About Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away

The newly release Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away is claimed to be an advanced bagless upright vacuum that combines the cleaning power of a Shark upright, the convenience of a portable lift away, and the ease of use of a traditional canister, to help you clean your home floor to ceiling and anywhere in between. And by delivering superior, deep carpet cleaning, advanced swivel steering, quiet, lightweight usage, and Lift-Away technology at the push of a button, the Powered Lift Away claims to “go where no other upright vacuum has gone before.”

If you just watched an infomercial or TV commercial for the Shark Powered Lift Away vacuum, you’re probably all hyped up, not just at its cleaning potential, but at its relatively low price as well. But can the Powered Lift Away really help you clean better and faster, and is it worth the money? Let’s find out.

How the Powered Lift Away Claims to Work

When compared to other vacuums, the Powered Lift Away from Shark is claimed to provide you with 3 distinct ways to vacuum, all with one powerful machine: Upright, Lift-Away mode, and using a quick release power nozzle with motorized brush. Shark claims that in upright mode, the Powered Lift Away uses advanced swivel steering for the ultimate in maneuverability, which can be made even more maneuverable by easily detaching the canister, allowing the motorized cleaning head to reach around the tightest places and under the lowest spaces. Then, you can use the power nozzle to clean areas off the floor, such as bookcases, vents, ceiling fans, and more.

Shark Powered Lift Away Features

Regardless of which mode you’re using the Powered Lift Away in, Shark claims that the vacuum features advanced cyclonic technology that separates the dirt from the air, keeping it from clogging filters, as well as patented, never-loses-suction technology, which is claimed to provide more consistent cleaning power for every surface of your home. Also, the Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away is claimed to feature an extra large dust cup and anti-allergen complete seal technology that traps over 99.99% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.

Other Shark Powered Lift Away Features include a motorized brush that deep cleans a variety of surfaces, and the ability to adjust the amount of suction needed for cleaning hard floors, high pile carpets and area rugs, or when using the accessory tools for cleaning delicate fabrics. In fact, the manufacturer claims that the surface selection buttons are located directly on the Powered Lift Away’s handle, right at your fingertips. In addition, each Powered Lift Away vacuum includes an LED illuminated handle and headlight, on-board accessory storage, and washable filters.

Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away Pricing & Refund Policy

If purchased directly through Shark, the Powered Lift Away is priced at 4 payments of $49.95 or 1 single payment of $249.75, plus S&H charges, and includes the following:

  • Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away Vacuum
  • Dusting brush
  • 11” crevice tool
  • Pet upholstery tool
  • Bonus Gift: Shark Light & Easy Steam Mop

Note: the Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away is also available through Walmart, Kohls, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, and numerous other third-party retailers, sometimes for less money.

All Shark vacuums, including the Powered Lift Away, come with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges. These vacuums also come with a lifetime warranty, which means that if your Powered Lift Away fails for any reason at any time, Shark will pay for return shipping, repair or replace the vacuum, and then will ship it back to you for free.

In order to initiate the refund process or file a warranty claim, you’ll need to contact Shark customer service at 800-798-7398.

Bottom Line: Is the Powered Lift Away the Best Vacuum for Your Money?

Just like anything else, you’ll find that every vacuum manufacturer claims that their product cleans better than the competition, and provides you the highest level of performance for your hard-earned money. In fact, Shark claims that the Powered Lift Away even cleans better than Dyson’s best vacuum. But when it comes down to it, can you expect the Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away to clean better than the competition? Perhaps, but keep in mind that the Powered Lift Away is a very new vacuum, which means that there are currently no online customer reviews related to the product.

However, the Powered Lift Away is manufactured by Euro-Pro, LLC based out of Newton, MA, who also manufactures a variety of other vacuums under the Shark brand name, including the Rotator, Rocket, Sonic Duo, as well as the Ninja line of cooking devices. While these products appear to have a primarily positive online reputation, some common complaints include inadequate suction, that it does not clean as well as some of the competition, and have a tendency to quit working after only a few uses. With this said, it appears that Shark stands behind their products and customer support makes it easy to return/replace any defective units.

Ultimately, based on online customer feedback about the company’s other products, it’s likely that you’ll be pleased with your Powered Lift Away vacuum. However, if you’d like to avoid the hassle of shipping it back to the manufacturer in the even that you’re not satisfied, you may want to purchase your Powered Lift Away from a local retailer.

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11 Customer Reviews for Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away

Average Customer Rating: 4.1
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 7 4 stars: 1 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 1 1 stars: 1
Bottom Line: 73% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    So so

    • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas,
    • Sep 13, 2016

    After reading some reviews I purchased this unit. It just does not have enough suction. The accessories work well and love the swivel and lift off feature. However, I have to go over my floors with my older vacuum to do the job right. I would not recommend. I only have wood floors and one big throw rug. To me, this was a waste of my money. So sad. Never again.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great machine

    This machine works great ant it does have a lot of suction power. This is our second machine and with all of the attachments included, I doubt that we will not have to upgrade again.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Good Riddance, DYSON!

    Our Dyson finally gave up the ghost. While we used it, we thought it was the best available – WRONG! The Shark got things that the Dyson missed and continues to outperform the Dyson in every situation.

    In my opinion, if you bought a Dyson, you were a victim of marketing HYPE. Return the Dyson and get a Shark. Despite the tacky infomercials, they sell a superior product for significantly less and you will not be disappointed.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    It depends on your expectations

    • Cordova, AL,
    • Aug 2, 2016

    I had purchased a used Rainbow for a couple of hundred dollars and wanted to test the claim of the Shark. The main feature that I was curious about was the suction compared to Dyson. I don't have a Dyson, but did buy a small "Dust buster" type Shark a few years ago that quit working a few months after purchase. Instead of all the accessories that they show on the infomercial I just wanted to see how well it vacuumed my carpet. I used it twice to make sure I gave if the full benefit of doubt. It picked up a lot of stuff, but I noticed that where I had to move my throw rugs when using the Rainbow, the Shark didn't pull them up at all. Finally I went back over my work with the Rainbow and the water got muddy just as I was afraid of. I didn't expect it to be entirely clean, but quite a bit of dirt was left after 2 uses. I'll be returning the $400+ Shark as soon as I can figure out how to get it back in the box.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Great Vacuum

    I have two Dysons, The Shark Rotator Lift-Away out cleans both of them. One of the Dysons, the Dyson Ball Animal has been into repair Multiple times. While Dyson has been very good on paying for everything, the machine screams like a jet engine when you start using it until it quiets at around 5 minutes. The Dyson does clean well, but the Shark picked up a ton of junk that Dyson left. Since the Ball won't fit under anything, the Powered Lift-Away on the Shark is much more versatile.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Very satisfied

    • Georgia,
    • Jun 28, 2016

    I have had this vacuum for about a month. I have used it to vacuum carpet and floor as well as dust the furniture. I am totally satisfied with the performance. My Eureka sprayed dust everywhere but the Shark is very clean and have not seen the slightest dust. My daughter also uses it and has the same excellent experience. I also like that it is self propelling and the features are easy to use.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 20 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Golden Retriever Breeder

    As a dog breeder, my house is always full of dogs and puppies. Golden Retrievers are long haired dogs. I also have a severe spine injury that makes vacuuming painful. I live in the desert, so lots of dust with the dog hair.

    I saw the Shark Lift Away infomercial and decided to give it a try. I did exactly like they did on the commercial and vacuumed and cleaned thoroughly with my old vacuum, which was a Bissell pet model. My third one in 2 years, I just wore them out.

    What an eye opener. I thought my house was clean until using this product! In one room I emptied the dust cup 6 times. No matter what I did I had no loss of suction. The sealed system only requires cleaning the reusable filter every 3 months. Just wash it out and let it dry, that easy. No expensive filters required.

    It is so light and easy to use I can vacuum all day compared to just a few minutes with other products I've used, and with no neck pain. It goes right under the furniture and around it with no effort on my part. I can hold on with one finger, it does the work for me.

    With my order I received all kinds of free extras and free specialty attachments. I even received a free steam mop. I didn't have to pay shipping on those items either. It did cost around $300 for the vacuum itself, but after using the vacuum and all the attachments I would gladly pay double.

    It has an amazing warranty, and it does what it says.

    My Shark Lift Away is 9 months old and still runs like the day I took it out of the box. I am a Shark customer for life. I plan to buy one for my daughter for Christmas, with a house full of kids and several pets it is a must for any family. I tell all of my clients about it. Do yourself a favor and give it a try, they guarantee you'll like it or your money back.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 21 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Works better than advertised

    I was in the market for a new vacuum since the one that I owned was no longer working properly. I had heard about the Shark and all of the incredible things that is was SUPPOSE to do. I looked at other vacuums and compared (reviews) and decided to take a chance on the Shark Lift Away. If it did not work as advertised I would take it back and chalk it up to "good advertisement." I brought it home and put it together (which was pretty easy) and started vacuuming. It works better (much better) than advertised. I used it in the different configurations and it HIT THE MARK.

    The litmus test was whether it would PICK UP ANYTHING. Well it passed the test with flying colors. At present it seems to be an outstanding product. I would definitely recommend. For the money it is excellent.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Shark Rotator

    I would not recommend this product or brand. I purchased at Sears for $244 in April 2015 and have had it for four months. The part cannot be replaced or repaired hose elbow to unit. The only option that was available when I called customer service was just to return the defective unit by paying $50 in shipping plus their fee of $19.99 just to ship back the repaired unit or just purchase a new one at a discounted price to buy for $100. Anyway, I lost a lot of money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 35 out 36 people found this review helpful

    The Best Vacuum I've ever owned.

    • Egg Harbor Township, NJ,
    • Aug 10, 2015

    I have had the Shark Rotator for maybe five years. I love it. I had the Dyson, Windtunnel and the Fantom (which they no longer make, which I loved but was so heavy). Dyson and Windtunnel, don't come close to the Shark. My brother and sister-in-law got one and love it, and I bought one for my 86 year young dad, who also loves it. It's light and easy to clean the stairs and the suction is the best. I have a very hairy dog (golden retriever) and I have to vacuum at least once a day and empty the container at least once. The filter has to be cleaned regularly, it gets a brown floury dust on it, it cleans that great. You will not be sorry buying one.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Apr 25, 2015

      Jean S

      I just read in the Shark manufacturer site that there is a voluntary recall on some of the Rotator Powered series. Be sure to check the site for which ones are recalled. They have information in the site as to model # and date.

    • May 5, 2016

      Robert I Edwards

      Just bought the Rotator series and am very happy with it. I cleaned an area with our Oreck, and then went over the same spot. Was amazed at the dirt picked up. Made a believer out of me.

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  • 17 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Awesome

    My kids were unhappy with the Dyson pet vacuum so I bought the Shark Powered Lift Away after watching the infomercial. After one use, I have moved the Dyson to a closet for an emergency back up vacuum. The lift away is awesome and I'm delighted with it already. I can't comment on the reliability or longevity as I just opened the box today, but I sure hope it lasts because, I love it!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Oct 31, 2015

      mambojazz

      I had the exact same experience with the Dyson. I tried the Dyson upright as well as their canister, and didn't like either one of them. I found them difficult to manage, always had to go and read the instructions when changing an attachment, and overall, found it to be a pain to use. Both models. I then bought the Shark Powered Lift-Away (2 months ago) and am so happy that I did. I love it. I've not needed to read any instructions, as the design is that good it just "works" and the attachments fit in an intuitive way that makes for vacuuming heaven. While I can't speak for it a year from now, I do have the peace of mind that having purchased directly from Shark I've got a Lifetime warranty, which includes shipping in both directions. I know I'll never need to pay another penny for this machine, and so far, I can't say enough about the positive experience and the light and day difference with the top of the line Dyson. (I sold my Dyson on eBay and am glad I got rid of it.)

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