A GREAT GREEN CLEANER MACHINE MUCH TO MY SURPRISE
Generates loads of steam, cleans and santitizes my floors easily.
I wish they would make a larger water resevoir!
The Bottom Line:
I definitely would recommend it. It does exactly what the mfg. claims it will do. Cleans, sanitizes and without harmful chemicals.
I live in a brownstone apt, that is over 105 years old. Recently my landlord put down new tiling after my ceiling feel in and all my floor tiling had to be replaced. I noticed that the glue from under the tile was still oozing through and no matter how much I tried, my old map and bucket with chemicals was not doing the job of getting rid of the excess glue and the dirt that stuck to it.
Today, I got the Shark Steam mop. It was a snap to put together, even though the handle seemed a little flimsy, and put I put filtered water (even though they say to put distilled water in hard water areas) into the resevoir and in less than 10 seconds I had full steam. I then tried to steam mop my entire kitchen, including the areas that had the excess glue and the dirt attached to it. It took several passes and a little "elbow grease", but much to my surprise, not only did it pick up the sticky dirt, but the excess glue (took a few passes).
While their infomercial and QVC advertise that after you mop with the Shark steam mop your floors are bone dry, mine wasn't. While it wasn't bone dry it wasn't soaking wet, especially since I had to go over the excess glue and the dirt stuck to it several times. My kitchen floor dried in less than 5 minutes, which is still better than using a mop and bucket of chemicals to clean my floor.
My floor is white on white and I was shocked to see how much dirt was on the micro fiber pad and how white my kithen floor was.
I wondered, even though the micro pad looked dirty, would it still clean my bathroom tiled floor with the same pad (they advertise it can absorb more dirt without leaving any dirt on the floor). Again, I was happily surprised to find my bathroom floor totally clean. I even took a white sock, wet it, and then rubbed my bathroom floor to see if the dirty micro fiber mop head left any dirt it originally picked up when I cleaned my kitchen floor which had the excess glue and the dirt attached to it. Again, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the wet sock that I rubbed on the floor, after cleaning it with the dirty pad, was still white as snow.
This was the first time an infomercal was telling the truth.