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Shark Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner NV501

alaTest has collected and analyzed 978 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good opinions, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, value for money, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Shark Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner NV501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 978 reviews)

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Love this vacuum


I just moved into a two story home with carpeted stairs. I have a bad back and needed something light and easy to maneuver. This vacuum fits the bill. Because its new I'm having fun using it. I am amazed at how much it picks up and how easy it is to...

Light weight, easy to move around

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This sweeper is just great!


This is a great sweeper! I had a Dyson and it never picked up the fur of my Golden Retriever like the Shark does. This sweeper has great features, tpp.This product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Right length hose, Useful...

It gets carpets cleaner than my Dyson ever did

Wish all the attachments could be clipped on to the sweeper

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Great value


This is a great product for the $$. Not as expensive as some of the higher end products, but does just as good a job at cleaning.This product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Right length hose, Useful tools, easy to empty,...

Lightweight, great suction

Hard to store with accessories


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The shark is a great product


I am very happy with the shark and looks like if I need another I would not hesitate to buy it againThis product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the jobAbout me... Pet owner

It cleans up really well

Just have to empty the container a lot

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Best vacuum cleaner


I have had a Dyson for several years and I wish I had the Shark from the beginning. I could not believe how clean my carpets were after using the Shark. I cannot compare the Dyson at all with this vacuum. The vacuum is not loud at all and the...

Most suction ever had, great price

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This is the best vacuum I have ever bought


I think this vacuum is well worth the price and I hear it's been compared to a Dyson and does what it says it will do. Love the mobility and that it's easy to use. I have used it from the ceiling to the floor and will continue to do so for a long time...

Easy to use

The cord

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Best vacuum I have ever owned!


I did a lot research prior to making my purchase. I wanted something that was easy to move up and down the stairs and most important picked up dog hair. I could not be happier. It would take me an hour to vacuum the couch with my old vacuum (which was...

Easy to use and picks up everything to include dog hair

Wish the cord retracted

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Glad I chose this


This vacuum does everything we need it to do and more. We were choosing between this and a Dyson upright and I am convinced that we made the right choice. Definitely comparable performance and less than half the price.This product is or has... Enough...

Multiple uses

no edge suction

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easy to use and maintain


The unit is overall great to use and easy to use the filters are easy to clean and are reusable which saves money which I like. The attachments are easy to use and install.This product is or has... Enough suction that a single-pass does the job, Useful...

suction I great takes less time to clean

Nothing so far

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Best Vacuum ever!


We have had several vacuums in the last 10-15 years, none have compared to the Shark. We sept with our 1 yr old Hoover and then with the Shark... It was amazing the amount the Shark picked up after sweeping with the Hoover!This product is or has... An...

Works everywhere