Shark Navigator Deluxe (NV42) Review

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Shark makes a great line of upright vacuum cleaners. They have many different models to choose from, in different price ranges and styles. The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 is an affordable vacuum cleaner for people who are on budget, but still need a powerful machine. The NV42 comes in three different color choices: gold, silver, or purple. Expect to pay more for the purple color, but this vacuum cleaner is reasonable priced at around $125.

Best Features of the Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 Vacuum Cleaner

Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 has a large clear plastic dust cup, and a powered brush roll at the base. Like most other Shark vacuums, the long wand disconnects from the main machine so that it can be used to dust or clean furniture, draperies, shelves, and corners, with only the addition of one of the included attachment tools. Its dust cup does not require the use of vacuum cleaner bags, which is the same across all the Shark vacuum cleaner products.

Save time and the hassle of not having to insert and remove a bag from the machine. This dust cup is extra large, and can be easily removed from the machine. It’s twice as large as most other Shark vacuum cleaners. If you hate emptying dust cups frequently, this extra large capacity may be better for your lifestyle. It’s simple to empty. Simply hold it over the garbage can, and press the bottom button to empty. This dust cup can be cleaned with soap and water, before reinserting it on the vacuum cleaner.

Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 headWhen you purchase the Shark brand you’re also gaining the benefit of its “Never Loses Suction” technology. This means that it will always be as powerful as the day you first removed it from the box, even if the debris canister has been completely filled up. It keeps the filter from being plugged up and preventing the loss of suction power. Shark has also engineered this vacuum cleaner to be as lightweight as possible, removing any extraneous materials. This is also good for the environment, as less materials are used in the manufacturing process.

Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 vacuumLike other Shark upright vacuum cleaners, the Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 is also lightweight. It can be lifted up in the air with one arm. This means that anyone can vacuum with a minimum of effort. This also makes it easily maneuverable about corners, furniture, and under tables. For the places the vacuum cleaner can’t reach, you can use one of the additional attachments. One consideration you may wish to make before purchasing this vacuum cleaner is that it does not have swivel steering like some of the other upright vacuum cleaners do, but note that if you want this feature, you’ll have to pay substantially more for a vacuum cleaner that does it.

The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 provides for superior carpet and bare floor cleaning. It can clean all thicknesses of rugs, as well as hardwood, laminate, tile, and linoleum flooring. It can also effectively clean carpets, rugs, cushions, draperies, walls, ceilings, shelves, and more. If it gets dusty, it can be vacuumed.
The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 will vacuum a wide cleaning path of 9.25 inches.

More Great Features of Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 Vacuum Cleaner

Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 cleanerThere are a wide variety of tool attachments included with the Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42. One tool that will be useful to pet owners is the premium pet hair cleaning tool. This will enable for easier removal of stubborn fur and hair that is embedded into carpets, couches, chairs, and cushions. Most pet owners hate the chore of getting pet hair out of furnishings, but with the pet hair attachment, this chore will become much simpler and faster.

The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 has a shorter power cord than some of the other models. It is twenty-five feet long, but still adequate to vacuum three or four rooms at a time, without needing to unplug and move.

Another difference between this Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 and other Shark upright models is that this one has no suction control, so you won’t be able to adjust it when you are vacuuming floors or upholstery. It also has no carpet height adjustment but that shouldn’t affect most people who have carpet in their home.

Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 vacuum cleanerThere is a toggle switch so that you can turn off the brush roll when vacuuming hardwood floors, and then you can turn it back on again when you are vacuuming carpet.

The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 weighs only fifteen pounds, making it easy to lift for most people. Inside the box you’ll receive one Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42, a wide upholstery tool, pet upholstery tool, a 5.5 inch crevice tool, and a dusting brush. It comes in a box that measures 12.8 x 10 x 35 inches. The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 has been made in China.

The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 runs on 1200 watts of cleaning power and contains an Elecrete filter which covers the top of the dirt canister. This is machine washable, and should last a lifetime if it’s cleaned on a regular basis.

Shark offers a great five year warranty on the Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42. It’s the usual warranty against defects and materials.

If you’re searching for an inexpensive vacuum cleaner, the Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 will be a great investment for you. It’s affordable, but still has many great features to clean every type of surface in your home. It may suit the smaller home, rather than a large house, so if you have a larger house, you may wish to make a wiser investment in some of the other Shark vacuum cleaners.

Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 Vacuum Cleaner Pricing

Keep in mind that you’ll be missing out on some features that are available on the Shark vacuum cleaners priced over $200, such as a longer cord, carpet height adjustment, and swivel control. But if you can do without these features, then you’ll still be making a wise purchase. The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 can be a great entry-level product to the Shark family of vacuum cleaners.

Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42

Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42








        • - Maneuverable
        • - Lightweight
        • - Cord Length 25 ft
        • - Bottom-empty bagless dust cup


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