Shark Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner NV601UK Review

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The Shark Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner is our number #1 pick for the best upright vacuum cleaner and you’ll quickly see why as we run through its features and user reviews.

Overall it offers excellent value for money whilst giving you the best of both worlds; it can operate as a powerful upright vacuum cleaner or as a more lightweight portable cleaner with its Lift-Away pod.

Though at 8-meters it could have a longer cable meaning you may have to move plugs to complete your full home clean, it offers enough elsewhere to overcome that short-coming.

+ Two in one upright and portable Lift-Away vacuum cleaner– 8 Meter Cord length can be restrictive depending on size of your home
+ Powerful suction on hard floors and carpets
+ HEPA filters
+ Anti-Allergen Complete Seal

Shark Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner NV601UK Review

The Shark-Lift Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner NV601UK is clearly a user favourite from a brand that continues to make a serious impact in this market.

Key Features

You get a powerful machine with great suction that performs well whether on carpet or hard floors.

One of the Lift-Away’s major selling points is the system which will allow you to detach the cylinder from its base and use it as a portable cleaner rather than push-along vacuum. This is a great feature as you get two different styles of vacuum cleaners suitable for different types of surfaces and jobs for the price of one. The upright cleaner is great for flat carpet and hard floors whilst the lightweight mode comes in very handy for stairs and other spots that need a more intricate styles like the curtains.

When it comes to reaching for those curtains and other hard to reach places, the Lift-Away will have you covered as it comes with extendable reach wand. There are also a number of attachments which make it easier to clean things like your light fittings and high surfaces.

Assembly and Ease of Use

The Shark Lift-Away’s NV601UK swivel steering is one of the reasons why users rate it so high lit for ease of use as it makes it easy to get around your floors with it.

LED headlights also mean it’s easier to see dust especially when you’re cleaning under furniture.

When you need to hoover the stairs or other areas where the upright mode is not suitable you have the option of going to the portable mode.

To make your life easier from the start, Shark include a Qucik Start Guide that gives you the essential information you need to assemble, use and maintain your new vacuum. There’s aslo some handy trouble shooting tips should you encounter any issues.

One of the few drawbacks of what is an otherwise great offering is the relatively restrictive cable length at 8meters. At this length it’s likely you’ll need to switch plug sockets in order to complete your whole home especially if you live in a house with multiple levels. This is not ideal if you’re short of time for your cleaning but is often the trade-off if you want the unquestioned suction power that corded models offer.


The Shark-Lift Away has a sleek and modern feel to it. The design looks like it’s been kept functional but with a touch of elegance.

The electric blue/grey colour gives it a real clean vibe and aside from the cyclinder it looks quite slim.

The simplicity of the design is apparent with the assembly as you only need to undertake 5 simple steps to put it all together.

The Shark Lift Away NV601UK is a bagless vacuum cleaner meaning you don’t have to worry about constantly replacing the dust bag as you would with traditional bagged models.

To keep the suction at its best they recommend giving the pre-motor filters a wash every 3 months to maintain performance. This is as easy as giving them a rinse and tapping the filters to get rid of any trapped dirt. In addition the cleaner is equipped with HEPA filters which are designed to catch smaller particles of dust.


With a 750 watt motor the Lift-Away packs a powerful punch and its put to good use as the effective suction is something that is often noted in user reviews.

The Shark Lift Away NV601UK provides great versatility as you can easily switch between carpets and hard floors as well as stairs and other areas.

Worth Mentioning


Weighing 6.2kg the Shark Lift-Away should be easy enough to push around whilst it is in the upright mode. It gets lighter when you go to the Lift-Away mode which weighs 3.5kg meaning it should make life relatively easy when you need to carry it around the house.

5 Year Warranty

To give you additional peace of mind the Shark Lift Away NV601UK comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Anti-Allergen Complete Seal

If you’re an allergy sufferer you’ll be pleased to know that the Shark Lift Away NV601UK comes with anti-allergy seals which are designed to capture and trap 99.9% of the dust and allergens inside the vacuum.


The Shark Lift Away NV601UK comes with some accessories to make your life easier including a duster crevice tool and a fitting for upholstery.

Final Verdict

Overall this is a highly rated vacuum cleaner and one of the best available on the market especially considering the price.

It gives you excellent peformance whether in the upright or Lift-Away mode and offers great versatility for your cleaning needs around the home.

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