Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E reviews

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E reviews

Shark Navigator NV356E reviews 

Last updated: 16th July 2018

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E reviews

Shark NV356E reviews

Shark Navigator NV356E is the most popular upright vacuum cleaner which is chosen by nearly ten thousands users.

This model is a sweet spot by having all of the advanced, necessary features at a very decent price.

This Shark Navigator NV356E is featured by a lift-away canister for portability, a complete seal air system plus HEPA filter for ultimate air filtration, a powerful motor for never loose suction, an XL dust cup size up to 2.2 dry quarts while maintaining its lightweight (only about 13.7 lbs).

Especially it has all of the attachments for cleaning all floor types such as bare floors (tile, vinyl, hardwood, laminate) by using hard floor hero or carpet and even high pile carpets like shag or Berber (by shutting off the brush roll).

The unit is capable to attach microfiber pad for picking up fine dust too.

Check for the technologies and benefits of Shark Navigator NV356E below


Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E reviews
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E reviews

Technologies and benefits of Shark Navigator NV356E

  • Construction: upright, corded commercial size vacuum cleaner with XL dust cup capacity for cleaning a massive footage.
  • Strong motor power up to 1200W
  • Lift-away canister for more portability
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology plus a HEPA filter which is an ideal air filtration system for users with allergies
  • Capable of cleaning hard floors and high pile carpets
  • XL dust cup 2.2 dry quarts
  • Lightweight 13.7 lbs
  • Brushroll shut off features
  • Swivel steering
  • Tool: Hard Floor Hero, Pet Power Brush, Dusting Brush and 8-inch Crevice Tool

Pros and cons of Shark Navigator NV356E


This unit is the most common choice for whole home cleaning with nearly ten thousand users. The model has a powerful suction level, HEPA filtration, suitable for all floor types, lightweight, durable, low price. You can adjust the suction level, beater bar on/off for cleaning various surfaces.


No on-board storage (you can choose the Shark NV370 which is similar to this NV356E but it has the storage bag) and it does not have duoclean brush head or led lights.

Recommendation of Shark Navigator NV356E

  • Recommendation for users who are finding a whole home vacuum cleaner which is designed for all floor types with great quality and affordable price
  • Against for users who are looking for the most advanced upright vacuum. At this time Shark Apex AX951 will be your matching choice.

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Shark nv356e vs nv370

The Shark NV356E and Shark NV370 are essentially the same, there are two things that Shark NV370 has: this model has been certified by CRI for being carpet friendly, and it comes with a bag for tool storage. The rest are the same.

Shark Navigator NV356E FAQs & troubleshooting 

Question: Does it come with tools

Answer: Yes

Question: My 3 cats have killed my last 2 bissell vacuums. i have to take apart my new vacuum and clean it out twice before i get done. will this help?

Answer: I have 4 cats. Lots of hair. This really works and is easy to empty.

Question: Can I use this on hardwood

Answer: Mine came with an accessory attachment for hardwood floors.

Question: Are the rollers rubber or plastic?

Answer: I wanna say rubber. It’s the best vacuum ive ever owned 3 years and still going strong.

Question: Will this vacuum clean under furniture?

Answer: Yes, as long as there is a good clearance. For example, it will work under a bed but not all the way under. It will work under a sofa but not all the way under. I love this vacuum as far as maneuvering around corners, etc. Plus it has great suction. I wish I owned two: one for upstairs and one for downstairs.

Question: Does it work well on high pile carpet

Answer: my carpet is medium but I think it would work just as good on high pile as well. Love this machine.

Question: What is the warranty on this vaccum

Answer: There is a 5 year limited warranty.

Question: I’m missing some of the attachments. Can I buy them separately?

Answer: You should be able to purchase accessories on the Shark website.

I have Plush carpet and wanting a Shark either the 356 or 501???

Answer: You can set the correct suction for any surface on the 356E

Question: This model is impossible to use on my very thick, plush carpet. Which Shark is best suited for this kind of carpet?

Answer: Have you played with the suction settings (you just twist where the hose meets the vacuum). Lower settings make the vacuum easier to push so it might help you!


Question: Can’t open my shark professional top of tank opens in front ands pivots the lid

Answer: Remove the tank from sweeper. Push button in front top to open tank. Innerds are statiomary and don’t come out. ?

Question: Does it work well on tile floors

Answer: It works well on any surface! This is the best vacuum I have ever owned! I have two friends that have purchased this also and they also rave about it!

Question: Is the brush roll in the vacumm head replaceable?

Answer: I’m so sorry … I don’t know the answer … honestly, it’s so well made that I would fully expect it to be replaceable …

Question: How is the shark NV370 on new carpet?

Answer: I don’t know. I have 10 year old Berber carpeting and mostly hardwood floors. Appears to do reasonably well on both

Question: What is the difference between the lift-away “professional” and lift-away “deluxe”?
Answer: Believe it’s just the under furniture attachment

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