My 2nd Shark Steam Mop just quit working – 14 months after I bought it. No more steam. No good.
My first Shark steam mop died after about 18 months. It was the cheaper $80 one from Target and I had wanted to upgrade to one with more pad options so I went ahead with the new one.
I paid $100 for this model and I loved it. While it didn’t seem that sturdy, it worked really well and I loved how easily it cleaned my floors. My favorite part was how quickly the floor dried after it cleaned – I could practically walk behind it with socks on and not get them wet! Of course not using chemicals was another huge plus with my little ones running and crawling around.
But it’s no good if it quits, especially after such a short time. It’s not worth the money, especially for $100! I am really disappointed. There is no way I will buy another Shark Steam mop even as much as I loved it. I read some reviews on Amazon that the Bissell steam mop is more reliable so I might try that.
I think Nate will get me a new steam mop as my Christmas present. I love getting practical gifts; I just begged him to get me one because I can’t bear to go back to regular mopping!
I’ll post again once I have a new one and let you know how that one is working; hopefully I will have a better report!
Have any of you had experience with steam mops? What’s your recommendation?
Update: I bought the Eureka Enviro Hard-Surface Floor Steamer in 2011 and I LOVE it. It’s 2015 and still going strong!
I also learned that the Shark Steam mop doesn’t actually sanitize anything since the steam isn’t that hot. The Eureka is much hotter and really cleans well. It takes longer to heat up, but that gives me time to finish sweeping first. One thing to note: as the instructions warn, don’t leave the Eureka steam mop sitting on the floor in one place for too long or it can and will damage your linoleum or even wood floor because it gets very hot.
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Note: I didn’t receive anything to review – I bought this product myself and decided to share my Shark Steam Mop review with you.