Euro Pro Inc. has introduced yet another upgraded addition to their Shark vacuum lineup. It’s called the Shark Professional Elite Rotator Lift Away. Within this new series are the models: NV500, NV501, NV502, NV503, NV500w. Not to confuse you further there is also the NV400 series..which is a somewhat equal verison…Compare shark NV500 vs NV400 series here.
As if the already NV350 series of vacuums cleaners needed to be expanded upon…Shark rolled up all the superior conveniences into one neat, lightweight and compact vacuum. The Shark Rotator Series combines the Dyson like swivel steering, headlights and maneuverability.
You are able to disassemble the upright and simply carry the lift-away from one task to another where the upright ordinarily could not reach. The optional canister caddy is available to place the upright on wheels, creating more versatility.
Take a look at the difference between the original Shark Navigator NV350 series and compare the upgraded version of the Shark Rotator Elite Professional NV500 series ~ Is there really a difference between these two series of models?
Shark Navigator Series:
- Shark Navigator ~ NV22
- Shark Navigator Swivel ~ NV26
- Shark Navigator Light ~ NV100
- Shark Navigator Lift-Away ~ NV350, NV351, NV352 Series
- Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro ~ NV355, NV356, NV357 Series
- Shark Navigator Deluxe ~ UV400
- Shark Navigator Swivel Deluxe ~ UV410
Shark Rotator Series:
- Shark Rotator Pro w/Extra Reach ~ NV400 & NV402 Series
- Shark Rotator Pro ~ NV450
- Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away ~ NV500, NV501, NV502, NV503 Series
- Shark Rotator Vac or Steam ~ MV3010
Shark Navigator NV350
vs Rotator NV500
Lift Away 350
Lift Away 500
|Free Steam Mop||Yes||Yes|
|Color||Lavender||White w/Red Accents|
|Anti Allergen Complete Seal Technology||Yes||Yes|
|Powerful Pet Hair Clean up||Yes||Yes|
|Dust Brush||Yes ~ Gray||Yes ~ White|
|Premium Turbo Brush||Yes ~ Gray||Yes ~ White|
|Optional Canister Caddy||No||Yes|
|3-in-1 Versatile Vacuum||No||Yes|
|Dust Cup Capacity ~ Fill Line||1.2 dry quarts||1.3 dry quarts|
|Dust Cup Capacity ~ Real Use||3.1 quarts||3.1 quarts|
|Cord Length||25 ft||30 ft|
|Weight ~ Full Unit||12.5 lbs||15.5 lbs|
|Weight ~ Canister Only||7.5 lbs||8.4 lbs|
|Dimensions ~ Height||45.2||47.5|
|Dimensions ~ Width||11.4||13.4|
|Dimensions ~ Depth||12.4||12.2|
The main distinguishing feature is the addition of the Canister Caddy. Rather than carrying the lift away canister around like the NV350, the caddy makes potability of the Rotator NV500 more enjoyable by transforming the powerful upright to a canister style vacuum, which glides across carpet and hardwoods to tackle any task at hand.
Shark Rotator Series also includes a “flexible hose” either on the crevice tools or the actual tools themselves ..this is unique to the Rotator series.
Additionally there is the optional feature of the Shark Rotators Edge Cleaner ~ a motorized side brush that cleans along walls otherwise known on precious models as the Wall-hugging accessory….
Such as on the v1950 – VX3 …the Shark Cordless Sweeper Series.
Other differences are apparent when comparing these two series:
The Shark Rotators has:
- A wider cleaning path: 9.25” vs 14”
- Larger dust capacity: 1.2 vs 1.3 Quart capacity
- Longer Electrial cord: 25ft vs 30 ft
- Headlights ~ That competes with Oreck & Dyson Models ~ not known on Sharks models before
- Shark Rotators are heavier by 3 lbs ~ 12 ½ lbs vs 15 ½ lbs
I have already written numerous reviews upon the following:
Shark Navigator Pro Lift-Away NV350, NV351, NV352, NV356 and the NV356e.
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