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Old 08-01-2016, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Shark Professional Vacuum

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I got a factory refurbished one and I have to say I'm impressed! It's a little heavy but I can work with that. The upholstery head is the bomb. There are a couple of additional attachments that I would like to pick up but it really does a nice job. Around here, I'll take all the help I can get!
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If that's the Shark Navigator Pro, we bought one roughly 18 months ago. You will not, ever, be sorry you bought this one. We bought it new but got lucky with a 60% off sale. It picks up anything, empties easily & takes very little time to keep wiped clean. It is a little heavy but the rotating ball feature, (Dyson's patent must have expired), means it's easy to maneuver.

I'd recommend it to anyone, especially pet owners. I swear it finds pet hair like a 3 year old finding cookies.
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It's the Rotator Pro: http://www.cnet.com/products/shark-r...pro-lift-away/

I'm impressed. I can't imagine what it would be like to use one of those really expensive vacuums. Considering their cost I would think they'd fix dinner too LOL.

I really didn't plan on buying one and it's all your fault, CS. Wasn't it YOU that started the thread on Today's Deals at Amazon. So here I am vacuuming away and I hear Sue's voice in my head making me get into the far corners LOL
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Nope - didn't start that thread... I don't hang around Amazon. This is the model I have:

https://www.amazon.com/Shark-Navigat.../dp/B005KMDV9A

I'd been drooling over it for a while but my budget doesn't run to $300, (I'm in Canada, eh?), vacuums so I waited for a sale. Picked it up for $129.99.

I'm not an attachment geek - they're those fumbly things that slow me down! I use the little brushie thingies & crevice tool. SO likes the mini-power head which is fine... he does most of the vacuuming.

As I write this, I just finished vacuuming & cursed YOU... I was being 'told' to not neglect dusty corners. LOL
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Hmmm maybe that was fb or maybe Catbird that started that thread....

Yep, I use the brushie thingies and the crevice tool and that little mini-power upholstery head is the BOMB! So now I actually have clean couches and chairs UNDER the cushions! And I'm thinking that brushie thingie that does ceiling fans may have to go on my wish list.
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This Shark Rotator is THE. BEST. VACUUM. EVER. We had one at work, I fell in love, got one with my tax refund and a 20% off coupon at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

The one at work got some very hard use for three, maybe four years by the front end employees and housekeeping before it finally showed signs of dying. It wasn't being kept up like it should have, filters weren't cleaned often enough. Housekeepers would never empty it but let the canister get overfilled. Etc.

I talked the GM into letting Maintenance pick up a new one for front end use only and I keep it in my storage closet. Locked up. And I take care of it.

LOVE that vacuum!!

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I find it pretty lightweight myself, but maybe that's just in comparison with the hotel vacuums that the housekeepers use that weigh a TON!

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Costco gets these occasionally for $139 or $149.
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I like mine. No more @$$ smell in the house from vacuuming. Almost as good as the Rainbow water vac we used to have.

You do have to clean that foam cylinder and cloth disk thing though. Once ever 1-2 months.
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We take our foam filters out every month or so, wash them in warm soapy water, rinse well & air dry. The outside of the machine wipes clean quickly. The dust cylinder is equally simple & fast to clean.
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I like the no smell issue too. I've always loved my whole house vac for that very reason. It exhausts outside.

That vacuum is great for general use but has no where near the suction the shark has.
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