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Shark Navigator Review, Does This Upright Vacuum Suck?

Euro-pro is the company behind the Shark steam products that have become super popular these days. I’m sure if you spend any time at all watching late night or early morning TV then you’ve seen an ad for these products. Recently Euro Pro LLC has launched themselves into the vacuum market with their latest product the Shark Navigator. It is supposed to compete with the line of high-end bagless upright vacuum cleaners like Dyson, Hoover and Bissell. The big advantage that the Shark Navigator has is that it’s much cheaper than the higher end models with a price tag of $199.

The Navigator vacuum is advertised to never loose its suction power because of the bagless technology it uses. Shark has named this technology “Infinity”. The idea behind it is that it swirls the dirt and dust into a HEPA filter that would escape through a standard bag vacuum. Those with allergies wanting to minimize the amount of particles that get put back into the air should consider looking into this type of vacuum. Not only does this “Infinity” system help with trapping dust particles and making your air cleaner but it also helps to give you consistent suction power. Standard vacuums that use bags start to loose suction because dust and dirt gets caught in the filter and hurts it’s ability to maintain a high level of suction. It seems like a lot of As Seen On TV products get you with the parts that you have to continue ordering to use the product. That is a definite bonus with the Shark Navigator; there are never any filters that need replacing. Even the HEPA filter is totally reusable after a quick wash.

The Shark Navigator comes with a host of features that you can find with the higher end brands. Included in the $199 price is a twenty-four inch extension to so you can reach into dark corners and those hard to reach places above. One feature that users have really raved about is the tool made for removing pet hair. As far as I know Shark is the only one to offer such an attachment. The vacuum comes with what seems like a never-ending twelve-foot hose. Shark has obviously done their research to find out what people want in a vacuum. They have also made the Navigator with a thirty-foot cord. That means you don’t have to stop and try and find the next closest power outlet.

The vacuum seems to work well on multiple surfaces from varying levels of carpets to tile and linoleum. The Shark Vacuum does have an auto-adjusting feature for different surfaces, which seems to work pretty well. I personally would stick to using the Shark Navigator Vacuum Cleaner on carpet, but that’s just me. The product is super light though, at least compared to my other upright vacuum. I have no problem carrying this thing up the stairs.

One of the cons is that it does have a rather narrow cleaning path. I find this to be kind of a pain because I have to go over an area more. However it can be nice because it can fit into spaces that my old vacuum could not. It’s a good thing I don’t have a very big house or I might have an issue with the size of the dust cup but being that I just have an apartment, it’s no big deal.

I should also mention that the Shark people are running a special right now. If you buy the Shark Navigator you can get the Shark Steam Mop for free. It’s their first version and is not the Shark Steam Pocket Mop. You can check out reviews of both the Shark Steam mops with the links provided.

I cannot attest to how the Shark Navigator will hold up over time. If you have had the vacuum a while please leave a comment and ad your two cents and if the product is working as well for you know as it did in the beginning.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I received my vaccuum 3 wks a ago...but have not received my steam mop. I love my vaccuum.I have had over 37 years of house keeping had a every variety of cleaners...Name them they are on my list! And i can prove that! THIS ONE IS IT! I LOVE MY SHARK!!!!!bUT i HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THE MOP...CAN YOU HELP?
JACKIE ETHRIDGE
3685 DOUGLAS RIDGE TRAIL
DOUGLASVILLE,GA 30135
404 886-1203

Anonymous said...

whats is the website for ordering the vacuum an getting the mop too?

Sandra said...

I have a shark steam mop and no directions
where can I get them?

Anonymous said...

Just go to their site for manuals and instructions

Kimi said...

I ordered the shark navigator and my steam mop arrived at the same time. I love, love, love my navigator. It has so much suction...more than any vacumme I've ever owned.

I have yet to try my mop, but my daughter used it and loved it.

Anonymous said...

I purchased my steam mop in hopes that it would meet my expectations. My house is 2800 square feet, and my floors are all hardwood, marble, and travertine. No carpets. I am happy to say that the Shark mop has exceeded my expectations and I am able to keep my floors clean. There isn't any residue that is left behind using other hardwood floor cleaners. I love this mop and recommend it to anyone.

Anonymous said...

We ordered the Shark Navigator and the Steam Mop. Got the vac right away but still do not have the steam mop. The vac seems to work really well . The customer service seems to have a lot in common with the vac...that is to say it sucks. It has been nearly 7 weeks since we placed the order and I have made at least 7-8 calls to customer service and the corporate HQ and have been told that the item is backordered and also that it has been shipped. The recording at C/S says it has been shipped but it has not. They keep placing mutiple holds against funds in our ckng acct because we used a debit card. They seem incapable of providing the product or cancelling the order. Hope others are not getting the same run around.

Anonymous said...

Bought a Shark at the local Goodwill. For a quarter. Yep. Twenty-five cents. It was "dumped" at the Goodwill because it was plugged. It lost suction. BIG TIME. The narrow/neck at the top of the roller housing was chock-full of pine needles. I cleaned it, brought it home, 'wife loved it. Now it plugs up with dog hair. We have too many dogs..so, any vac would be doomed. This one does no better than any other beast with a cord. Maybe you normal folks have a great time with the Shark, but I have a better time of it with a cheap bag filter type that won't plug up in the hoses.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love my Shark Navigator. On carpet, it is almost self propelled. Love the steam mop too!!!

Anonymous said...

TO THE IDIOT WHO PURCHASED A SHARK AT GOODWILL FOR A QUARTER. - WHAT THE HELL TO YOU EXPECT YOU EL CHEAPO - YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR YOU JACK ASS FOOL. GET REAL.

Anonymous said...

^. Wow the people in advertising must have really got to you. There is nothing wrong with purchasing anything from goodwill, many people donate very nice appliances and other home accessories that are in great condition. The shark btw was okay, I honestly would rather go with a comparable dyson if you have a larger area you would like to clean. My shark seems to start to lose the awesome suction power a little more then half way full. Also I know at his doesn't mean much to most people but, shark puts out some really crappy lower end products that turn me off from ever buying this brand in the future. And there seemed to be an issue with the battery life in my cheap ill shark, the process to get the warranty serviced was painful to say the least.

Anonymous said...

WARNING LIES LIES 0% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BUYER BEWARE! no replacement no money back doesnt work 10 year warntee my arse!!!!!

Anonymous said...

They charge $50 for shipping which is non-refundable. What a ripoff!

Anonymous said...

I loved my shark steam mop until this morning.I filled the water container as I always do and waited for it to heat up and all the sudden it began smoking and popping like fireworks! Now it don't work and my house smells like burnt plastic! I got this as a Christmas gift. It only worked for 3 months! :(

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