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Shark Lift-Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop Models Comparison


The Shark Lift-Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop S3901 and S3973 series, including S3973 S3973D,S3973WM, are similar items.

They can be used as a stick steamer for hard floor cleaning, or can be transformed into a handheld steamer for above floor cleaning. All of them are corded with 22-foot cable. They have 3 steam settings, dust,mop and scrub, for different cleaning needs.

The major differences between Shark S3901 and S3973 series are as follows.
1,Cleaner Head.
The S3901 uses Quick Release cleaning head for general sealed hard floor steaming, and this cleaner head can fit into a carpet glider to lightly steam carpet and rugs, however, it will not clean your carpet or rugs, just for grooming and freshening.)
The S3973 series use Intelli-Mop Head with Steam Blaster and Touch-Free Technology. With the Steam Blaster, you can direct the steam onto the tough stains which you want to clean, with the Touch Free feature, you do not need to touch the dirty pad to release it from the cleaner head after steaming. It does not have a carpet glider.

2, Power Specification
S3901
Voltage:120V, 60 Hz
Watts:1550W
Water Capacity:300 ml (10.14 oz.)

S3973 series
Voltage:120V, 60 Hz
Watts:1500W
Water Capacity:300 ml (10.14 oz.)

Attachments
S3901
Sold at Walmart,Best Buy,Kmart,Sears,Wayfair,etc..
Depends on where you buy it, it may include:

  • Rectangular All-purpose Mop Head
  • 2 Washable Rectangular Pocket Pads
  • Filling Flask
  • Direct Steam Nozzle
  • Flat Scrubber Tool
  • Accessory Hose
  • Garment Steamer
  • Squeegee Tool
  • Detailing Brush
  • Cylinder Cleaning Tool
  • Squeegee Tool
  • Wedge Tool

S3973WM

  • Intelli-Mop Head with Steam Blaster
  • 2x Double-Sided Dirt Grip? Pads
  • 3 ft. Above-Floor Accessory Hose
  • Garment Steamer
  • Above-Floor Pocket Tool with Microfiber Pocket Pad
  • Fill Flask

S3973D

  • Intelli-Mop Head with Steam Blaster
  • Double-Sided Dirt Grip? Pad
  • 3 ft. Above-Floor Accessory Hose
  • Garment Steamer
  • Above-Floor Pocket Tool with Microfiber Pocket Pad
  • Triangle Scrubber Head with Steam Blaster?
  • Triangle Single-Sided Dirt Grip? Scrubber Pad
  • Fill Flask

S3973

  • Intelli-Mop Head with Steam Blaster
  • 2x Double-Sided Dirt Grip? Pads
  • 3 ft. Above-Floor Accessory Hose
  • Garment Steamer
  • Above-Floor Pocket Tool with Microfiber Pocket Pad
  • Fill Flask

Short Review:
The Shark S3973 series Lift Away Pro Steam Pocket Mops are 2 in 1 versatile cleaners for steaming sealed hard floors,including sealed hardwood,laminate,marble,tile,stone floors, and above floor cleaning. You can easily detach the handheld steamer from the cradle to sanitize nooks and crannies, upholstery, toys, clothes, edges, corners, etc.
It has 3 steam levels for different cleaning tasks. The touch free feature allows you to release the double sided mop pad without touching it. Its steam blaster nozzle is designed to apply extra steam to stubborn messes.

Pros
Versatile. Can be used for sealed hard floor steaming, and the detachable hand unit can be used for clothing, kitchen appliances and above floor cleaning like countertops cleaning.
Heats up fast.
The touch free technology makes it easy to put on and release the mopping pad without touching it.
Steam blaster emits more steam for stuck on spots.

Cons
Does not stand on its own, have to lean it on something.
With the hand unit,you have to hold down the steam trigger continuously while you need steam. A switch would be better.
Price could be lower.

Overall, it is a basic steamer with detachable hand unit. If you do not like the mop and bucket thing, you can give this 2 in 1 portable steamer a try. But do not expect too much.



Compare Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop Models

Here are the Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop models listed on sharkclean.com: 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 QVC.com, 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- bjs.com and samsclub.com, 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 bedbathandbeyond.com,Amazon.com,Kohls.com, 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 Walmart.com and sharkclean.com, 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 Macys.com,HomeDepot.com and Lowes.com, 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 qvc.com, 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.

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

P.S.
Do not forget to vacuum or sweep before mopping.

Read manuals to learn more:

S6001 user guide
https://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-s6001.pdf
S6002 user guide
https://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-s6002.pdf
S6003 manual
https://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-s6003.pdf
S5002Q manual
https://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-s5002q.pdf
S5003 owner’s guide
https://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-s5003.pdf

Compare Wagner 905 vs 915 Power Steamer

The Wagner 905 and 915 is the same thing on functionality. They can help remove wallpaper, steam and sanitize your floors, clean barbeque grills, greasy stove tops, etc..
The difference between the Wagner 905 and 915 are as follows.
The 915 is a newer model, it is better looking, but this is personal preference.
The 915 carry handle is redesigned, it is not attached to the unit housing with a screw anymore.
The 915 is also better constructed, it has thicker plastic shell and better wheel design for easier moving.
According to customer reviews, the 915 has shorter cord and shorter hose.

Indicator Lights.
The 915 has one red indicator light and one green light, when power on, both lights are on, this indicates that it is warming up. When the red light turn off and only the green light is on, this tells you steam is ready.
While the 905 has only the red light, when it is producing steam, the red light is on, when the steam is ready, the red light turn off.

Accessories.
The 915 comes with 2 utility brushes while the 905 comes with 4.

Both of them come with 2 extension tubes for good reach, a wallpaper steam plate for removing wallpaper, floor cleaning head and pad for cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, squeegee for cleaning window, tile surfaces, etc.,utility brushes for cleaning greasy spots.

Compare McCulloch MC1275 vs MC1375 vs MC1385 Steam Cleaners

These 3 McCulloch canister steam cleaners are multi purpose machines, they come with a wide variety of attachments to steam and clean different surfaces, and even handle those tough cleaning jobs, such as cleaning greasy floor mats and BBQ grills. If you are deciding between these 3 steamers, maybe you will be interested in reading the difference between McCulloch MC1275, MC1375 and MC1385 below.

Before going any further, it’s recommended to read these deciding factors.
The MC1375 and MC1385 have variable steam control whereas the MC1275 doesn’t feature.
The MC1385 has the largest tank capacity, for a full tank of water, it can work longer than the other two.
When choosing between the 1375 and 1385, there are 2 more things you should consider. One is the location of the steam adjustment knob. The 1375 has the control on the canister body while the 1385 has this knob on the handle for more convenient control. Another thing to consider is that the 1385 has cord wrap for neat store and one integrated handle for easy portability, while the 1375 does not have these features.

Now you can read the comparison table below to learn the main differences between these 3 machines, such as the heat up time, max use time, steam control, and steam pressure.

McCulloch MC1275 McCulloch MC1375 McCulloch MC1385
Heat Up Time(minute) 8 10 – 12 12
Max Use Time 45 min 45 min high,90 min low 90 min high, 120 min low
Variable Steam Control No Yes Yes
Max Steam Pressure(psi) 43 58 58
Steam Rate(g/min) 33 – 37 High 31, Low 15 High 31, Low 15
Tank Capacity 48 oz. 48 oz. 64 oz.
Water Feed Method No Feed Boiler Boiler
Cord Length(foot) 15.7 18 18
Dimensions(HxDxW) 13.5″x17.5″x10.5″ 10.5″x15.5″x12.13″ 19.05″x13.1″x13.35″
Weight(lbs) 9.95 10.78 13
Accessory Amount 18 20 23

Accessories.
The MC1275 come with 18 accessories – Carrying Handle, Steam Jet Nozzle, Extension Wands (2), Mop Head, Microfiber Pads (2), Water Funnel, Measuring Cup, Squeegee, Triangle Brush, Nylon Utility Brushes (5), Brass Utility Brush, and Scrub Pad

The MC1375 come with 20 accessories – 16.5″ Extension Wands(2), Microfiber Mop Pad, Scrubbing Mop Pad, 5.5″ Jet Nozzle, Triangle Brush, Large Brush, 1.5″ Nylon Utility Brushes(2), 1.5″ Brass Utility Brush, Angled Nozzle, 3″ Scraper, 13″ x 8.5″ Large Mop Head, Bristle Brush Attachment, Storage Bag, Fill Cup, Accessory Net, 2.5″ Round Brush, 2.5″ Round Scrub Pads(2)

The MC1385 come with 23 accessories – 16.5″ Extension Wands(2), Microfiber Mop Pad, Scrubbing Mop Pad, 5.5″ Jet Nozzle, 4″ Triangle Brush, 6″ x 4.5″ Large Brush, 1.5″ Nylon Utility Brush(2), 1.5″ Brass Utility Brush(2), Angled Nozzle, 3″ Scraper, 9″ Squeegee, 13″ x 8.5″ Large Mop Head, Bristle Brush Attachment, Storage Bag, Fill Cup, Accessory Net, 2.5″ Round Brush(2), 2.5″ Round Scrub Pad(2)

To learn more detail about these tools, you can read the manuals, download links from official site –
http://www.mccullochsteam.com/Manuals/MC1275/MC1275.pdf
http://www.mccullochsteam.com/Manuals/MC1375/MC1375.pdf
http://www.mccullochsteam.com/Manuals/MC1385/MC1385.pdf

There is also price difference that may affect your decision.
On mccullochsteam.com, the MC1275, MC1375 and MC1385 are priced at $149.99, $179.99, and $219.99 respectively.

All of them have a 10-foot hose, backed by a 2 year limited warranty, same power specs – 120v, 1500w, 12.5a, 60hz.

Please comment below to share your opinions on these McCulloch canister steamers if you own one, or have anything to discuss about them.