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Compare Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop Models

Here are the Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop models listed on S5002Q,S5003A,S5003D,S6001W,S6001WM,S6002,S6003A,S6003W.
The difference between them is the steam setting, wattage, color, where sold, and what included.

Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System

The S6001W and S6001WM use manual steam control, require pumping action to release steam, wattage is 1050w.
The S5002Q,S6002, have one automatic steam control setting, users can press button to active steam, wattage is 1050w.
The S5003A,S5003D,S6003A,S6003W have LOW,MED,HI 3 intelligent steam control settings to allow users to choose from for different cleaning tasks, wattage is 1200w.

The S5002Q sold on, comes with
(1)Genius™ Head with Steam Blaster™
(1)Double-Sided Dirt Grip™ Washable Pad
(1)Triangle Scrubber Head with Steam Blaster™
(1)Triangle Single-Sided Dirt Grip™ Scrubber Pad
(1)Fill Flask

The S5003A is , sold on- and, comes with (1)Genius™ Head with Steam Blaster™
(2)Double-Sided Dirt Grip™ Washable Pads
(1)Triangle Scrubber Head with Steam Blaster™
(1)Triangle Scrubber Single-Sided Dirt Grip™ Pad
(1)Fill Flask

The S5003D is gray and burgundy, sold on,,, comes with
(1)Genius™ Head with Steam Blaster™
(2)Double-Sided Dirt Grip™ Washable Pads
(1)Fill Flask

The S6001W is white with blue and gray, comes with
(1)Genius™ Head with Steam Blaster™
(2)Double-Sided Dirt Grip™ Washable Pads
(1)Spray Pocket™ Mop
(1)10 fl. oz. Hard Floor Spray Cleaner
(1)Spray Pocket™ Mop Bottle Clip
(1)Triangle Scrubber Head with Steam Blaster™
(1)Triangle Scrubber Single-Sided Dirt Grip™ Pad
(1)Fill Flask

S6001WM is white with blue and gray,sold on and, comes with
(1)Genius™ Head with Steam Blaster™
(2) Double-Sided Dirt Grip™ Washable Pads
(1)Spray Pocket™ Mop
(1)10 fl. oz. Hard Floor Spray Cleaner
(1)Spray Pocket™ Mop Bottle Clip
(1)Fill Flask

The S6002 is blue,sold on, and, comes with
(1)Genius™ Head with Steam Blaster™
(2)Double-Sided Dirt Grip™ Washable Pads
(1)Spray Pocket™ Mop
(1)10 fl. oz. Hard Floor Spray Cleaner
(1)Spray Pocket™ Mop Bottle Clip
(1)Fill Flask

S6003D is gray with burgundy, comes with
(1)Genius™ Mop Head with Steam Blaster™
(2)Double-Sided Dirt Grip™ Washable Pads
(1)Spray Pocket® Mop
(1)Spray Bottle with cleaning solution & clip
(1)Filling Flask

S6003W is gray with burgundy,sold on, comes with
(1)Genius™ Head with Steam Blaster™
(2)Double-Sided Dirt Grip™ Washable Pads
(1)Spray Pocket™ Mop
(1)10 fl. oz. Hard Floor Spray Cleaner
(1)Spray Pocket™ Mop Bottle Clip
(1)Triangle Scrubber Head with Steam Blaster™
(1)Triangle Scrubber Single-Sided Dirt Grip™ Pad
(1)Fill Flask

The Shark Genius Steam Mop is corded, features a 22-foot cord. It uses double sided mop pad which is washable and reusable. It uses water only. And it is recommended to use distilled water to make sure it has a long life.
According to Shark, this hard floor steamer is designed for indoor use only, it can be used to clean hard floor surfaces that will withstand high heat. Some sealed floors it can handle are Laminate, Hardwood, Marble, Tile, and Stone surfaces.
But you should not use it to clean unsealed wood or unglazed ceramic floors.
The heat and steam action may remove the sheen on surfaces treated with wax and some no-wax surfaces, so you also should be careful to clean them with the steam mop.
It weighs 5.7 lbs. (2.6 kg), and its dimensions are 47.1 in (120 cm) x 13.8 in (35 cm) x 7 in (17.8 cm), carry 1 year limited warranty.

Easy to put together.
Easy to attach and release the pad.
The pad is thick enough to clean some baseboards, can be flipped over, and does not scratch floors.
Swivel head works well, easy to maneuver.
The Steam Blaster is a plus, allows you to spray steam towards stubborn messes.
Use only water, so no chemical residues left behind.
It heats up fast.

It does not stand on its own.
The water tank is on the small side, capacity is 350 ml (11.8 oz.). And the tank is not removable. It would be better if you could remove it to fill in and dump water, especially when you want to empty it.
Some users reported that it requires a bit of strength to push, not for people who have shoulder or back issues.
No On/Off control button.

Overall, it worth a try if you are looking for a steam cleaner for sealed tile, hardwood, marble, laminate, and stone floor cleaning.

Do not forget to vacuum or sweep before mopping.

Read manuals to learn more:

S6001 user guide
S6002 user guide
S6003 manual
S5002Q manual
S5003 owner’s guide

3 of the Best Carpet Shampooers for Pets You Can Consider

If you are looking for the best carpet shampooer for pets, here are 3 of the highest rated products you can take into consideration. They are:
1,Bissell Big Green 86T3 Professional Carpet Shampooer
2,Bissell 1986 ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Extractor,under $300
3,Hoover Smartwash Automatic Carpet Scrubber,under $200

If you prefer an inexpensive carpet cleaner under $100, you could also consider Hoover FH50700 PowerDash Pet Carpet Cleaner.

Bissell Big Green 86T3

Bissel 86t3l Big Green

The BISSELL 86T3 Big Green is a deep carpet shampooer that is able to wash and dry carpet at a professional grade. You can expect it to get dog, cat, and other pet stains and odors out of carpet, make carpet look like new and smell nice.This machine has a large rotating brush for carpet and rug cleaning; it comes with a 9 foot hose and 6-inch stain tool to help clean upholstery, stairs, etc.; it includes removable large capacity tanks; has a flow indicator to monitor fluid levels and tell when to check tanks; it also features adjustable handle to fit user heights. Other specs you may want to know – 12 amps,10.5-inch cleaning path width,5 year limited warranty.
If you search online, you will find that it receives great customer satisfaction. Here are some of the goods and bads of this carpet cleaning machine.


  • No assembly required.
  • Large tanks that have a capacity of 1.75 gallons, easy to fill and empty.
  • Powerful motor delivers a lot of suction, lifts up dirty water great, almost the amount that you put into the carpet.
  • Simple to use.
  • Almost no clog problem.
  • Easy to clean up.
  • Great performance, remove carpet stains, make your carpets smell good and look new.
  • Has a heavy duty power cord which is 25 feet in length. Not super long, but long enough to reach areas without keeping plug and unplug.
  • Well balanced.



Overall, if you are looking for a carpet cleaner that works, then this Bissell 86T3 Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine deserves a look. Though it is heavy to push, pricey, and a little problem with the flow indicator, it does its job well, removes pet accident stains and odor, even gets old stains out of carpet, make carpet look new, smell fresh. Definitely one of the best carpet spot and odor remover machine to buy on the market.

Bissell 86t3 manual download

Bissell 1986 ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Extractor

Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Washer 1986

The Bissell 1986 is engineered with pet owners in mind, for homes with cleaning needs like eliminating dog and cat accident stains, odors, cleaning dog diarrhea from carpet, etc.
It has separate 1 gallon clean water tank and dirty water tank, but no detergent tank. You have to mix the clean water with detergent before cleaning. There are lines on the tank to help you pour into the right amount of formula. It has 2 buttons for spraying, a hand control one for general cleaning and a foot control one for pretreating stains. And it features 2 cleaning modes – a Deep Cleaning Mode and an Express Cleaning Mode. To get best cleaning performance, it is recommended to clean in Deep Clean Mode, but not for delicate carpet or area rugs. To regularly and quickly clean the surfaces, select the Express Cleaning Mode, it gets carpet dry faster. But you should always check with your carpet/rug manufacturer for their recommended cleaning method before selecting the cleaning mode.
This Bissell carpet shampooer can also be used to clean hard floors. However, it is not designed for hard floor cleaning, and it requires a Bare Floor Tool which is sold separately to clean hard floor.
This machine comes with a 2-in-1 Pet Upholstery Tool for dry vacuuming and wet washing, including removing pet hair, stains and odors off couches,upholstered chairs,sofa,etc..
There is also a nozzle clean out tool included which is helpful for removing dog hair or lint inside the nozzle and brush roll.
6.8 amps,11-inch cleaning path width,8 foot hose,25 foot cord.


  • Very simple to put together.
  • Easy to fill in water and formula. Has indicator lines to tell you how much solution to pour into.
  • Transparent tanks let you see water level and dirt it pulls up.
  • Easy to empty water tank.
  • It does a good job getting carpet cleaned.
  • 2 cleaning modes for different needs.
  • The nozzle and brush roll cover is easy to remove for cleaning up.
  • Comes with 2 bottles of trial size of formula.


  • One of the biggest complaints that some users have with this machine is the main unit brush can't be turned off when using the attachment. The brushroll continues to spin while cleaning with the hose and tool, so there might be a chance it would cause damage to carpet, rugs, and other flooring if you let the brush hit the floor. So never get the machine to sit in one spot for very long to avoid any damage. But this requires you to stop the cleaning jobs with the attachment. It would be better to have a brush on/off control.
  • Multiple users complained about the belt quality, some reported that it broke on first use, some said it broke after one year. And the warranty does not cover belt.
  • A separate detergent tank would be better.

Overall, for any pet owner who have cat and dog pee and poop stains to remove from carpeted surface, you could give it a try.

Some questions and answers you may want to know before buying.

Does this Bissell carpet extractor have a heater to heat the water?
No, it doesn’t. You should use hot tap water.

Does it have a heater to help dry the carpet?

Does it have a separate formula tank?
No,it doesn’t. Formula should be pour into the clean water tank before cleaning. So, there is no way to spray formula only onto the carpet/rug.

How many belts does it have?
The Bissell 1986 has 3 belts for the brushes on the machine.

Are the brushes motorized?

Can you use it as a dry vacuum?
No. This is not a dry vacuum but a carpet washer. You should vacuum before using this machine.

Can this carpet scrubber be used on wool carpet?
Always check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning.
If no tag, it is not recommended to use the deep clean mode for cleaning delicate, silk, wool, antique or area rugs.
Do a test clean on a spot if you are not sure if it’s safe on your carpet.

What tools does it include?
It comes with a 2-in-1 pet upholstery tool and a 3-inch tough stain tool.
Also a detachable hose,accessory bag, 2 x 8oz trial size formula.

What’s the warranty?
It carries a 5 year limited warranty. Read manual for details.

It is recommended to read all the instructions in the user guide before using to reduce or avoid common problems caused by improper uses. Some leaking and worse smell problems that users complained could be avoided. But if you get a lemon,that’s another story.
This is a carpet washer, not a vacuum cleaner, so you should not move it as fast as a vacuum. You should move it slower to avoid leaving excess water on the carpet or rugs.
All parts should be dried thoroughly before storing. Some users suggest holding down the spray button to release any remaining solution inside the parts of the machine could help avoid mildew odor.
To only rinse carpet, use only water without mixing with formula.

Bissell 1986 manual download

Hoover Smartwash Carpet Washer

For Hoover Smartwash, this machine does not require you to mix solution, you do not need to press any trigger to spray solution during the cleaning process, it automatically mix water with detergent, and spray to carpet. You can learn the pros and cons of it by reading this post.

Difference Between Hoover Smartwash FH52000 vs FH52001 vs FH52002

Contacted the Hoover customer service via email, they told me that there was little difference, the FH5002 is the pet version, it has a 12-foot accessory hose, that’s it. And they told me that I could find the info on and other websites.
So I just visited the official site and multiple retailers websites to get more details. According to my research online, yes, there is only tiny difference between the Hoover carpet cleaners FH52000,FH52001,and FH52002. They are the color, included accessories, and where sold.

Hoover Smartwash Models Differences

The Hoover SmartWash Automatic Carpet Cleaner FH52000 is turquoise(teal), sold on,,,,,,etc., comes with a 8 ft. accessory hose, 2-in-1 antimicrobial pet tool which is an upholstery tool, 12 oz. Expert Pet sample bottle of cleaning solution, accessory storage bag.

The Hoover SmartWash Automatic Carpet Cleaner FH52001 is blue, sold on, comes with a 8 ft. hose, 2-in-1 antimicrobial pet tool, sample bottle of cleaning solution, accessory storage bag.

The Professional Series SmartWash Advanced Automatic Upright Pet Carpet Cleaner FH52002 is red, sold exclusively on, comes with XL tools – a longer hose which is 12 ft. long and a wider head 2-in-1 stair tool, sample bottle of spot cleaning solution, sample bottle of cleaning solution, mesh storage bag.

The Hoover SmartWash carpet shampooer is one of the best rated carpet cleaner machines on, if not the best. It is designed for washing your carpeted areas.
It has separate 1 gallon clean water tank, dirty water tank, and a 0.2 ounces solution tank.
There is no solution measuring and mixing needed, it will automatically mix and dispense solution for optimal carpet cleaning without requiring you to touch a button.
It has 2 modes, a Wash & Dry mode which allows you to push the machine forward to wash and pull back to dry, and a Dry Only mode for excess water extraction for faster drying.
The machine does NOT have a heater to heat the water. It is recommended to use warm water to clean.
According to Hoover, this machine features HeatForce which applies hot air directly to the area you are cleaning, resulting in faster drying. I think the HeatForce is something similar to the Bissell HeatWave technology which utilize the hot air generated by the motor of the machine.
Another thing you should know before buying is that it is designed specifically for cleaning carpeted surfaces, not for cleaning hard floors like hardwood and tile.


  • Easy to put together and use.
  • Does a good job on carpet cleaning.
  • Smooth maneuvering with the big wheels.
  • Has side brushes.
  • Separate tanks – detergent tank,clean water tank, and dirty water tank. All tanks are clear that allows you to see the levels, all are removable for filling,emptying and cleaning.
  • No need to measure and mix detergent.
  • Automatically dries carpet while pulling backwards.
  • Easy to disassemble for maintenance, tanks,nozzle,brushes are easy to remove and clean.


  • Auto clean and solution dispensing. Some people likes the feature while others don’t. People like it because they don’t have to pressure buttons to spray detergent and water when cleaning. People do not like it because they cannot control when and how much to spray formula and water, especially when cleaning spots that need to apply extra detergent, such as removing a pet urine stain off the carpeting. So it would be better to have some control to spray shampoo on cleaning spots with stubborn pet stains. And people also think the no button control may over saturate the carpet with water.
  • Average noise level.
  • 22 ft. cord.
  • Weighs 18.9 pounds.


  • The 2-in-1 antimicrobial pet tool feels cheap and is awkward to use.
  • Build quality, multiple users reported that the roller brushes of the machine stop working after a few months’ usage.
  • Multiple users complained that they had problems in getting the carpet extractor to stay on, they reported that it would not stay on once foot lifted from the pedal, it’s so finicky and tricky to use. To solve this issue, according to Hoover customer support, it is recommended to push the pedal at the bottom left corner, then push down firmly, and release. Sometimes the scrubber does not stay on because it “thinks” the dirty water tank is full.
  • Some users also complained that the auto mixing and dispensing feature uses up the solution too quickly.

Overall, this residential carpet cleaner does a good job on cleaning. But should have better quality control and some design improvement. It’s not perfect, but is one of the best home carpet shampooers you can find on the market.

1,This machine does not have a rinse only mode. If you want to remove any solution residue off the carpet, you can remove the solution tank to rinse with only clean water.
2,Always make sure the tanks are secured before using to avoid leaking.
3,Always vacuum carpet or rug before using this washer, especially if you have dogs and cats.
4,Saw some retailers use “Smartwash+” whereas some others use “Smartwash”, so there would be no difference between Smartwash+ and Smartwash.

Some questions and answers.
Can this machine be used on hard floors?
This carpet scrubber is designed for carpet and rug cleaning, not a multi surfaces cleaner, not recommended for bare floors.

Does it have a heater?
No, it does not have any heater.

What’s the warranty?
5 year limited warranty. Download manual to learn what the warranty covers.

Can you use it to rinse only?
Yes. Just take the solution tank out.

Does it work on a shag carpet?
This will work fine on a thick carpet. According to Hoover, it was tested and designed to work on all carpet types. But longer drying time.

Can you adjust the height of the roller?
No, there is no way to adjust the brush height to fit different piles of carpeting.

Download manual to learn detail this carpet cleaning machine before buying.

Looking for the best shop vac for the money? Try these.

When buying a wet dry vac, you are choosing a versatile cleaning machine for a wider range of applications than a general home vacuum.

Unlike a standard vacuum we use at home which can only pick up dry materials, a wet dry vacuum, some people call it shop vac, has the ability to tackle dry as well as wet messes.
Shop vacs commonly are more sturdier, heavy duty, they generate powerful suction, some can pick up shark items that might damage a standard vacuum, such as a nail. And they feature larger capacity. You can easily find 6,8,10,12,16 gallon shop vac on the market, even vacuums with capacity of over 20 gallons. But a standard dry vacuum usually holds less than 1 gallon.

There are different types of wet dry vacuum cleaners, some are corded, some are cordless; some are handheld, some are upright, some can be wall mounted; some are for home use while some are commercial, industrial shop vacs for plumbers and workers;some are for woodworking,dust collection,and some are good for water removal.
And there are also many brands to choose from. For people who have no personal preference, you can have a look at the products from DeWalt,Stanley,Craftsman,Shop-Vac,Ridgid,Milwaukee,Festool,Vacmaster,etc., these are the top rated brands.

If you don’t have the time to do the research, below are some of the best selling items you can take into consideration. They are relatively good quality vacs on the market.
And of course, you should always know your cleaning needs first to choose the best one that fits your needs.

Craftsman CMXEVBE17595 - a large capacity shop vac for garage, shop and on the jobsite.

Craftsman CMXEVBE17595 Shop Vac Red/Black

The Craftsman CMXEVBE17595 is a 16 gallon 6.5 peak horse power heavy-duty wet dry vacuum which is designed for garage, shop and on the jobsite, best for home projects and renovations.
It has 2-1/2-in diameter cleaning tools, 7 ft. hose, built-in drain for emptying liquids, built-in blower port, onboard attachments storage, comes with 2 extension wands, 1 utility nozzle, car nozzle, wet nozzle, dust collection bag.
It is rated at 190.8 CFM and 12 amps. For the noise level, it is rated 71.8 decibels with the hose attached.
The retail price usually is less than $100, this is inexpensive when compared to a standard vac.
You can use it for multi surface – gutters,carpet or hard floors such as concrete, tile floors,hardwood,etc.


  • Plenty of suction power.
  • Wheels roll nicely without tipping.
  • Can be used as bagless or bagged for dry messes.
  • Great for picking up dog hair and fur like husky fur.


  • Does not come with a muffler.

For those who are looking for the most powerful shop vac with the best suction power, you may want to consider this high cfm item. It could handle almost any jobs you want it to do, from car detailing, dust collection, picking up yard waste to removing water flooding from basement, it also has a blower function to use for leaves.
Overall, a strong large shop vac for the money.
If you want a larger job site shop vac that are mainly for large projects, you can also consider the 20 gallon model CMXEVBE17596.

2 DeWalt DXV10P - perfect size vac for most cleaning jobs.

DeWalt DXV10P Shop Vac in Yellow/Black

If you think a 16 or 20 gallon shop vac is too big and too loud, but still want one that can handle both small and serious work,you can consider a smaller one, such as a 10 gallon vac.

The DeWalt DXV10P 10 gallon shop-vac has a 5.5 peak horse power motor, 20 ft. power cord, built-in blower port, built-in drain,built-in storage bag,built-in hose wrap,features aluminum casters, rubber wheels, waterproof power switch. Comes with 1-7/8″x7′ hose, 2 extension wands, 1 cartridge filter, dust bag, floor nozzle, utility nozzle, crevice nozzle.


  • Quiet for its size. Maybe it’s not the quietest shop vac for its size, but quieter than many others.
  • Great suction,pick up ashes,sawdust,drywall dust,sanding, and other construction debris with no problem.
  • Built-in tank drain for easy liquid emptying.
  • Bag is optional.
  • Smooth casters,rubber wheels, easy to move around.


  • Extension wands could be longer.
  • Lack of a brush attachment.

Overall, this DeWalt DXV10P is a powerful yet fairly quiet wet dry vacuum. It can remove imbedded messes in the carpet such as ground in dirt and dog fur, car cleaning, and provides enough suction for water extraction.

3 Vacmaster VF408 - a compact size shop vac with HEPA filter for house use.

Vacmaster VF408 Wet Dry Vac in Blue/Black

Not every time you need a large wet dry vacuum, sometimes, a compact one is a better choice to get the small jobs done, such as the Vacmaster VF408.
The VF408 is under $100, if you are looking for an affordable wet dry vacuum, this one is a good choice. It has a 4 gallon tank, can be used with or without a bag, comes with tools for different jobs. If you want a wet dry vac with HEPA filter to prevent spreading dust in the house, then this vac might meet your needs, because it uses a HEPA exhaust filter.


  • A budget wet dry vacuum.
  • Power cord is retractable.
  • HEPA filter for good air quality.
  • Good choice of tools,onboard tool storage.
  • Compact size.


  • The 18 ft. cord could be longer.
  • Build quality could be better.
  • The hose is a bit stiff.
  • The wand and hose diameter is narrow.
  • Storage for tools is not sufficient, tools do not stay securely, could fall off.

Overall, a good wet dry vacuum for the money. Suction power is ok. A good choice for home cleaning works when you don’t want to lug out the big shop vac. To learn more, you can download the manual –

4 DEWALT DCV581H - a small size and portable wet dry vacuum


If what you need is not only a small one, but also a portable one that you can move it around freely without being limited by the cord, you can consider a cordless, such as the little DEWALT DCV581H or the Milwaukee 0880-20.
The DEWALT DCV581H can be used as a corded with an AC outlet, or a cord free with an 18v or 20v MAX battery.
It has a 5 ft. hose, a crevice tool, wide nozzle tool,HEPA filter, and 31 cfm.
It is a little shop vac, holds only 2 gallons. Its suction is so so. But it is convenient for quick pick ups such as removing drywall dust without dragging out your bulky full size machine.
You can use it to vacuum saw dust, sand dust, car interiors, boat cleaning, floor mats, general home use, etc.
This one can also be used as a blower.


  • So compact and convenient.
  • Tools stay securely onboard.
  • 3 year limited warranty.
  • Accepts 1 1/4 inch diameter regular accessories.
  • Can be battery powered or corded. If you run out of battery, you can still run it with the cord and an outlet.


  • Exhaust port blows air right out of the side.
  • With the battery pack, it is expensive. More expensive than a large shop vac.
  • Some users complained that they got defective items, the vacuum stopped working with the battery, but worked with the cord only after a few months usage.

Overall, a portable and light duty wet dry vacuum for quick clean ups and small jobs like picking up sand in a car and boat cleaning. Suction power and noise level is average.

If you need a smaller vac, there are mini items on the market, such as the DeWalt DCV517 which holds only 0.5 gallons, this mini handheld wet dry vac is convenient for small jobs when it is a pain to drag out the bulky shop vac.

If you need one for removing spills, pet urine odor and stains from carpet, then a wet dry vacuum does not fit, what you need is a carpet washer, such as a the Bissell Big Green or the Hoover Carpet Cleaner FH50251.

Bissell Pet Stain Eraser 2003T vs Deluxe 2002Q vs Deluxe Ion 2164A what’s the difference?

The difference between the Bissell Pet Stain Eraser regular model 2003, Deluxe model 2002, and Deluxe Ion model 2164A is as follows.

The Regular model is green,takes 4 hour to fully charge,runs about 15 minute per charge.

The Deluxe is pink, it is almost the same as the regular model but includes an additional Detachable Window Tool that is designed specifically for cleaning windows and mirrors. You can use it to spray, scrub and remove dirt, grime, smudges, finger prints & pet drool from hard surfaces.

The Deluxe Ion model is teal, also comes with the Detachable Window Tool. And it features a larger battery, takes 8 hour to fully charge, runs up to 30 minutes per charge.