I just received my Shark steam mop. I immediately tried it in our kitchen and all I can say is WOW!!! It actually works as good as everyone has said it does. I am more than pleased! I have ceramic tile on my floor and it is spicity span. However, it does not do grout. I knew that in advanced so I was not disappointed. I had ordered Finazzle to clean my grout. I think once grout is clean and sealed, then the steam mop will just keep it that way. No more dirty water from mops going in the grout grooves. This is the best steam mop ever!!!!!!!
PS: I am going to try to make some extra pads as I can see where a person would need several. And if anyone is interested, it does say to wash pads with mild liquid soap only, nothing in rinse cycle and no bleach. Preferably air dry them but you may use low heat on dryer.
Steam mops are easier to use for people with health problems that prevent them from standing up. Regular mops are difficult to maneuver and handle from a sitting position. Many steam mops come with adjustable handles and so, you don’t have to worry about lugging around a bucket of water and a mop. The steam mops also have a trigger that can be pulled to release water. Since the steam dries fast, you don’t have to worry about spills. There’s nothing more time consuming than mopping a whole floor for a bit of spill. With conventional mops, you need to mop the whole floor to make it look streak free. But with steam mops, since the spill is steam cleaned, you don’t have to mop the entire floor. Here is a list of the top 5 Shark Steam Mop worth considering if you’re thinking of getting one.
Shark Steam Mop S3501
The Shark Steam Pocket Mop’s super-heated steam provides 99.9 percent sanitization against bacteria and germs to sanitize and deep clean all hard floors. It comes with 2-sided pads that offer two times the cleaning coverage of other mops out there with only a quick flip of the unit’s steam head. The 2 patented sides are designed for quick-drying results and optimum performance. Every pad can last for twenty washes.
The best steam mop also comes with a filling flask, 22’ cord, rectangular mop head and two washable all purpose pockets. It has a water tank capacity of 450mL and the steam heat up time is only 30 seconds. The large water chamber of the unit means longer steam time and the long cord allows you to move around the house without the need to unplug and re-plug the unit. Its dual head cleaning cover is quite handy and the design of the cleaning cloth lets you flip it, so you can use both sides easily. You also don’t need to worry about wiping up water since the unit dries floors fast. The Shark S3501 cuts down cleaning time without using any chemicals. Thus, it deserves to get 5 stars.
Shark Steam Mop S3101
The Shark S3101 provides super-heated steam within thirty seconds and dries almost right away. It comes with washable micro-fiber pads that lock in and lift dirt. The comfortable design makes it easy to maneuver the unit without any physical strain. The S3101 delivers 99.9 percent sanitization against bacteria and germs to sanitize and deep clean floors. With its unique on demand technology, it automatically steams as you clean.
At just 3lbs, the steam mop has a lightweight design and requires no bucket and no mop. It has a water tank capacity of 230mL, 20’ cord, filing flask and 1 washable all purpose pad. One of the best things about S3101 is that it produces steam fast. It’s an extremely light appliance and with its long cord, you don’t need to unplug the unit and plug it back in. The mop is a bit hard to push, but the more you use it, the easier it is to push. Also, the replacement pads are very expensive. The mop head remains in a set position and doesn’t swivel, so it doesn’t get in hard to reach areas such as tough corners. Thus, the unit gets 4.8 stars out of 5.
Shark Premium Steam Mop SC630
Lightweight and chemical free, the Shark Premium SC630 uses exclusively designed tools that offer the right steam amount at the best temperature to sanitize and deep clean above floor surfaces. Its 20 foot power cord offers ease of movement and the customized cleaning pockets allow you to use it in various ways. The unit’s all purpose cylinder boasts a thin profile that provides controlled cleaning between, in and around areas.
The Shark Premium SC630 also has a quilted fabric that ensures multi-surface, smooth cleaning. The steam duster cylinder’s fingers offer great dusting results, reaching into nooks and crannies and corners. Other tools and accessories included are:
- Cylinder cleaning wand
- Steam bottle
- Concentrator nozzle
- Filling cup
- Bristle brush attachments
- 35” extension hose and more
The SC630 generates steam consistently for ten to fifteen minutes straight before you have to refill it. If you are a clean freak, you’ll love this unit as it cleans without using any chemicals. The only problem with the steam mop is that its cord is very long that it might get in your way while you are cleaning. Overall, the unit is a good investment. It gets 4.7 stars out of 5.
Shark Steam Mop S3202
Measuring 5-1/2” x 10” x 49” and backed by a 1 year limited warranty, the Shark S3202 is a 1550-watt upright steamer that removes stubborn dirt and tough grime on vinyl floors, linoleum and tile. Ergonomically designed, easy to use and lightweight, the steam cleaner is ready in just thirty seconds, allowing you to clean floors without wringing or rinsing pads and carrying a bucket of dirty water.
The powerful steam is released as the steamer is pushed forward, leaving floors extremely clean and dry without chemical residues. The S3202 works with tap water and comes with an 8-ounce tank and 25’ power cord that makes it easier to go from one room to another. It offers a 12” cleaning path and nonslip ergonomic grip and comes with 5 microfiber cleaning pads as well as a carpet glider for effectively freshening up parts of your rug. Since it doesn’t use chemicals, you’re assured that it’s safe to use around your family and pets.
The pads that come with it are machine washable, so you’ll not need to a replacement for a long time. However, when you do, you’ll know that they’re expensive. The carpet glider might also need some time to get used to it. Despite these flaws, the steam mop is still a good cleaner. It gets 4.5 stars.
Shark Steam Mop S3601D
The Shark S3601D provides 99.9 percent sanitization against bacteria and germs to sanitize and deep clean all hardfloors. It comes with 2-sided pads that offer two times the cleaning coverage of other steam mops, with only a quick flip of the unit’s head.
The S3601D also has an Intelligent Steam Control that provides 3 steam settings – Scrub, Mop and Dust. Each of which is percent for specific cleaning needs and various floor surfaces. You can choose more steam to get rid of stubborn and tough stains and dirt or clean heavy traffic areas. Very light steam can be used for more delicate surfaces or for light dusting.
The unit also has 2 quick release mops – a triangular mop head that allows you to clean corners and other difficult to reach areas and a rectangular mop head that serves as the finest cleaning device for general cleaning. Its washable microfiber pockets have 2 unique sides designed for quick-drying results and optimum performance. Every pad can last for 20 washes. The S3601D has a tank capacity of 500mL and heats up within 30 seconds. Overall, it’s a great cleaner and gets 4 stars out of 5.
I just purchased a Shark Steam Mop from Sears after seeing the infomercial and reading all the wonderful reviews on here. I used it today, and I have a few concerns. The water ran out very quickly. To do the floors in my house, I had to fill it up very often. Also, the pads were very dirty after doing just my kitchen and the laundry room. The dirt started streaking the floor. I changed pad and before I finished the other floors, I noticed that the dirt was being left on the floor and was left near the baseboard, so I had to use a Clorox wipe to get that up. I have now put both pads in the washer. My concern is that the two pads won’t be enough to clean my floors. I think it did a good job on my ceramic tile and hardwood floors, but the pads giving out so soon and having to fill it up with water so often makes me wonder if this is the steam mop for me. Anyone else have these concerns?