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Christmas Gift Review 2020: Shark Lift-Away NV601UK Series Review

Over Christmas, our homes are invariably busy. With stoves causing ash to gather to Christmas decorations bringing in dust, it’s important to have a good, reliable Vacuum Cleaner to take care of it with ease. The Shark Lift-Away NV601UK Series was kindly gifted to us by AO.com, so we wanted to put it to the test and share our experience.

A vacuum cleaner is one of those household appliances that is such a necessity, yet is often overlooked when it comes to replacing until the day that it stops working when we realise just how much we rely on it.

Christmas is one of those times! The idea of having Christmas Dinner without first getting the vacuum out to clear the carnage left behind from Christmas Morning doesn’t bare thinking of, which is why we were thrilled to be gifted the Shark Lift-Away NV601UK Series vacuum cleaner by AO.com.

Holly put the vacuum through it’s paces. Here’s what she had to say:

“Is there anything more satisfying than a new vacuum cleaner? I was so excited to try this and I’m thrilled to be sharing my experience.

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First off a word on assembly. This is a simple click and go type of hoover. No screwdrivers or tools were required (Hallelujah!). This is handy because it means each part of the vacuum cleaner is easily accessible.  It’s recommended that the dust cup is emptied after each use which is a simple press of a button to release. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve taken the dust cup to someone and said “Look how much it lifted from just one room!”. It’s the simple things that thrill us, especially during these times!

This is an averagely weighted vacuum to carry, weighing in at 6.2kg, but to use, this feels light and easy as it glides forwards and round corners. The resistance can be increased or decreased depending on your preference by using the suction control slider at the top of the handle.

This Vacuum is perfect for both carpet and wooden flooring thanks to the two settings which can be changed at the switch of the power button. On top of this, you can also have baseless use for stairs and harder to reach areas by simply unclipping the base at the press of a button.

This bagless vacuum cleaner also provides extra assurance to those with allergies. With HEPA filters and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology that capture and holds 99.9 Percent of dust and allergens inside the vacuum and not back into the air you breathe.

So, how did it perform? You better bet I channeled my inner Mrs Doubtfire and hoovered each room at UTCT HQ (both wooden and carpet flooring) to put this to the test.

The amount of dust and hair this picks up is second to none. We Vacuum everyday here and have a good cleaning routine so I was shocked at the amount of waste I had when it came to emptying the dust cup. The carpets feel fluffier and the flooring looks cleaner in general. Imagine walking barefoot on a new carpet, that’s how our carpets felt after using the Shark Lift Away NV601UK.

Using this on the stairs was simple. I simply unclicked it and I had the exact same suction as I would have if it was still attached to the base.

This actually glides forwards and round corners without pushing or directing it which is really handy and would be, in my opinion, ideal for elderly people or those with limited hand mobility.

I love how easy this is to use and quite honestly, this is the most gleaming review I’ve ever written! I looked for negatives but I can’t find any.  This is a dream to use and UTCT HQ has never felt so clean.”

For more information and to buy, please visit AO.com who are stockists who also offer a 12 month payment plan.

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