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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 Shark SK460 vs S3601 Difference

There are some notable differences between Shark PRO Steam & Spray SK460 and Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop S3601.

Tank Capacity
The S3601 water tank holds 500ml versus 450ml on the SK460.

Power
The S3601 is 1550 watts versus 1050 watts on the SK460.

Steam Control
Both of them use Intelligent Steam Control with 3 settings Dust(S3601)/ SaniFiber disposable pad, Mop, and Scrub.
However, the steam control button location is different. The S3601 has the control near the top of the steam mop body whereas the SK460 has it on the handle for more convenient reach.

Mop Heads and Pads
The head and pads on S3601 support two-sided cleaning which allow you to double the cleaning area by flipping over the steam head without changing pads. Whereas the SK460 does not provide two-sided cleaning.
The S3601 can use rectangle mop head, triangle head, and even a carpet glider whereas the SK460 does not have optional heads.
The SK460 comes with washable pads and disposable pads whereas the S3601 uses only washable pads.

Cleaning Solution
Both of them have a water tank and you can only fill the tank with water only. However, the SK460 has additional bottle to hold cleaner. You can press the Spray Button to apply solution onto the floor that is to be cleaned. This allows you to combine steam and cleanser to clean those tough greasy stuck-on messes.

Cleaning Modes
The SK460 offers 3 modes of cleaning – Spray Only, Steam Only, and Spray & Steam.
Whereas the S3601 only has steam only mode.

Power Cord
The SK460 has a removable power cord, you can use the steam mop to do spray only cleaning without the cord. But you cannot steam cordless, it does not come with rechargeable battery to run the mop.
Whereas the S3601 has a built in cord.

Download manuals to learn more.
S3601 Manual – http://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-S3601.pdf
SK460 Manual – http://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-SK460.pdf

Compare Shark SK460 vs SK435CO Difference

Both of the Shark SK460 and SK435CO are Pro Steam & Spray models, they are similar, such as having 3 cleaning modes, removable cable and 450ml water tank. However, they are not exactly the same.
Below we will discuss the major difference between them – Steam Control.

The SK460 features Intelligent Electronic Steam Control whereas the SK435CO features One Touch Electronic Steam Control.
The Intelligent Electronic Steam Control allows you to choose from 3 distinct steam settings for different hard floor cleaning needs.
Whereas the One Touch Electronic Steam Control does not have options to select, you just press the Steam Control button to start the steam mop, and “it gives you the perfect amount of steam for all of your cleaning tasks.”

Apart from the steam control, they are almost the same.
You can use them to Spray only, Steam only, or Spray and Steam.
They come with Shark Hard Floor Cleanser, disposable SaniFiber pads, washable multilayer pad, and AA batteries.
They have battery powered Steam Energized Cleanser Spray that allows for cordless spraying.
The Removable power cord does NOT mean that these steam mops are rechargeable or can steam cordless. They can just go cordless when in spray only cleaning mode, they do not use rechargeable batteries, the 4 AA batteries are used to power the Steam Energized Cleanser Spray.

You can read manuals to learn more.
Shark SK460 Manual – http://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-SK460.pdf
Shark SK435 Manual – http://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-SK435CO.pdf

Compare Shark SS460WM vs SS460D vs SK460 Difference

Shark PRO Steam & Spray and Steam & Spray PRO, do the names confuse you? Are they the same thing?

Both of them have a detachable cable; feature swivel steering; can Spray Only, Steam Only, or Spray and Steam at the same time; can go cordless to Spray Only. However, they are not identical.

The PRO Steam & Spray SK460 has only 1 head,
it uses Intelligent Electronic Steam Control that offers 3 steam level options. You can press the control button to select one that suits your cleaning needs best.
its water tank holds 450ml is located at the back of the main body, you fill it with the filling flask.

The Steam & Spray PRO SS460WM and SS460D (same unit except for the color and included accessories) come with 2 interchangeable heads, one Steam & Spray Head and one Spray-Only Mop Head.
they use Automatic Electronic Steam Control which claimed to provide the perfect amount of steam leaving floors sanitized with little residue, they do not have steam modes to select manually.
the water tank holds 355ml is located at the Steam & Spray Head, this allows you to detach the steam head to fill the tank at the sink or fill it with the filling flask.

The SK460 has a longer power cord than the SS460.

Read manuals to learn more.
Shark SK460 Manual – http://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-SK460.pdf
Shark SS460 Manual – http://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-SS460.pdf