Do you want to buy the best vacuum cleaner for your house cleaning? Don’t worry you can buy it from shark’s vacuums series, shark being the world most renowned company. It is found that the latest popular models from shark are upright vacuum class.
The real competitors are shark rotator and sharp navigator. This guide will nicely evaluate the similarities and differences of these 2 models to decide which one is right for you.
|#||Shark Navigator||Shark Rotator|
|Cord length||30 feet||30 feet|
|Dustbin||2.2 dry qts||1.7 dry qts|
|Weight||13.7 lbs||15.5 lbs|
|Noise||77 db||80 db|
The overall body design of these two vacuums is pretty similar. Both of them are full size uprights with large see head through the dust bin, a wide cleaning head, one wide cleaning head, upright chord wrap and on board accessories.
Both the navigator and rotator have got the capability to run as a upright or as a handheld vacuum and both models act as 2 in 1. Though the weight of shark navigator is slightly less than the weight of shark rotator, the weight of handheld canister is 8 pounds and 8.4 pounds respectively.
The shark navigator and shark rotator are designed in parts for versatile options and you can easily get the best shark vacuum from shark’s series. Both the vacuums have:
- Cleaning head.
- Upright wand.
Both of them have two cleaning head option. One brush rolls for carpeted floor, and one for hard floor surfaces. Both the vacuum cleaners have large capacity dustbins. The navigator can hold 2.2 qts of dry debris and the rotator can hold 1.7 dry debris.
It is noted that the rotator has some advanced accessories while the navigator has some basic accessories. In my opinion the navigator model is base model while rotator model is an advanced model.
The shark rotator NV501 model comes with some advanced features like brush roll indicator light, lead headlights, modern color scheme of pop red and gray text.
How both of them clean?
Both Navigator and rotator vacuum use suction and brush roll, with a separate cleaning head. to clean hard floor. The brush rolls agitate dirt and debris from carpet and the suction forces the debris into the dustbin.
The shark manufacturer uses 2 types of cleaning heads, one is traditional brush rolls that are being used for carpet cleaning and the other is hard surface cleaning heads used for hard floor like tiles and hardwood floors.
Both rotator and navigator use one brush roll cleaning head and the other is hard roll cleaning head. The exact hard floor cleaning head varies as per design of the vacuum cleaner. The shark rotator pro NV501 and shark navigator pro NV 356E use 2 different cleaning heads for hard floors.
The navigator comes with a sleeker looking head which matches the body style. The hard floor cleaning head for the shark rotator is solid gray.
Size and Dimension
Shark navigator lift-away pro is 45” tall, 12” wide and 15” in depth. Its weight is 13.7 pounds and the handheld canister weighs 8 pounds. The shark rotator lift-away is 45.7” tall, 12” wide and 12” in depth. The rotator is slightly heavier than navigator but the weight of canister is 8.4 pounds.
Accessories and parts
The comparative statements of accessories and parts for navigator and rotator have been shown below. While comparing, we are concerning shark rotator lift- away pro Nv501 and shark navigator pro NV356E.
|Accessories||Shark Navigator||Shark Rotator|
|Hard floor cleaning head||No||Yes|
|Dust away cleaning head||Yes||No|
|Pet power brush||Yes||Yes|
|30 feet hose||Yes||Yes|
The shark rotator pro NV501 is superior to Shark navigator pro NV356E in some way and we recommend this rotator vacuum as the best vacuum for pet hair also. The shark navigator and the shark rotator include the following accessories.
Hard floor cleaning head
These heads are used tile floor, hardwood floor or hard composite floor. The shark Navigator hard floor cleaning head contains 2 microfiber clothes for deeper cleaning.
Dust Away genie cleaning head
Hardwood floors use these and other hard surfaces in order to remove fine dust, dirt, and debris that would be removed by traditional brush rolls.
Both shark navigator and the shark rotator use this long tool that fits all the corners and vent to facilitate proper cleaning.
Both navigator and rotator use dusting brush with soft bristles to clean dust free the furniture, fans, curtain etc.
Pet power brush
Motorized brush with rotating bristles specially designed to clean pet hair without excessive tangling.
This brush is used to clean upholstery like sofas, chairs, love seats and bedding.
The difference in looking is of course very important. The shark rotator series is superior to navigator in color, design and style.
In case of portability both navigator and rotator are almost same.
Both the vacuums are easy ti set up and easy to use. Both of then cover large space while cleaning. They are using 1200 watt power.
Both of the use quality swivel steering. The shark rotator is superior to shark navigator for its digital display and LED flashlight.
Both of them use almost same accessories and attachment but shark navigator is superior in having a nice pet power brush and an attachment head.
The shark rotator and shark navigator use advanced technology but shark rotator is superior to other in suction capability.