Shark S 3101 steam mop

Approximate retail price:
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
Dividing line
Community icon30 people have reviewed this model.
About - Shark S 3101

The Shark S 3101 is part of the steam mop test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam mop models like the S 3101 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Vinyl-floor cleaning:
Comparative performance cleaning an array of everyday food soils.

Time steaming:
Comparative length of time unit can continuosly steam.

Residual water left on floor:
Comparative amount of water left on wood floors.
Features & Specs - Shark S 3101
info Heats in under a minute Yes
info Wide-angle swivel head No
info Ready light or indicator No
info Empty light or indicator No
info Steam can be varied Yes
info Unit must be pumped in use Yes
info Vacuum feature No
info On-off power switch No
More features and specs
User Reviews - Shark S 3101
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
A star per year
Best Uses
Worked fine for about 3 years, then just died. With that life expectancy, don't think we'll buy another.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Great machine
Love everything about it
Best Uses
I have over 1,000 sq feet of tile floor. I hated to wash it. Never seemed to get as clean as I wanted it. It took forever to clean and ALOT of work. I bought the shark and all I can say is where has this machine been all my life. It's the best. What use to take me hours to mop now takes 15 mins. It's light weight easy to use and gets the floors really clean. Love this mop.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Leaving streaks
Best Uses
This is the third time we have used this Shark steam mop. First time we were beginners and thought we were just learning, second time we thought that maybe there was build up on the floor from previous washings, but the third time the floor is horrible. A layer of film and streaking. Going to take it back and go for a cheap Swiffer.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Learn more