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Great pet vacuum
I am really impressed by this shark, it is quieter than any other vacuum I've had. It has a great length of cord and has very good suction. I particularly like the fact that you can adjust the amount of suction which is especially useful on different surfaces. Also being able to turn the brushes on and off with the touch of a button. Price was great too.
Purchased in July 2021 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores for $259.00.
Great vacuum & features
It works great on carpet and tiles. Quite lightweight overall and easy to manoeuvre. Simple to empty dust bin and clean filter. Best self cleaning rotor brush. The extension hose/tube does not necessarily operate as shown in photo as when you pull to extend the tube it tends to pull over the entire vacuum.
Purchased in March 2021 for $279.00.
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Pleasantly Surprised (and great suction!)
I will start this review by saying, that I was pleasantly surprised at how good this machine is.
I'm not a fan of bagless vacuums, (and I have used various Dyson models over the years, as family and friends have them), and I prefer barrel style vacuums as opposed to to the upright style - but this one has surprised me in a few ways.
Straight out of the box, it was easy to assemble the parts and was ready to use within a few minutes.
It has solid weight to it, so it adequately presses onto the carpet floor to help lift the fibres to remove the d...
Purchased in June 2021 at Shark.
Used this new product only 4 days after vacuuming house with a Commercial backpack vacuum and couldn't believe how much dirt and dust it picked up. Easy to assemble and instructions straightforward.
Purchased in July 2021 at Catch.
Wow... what a surprise!!
When asked to try the upright Shark Navigator Pet vacuum, I was skeptical as I have used upright vacuums before and have been unimpressed with the performance.
Being a Dyson lover for many years now, I usually shy away from other brands. But after trialing the Shark Navigator on carpet, vinyl and tiles, to say I was surprised is an understatement.
I was expecting a heavy and hard to maneuver vacuum, but it definitely wasn't. It is very light and handles corners with little effort at all. It gets close to walls and furniture, ensuring a thorou...
Purchased in June 2020.
Phenomenal Cleaning but Unwieldy
I am a vacuuming tragic with 95% hard floors and three rugs. My Labrador constantly sheds so vacuuming is part of my daily routine. I have relied on a barrel pet vacuum with Mega Gulper head for years but most recently added an ECOVACS Deebot. My husband has wanted me to replace my barrel vacuum (which I often ram into walls when turning corners) with a stick vacuum. Hence, the trial of the Shark Navigator Pet ZU62ANZ through the Ambassador Program.
- It was double boxed for delivery. The Shark box was sturdy and the vacuum well packe...
Great value for money, easy to use, well made, powerful vacuum cleaner
For the last 8 years, we’ve used a ducted vacuum system to clean our carpets and hard timber floor. For the last 2 years, we’ve employed a cleaner to give the house a good deep clean to take the pressure off ourselves. Our cleaner uses a current model Dyson and whenever she leaves, the carpets look very different to how we manage to clean them. I figured since the ducted vacuum needs to suck through a huge amount of piping it must be the reason why it’s less powerful.
So we’ve been contemplating buying a Dyson to supplement or completely replac...
Purchased in June 2021.
when I first used the shark vacuum my carpet was already clean.when I used the Shark vacuum it ducked the invisible dus
I currently have a Dyson , I can’t believe how strong the suction is comparing it to my Dyson , the shark suction is very strong it removes all the dust dirt from my carpet. My carpet and rugs have never been so clean .
Purchased in June 2021.
Powerful but has some limitations.
The Shark Navigator is not normally a style I would have purchased. For the last 16 years, I have primarily used 240V Dyson 'ball-type' and cordless stick cleaners, plus our house gets a daily clean from the Xiaomi (2017 Gen1) robot vacuum. Our four bedroom two bathroom house is a mix of hard floor in the living areas and short pile carpet in bedrooms.
The first thing you notice about the Shark Navigator is how pleasantly styled it is. The colours are great and the contours leave no sharp edges that could snag your clothing or skin. Perfo...rmance wise, it sucked really well and cleaned as good as I would expect for a 240v machine, moving from the carpet to tiles and to vinyl with no effort or hangups. It doesn't get as close to the walls as I would like, but time will tell if this is really a problem. I am a huge fan of 'bagless' style vacuum cleaners, as it keeps the running costs down, and the Shark Navigator ticks that box. Also, the washable internal filters help to cement the idea that the Shark company don't want to slowly extract money from consumers with continual 'essential' filter purchases. To start cleaning, locate the top part of the power cord holder, rotate the arm 180 degrees so it's now facing down and pull the cord off in one motion. Unwrap the cord, plug the power in, then place your foot on the roller head whilst slowly pulling the handle towards yourself to release the standing mechanism, then select the floor mode on the red three position rocker switch. The only difference I can tell from the Hard Floor and Carpet modes, is the brush speed. The main motor does not audibly change which would indicate the RPM is constant and the suction does not change, which is a GOOD thing. I don't appreciate sand or Rice Bubbles flying around because of an overly enthusiastic rotating brush (I'm looking at you Dyson!). Also, sometimes you don't want the brush at high speed on carpets either, especially on older mats potentially undoing the weave. One problem I did strike was trying to get under beds with this unit. My eldest child has a double bed, with a roll out single innerspring trundle bed and the Shark cannot get low enough to get more than just the head under before striking the HEPA filter cover. So, I thought I'd then vacuum the garage under my Colorado Z71. Again, the Shark Navigator failed the 'limbo' test, this time striking the dustbin. With some of my own yoga techniques I was able to vacuum under the ute, except for about 50cm in the centre. Probably easier to move the car (and beds) first. I am a 100kg very strong, gym going male and can effortlessly lift the entire vacuum in a 'side raises' motion. I didn't find the Shark Navigator heavy or hard to maneuver, however it is heavier than a ball vacuum to move back and forth and rotating the head. Ball vacuum cleaners you are mainly just moving the wand and head with the motor staying behind you. This also makes it seem like the Shark is louder, as your ears collect sound from the front. With some measuring with my mobile phone and an App called "Speccy", I was able to determine the motor noise is the about same at the same distance away.
Fantastic versatile machine
This is an impressive looking machine from out of the box, with good variety of useful attachments to get into those hard to get at places. Love the ability to see how full the dust catcher is without opening it, and to see what you may have sucked up unintentionally into it. Has good suction! we have a cat that sheds dark hairs on to white tiles, and since using this vacuum, we don't see the hair anywhere! It is versatile, and seems as effective on hard or soft surfaces. This machine also seals the dust in impeccably. Great value, really think...these machines could easily be sold at a higher retail price. We previously had a barrel type vacuum, so using an upright vacuum has taken a bit of getting used to with different technique required. My only disappointment was as that it didn't come standard with the power head, this is an optional extra. I think this would be even better.
Purchased in June 2021.
Did not impress me enough to permanently change to an upright. The power head for animal fur however is BRILLIANT!
Let me state from the outset that for many years I used to be a commercial cleaner, cleaning builder's mess once construction was completed. Consequently I have used MANY different kinds of machines. My choice since then has been a "back pack" style of vacuum cleaner due to it's ease of use, lightness on the arms and very high efficiency when used with a quality head.
When I received the Shark ZU 62 I was pleased with the overall finish, quality and the straight forward design of the unit and it has a very positive click to all the fittings ...etc. I believe it will be quite robust. It is not too noisy and when it comes to cleaning pet fur and fluff from carpets it does a FANTASTIC JOB. Much better in fact than my trusty old back pack model. Also, there does not seem to be any hair caught around the spinning floor head either which is VERY impressive. No unwinding long hairs from the barrel. However, it is a lot heavier to use than what I am used to, especially on long pile floor rugs/carpets and would probably be a bit of a concern if one were to use it in a large house with lots of these surfaces. The cable also has only around 7 - 8 metres reach which means in my home I need to move the plug to 3 different outlets to reach all the rooms (and our house is not huge I might say). My previous cleaner needs only be plugged in to 1 central power point to reach the whole ground floor. This Shark, being an upright and the dust catcher being rather large (good feature for convenience of cleaning) does not fit under much of our furniture. This means that in each room I need to remove the wand and fit the rather small head supplied to clean underneath lots of things. There is no full size head supplied as standard with the unit for use on the wand. (I tried to fit my professional "all surface" head to the wand but shark have made the diameter of the pipe a little larger so that standard attachments like mine do not fit. I guess they want customers to use their accessories - fair enough, but also a little annoying). The unit comes with a couple of handy crevice cleaners and brush attachments which are useful for those difficult to get to door tracks and the like and there is room to store them on the unit which is convenient. It performs well on hard surfaces and exceptionally well on carpets in particular removing pet hair and the like. Due to the very thorough filtration system I am sure it would be a godsend to anyone with allergies (especially allergies to animal fur). If I had a large area with few low obstructions and a lot of medium to long pile carpets to clean AND I had fur shedding pets this unit would be ideal. But personally - I don't so I will get this out every so often to get a really good deep clean on our rugs and carpets and continue using the much lighter unit I have had for some time.
Purchased in June 2021.
Heavy, clunky, piece of junk
From top to bottom it's badm the cord is on the floor so it's incredibly awkward to maneuver, it's extremely heavy, the filters are unclean able and the lift away feature literally knocks the vacuum over every time you use it. I hate it
Purchased in December 2020 at Catch for $359.00.
Powerful and inexpensive
I have always paid top dollar for Dyson. we have pets and the shark navigator is an excellent machine. We have hard and soft floors and it works great on both, with no fussy changing of heads and a bag full of tools of which most people don’t use half of them. It was a third of the price of my last Dyson. Only one thing, it’s a bit top heavy ,It fell over and broke the cord storage lever, my fault not the machines. I have used many machines and this is the BEST.
Purchased in April 2021 at Bing Lee Physical store for $299.00.
this is an absolutely perfect vacuum cleaner for pet owners (read reviews)
in my house we have both tiles and carpet and the shark performs astonishingly on both suction is great, the self cleaning brush roll is a treat, it picks up everything so well the first time we vacuumed with the shark after our miele c3 carked it we were amazed we filled up an entire 3 litre dust container, the only trouble is it’s quite heavy i’m assuming its due to the large dust container but it’s only that size given that it’s a pet vacuum other models have smaller containers. I absolutely recommend this vacuum model or brand to anyone it’s helped with allergies so much as well i’ll never buy another brand.
Purchased in December 2020 at Myer for $469.00.
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