NV400 Series Product Lineup.
The Shark’s Euro-Pro Rotator Lineup:
Basically the Shark NV400 & Shark NV402 Rotator is an upgraded version of the Shark Navigator NV22 model.
Furthermore the only distinction between the Shark Rotator NV500 3-in-1 series vs the Shark NV400 2-in-1 series is the lift-away feature.
Sharks Euro-Pros Definition Includes :
3-in-1 Series: Cleans Carpet, Bare Floors* & Lift-Away Canister.
2-in-1 Series: Cleans Carpet & Bare Floors* (no lift-away)
*Lift-Away Canister models sometimes include the Carpet Glider
Additionally, some models include the Pet “Turbo Brush”.
Do Your Homework Before You Buy~
(check the Model # and Accessories on the “box” before purchasing)
Both the Shark Navigator and the Shark Rotator Series have the Patented Lift-Away feature with the exception of the NV22 series and the NV400 series (Shark NV450 includes the Lift-Away feature).
Models that Include Euro-Pro’s Lift-Away Feature:
Shark Navigator Series:
Shark Rotator Series:
The Shark Rotator series has enhanced suction power, power light, improved (flexible) crevice tools and “better” maneuverability compared to the Navigator series.
Shark NV400 Rotator Vacuum Cleaner:
Navigator Elite Professional Rotator
- Average Retail Price: $200
- Average Star Rating: 3.5
- General Distributors: Walmart
Note: This model is not equipped with Euro-Pro’s patented Lift-away feature. However the NV400 and NV402 does come equipped with swivel steering, flexible hose and a power light, which differs from the downscale version of the Shark NV22 Model.
Shark NV400 ~ NV402 Features:
- Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology
- 16 Feet of Extended Cleaning Reach ~ flexible hose
- Enhanced Swivel Steering – Reach Further Under Furniture
- Hard Floor Shut Off
- Comes with Premium Pet Tools – Perfect for Pets
- Premium Power Brush
- 24″ Flexi-Crevice and Multi Tool
Shark Rotator NV402: Shark Navigator Elite Professional Rotator
Notice the names are similar. The NV402 is not a 3-in-1 unit as most advertisers claim…It is a 2-in-1 unit that does not contain Euro-Pro’s patented lift-away feature. Let the Buyer Beware.
There are not many differences between the Shark NV400 vs the Shark NV402 except for the price, accessories and the distributors.
- Average Retail Price: $219
- Average Star Rating: 4.0
- General Distributors: Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s
At this point in my research I have not found any distinction between the Shark NV400 vs the NV402 except for the price, distributors, power light and merchandisers descriptions. Both models have the flexible hose which does differ from the BASE Shark NV22 series.
I will update my review upon further investigation. I want to justify my review upon the difference in the price between distributors. So far I have received conflicting information.
What I do not understand is why some retailers claim the NV402 as Shark Model # NP402….perhaps it is a discrepancy …(the sites referring the NP402 just copy and paste info without understanding the real product).
If you were look into the actual manuals and warranty’s, you will find that there are NO manuals for the NP402.
Furthermore, at this point, any link for the Shark NV402 model will direct you to the NV400 model. I need to investigate this discrepancy further in order to give an accurate review. This particular model (NV402) is puzzling.
Shark NV450: Shark Rotator Power Light Professional Vacuum Cleaner
- Average Retail Price: $200
- Average Star Rating: 4.5
- General Distributors: Sam’s
- Extra Reach Capacity ~ Longer Reach: Extra long stretch hose for the areas that are difficult to reach
- Brush Roll Control: For seamless vacuuming between carpet & hardwood floors.
- 25′ power Cord
- 5” crevice tool
- On-board dusting brush/crevice tool
- Stretch hose for above floor cleaning
Main difference between the NV400 and NV402 vs NCV450 is that the NV450 has Euro-Pro’s patented Lift-Away feature.
The economical way to go is with the outdated model of the NV22 or NV22l rather than purchasing the more expensive model the NV400 ~ NV402. True—the NV400 or NV402 will provide extended reach as well as additional suction power but that power will come with an additional cost of about $100 to your pocketbook…..(as well as additional expense to your electrical bill). Additionally the NV400 and the NV402 comes with a power light that is not included with the NV22 series. Compare the difference (Link). You be the judge according to your own wallet.
Second Recommendation is to bypass the Shark NV400 series entirely and spend the extra 20 dollars on the better enhanced Shark NV500 Rotator Lift-Away series.
Articles of Interest:
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Compare Shark NV350 vs Rotator NV500