Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 Review

The Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 is a great mop for anyone looking to step up their cleaning game. It’s a wonderful replacement for the traditional mop and bucket. A steam mop allows you to get a much deeper and completely clean by heating up water in a reservoir and converting it to steam pushed out the mop head.

  • Manual steam adjustment for a more thorough clean. 
  • Lightweight for longer cleaning sessions.
  • Dual-sided mop head keeps you from having to change pads as much.
  • The button on the squeezable handle has to be held down to release steam. 
  • The 20-foot power cord, while not short, can only allow you to clean one room at a time. 

Product Features

The heat and steam helps to eliminate up to 99.99% of all germs and bacteria. While the Shark Steam Pocket Mop is a simple steam mop, it is an effective one. The miniature size also helps to make cleaning easier, especially if you find yourself moving around a lot.


This steam mop comes with the mop itself and two microfiber cleaning pads. Each of these cleaning pads are double-sided, so you don’t have to stop and change them as often as you clean. The water reservoir can hold up to 450ml of water. The steam mop takes about 30 seconds to heat up before it is ready to clean. The entire steam mop weighs about 5 pounds and is 4 feet tall. The mop head covers about 11 and a half inches in width, giving you plenty of surface area for cleaning. The lightweight allows you to clean faster and makes the task less tiresome. 


The Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 is a simple option for a steam mop. It only has one mode for steam that allows for manual adjustment. The manual adjustment allows you to get the perfect amount of steam for the best clean and the squeezable button on the handles activates the steam jet when you need it. This will help you control the output of your mop for sensitive users.


Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501As with all steam mops, cleaning and maintenance requirements are minimal. The microfiber cleaning pads can be machine washed and reused to a certain degree. Make sure to change your cleaning pad frequently and never store it with a damp cleaning mop attached to prevent mildew. Mildew will prevent your mop from cleaning thoroughly and clog up the steam jets. They also always ensure the water reservoir is completely empty after use, and you will have a great working steam mop for a long time. The pads of the mop can be replaced for around $10 per pair of replacements.

The power cord has a length of about 20 feet, giving you plenty of cord to cover an entire room. Since the cord is only big enough of one room at a time, you will have to reset and let it heat up again between rooms if you are cleaning multiple floors. It’s also lightweight giving you more mobility and makes it less tiring to clean for long periods of time. The Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 also has swivel steering allowing you to get into hard to reach places and smoothly get around corners. 

Price & Warranty

The Shark Steam Mop is a great choice for a first-time buyer or for someone looking for a budget option. It can be found online or at local retailers and usually floats around $59.99, which is cheap compared to some high-end steam mops. This steam mop comes with a limited manufacturer warranty from the company in case you have any issues with it during use. It also comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee if it just doesn’t work for your household. 


How do you take the head off of a Shark steam mop?

The Shark Steam Pocket Mop has a removable head using the button on the front down near the mop head. Make sure you don’t remove the mop head before unplugging the steam mop. The mop head simply clicks back into place.

Can I put essential oils in my steam mop?

Never put anything into the water reservoir other than water. Liquid cleaners and oils can corrode the inside of the steam mop and damage it. It will also void any warranty that is on your Shark Steam Mop, so if it breaks, you will have to buy a replacement.

Is steaming floors better than mopping?

Steaming floors is much better than mopping floors. Mop buckets and mops are bulky, heavy, and they can collect a lot of bacteria when not replaced often. A steam mop uses water-heated to almost 250 degrees Fahrenheit to kill germs and bacteria as it cleans, and as long as it’s taken care of doesn’t have to be replaced as often as a traditional mop.

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9.2 Total Score

If you are looking for a great upgrade for a household cleaning, then a steam mop is a great choice. The Steam Pocket Mop S3501 is a wonderful budget and starter mop for the uninitiated. It allows you to get a deeper clean and keep you and your family safe from germs and bacteria. 

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