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The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional.
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award  Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award 
Price $499 List
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Pros Did very well at picking up pet hair, light, maneuverableFantastic cleaning performance, excellent at picking up pet hairFantastic cleaning power, easy to use, easy to handleInexpensive, cleans carpet very well, picks up pet hair with easeBest at cleaning carpet, easy to use, exceptional at picking up pet hair
Cons PriceyNot the best with stairs, reach is a little shortFalls over easily, average reachNot particularly impressive at cleaning hard floorsHeavy, hard to handle
Bottom Line For those with a strong preference towards canister vacuums, the Miele Compact C1 is the best of the bestClaiming the top spot and easily earning the Editors’ Choice award, the APEX is our favorite vacuum we have tested so farDelivering a solid performance across our tests, the Rotator is one of the better vacuums we have seenDelivering a superb performance across the board and retailing for a great price, the Navigator Lift-Away is our favorite when it comes to getting the most bang for the buckThe Kenmore was unmatched when it came to cleaning carpet
Rating Categories Miele Compact C1... Shark APEX... Shark Rotator with... Navigator... Kenmore Elite Pet...
Carpet Cleaning (35%)
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Ease Of Use (25%)
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Handling (20%)
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Hard Surface Cleaning (10%)
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Pet Hair (10%)
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Specs Miele Compact C1... Shark APEX... Shark Rotator with... Navigator... Kenmore Elite Pet...
Vacuum type Canister Upright Upright Upright Upright
Model Number SCAE0 AZ10002 40 NV800W NV356E 31150
Bag Type: Bag Bagless Bagless Bagless Bag
Cleaning Path Width: 10.75" 11.75" 10.25" 11.25" 13.75"
Measured Brush Width 9.75" 9" 8" 9" 12.75"
Measured Weight 15.2 lbs. 16.9 lbs. 15.1 lbs. 14.4 lbs. 21.1 lbs.
Variable Suction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Brush On/Off Switch: Low Slow Low Yes Yes
Measured Maximum Reach 30' 32' 32' 31' 37'
Measured Power Cord Length: 18' 30' 30' 30' 34'
Automatic Cord Rewind: Yes No No No No
Noise 81 dBa 72 dBa 75 dBa 73 dBa 72.5 dBa
Swivel Head: Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Carry Handle: Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Soft Bumper: No Yes Yes No Yes
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