Shark Steam Mop -- Not so great
Okay, I'll admit it -- I'm a bit obsessive about cleaning (there are worse compulsions). I have polyurithaned (sp?) wood floors through out my house including the kitchen. I read all about the shark steam mop and couldn't wait to get one. I wondered if there could actually be a decent replacement for my string mop and bucket (or at least an acceptable shortcut). The answer is definitely NO -- not for my floors. I cook a lot and have two little boys who are constantly dropping liquids and crumbs on my floors -- so I vacuum daily (sometimes 2x) and mop every night. First of all, I am young, energetic and strong and thought this mop was kind of a hassel to push around -- not easy and it didn't really clean my floors to my liking (I ended up on my hands and knees afterwards cleaning the floor). I guess it could be good if you have dusty floors or have pet hair only -- but not if there is anything remotely sticky on them (from kids or cooking). So I am disappointed and have hung it up where it will probably remain with my unused wet jet swiffer. Bottom line: good for dust not for sticky stuff and a hassel to push. Not a time saver b/c it takes you 2x as long to get your floors clean.