Shark Steamer

Shark steam mop products have made cleaning hard floor surfaces easier in many ways. Traditional mopping will be a thing of the past when you get your Shark steamer cleaner. Not only is it faster to mop with a Shark steam mop, but it is also less messy because the steam mop generates only enough steam to get the job done and there are no puddles left behind. Shark steamers are also more sanitary because you can use the Shark cleaning pockets which are washable instead of using the same dirty mop over and over again. Every time you use Shark steam mops you will have a fresh cleaning surface to work with. There are several Shark steamers to choose from and there is some information about the Shark steam products available below.

Shark Lift-Away Professional Steam Pocket Mop

The Lift-Away Professional Steam Pocket Mop from Shark is a professional quality steam cleaner that is lightweight enough for any homeowner to use, yet powerful enough to clean any hard floor surface with ease. There are three settings known as dust, mop, and scrub. In addition to the three settings, you can also control the amount of steam that you generate and use for cleaning. For high traffic areas and floor surfaces with stuck on dirt you will use the scrub setting with a large amount of steam. In contrast, delicate floor surfaces will be best suited by a light steam and the dust setting. Another wonderful feature on the Lift-Away Professional Steam Pocket Mop is the removable portable handheld shark steamer. With the press of a button, a handheld steamer comes off of the handle so that you can clean non floor surfaces and hard to reach areas.

This Shark steamer also comes with some added features so that you can getter clean all kinds of surfaces in your home including upholstery and carpet. The carpet glider allows you to run the steam mop over carpet or rugs to freshen them up in between major carpet cleanings. There is a direct steam nozzle and a flat scrubber tool and accessory hose that come with the steamer from Shark to use when you have dethatched the handheld Shark steamer. The Shark Lift-Away Professional Steam Pocket Mop comes with one steam pocket for use with the upright steamer and one mini-shag bonnet for use with the handheld steamer flat scrubber attachment.

Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop

The main difference between the Shark Lift-Away Steamer ad the Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop is that the Professional Steam Pocket Mop from Shark does not have the removable handheld steamer capability. This Shark steamer is meant strictly for use on floor surfaces. Since you cannot use the handheld steamer for the hard to reach corners, this model of Shark steamer comes with two different cleaning heads. There is the traditional rectangle shaped head for general steam cleaning purposes and a triangular shaped cleaning head for reaching into nooks, crannies, and corners. You can switch between steamer heads easily because of the quick release feature.

This Shark steamer is similar to the Lift-Away in that it also has the Intelligent Steam Control which allows the homeowner to choose the appropriate amount of steam for the job. The scrubbing setting has a lot of steam while the dusting setting is just a light mist. By choosing the right cleaning setting, you are guaranteeing that you get the perfect amount of steam at the perfect temperature to clean, sanitize, and then dry within seconds leaving behind no mess and clean floors. Traditional mops essentially just push dirty water around on the floor, but the Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop does so much more.

Shark Vac-Then-Steam

For around the same amount of money that you will pay for the Professional Steam Pocket Mop, you can buy a two in one machine from Shark called the Shark Vac-then-Steam. This machine has a high powered vacuum to suck up debris and dust on your hard floors prior to cleaning them with a steam cleaner similar to the Shark Steam Mop. This Shark steamer and vacuum has a larger water tank than the other models so it can run in steam mode for more than fifteen minutes. Unlike other steam cleaners that you might find with the vacuum feature, this steamer does not suck up dirty wash water and send it to a reservoir. Instead, the steam is dispensed and dries naturally because the vacuum feature is not running when the machine is in steam mode. The lack of a dirty water reservoir means that the Shark Vac-then-Steam is lighter than most hard floor steamers. This Shark steamer is a great piece of cleaning equipment because it cuts down on floor cleaning time since you do not need to sweep by hand before mopping.

Shark Steam Pocket Mop

The next Shark steamer that you might consider is the Steam Pocket Mop. This model is slightly different than the previously discussed Pocket Mops, but is still a quite effective floor cleaning tool to have in your house cleaning arsenal. This model of Shark steamer does not have the three steam settings, but it does come with three different mop heads so that you can use the steamer in almost any floor cleaning situation. There is the traditional rectangular steam head, an extra large rectangular steam head, and a triangular steam head. The various steamer heads mean you can clean the floors in your home more quickly than if you were limited by only one choice where it was hard to reach into corners and took too long because of the size of the room.

The Shark Steam Pocket Mop heats and delivers steam in just thirty seconds that is hot enough to kill 99.9 percent of the germs and bacteria commonly found on household floors. The use of only water as a cleaning agent is a plus because you are not exposing your family or your pets to harsh and possibly toxic cleaning chemicals.

Shark Steam Mop

The Shark Steam Mop is the simplest of their upright steamer models. The Shark Steam Mop has only one steamer head, but it still delivers steam in less than thirty seconds and comes with the same micro-fiber washable pads as all the other Shark steamers. The pads are the key to the Shark steamer system because they lift and lock in the dirt that is loosened by the steam. This steamer is very lightweight and easy to maneuver so even a child could use it. Since there are no harsh chemicals being used and no fear of making a mess from a bucket and traditional mop, you can trust your hard floor cleaning to your children. In addition to the light weight, the easy grip handle also makes maneuvering this Shark steamer easy without straining yourself in any way. The price tag for this Shark steamer is significantly less than for the other Shark steamers we have discussed so far. It is, by far, the best deal in terms of a quality steamer from Shark.

Shark Portable Steam Pocket

The Shark Portable Steam Pocket is a handheld steamer that you can use to clean almost any surface in your home. There are ten different attachments to choose between so you are sure to find the perfect cleaning tool for any surface or area of your house. This Shark steamer can even be used to steam the wrinkles out of clothing or draperies. In addition to the extension hose and tote bag to carry everything, there are ten different types of cleaning attachments. They include a cylinder cleaning wand, a wedge cleaning attachment, two micro-fiber cylinder pockets, a cylinder dusting pocket, two micro-fiber wedge pockets, a direct steam nozzle, a garment steamer kit, two bristle brushes, a scrubber wedge pocket, and a squeegee wedge pocket.

Steam Mops

If your home has mostly hard floor surfaces rather than carpet, then you need a piece of cleaning equipment that is lightweight, versatile, and powerful to keep all your floors looking good. A steam mop is the perfect solution because it fits that description perfectly. Most steam mops weigh less than ten pounds so that they are easy to carry from room to room and easy to use as well. They are appropriate for cleaning all kinds of hard surfaces such as ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, stone, marble, or sealed hardwoods because they do not use any harsh chemicals that could damage the floors. In addition, the steam mop machines usually do not leave a lot of water behind so there is no risk of damaging your floors that way either. Finally, steam is a great natural cleaner. It is hot enough to kill most bacteria that can be found on your floors and it will break up almost any stain.

A steam mop has an electrical cord because you need power in order to heat the water to make steam. Most steam mops have steam on demand meaning that the steam is dispensed with the push of a button on the handle. However, certain models work slightly differently. The Euro-Pro Shark S3501 Deluxe Steam Pocket Mop, for example, dispenses steam whenever the mop moves in a natural mopping motion. That gives you a continuous supply of steam as you mop the floor. With this Shark steamer you do not have to worry about how much steam to dispense because the mop does it for you.

With all steam mops, the longer you dispense steam with the mop in one position, the hotter that area of the floor will get. Therefore, if you have a particularly bad stain or an area that you are particularly concerned about when it comes to bacteria, you should hold the mop in place and push the steam button. Some steam mop manufacturers recommend eight second of continuous steam to reach an appropriate temperature. With the Shark steam mop, you can pump the handle to dispense steam while it is in place since normally the steam is dispensed when the mop is in motion.

Some people might be concerned about the longevity of a product like this because over time and after much use, most mop heads wear out and the mop needs to be replaced. Steam mops come with reusable mop pads that are usually washable so that you do not have to buy a new mop every time the pad wears out. You can remove the pad after each use and wash it. Some mop pads are machine washable and others have to be washed by hand. If a pad does wear out then you can replace it instead of replacing the entire mop.

Certain brands of steam mops have special mop pad features that make them more desirable than others. For example, the Eureka! Magic cloths are machine washable and can be washed just like any other piece of laundry. The Bissell Deluxe Mop Pads for the Bissell Steam Mop have a ribbed bottom and are thicker than other brands so they are more durable and better at scrubbing hard stains and rougher surfaces such as slate tile. The Shark mop pads come in different shapes to go with the interchangeable mop heads. The Shark Pocket Steam Mop has a rectangular and a triangular head and there are mop pads to match both orientations.