Questions to consider when choosing Shark LZ601 Upright Vacuum
Hypervelocity accelerated suction delivers a more direct airflow path for incredible deep cleaning performance. Shark s lightest lift away pod features an extendable, built in hose that allows you to clean couches, bookshelves, tight spaces, car interiors, and more. Duoclean technology is a dual brushroll system designed to deep clean carpets and directly engage floors for a polished look. The self cleaning brushroll removes long hair and pet hair with no hair wrap. Anti allergen complete seal technology and a hepa filter trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum cleaner
What is the advantage of this Shark LZ601 Upright Vacuum ?
The Shark APEX UpLight stick vacuum is engineered with HyperVelocity accelerated suction to deliver unbelievable power for a vacuum cleaner of this size.
DuoClean dual brushrolls deep-clean carpets and give hard floors a polished look all in one nozzle.
Shark s lightest Lift-Away pod has an extendable hose to clean light spaces, cars, and more.
Get powerful pet hair pickup with no hair wrap on the brushroll. A HEPA filter traps dust and dander in the dust cup.
Combine the extendable hose with the vacuum wand for extended reach to clean areas above the floor.
Detach the handheld vacuum for quick cleaning of messes all around your home.
Stands on its own with the help of retractable support wheels.
Shark s ultimate carpet and floor cleaning two brushrolls in one nozzle to take on large, small, and stuck-on particles.
Removes pet hair and long hair from the brushroll no more hair wrap.
Streamlined air flow and a high-speed motor combine to give you accelerated suction power.
Works with a HEPA filter to capture and trap over 99.9 of dust, dirt, and allergens based on ASTM F1977 of particles 0.3 microns and larger .
Shark has completely redesigned the Lift-Away vacuum to combine full-size upright vacuum suction with ultra-light stick vacuum versatility. The Shark APEX Up Light delivers power, ease, and innovation on the floor, above the floor, and even in hard-to-reach areas. Shark s lightest Lift-Away pod ever brings you two ways to clean above the floor-an integrated hose for tight spaces and detailed cleaning, and handheld mode for cleaning furniture, stairs, and more. Hypervelocity accelerated suction means a direct airflow path for incredible performance. Duo Clean technology deep-cleans carpets and directly engages floors, while the self-cleaning brush roll delivers nonstop hair removal – no more hair wrap.
Customer reviewsAmazing vacuum but has a few design flaws
This little beast does an amazing job of cleaning, but has a couple things that could be designed better. Setup is simple and straightforward - I m blind and can t read print, so I didn t have the benefit of a manual. But one wasn t needed, I was able to easily understand how the parts went together and they snapped right in. Then of course I had to try it out I have a small one bedroom apartment and a huge German Shepherd service dog who sheds as if his life depended on leaving a carpet of fur everywhere. The self-cleaning brushroll apparently works - no stopping every now and again to unclog the hose and brushes of hair. And it left my linoleum kitchen floor with a nice buffed feeling underfoot. Very nice suction Power. Also I find it gets right up to the walls. Most vacuum cleaners I ve owned I have to go around the edges along walls with the wand after finishing the main areas. This one though, there is no cover over the brushroll and if you steer it head-on up to the walls it will clean the edges nicely. This in itself means I finish vacuuming in half the time I used to. I then proceeded to lift it off the base and use the wand and brush to vacuum small rugs and do some dusting. The dust cup appears tiny at first glance, but after actually doing a vacuum job it is quite adequate. I had a Hoover T-series WindTunnel before which seems to have a huge dust cup by comparison that I was forever pulling wad after wad of hair out of. This one somehow seems to pack all that hair into one tight ball that doesn t fill the small dust cup and it came right out into the trash. Jt make sure you empty it both from the top and bottom - seems all the hair goes into the round top cupand dirt goes into the vertical cup. OK, now for my complaints. First, for those complaining that this vacuum is heavy and those saying it s light. Both are correct. By weight, this is probably the lightest upright vacuum I ve ever seen. However, its design puts the motor near the top of the stick right under the handle, combined with a very light base. So all the weight is at the top right in your hands. Also the point where the stick joins the base has some rotation rather than the standard hinge. So you turn your wrist to steer the base rather than using force to make a turn. So once I got used to it, I found this one easier to maneuver and get into tight spaces. There s definitely a learning curve, it s quite different than what you re used to. But, wow, it gets in between chair legs, under coffee tables, in corners. I love it However, you are definitely going to be using different muscles. Instead of using your shoulder and pectoral muscles for the back-and-forth push-pull, you are going to be using your forearm muscles to carry the weight and also to steer the thing. I wish that Shark had placed the motor near the bottom of the stick, placing the weight lower down so I don t have to carry it the whole time I m actively vacuuming. However, I love the new steering design. Second, this thing blows air into your face. Since it has a HEPA filter, this theoretically should be okay as it s clean air. But if you re sensitive, it s still a problem. Plus I just don t like it. Putting the motor lower on the stick closer to the base and further away from me would also solve this problem. Lastly, you have to lift the vacuum off the base to use the wand. But 1 there is no way to carry it over your shoulder - you must hold it in one hand while you maneuver the wand with the other. That s just not possible if you re blind - I need my other hand to feel what I m doing 2 Sometimes I don t want to carry it away, I want the stand to hold the unit in one place for me while I use the wand, say, to vacuum my dog or curtains. You can t do that, as the hose is part of what holds it onto the base. I think this could easily be designed better to grant us access to the hose any time we want it. So these design flukes are why I give it a lower-than five-star rating, but all in all it is a good vacuum. The self-cleaning brushroll design is brilliant and coupled with its strong suction makes it a keeper.