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Shark Rotator Lift Away Professional Specs & Best Price – Comparison Chart

Following are the specifications and best cost online for all the latest Shark Rotator models. As you can see, the biggest difference between the models is the tools and accessories included. Scroll down for the full Shark Rotator review including all the different models.

Image Shark Rotator Pro Complete Lift-Away (NV552) Shark Rotator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum (NV502) Shark Rotator Professional Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum for Carpet and Hard Floor with Lift-Away Hand Vacuum and Anti-Allergy Seal (NV501), Red Shark Rotator Professional (NV400)
ModelNV552NV502NV501NV400
Power (watts)1200120012001200
Weight (pounds)15.815.815.815.6
Cleaning Path Width9.5″9.5″9.5″11.5″
Cord Length30′30′30′30′
Dimensions47.5″ x 13.4″ 12.2″47.5″ x 13.4″ 12.2″47.5″ x 13.4″ 12.2″45.5″ x 13.2″ x 12.2″
BaglessYesYesYesYes
HeadlightsYesYesYesYes
Dusting BrushYesYesYesNo
Large Turbo BrushYesYesYesNo
Crevice ToolNOYesYesNO
Flexible Crevice ToolYesYesNOYes
Home & Car Detail KitNOYesNONO
Multi Angle Dusting BrushYesNOYesYes
Appliance WandYesNONONO
Wide Upholstery ToolYesNONOYes
Accessory BagYesNONONO
Multi ToolNONONOYes

The Shark Rotator vacuum has really come a long way since Shark started out in the vacuum cleaner industry. Mainly, their technology has changed to the ever-popular “never loses suction” technology.

The Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away 3 in 1 vacuum is definitely a leader in the mid-priced vacuum class. The 3 in 1 means you get an upright vacuum, a canister vac, and a portable vacuum all in one machine. While all these components combined into one to make this model a bit top-heavy, Shark has integrated swivel steering and a powerful motor, making it much easier to handle. All in all, this is one machine you may really want to consider for your home.

Carpet vs. Bare Floors

The Shark Rotator Lift Away Professional bagless upright vacuum incorporates a powerful brush roll that’s great for carpets, even those with deep pile. There is also an option to turn off the brush for better cleaning on hardwood or other bare floors. The spinning brush also automatically shuts off when the vacuum is upright, making it much more quiet when standing still.

How easy is it to use?

Overall, the Shark Rotator Lift Away Pro is pretty easy to use. The swivel steering makes it easy to not have to fight with the machine to get it to go back and forth and around furniture. If you’ve ever used one of those older model heavy vacuums, your back will appreciate this one. It also incorporates an ergonomic handle, which makes steering it easier.

One important thing to note that some people don’t consider is how well the machine will fit under their furniture. Some vacuums are so thick on the bottom that you can’t get them under anything. The Shark Rotator Professional vacuum seems to be thin enough on the bottom to get under most furniture, counters, etc.

Assembling this unit is also easy according to more than one Shark Rotator vacuum review from people who own the vacuum. This is great, because after buying the machine, the last thing you want to do is stress out and spend all day putting it together.

What about the dirt and allergies?

As far as dirt, the dust container is a fairly good size, so depending on how dirty your floors are, you likely won’t need to dump it out more than once each use. Emptying the dust cup is easy. There is one button to push, and the debris empties from the bottom. Just shake it over the trash, and you’re good to go.

This Shark Rotator vacuum incorporates a sealed HEPA system, which is much better at trapping allergens and fine dust particles. Also, the filters are all washable, so this will save on future expenses of replacing them.

How easy is it to store?

For carrying it around, the Shark Rotator Lift Away 3 in 1 vacuum does have a rather convenient carry handle, so toting it from place to place is a breeze.

While it’s convenient to store, you will need to have a little extra space. Only two of the attachments actually reside on the vacuum itself. The rest are kept in a separate tool caddy. While it’s nice to have a place to store the various attachments, you will need extra space to store them.

The Shark Rotator Professional Lift Away vacuum comes with an array of handy tools and features.

First, in many Shark Rotator Professional Lift Away reviews, many users commented that they LOVE the detachable canister. It’s fantastic for cleaning furniture and stairs (15) as well as cleaning out your car (16).

Shark Rotator Professional Lift Away: Upright, Canister & Handheld Demo

Tools & Accessories

As far as tools, they vary depending on the exact model you purchase. See the chart below for more information.

  • The model with the most tools is the Rotator NV 552, which comes with a dusting brush, large turbo brush, 18″ flexible crevice tool, multi-angle dusting brush, wide upholstery tool, appliance wand, and an accessory bag. Regular retail price for this one is about $$$.
  • The Shark Rotator Lift-Away Professional upright vacuum, model NV502 comes with a 12″ crevice tool, dusting brush, turbo brush, and a home and car detail kit. The regular retail price runs about $$$.
  • The NV501 is the same vacuum as the NV552 and NV502 but comes with only a flexible crevice tool and multi angle tool.
  • The Shark Rotator Professional with XL Reach, model NV400 runs about $219 on sale and comes with a multi tool, a multi angle dusting brush, an extra wide upholstery tool and a 24” flexible crevice tool.
  • Model NV450, the Shark Rotator Professional, retails for about $300 (sale price about $$$) and includes a 5.5” crevice tool, a separate 18” flexible crevice tool and a multi tool.

There are many older models of this vacuum cleaner that come with different combinations of the accessories above as well. The most important thing to check when purchasing any models in this line is that you are getting all the features you want as well as the tools you need for a fair price.

Dusting BrushLarge Turbo Brush18″ Flexible Crevice Tool24″ Flexible Crevice ToolShort Crevice Tool
Home & Car Detail KitMulti Angle Dusting BrushAppliance WandWide Upholstery ToolMulti Tool

Is there a warranty?

On most of the Shark Rotator vacuum models, Shark includes a good manufacturer warranty when you purchase the Shark Rotator vacuum cleaner from an authorized dealer, either online or in a retail store.

Shark Rotator Pro Lift Away Manual (s) – You may want to check these if you have questions about any specific model before you buy.

Pros

In Shark Rotator Professional Lift Away reviews, the following are the most appreciated features of this vacuum cleaner:

  • These models have great suction and a powerful brush roll
  • The design lets you get close to the wall to pick up more dirt
  • It does a good job of picking up pet hair
  • The attachments and lift away canister feature are excellent
  • It is a quiet machine
  • The brush roll is easy to clean
  • The filters are visible so you can tell when they need to be cleaned
  • It is easy to assemble

Cons

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The one thing we’ve seen in more than one Shark Rotator vacuum review that we count against this machine is that if you stretch the hose out too far, the unit has a tendency to tip over. For this reason, it is recommended to not overextend the hose. One review mentioned that it will stretch to reach an 8-foot ceiling (24), so you shouldn’t expect it to go beyond that length.

Consumer Ratings

An average of the hundreds of Shark Rotator Lift Away vacuum reviews available online, this vacuum consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, which is fantastic, especially since we’ve never seen a vacuum get a 5-star rating.

So, should I buy it?

Overall, the Shark Rotator Professional Lift Away 3 in 1 vacuum is a machine that performs well for its intention and offers a lot of extras that you may enjoy. In vacuum cleaner reviews, this one performed very well and is a great choice for a vacuum in the $200 – $300 range. It is definitely the best-rated vacuum cleaner. All in all, it is a good vacuum, and if it’s within your budget and you find the model with the features and tools that you will actually use, the Shark Rotator Lift Away Pro can be a great investment

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