Shark S3801CO Professional Corded Pocket Mop

The Shark S3801CO Professional Corded Pocket Mop is a nice looking Shark steam cleaner that weighs about 8.3-pounds and has a nice long 22-foot power cord. At first glance, this steam mop doesn’t look like anything fancy, but after using it a couple of times I’ve noticed that it has a couple of things going for it. Let’s take a look and see how well this unit cleans my home.

When I first received it, the very first thing I noticed was that it was easy to put together. In just a couple of minutes, I had the whole thing assembled and filled with water and ready to go. Of course, I do have some practice putting together multiple steam mops over the past few months, but I still think that this steam mop would be quick to assemble, even if I didn’t have expertise in assembling them.

Getting used to how to operate it took a little time, however. It doesn’t have an On/Off button. And it’s not as easy as just plugging it in either. No, you plug it in and its “Steam Control” light will begin blinking. You then press the button in the center of the unit to select which feature you want to use. You press it once to enter “Dust Mode,” twice for “Mop Mode,” and three times for “Scrub Mode.” A little more thought than I would’ve liked to have put into my daily cleaning, but overall not that hard to learn.

As far as getting the floor clean, it did a great job. It cleaned just about any surface I used it on. It cleaned my tile floors, my linoleum, and even my vinyl floors. I used it on my wood floors as well, but only on the wood floors of mine that were sealed. I never use a steam mop, or any steam cleaner, on an unfinished wood surface. It’s just a bad idea to do so.

If I had one complaint about this particular steam mop, it’s the fact that it’s heavier than some other steam mop models. And even that is kind of being nit-picky. After all, it just weighs a little bit over 8-pounds, so it’s not like it’s all that heavy. It’s just a few pounds heavier than other models, that’s all.

Everything considered I have to say that I really liked this unit. Sure, it’s a little heavier and more expensive than some other models, but it’s still a great steam mop that handles a variety of surfaces.

8.6 Total Score
Bottom Line

Ease of Use
  • Decent cord length for a steam pocket mop
  • Easy to assemble
  • Cleans well
  • Heavier than comparable pocket steam mops
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