The unit weighs 15.5 pounds.The cord length is 30 feet and wraps around this upper hook and this lower hook, it is not retractable. The cleaning path is 9.5 inches.
Included are 3 filters. The foam and felt filter should be rinsed with water every 3 months. You can regularly tap the foam filters to get dust off. The HEPA filter should be rinsed with water once a year. Don’t use soap when cleaning. There are also attachments that come with this unit, crevice tool, dusting brush, premium pet power brush, straight suction nozzle, wide upholstery tool. An instruction manual is included as well as a caddy.
The power button is clearly marked here. All the parts click into place and there are big red buttons which make it easy to figure out where all the parts go. It’s well thought out. Press the buttons with the unlock picture to release parts. If you want to clean carpet, turn on the brush roll. If you’re cleaning bare floors, leave the brush roll off.
I’m using the Pet power brush on a cat tree. You can see the cat hair on the brush. There is some cat hair left on the cat tree. I’ll try the regular dust brush, it’s good for small spots. Now there is no hair left. This is gorilla munch cereal, they are balls. Brush roll is off and I’ll try vacuuming these up. Since these are bigger, we’ll use the wand to suck them up. That worked well. Here is some flour that I’ll try to vacuum up. That didn’t work. I’ll try the crevice tool, wand. My Hoover Linx worked well. The straight suction nozzle, that seems to work well on flour. You can choose bare floor or carpet with this attachment.
Crumbled up goldfish crackers. Straight suction nozzle worked well. The floor nozzle did a decent job as well. The super fine crumbs were not picked up. Cat hair. Dry leaves with the brush roll off. The bigger leaves are left behind. I’ll turn the brush roll on – that worked well. My hair with the brush roll on, sucked it right up. Granola on hardwood floors – everything was picked up. Steps with the wide upholstery tool. The canister was not too heavy to hold but it is not lightweight either. A really good job of cleaning the steps. It sucked up all the hair and small particles. Dry leaves on the carpet with the brush roll on. All the leaves are gone. Pet hair – that’s all gone. Granola, all sucked up. The transition from carpet to hardwood floors is not great and the vacuum did miss some crumbs on the hardwood floor.
The dust cup looks large but the filter takes up some here. I have very little carpet and mostly hardwood floors and the dust cup is already a third full. If you have a house full of carpet, you may have to empty the canister more often. The vacuum has a lot of suction power and seems to get deep into the carpet to get all the dirt so that also contributes to more dirt in the canister.
Overall, I think this Shark Rotator is great for carpet. With the attachments, it’s good on hardwood floors. Don’t expect it to be lightweight and glide across hardwood floors like stick vacuums.
If you have mostly carpet and pets, I would give this Shark a try since it is powerful and gets deep into carpet.
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