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Standup and take a bow
Choose this mop as it was the only one in the lower price bracket that could stand up without having to be lent against furniture or a wall, having a back injury this was a big plus for me, that’s the good point what lets the mop down is it’s short power cord and it’s overall flimsy construction but for the price OK
Purchased in April 2021 at Myer Online Store for $129.00.
Works as expected
Good steam mop for price. A little awkward at first getting used to steam output but otherwise cleans as expected. Floors aren’t left too wet and dry quickly after use. Water tank lasts whole house without needing to refill. Cord length average for steam mops, has to be unplugged once or twice to do whole house.
Purchased in July 2021 at Big W for $99.00.
Underwhelming Steam Mob
The Shark S1000ANZ is an entry level Steam Mop, and as per the instruction sheet, to be used for ‘sanitizing’ floors. I think the term sanitising is used because it is not really intended to tackle particularly dirty floors, nor large floor areas. I say entry level, because the price was around $129 on various Australian websites.
Out of the box, the Shark is easily assembled and there are only a few parts to click together as a part of the assembly. The unit does not have a trigger to switch steam on and off, instead the unit handle move...s up and down to activate the steam function. There are two washable pads included which contain both soft and harder fibers. The pads attach to the base plate by way of Velcro fasteners. The water tank is small and contains about 250ml of water. It clicks in and out of the body of the unit for filling, however it does require quite some force to be removed, and is therefore an aspect of use which may cause a premature breakage. The mop was tested on ceramic floor tiles with 3.0mm grout spaces in wet areas including bathrooms and toilets. For the grout, I was hoping that the steam would loosen staining in the light-colored grout which had built up from the floors being mopped. In short, the steam did not loosen the discoloration on the grout and even when a stiff hand brush was used, the result was only fair. On an existing clean tiled floor, for a quick sanitising freshen up, the Shark unit does what is expected without the use of chemicals. However, stay in the room too long, and the floor will be wetter than with the use of a standard mop with a sponge head. Upside is that no buck of water is required.
Purchased in June 2021.
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Excellent. Very simple and easy to use
Pretty simple design. I like that. Nice long cord to reach large areas. I thought maybe the floor would end up being wet for a while but maybe cos it’s so hot it evaporates quickly. Clean floor with little effort. I used it for both lino and tiles and it managed both of them great.
Purchased in June 2021.
A small unit with big cleaning power.
The Shark was very easy to assemble and get ready for its first test. At first glance I did not think I would be able to cover much of my floors without having to continuingly refill the water tank but to my surprise the water went a lot further then I expected. Even with a full water tank the Shark Steam Mop is still light weight and easy to use. I found that when attaching the cleaning pad it is best to allow an overhang at the front so that this can be used to get in close to the edge of the walls and corners of the room. I really like that ...the pad can be used over and over again and being made of study material I expect to get many years of use from it. I rinsed the pad out to remove anything large that may have been picked up when cleaning then washed the pad in the washing machine, a front loader. The pad came out very clean and still looked new after several washes. I have worked out that I can use the pad to do the whole house before it needs a wash so there was no stopping and starting again. The pad is easily attached and removed due to the heavy duty velcro. Once plugged in the steam is ready to use in quick time. The shark glided easily over both my tile and linoleum floors and the pump action of the handle allowed me to apply steam whenever I needed to and I could add more steam if required on any heavily dirty areas. The handle on the Shark is at a good height so that even at 6 foot (183 cm) tall I could easily hold onto it without having to bend and end up with a sore back like some other models. The first area I washed, with only one full water tank, was approximately 80 square metres which covered my lounge room, dining and rumpus area and kitchen. So in all I could wash all my floors with only 2 refills of the water tank but I have to note that I have a very large floor area house. This is still far better than having to empty and refill a heavy mop bucket of water several times. I was very impressed that the floors were very clean without leaving them really wet which meant they dried quickly and you could walk on them within minutes even on cold days. Equally impressive was that I could get right up to the wall skirting, using the overhang of the pad, and also into the corners of the walls this meant I no longer had to get down and use another wet cloth to get those corner areas, another bonus that I do not have to bend down as often and no more back pain after cleaning. The only two places I still had to do this was to clean behind the toilet bowls but even my mop has trouble doing this. For the times that I did not want to move all the furniture to do a clean the Shark pad could easily glide under the front edge of my low lounge chairs. The power cord is a good length for most areas but I did attach an extension cord so that I could cover large areas at a time and this did not cause any issues. As a summary: 1: The water tank covers a large area before needing a refill, 2: The floor is not left very wet and dries quickly, 3: The cleaning pad will do a large area and is easy to clean in your washing machine as long as you give it a good rinse first to remove any large particles. 4: The cord length is good for the average home but there are no issues with using an extension cord. 5: The Shark is quick and easy to plug in to do small areas if required. You only have a short wait time for the steam to be ready for use. 6: The Shark Steam Mop S1000ANZ is excellent and makes cleaning easy and quick. Time to throw out the mop and bucket.
Purchased in June 2021.
Really pleased with this cleaner!
So far we have used the Shark Steam Cleaner on laminated timber floor boards and ceramic tiled floors. Kitchen, laundry, casual eating area and entrance area.
I already have another steam mop, which was inherited and really wasn't that effective, leaving dirty marks on the floor. It was also heavy and I didn't look forward to using it. Another steam mop I had about 18 years ago was too hard to use and damaged my laminated floor with too much heat. Consigned to hard waste. Accordingly, I normally used a mop and bucket, because it gave a better ...result and was actually less work. Although the floors were left dangerously wet. What I have observed so far (pros I guess): The packaging top flaps showed in graphics how to set the device up straight away - it all just clicks together. Good if you don't like reading manuals. The information here was as good as any I have ever seen on a product package. Better than the usual guesswork with multi-lingual hieroglyphics. This appliance is really light and easy to maneuver around furniture and walls. Now here is the main observation; the amount of dirt that came off what I thought were reasonably clean floors was a surprise and in a way, shocked me! I have attached a photo that shows what I took off the floor after one run around the kitchen/eating/laundry/entrance area. Compare to a new pad. Almost embarassing. The amount of water and thus steam was easy to regulate once I got used to the "pumping forward" action of the mop, which delivered the steamy water to the cleaning pad. Once I had worked this out, I got the correct amount of wetting of the floor and it was completely dry after a few minutes. Again, better compared to my old machine, which left floors extremely wet for up to 30 minutes, depending on the day.
Purchased in June 2021.
One room at a time
We have accumulated a few different mops in the house. Some are good for soaking up spills and some are good for cleaning a dirty floor, which always appears the day after wiping up a sticky spill.
Mopping usually requires the mop and mop bucket filled with warm water and floor cleaner.
That is a bit too much effort and the quick fix is to soak up the spill with paper and then clean the dried floor the next day with a spray and a wipe.
Today we are testing out the Shark Steam mop S1000ANZ as an addition to the existing crew of mops, or a possi...
Reasonable for most small domestic floor cleaning jobs
We've used the 'Shark' on linoleum with in-grained dirt from dog foot prints, on sealed wooden floors, on ceramic and slate tile floors, and on ceramic wall tiles. Once we got used to the pump-action to initiate steam, the overall cleaning job was reasonable, especially the removal of the soapy film from the wall tiles and the dirt from the linoleum.
1 .. Light and quite manoeuvrable, with a swivelling head.
2 .. Adjustable rate of steam production that relates to the amount of pumping (from moving backwards and forwards on the...
- Ambassador Review
Quick Clean = Shark S1000 : Deep Clean = Prefer a mop
Started off by sweeping and then using the S1000 on the back outside deck (14sq m). Used one tank of water. Results were OK, however, many dirt stains did not budge. I held the S1000 over these stains and used extra steam over these areas and some stains came off, many didn't. After this job, I took off the cleaning pad (which is easy) and soaked it, as it was filthy. End result : Cleaner deck but not 'super' clean.
Once the cleaning pad had finished soaking, the next jobs were the bathroom and toilet floors. Much better results and a lot less ...
Purchased in June 2021.
- Ambassador Review
Doesn't thoroughly clean
This is my review for Shark Steam Mop, model S1000ANZ, "Made In China".
My home has rooms with a variety of sealed hard floor surfaces including gloss floor tiles and floating floor boards finished with hard photo finish gloss laminex. The shark mop is made of outer plastic, the metal pole appears to be made of aluminium. There is some assembly required and that was done easily enough. I like the rounded mop handle for a better grip. The steam mop body has a built-in power light indicator to show that the power is on but there's no built-in On.../Off power switch. The power cord was 5.5 meters long and this length was suitable for my small kitchen and ensuite. When I needed to mop outside of these small rooms I had to attach an extension lead. I did sweep the floors before I used the steam mop. I filled the water tank with distilled water. I let the steam mop heat up and it produced plenty of steam. I steam moped rooms/spaces in my home, including, kitchen, dining room, corridor, bedroom, ensuite and front Entry. My home had some floor areas which were slightly soiled and I found my self steam mopping over these several times and even doing that the steam mop did a poor job of removing the light dirt. I had to spot treat some floor areas with my favourite surface spray and than going over them with the steam mop.
Save your money rubbish
Wish I never bought it have to stop and constantly pump handle for a little steam. Xl water tank hahahaha,the Vax steamer has a bigger tank. Very disappointed certainly not worth the $99 I paid a week ago.
Purchased in February 2021 at Big W Online Store for $99.00.
Not a fan
Hardly steams up, constantly having to stop and pump the handle to create the steam then only get 1 minute of use out of it before having to stop and pump the handle again, i wouldn't recommend its not worth the $120 i paid, my old $50 off godfreys worked a lot better than this
Purchased in December 2020 at Bing Lee for $120.00.
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|Category||Steam Mops & Hard Floor Cleaners|
|Water Tank Capacity||0.375 L|
|Heat-up Time||30 seconds|
|Dimensions||1170 x 310 x 160 mm|
|Cord Length||5.5 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White, Mint Green|
- GTIN12: 622356229678
- MPN: S1000 and S1000ANZ
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