Shark NV502 Review: Shark Rotator Lift-Away (NV502) is a powerful 3-in-1 upright professional vacuum that cannot lose suction in any condition. Main features of this powerful upright vacuum include a unique portable and detachable canister that cleans all around your home by lifting the dust and debris effortlessly.

The dust cup of this vacuum has an extra large capacity to trap more than 99.9% dust and allergens inside it by using complete seal anti-allergen technology. Its swivel steering provides complete control to increases the ability of the users to clean carpets and furniture more efficiently by moving it around the obstacles.

You can use it anytime and anywhere because it can be operated without disturbing others due to an ultra quiet technology used in it.

This vacuum can provide the best performance on bare floors and carpets by turning its powerful motorized brush roll on and off as required. Shark NV502 review provided in this write-up will help you to know it more closely.

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Whom is Shark NV502 designed for?

  • Housewives: Shark NV502 is designed for those housewives who have kids as well as pets and want to keep their home dirt and hair free.
  • Restaurant owners: The owners of restaurants can also use it to keep their business place hygienically clean and allergen free
  • Sensitive people: This vacuum is also designed especially for the people sensitive to various allergens causing various types of allergies like asthma etc. as its filters also clean the air flow in your room.

Features of Shark Rotator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum (NV502)

Removable Canister

The best feature of this 3-in-1 vacuum is that it has a removable canister which can be removed to dump the dust and debris collected while cleaning bare floors and carpets into the dustbin.

Moreover, the detachable canister makes it easier to carry this vacuum anywhere even if its overall weight is also very light as compared to other vacuums in this category. It also makes it easy to clean the stairs without carrying the entire machine upstairs and downstairs for this purpose. Thus, it’s removable canister allows you to clean all the floors in your building easily.

Wheeled Caddy

The next most important feature of this vacuum is its caddy that has wheels. You can use the turbo brush and hose of this vacuum to any length, as it can be doubled when its handle is turned upright, and to easily clean cereals, crumbs of cookies along with dog’s hair from under the furniture after putting the removable canister on its wheeled caddy.

The good size of canister allows you to clean your home or office with the help of Shark Vacuum without emptying its canister again and again.

Ergonomic Design

The swivel head and handle of this Shark upright vacuum are designed ergonomically so that you as well as your kids can use it easily and effectively. You can easily clean around the corners and under your furniture with the help of its very functional and maneuverable swivel steering handle of this vacuum.


Most attachments provided with Shark NV502 make it a 3-in-1 vacuum in the real sense. The attachments of this vacuum include a hair brush to remove pet hair from the carpet or bare floors, angled appliances to suck up the sugar, flour, chocolates, and sprinkles spread on the floor of your kitchen and a roller to clean to clean out the strands wrapped around the vacuum.

In this way, the attachments of this vacuum allow you to clean your home all around without sweeping the dust and debris from the cabinet doors and gaps earlier.

Detailing Kit

Along with various attachments, this 3-in-1 vacuum also comes with an auto and home detailing kit so that the fuzzy stuff accumulated on the difficult to reach spots in your home or car can be cleaned out easily. Most of the tools and attachments provided with Shark NV502 are very useful in daily chores. They can be used to clean between the seats of your car as well as removing hair from your dryer and washer etc.


  • A powerful brush roll with great suction
  • Its design allows you to pick up the dirt more closely to your walls
  • It can pick up pet hair efficiently
  • Removable canister and attachments are excellent its best features
  • This machine works quietly
  • Its brush roll can be cleaned easy
  • You can easily recognize when its filters require cleaning as they are visible
  • It can be assembled easily


  • Shark NV502 has a tendency to turn over if its hose is stretched out too far so you should not extend it more than recommended by the company.
  • Its cord is not tractable. So you will have to spend some additional time to wind its cord after completing your cleaning.
  • It is heavier than, other similar vacuums in the market.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: Is there any considerable difference between different models of the Shark rotator vacuum like 500, 501, and 502?

Answer: All the models of Shark vacuums clean similarly by using the same amount of power but it is believed that main difference between them is in the accessories they come with.

Model NV500 includes standard power brush along with multi-tool, canister caddy, 18″ flexi-crevice tool and straight suction nozzle.

Model NV501 includes premium power brush and multi-angle dusting brush along with multi-tool, canister caddy, 18″ flexi-crevice tool and straight suction nozzle.

Similarly, Model NV502 includes premium power brush and car detail kit along with canister caddy, multitool, 18″ flexi-crevice tool and straight suction nozzle.

Question: Does it turn off itself when its motor gets hot?

Answer: Yes, but it starts back again without any problem when it gets cooled down.

Question: What is the weight of this vacuum?

Answer: Its weight is 16.0 pounds only.

Final Verdict

After going through the Shark NV502 review provided in this write-up it can be concluded easily that Shark Rotator Lift-Away Professional Upright if the best option for you if you are looking for a versatile lightweight vacuum cleaner within the range of $200-$300. The company also assures the quality of their product by offering a limited period warranty for 5 years only. Moreover, this machine provides you much more than you can expect for such vacuum cleaners.

On the whole, it is the best-rated vacuum cleaner in its class. All the tools and attachments provided with it are very useful in daily routine cleaning.

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