What's this? Overall score is based on each steam-mop's ability to clean up hardened soils, the length of time it could continuously steam (until the water ran out), it’s convenience, and a check of the residual water the model left on various floors.
$82.50 - $125.72
Summary:This model has been tested by our experts.
The Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 is part of the steam mop
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam mop
models like the Steam Pocket Mop S3501 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Comparative performance cleaning an array of everyday food soils.
Comparative length of time unit can continuosly steam.
Residual water left on floor:
Comparative amount of water left on wood floors.
Features & Specs - Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501
Heats in under a minute Some models take up to 5 times longer.
Heats in under a minute
Wide-angle swivel head Allows better movement around table legs, etc.
Wide-angle swivel head
Ready light or indicator Lets you know when unit is ready to use.
Ready light or indicator
Empty light or indicator Lets you know when unit needs a refill.
Empty light or indicator
Steam can be varied Allows the amount of steam to be adjusted, for longer use, or more intense steaming.
Steam can be varied
Unit must be pumped in use Steam flows only when unit is pumped in back-and-forth motion.
Unit must be pumped in use
Vacuum feature Has vacuum feature in addition to steam function.
On-off power switch Has a separate power switch, so that unit may remain plugged in.
I used the recommended pads which did not wash well after use. Finally made my own pads from old towels which worked just as well and were discarded after use. Steam was hot; pumping handle kept steam consistent while moving mop from one space to another. Removed stains quickly. Have had this mop for almost four years, using it once a week. Steam clean also deodorizes and leaves a clean smell in apartment using distilled water only.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Jean the mopper
from Appleton, WI
I am very disappointed with my Shark .
Pads Don't Stick Together
I use the product to clean wood floors as needed. I use on vinyl almost every other week. It is lightweight and flexible. The worst problem from the beginning are the pads, large and triangular. Washed according to directions, no dryer used; they never stuck together after that. I paid enough for this mop and I am very disappointed in it.