Being the best vacuum for laminate floors also means being the best in other areas, a trait Shark Navigator Lift Away Upright Vacuums knows well. At first glance, its general design seems easy to understand. But step closer and you\u2019ll realize the canister can be lifted away for even easier mobility and versatility.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Shark Navigator Lift Away\r\nDespite a bulky design, the Shark Navigator Lift Away Vacuum is lightweight, even detaching itself from the base for above-ground cleaning where it captures 99.98% of particulates as small as 0.3 microns.\r\n\r\nPower\r\nJudging the power of Shark Navigator Lift Away Upright Vacuum Cleaners is best seen by its ability to capture 99.99% of particulates. Even the best vacuums hit a ceiling of 99.97%. This allows it to rip particles as small as 0.3 microns out of carpets and air.\r\nSpeed & Efficiency\r\nOne minute you\u2019re finishing hard floor cleaning, the next you\u2019re attaching a crevice tool to the end of a hose. Combine that with these Shark vacuums HEPA filter system, and you\u2019ve got one efficient machine, also seen by its big brother, the Navigator Lift Away Deluxe.\r\nBin Capacity & Maintenance\r\nCordless vacuums and robot vacuums suffer from low bin capacity, but that\u2019s where the Shark Navigator Lift Away shines bright. Holding up to 2.2 quarts of debris and pet hair, the Shark Navigator Powered Lift Away is putting in some serious work. And unlike the Kenmore Elite Vacuum, you don\u2019t have to use vacuum bags either. You\u2019ll have to clean the dust cup once in a while, but at least it has a self cleaning brushroll.\r\nDurability\r\nAt just 13.7 lbs, the Shark Navigator Lift Away has clearly been manufactured with cheaper material, but that does help in its favor. For starters, it keeps pricing low, while ensuring that it stays lightweight, easy to wield, and still durable. If you aren\u2019t wrestling with the machine, it won\u2019t be a problem.\r\nValue\r\nThe Shark Navigator Lift Away is certainly a step above a Shark Rotator, so if you had once before, now is the time to upgrade. It goes without saying, the Navigator is also a great secondary option if you don\u2019t have the money to purchase a Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. However, if you want a 2-in-1 option, the Bissell Crosswave Cleaner can vacuum and mop at the same tie, for about $50-100 more.\r\nShark Navigator Lift Away Wrap Up\r\nIt\u2019s going to be hard denying the Shark Navigator Lift Away. What\u2019s not to like? It brings its A game when vacuuming carpets and hard flooring; can have the canister detached for mobility; and it\u2019s lightweight, an ideal choice for the elderly. If all it lacks is a hard floor hero attachment, you aren\u2019t missing out on much, to be honest.