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Compare Shark NV350 vs. NV356 vs. NV356E Models

With so many Euro-Pro Shark cleaners on the market, a consumer might become confused with the difference between the various Shark Navigator: NV350, NV356, NV356E and the NV357 popular models….It is very important that the consumer does their research before they actually buy.


NOTE: The specific model numbers and extension types on all shark cleaners can be found on the bottom right-hand corner of every box.Shark Navigator Products

The Shark NV350 model is ONLY available on the official Shark website. You are not able to purchase the model elsewhere. It does not contain any L, K, T extensions (ie. NV350K, NV350T etc.) It is original but does come with a bonus steam mop (for an unknown limited promotional time-frame) AND a non-refundable shipping charge of about $40, depending upon where you live from Euro-Pro’s shipping distribution site. (Details Here!).

The Shark NV350 is actually an upscale version of the NV22 model ~ which includes the Pro models NV22L, NV22LCO, NV22T, NV22W. (Read the Difference Between these Model Features Here!)

Due to “Buyers Curiosity” and the “non-refundable” shipping fees, Savvy Consumers have begun to explore the possible alternatives to the NV350 model portrayed in the TV infomercial.

Therefore, the NV356 was produced to market consumers who are savvy enough to buy outside of the box ~ or through the Shark website. These Savvy investors do not want to incur the non-refundable shipping charge and want to understand the actual make, model and value of the “free’ pocket mop used as the promotional incentive . This series line was designed to include the Professional models NV356E, NV356K.

Learn the Difference between the Shark Cleaner Extension Letters and Numbers Here!

The NV350 and the basic NV356 are very similar models, however there are slight differences, attachments and costs to each model which are outlined below.

Retail Price of: NV350:
The True model is only available through the Official Shark Website at a price of $199.00 plus a free (undisclosed) steamer mop and a non-refundable minimum shipping charge of $40.

NV356: Professional Model ~ Is available at elite distributors who maintain a contract with the Official Shark Website. There are additional features to the NV356 model which are not included with the NV350, however there are features that are excluded as well. Avg. Retail Price= $199.
Both the NV350 and the basic NV356 model come standardized with:

  • HEPA filtration
  • Swivel Steering
  • Lightweight and PortableShark Navigator Accessories
  • Life time warranty on belts and filters
  • Lift-Away Feature
  • Handle with Stretch Hose
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal
  • Guaranteed No Loss of Suction
  • Detachable Canister
  • Accessory Tool Holder
  • Accessory Bag
  • Motorized Floor Brush
  • Bare Floor Cleaning Attachments
  • Pet Hair Turbo Brush
  • Dusting Brush
  • Cleaning Path Width: 9.5”
  • 1-5.5” and 1-24” crevice tool
  • 10.0 Amps Motor
  • *At least a 5 Year Limited Warranty..

So what are the Differences between the Shark NV350 vs NV356?

Only with the Shark NV350 are you able to get:

  • *For a limited time-Get the NV350 model through the official Shark website and receive an additional 5 yr warranty. (10 yr total warranty)
  • Get a Free (undisclosed Model #) Shark Steam Pocket Mop ~the price value keeps changing ($129-$99-$49)
  • Incur an additional minimum non-refundable $50 shipping fee

How the NV350 vs NV356 Differ:
One of the basic distinguishing features regarding these two models is the color: The Shark NV350 is only available in the lavender color~whereas the Shark 356 is available in white or silver.

Another distinguishing feature is the weight: The NV350 weighs 12.8 lbs compared to the Shark NV356 basic model at 14-19 lbs depending upon the actual model numbers. The Shark NV356E is slightly heavier.

The fill capacity on the Shark NV356 is 0.55 gallons (to the fill line), which makes it larger than the NV350 model which measures 0.3 gallons (to the fill line). The canisters on both units can actually hold more but the recommended capacity before emptying is as stated above.


Navigator Vacuum
Shark
NV350
Shark
NV356
Shark
NV356E
Model

Pro

Pro

Color

Lavender

Silver/White

Silver/White

Warranty

10yrs

5yrs

5yrs

Swivel Steering & Lift-Away Feature

Yes

Yes

Yes

HEPA Filter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crevice Tools

5.5” and 24”

8” and 24”

8” and 12”

Dusting Brush

Yes

Yes

Yes

Extension Wand

Yes

No

Yes

Pet Turbo Hair Brush

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dust Away Hard Floor Tool

No

Yes

Yes

Pads-Micro Fiber

None

4

1

Back-Saver

No

Yes

No

Accessory Bag

No

Yes

No

Power Cord

30′

*25′ to 30′

*25′ to 30′

Amps

10

10

10

Cleaning Path Width

11”

9.5”

9.5”

Weight

12.8 lbs

19 lbs

14 lbs

Hose Length

8.5′

6.3′

6.3′

Product Dimensions  H x L x W

45.24″ x 11.42″ x 12.44″

45.4” x 15” x 11.4″

45.47” x 14.96” x 11.41”

Fill Capacity

*0.3 gallons

*0.55 gallons

*.055 gallons

*Only on the Official Shark site are you able to get a 30′ power cord. If purchased through a store, the power cord length will be 25′.
**The canisters can actually hold more but the recommended capacity before emptying is as stated above.

Personal Recommendations: Buy the Shark NV356 at Bed Bath & Beyond. You can Pick up a coupon in any Sunday Newspaper for either a 20% or a $20.00 off discount.

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Compare Shark Rotator Lift-Away NV500 Series
Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away NV650 Series
Compare Shark NV350-NV351-NV352
Compare Shark NV22 vs. Shark NV22L
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3 Responses to “Compare Shark NV350 vs. NV356 vs. NV356E Models”

  1. Dec 27, 2013 by brenicola says:

    February 15, 2013
    Q: What is the difference between Shark NV 352 and the NV 356

    Admin: The 352 has a 25 foot cord, the 356 (professional) is 30′, the hard floor tools are different. The 356 has a microfiber ‘dust pad’ that goes over the hardwood floor attachment. The 352’s hard floor attachment has a ‘V’ shape to funnel debris no pad, but it does have a duster attachment both available to purchase separately. The dust cup on the 356 is larger and the overall machine is 2 lbs heavier then the 352. 356 also comes with a bag for the tools where my 352 did not. The other tools all appear to be the same on both models. They both run the same amps and can be converted into canister mode as well, but are aesthetically different.

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