Shark Steam Pocket mop s3501 is the latest and greatest steam mop to be released by the As Seen On TV group. Just like the original shark steam mop, it uses the cleaning power of steam to get trap dirt and other messes from just about any surface onto the micro fiber pad. It still removes chemical residues that can be left on the color from chemical cleaners. The obvious improvement of the Shark Steam Pocket Mop is that the mop head is dual sided allowing you to clean a much larger surface area with out having to change pads. The cleaning head is also much larger in size making it that much easier to clean large areas. In fact the Shark Steam Pocket mop can clean up to 2,000 square feet of floor with out having to refill the water reserve which can hold up to two pints of h2O which is an upgrade from the old model. To give you a comparison; it takes about 4 gallons of water to clean that same area with a traditional mop. The people at Shark have listened to their customers and have included a much longer power cord witch actually reaches up to 30 feet, giving you the freedom to steam clean without having to stop and find another place to plug in the steam mop. The Shark Pocket Mop also has a very handy swivel steering head which makes it super easy to maneuver under tables, chairs, and other furniture. We also like that that the as seen on tv device comes with multiple attachments which are designed for specific cleaning. The Steam Pocket Mop comes with a steam duster pad, 1 rectangular pad, 1 XL rectangular pad, and one triangular pad. We really like that Shark added the triangular attachment to easily get into corners and other small hard to reach places.
On the down side, the Shark Steam Pocket Mop is more expensive than it’s predecessor. At the time this was written the Pocket Mop is $119.00 dollars compared to $99 dollars of the older model. We really like the improvements that have been made but feel like the price might be a little high for most people. Shark does have a money back guarantee so that takes some of the risk out of it but beware that you will probably still have to pay the shipping charges which can add up quickly. Others complained that the Shark Steam Pocket Mop took to long for the steam to generate and did not remove scuffmarks like the commercial showed. If you are interested we have a review of the older Shark Steam Mop as well
UPDATE: For those users with Pergo laminate floors check out this readers response on the Shark Steam Mop.
Here is a comment that was posted to this site from a reader.
I purchased the Shark Steam Pocket Mop recently and absolutely love it. I actually purchased the original Shark steam mop first and the very same day I came home and saw the ad for the new Shark Steam Pocket Mop. I went ahead and tried the original steam mop to see if I'd like it...and I did. I agree with the other reviews in regards to the small water tank, flimsy handle and short extension cord on the original steam mop but I thought it cleaned wonderfully. I use hairspray in my bathroom every morning and after a while it builds up on the floor. I have vinyl floors and have used the Swiffer Wetjet for several years. I could never get the hairspray buildup off with the wetjet. The steam mop took it off in just a few passes. I also have a tight spot next to my stove that had some grease buildup from when I fry foods. The wetjet never removed the grease no matter how much cleaner I used. The steam mop removed all of the grease in no time. Even my husband was impressed and believe me it takes a lot to impress him!!! I decided to return the original steam mop because I read the new pocket mop has a swivel head, two different heads (one triangle and one rectangle), a larger water tank, longer extension cord and more mop clothes. The pocket mop also allows you to flip the head over from one side to the other giving you twice the cleaning space compared to the original mop pads. The pocket mop is a little more expensive but I think it's worth it. The swivel head really works well around the toilet and in tight places. The handle on the Shark Steam Pocket Mop seems to be sturdier than the original mop. The larger water tank is really nice. With the original mop I had to refill 2 or 3 times to do my kitchen and bathroom. With the pocket mop, I finished both with one tank. Some of the reviews talked about it leaving water everywhere...I never had that problem. I suppose if you continuously pumped it, it would leave water. I haven't had any troubles with getting it to steam either. When I have a tougher area, I just pump it a few extra times to get the steam really coming out, let it sit on the area for a few seconds and then just mop it up as usual. I think they've made some great improvements on the new Shark Steam Pocket Mop and would definitely recommend it over the original steam mop.