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Shark® Professional Steam Pocket® Mop

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Model #: S3601

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Professional Steam Pocket® Mop for sanitizing* and cleaning sealed hard floor surfaces with the power of steam.

*Sanitize with Rectangle Mop Head only. Not for use on unsealed floors. See Owner’s Guide for instructions.

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The new Professional Steam Pocket® Mop truly makes cleaning hard floors faster, easier and better. With Intelligent Steam Control, you can dust, mop, or scrub ... this mop does it all!
  • This revolutionary steam mop offers three distinct steam settings, each of which is ideal for different floor surfaces and specific cleaning needs.
  • Select more steam for tough cleaning tasks like stuck-on dirt or heavy traffic areas, less for everyday cleaning, or very light steam for light dusting or more delicate surfaces.


With Shark® Steam Pocket® technology, combined with the patented micro-fiber cleaning pads, you can get back to life in a hurry.
  • Two-sided steam pocket pads provide twice the cleaning area of other mops, with just a quick flip of the steam head.
  • Comes with two Quick Release cleaning heads - a rectangle for general cleaning and a triangle for tight nooks and crannies, as well as a carpet glider to freshen and groom floor coverings.
  • Leaves surfaces cleaner than a traditional mop-and-bucket, which simply moves dirty water around the floor.
  • Delivers the perfect amount of steam at the perfect temperature to clean, sanitize, and dry in seconds.
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FAQs


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

General Information

Can I use the Shark® Steam Pocket® Mop on all floor surfaces?
The Shark® Steam Pocket® Mop is designed for use on most hard floor surfaces. We recommend that you first test an isolated area of the surface to be cleaned and review the use and care instructions from your floor manufacturer.

Surfaces/materials where the steam mop should NOT be used:
1. Wax polished furniture or floors
2. Unsealed or unglazed ceramic floors, unsealed wooden and wax floors, and some no-wax floors
3. In cases of surfaces treated with wax and some no-wax floors, the sheen may be removed by heat or steam action of the unit. Test an isolated area first to see if sheen is affected.

Steam mops are ideal for laminate, bamboo, hardwood, marble, tile, and stone (see manual for usage instructions).
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What is Intelligent Steam Control and how should it be used to achieve the best results?
The Shark® Steam Pocket® Mop has three unique steam settings so you can use the perfect amount of steam for the cleaning task at hand.

SettingIdeal for these surfacesRecommended usage
DustLaminate
Bamboo
Hardwood
Marble
Light cleaning & dusting
Loosen & lift dirt
Sanitize floors
MopHardwood
Marble
Tile
Stone
Everyday cleaning
Remove spots and routine messes
Moderate cleaning of heavily trafficked areas
Sanitize floors
ScrubHardwood (not recommended for continuous cleaning)
Tile
Stone
Linoleum
Carpet (with the glider attachment)
Tough cleaning and removal of stuck-on messes and stains
Deep cleaning of heavily trafficked areas
Cut through heavy dirt and grime
Sanitize floors
Freshen area rugs and carpets
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How should I clean my unit?
1. Always sweep or vacuum floors prior to use to remove all loose dirt and debris from the floor surface.
2. Wash pads prior to first use to remove any loose lint that may have occurred in packaging or transport.
3. Select the appropriate steam setting for your cleaning needs. The "dust" setting produces light steam for a quick dusting; the "mop" setting is for normal, everyday steam cleaning; the "scrub" setting is for heavy cleaning for use with the carpet glider. It will leave your floors damp.
4. Steam your floors with a forward and backward motion.
5. Cloudy, streaky, or spotty after cleaning? See "Troubleshooting."
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How do I decalcify my steam mop?
Calcification and mineral deposits can build up and impact the performance of your steam mop over time. We recommend using distilled water and/or Shark®'s water filtration bottle to extend the life of your steam mop. Order the Shark® water filtration bottle online at sharkaccessories.com or call 1-877-581-7375.
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How do I clean the steam mop nozzle?
Calcification and mineral deposits can build up and impact the performance of your steam mop over time. To clean the nozzle, unplug mop head from unit. If recently used, make sure the unit is completely cooled before proceeding. You will need a small diameter metal wire, such as a straightened paper clip. Carefully insert the end of the wire into the nozzle orifice and move the wire back and forth several times, removing any deposits from the orifice. Plug in appliance and test steam output.
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Product Specifications

How do I turn on the Shark® Steam Pocket® Mop?
Once you have put water in the tank, plug the power cord into a 120-volt electrical outlet. The "on/standby" button will flash blue. Press the "on/standby" button until the desired steam setting is selected. Press once to select the dust steam setting, press twice to select the mop steam setting, and press the button three times to select the scrub steam setting.
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How long will it take my steam mop to heat up?
The steam mop is ready to clean in about 30 seconds.
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Can I use detergent on the cleaning area?
The steam mop is designed to provide effective, chemical free cleaning without the use of cleaners or detergents. For further information on the use of cleaning solutions with Shark® steam mops, please reference "Can I add a cleaning solution to the water tank or apply to the pads?"
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What is the best use for steam concentrator nozzle?
The steam concentrator nozzle will help loosen debris from crevices and tight areas that are tough to clean. For best results, use the "scrub steam" setting and spray steam directly onto the dirty area. Once the nozzle is cool, remove and attach the mop head to wipe the loosened debris. Alternatively, you may use cloth or paper towels to wipe the area.
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How and when should I use the carpet glider?
The carpet glider should be used with the all-purpose head to groom and freshen your carpet and area rugs by lightly applying steam to the carpet or rug fibers. To use, attach the mop head and place on the carpet glider attachment. Press the "on/standby" button three times to select the "scrub steam" setting. When your mop is ready, steam carpets with a back and forth motion.
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Pads

Why should the pads be washed prior to use?
It is important to wash the pads in order to remove any loose lint or fibers from the pad that might have occurred in packaging or in transport. Pads should be washed with liquid detergent as powder can leave a residue behind. Avoid bleach and fabric softeners as well. Dry pads on a low dryer setting or line dry.
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How long will the pads last?
Frequency of use, type of cleaning (heavy/light), and how often the pads are washed and dried all determine the life of the pads and when new pads are required. Under normal household conditions, when using the product for routine cleaning a few times per week, we recommend replacing your pads every 2-3 months.
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How do I care for the pads?
Wash the pads with liquid detergent, not powder, as powder can leave a residue behind on the pad. Avoid use of bleach and fabric softeners when washing pads. Line dry or dry on a low dryer setting. For best pad performance, we recommend replacing pads every 2-3 months. Order online at sharkaccessories.com or call Customer Care at 1-877-581-7375.
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Water Tank

Can I add a cleaning solution to the water tank?
Shark® steam mops are designed to deliver effective, chemical-free cleaning and sanitization with just ordinary tap water. Using any type of cleaning solution, perfumed oils or other chemical cleaner with your steam mop is not recommended. These products can damage your steam mop and defeat the benefits of chemical-free cleaning.

Do not use anything other than water in the unit. Shark® recommends using distilled water in your steam mop. Shark®'s water filtration bottle is also recommended to extend your mop's life and reduce the potential build-up of hard water residue in the unit which may contribute to steam performance issues.
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Product Care


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

General Information

How should I clean my unit?
1. Always sweep or vacuum floors prior to use to remove all loose dirt and debris from the floor surface.
2. Wash pads prior to first use to remove any loose lint that may have occurred in packaging or transport.
3. Select the appropriate steam setting for your cleaning needs. The "dust" setting produces light steam for a quick dusting; the "mop" setting is for normal, everyday steam cleaning; the "scrub" setting is for heavy cleaning for use with the carpet glider. It will leave your floors damp.
4. Steam your floors with a forward and backward motion.
5. Cloudy, streaky, or spotty after cleaning? See "Troubleshooting."
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How do I decalcify my steam mop?
Calcification and mineral deposits can build up and impact the performance of your steam mop over time. We recommend using distilled water and/or Shark®'s water filtration bottle to extend the life of your steam mop. Order the Shark® water filtration bottle online at sharkaccessories.com or call 1-877-581-7375.
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How do I clean the steam mop nozzle?
Calcification and mineral deposits can build up and impact the performance of your steam mop over time. To clean the nozzle, unplug mop head from unit. If recently used, make sure the unit is completely cooled before proceeding. You will need a small diameter metal wire, such as a straightened paper clip. Carefully insert the end of the wire into the nozzle orifice and move the wire back and forth several times, removing any deposits from the orifice. Plug in appliance and test steam output.
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Pads

Why should the pads be washed prior to use?
It is important to wash the pads in order to remove any loose lint or fibers from the pad that might have occurred in packaging or in transport. Pads should be washed with liquid detergent as powder can leave a residue behind. Avoid bleach and fabric softeners as well. Dry pads on a low dryer setting or line dry.
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How long will the pads last?
Frequency of use, type of cleaning (heavy/light), and how often the pads are washed and dried all determine the life of the pads and when new pads are required. Under normal household conditions, when using the product for routine cleaning a few times per week, we recommend replacing your pads every 2-3 months.
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How do I care for the pads?
Wash the pads with liquid detergent, not powder, as powder can leave a residue behind on the pad. Avoid use of bleach and fabric softeners when washing pads. Line dry or dry on a low dryer setting. For best pad performance, we recommend replacing pads every 2-3 months. Order online at sharkaccessories.com or call Customer Care at 1-877-581-7375.
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Troubleshooting


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

General Information

Troubleshooting Guide
The steam mop will not turn on.
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Reviews

John Sturtz
from Green Valley, AZ
Apr. 3, 2017

Minngofer

My previous Shark steam mop (Model S3501) came with a 2-sided pad (course fabric side and fine on the other). It did a great job of cleaning my tile floor. When it died (would no longer heat) I purchased a Model S3601, which came with a pad having the same fine fabric on both sides. I liked the 2-sided pad better, but am having trouble finding a new one to replace it.
Cheryl Brockman
from Ottawa, IL
Jul. 7, 2016

Long time Shark lover!

I absolutely love Shark products! I just purchased my third vacuum & received the Light & Easy steam mop with my purchase. WOW! What a pleasant surprise! I am amazed how clean my vinyl & tile floors were after being steamed!! And how quickly they dried! I was sold after first use!! I upgraded to the professional steamer for.the larger capacity water tank & will be giving the light & easy steamer to my dad!! You can’t go wrong with a Shark for quality & excellent customer service!
Donna
from Billings, MT
Sep. 28, 2015

Steaming problem fixed!

I have had my mop for 8 or 9 years now! I love how it does not smear the hardwood flooring yet steams the ceramic tile in the baths. I’ve replaced the mops, but one expects that. I’ve always used reverse osmosis water without any trouble until now. I did a thin wire thru the nozzles, but also shot vinegar thru a few times. Now, it steams like crazy!
Laurie La Roque
from Koloa , HI
Sep. 3, 2015

laurie’s Helping Hands!

Love this Pro shark steamer! As a professional house cleaner I am looking to buy my 4 th mop and on my 3 vacuum. The quality of clean with the ease of use is awesome. very efficient and well thought out piece of machinery. I achieve excellent results especially when I sweep and vacuum first. It’s green no chemicals no waste no buckets and dirty gross mop heads. The Pads are easy to clean. (be sure to stick velcro together before washing) The only thing that would make this product a dream would be goi...more

laurie’s Helping Hands!

Laurie La Roque
from Koloa , HI
Sep. 3, 2015
Love this Pro shark steamer! As a professional house cleaner I am looking to buy my 4 th mop and on my 3 vacuum. The quality of clean with the ease of use is awesome. very efficient and well thought out piece of machinery. I achieve excellent results especially when I sweep and vacuum first. It’s green no chemicals no waste no buckets and dirty gross mop heads. The Pads are easy to clean. (be sure to stick velcro together before washing) The only thing that would make this product a dream would be going cordless.....Thank You for making a useful efficient product that helps do a grueling job easier!
Angela Walker
from Raeford, nc
Jun. 5, 2015

Shark steam pocket

I love my shark steam cleaner My entire family use this item, the joy of not pulling a mop and bucket out theirs never fuss over whose mopping. It’s used on my hardwood floors to my porcelain tile in the kitchen/ baths and the bonus of a separate bathroom attachment I love it!
Stan
from las vegas, nv
Apr. 20, 2015

Stopped steaming fixed.

This product is great and worth the price. After a couple of years it stopped steaming. It’s not in the manuel, but I found out under the decalcification section, to stick a paper clip into bottom of the machine to clear the calcium build up. We didn’t use the distilled water, and will start using it from now on.
Andrew
from Phoenix, AZ
Apr. 12, 2015

Great Mop without a Bucket

I bought this mop for me and my mom. She wanted a mop that no longer needed a bucket and carrying water and cleaner all over the house. We bought some more cleaning cloths to so we can clean more of the house. But, this product is awesome and the steam last a long time
Tina
from Lorain, OH
Mar. 28, 2015

Great customer service

I own a shark steam mop and I love it, the handle broke while I was mopping, they replaced my mop immediately without any hassles whatsoever. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say customer service at Shark is fantastic.
Gina
from East Haven, CT
Feb. 21, 2015

LOVE IT!

Love it! With kids running around, the floor dries so quick
Diane McKenzie
from Sutter, CA
Dec. 26, 2014

Am soo happy I bought a Shark!

I have always gotten on my hands and knees to scrub my floor. Due to spinal problems, I am unable to clean as I was used to doing. Never liked typical mops, they spread the dirt around. Since buying my Shark Pro, cleaning is clean and almost pain free! I can’t believe how dirty the pads get, but that’s why I love this product! Dont hesitate, go out and buy one for yourself!
Pat Russell
from West Hollywood, CA
Nov. 29, 2014

Best money I’ve ever spent

Can’t begin to tell you how much I love this!..After using mine, my friend wanted one and so we went to Target and ended up having a SharkPro love fest with another shopper who was looking for replacement pads. Wish I was a distributor!!
Krystall Rudman
from South Paris, Maine
Oct. 22, 2014

Slightly disappointed

I bought this steam mop less than two years ago, it worked GREAT in the beginning but for the past two months it has not been putting out the steam that it used to. I tried descaling it and cleaning the nozzle, neither one worked. I contacted customer service and they suggested I buy a replacement part to try to fix the problem. This mop was too expensive to stop working efficiently in less than two years, in my opinion. I have never used anything but distilled water in it like it recommends.
Sunshine
from Malabar, Fl
Aug. 8, 2014

Best steam mop

My shark steam mop lost steam after I had it for about 6 months. The nozzle would not unclog as suggested by Shark customer service. They replaced the entire unit for 99 cents! All I had to do was send back defective main part of mop. That’s a deal! They were so helpful and I was thrilled! Thank U Shark!!
Julie
Jan. 9, 2014

I love love love it.

I love love love it. It does a great job on my floors
Naddia
Jan. 6, 2014

It works very well, super easy.

I love this product, I bought it about one month and a half ago and it works great, I was not sure before I bought it but not it has proved to be one of the best purchases I ever did. It works very well, super easy and the floor feels very clean and sanitiezed just using water. I am very happy.
Ruth
Dec. 5, 2013

I was very impressed.

I just bought this steam mop on Black Friday and used it tonight in my beauty salon. My floors get a good going over with over spray from hairspray and many clients. Cleaned it very we'll I was very impressed. Thanks for making my day easier.
Dee
Nov. 3, 2013

I only regret not buying this sooner!

I bought this especially for cleaning the hard floor in our "bird room." We have birds, and they can be quite messy. With this mop, I can not only clean up the messes, but it sanitizes without harmful chemicals, which are something you cannot use with birds. Before, my only option was to remove the birds from the room, use an antibacterial cleaner, then bring them back in the room only after the room has completely aired out. With several birds, this was very impractical. With the Shark Pro Steam Pocket Mop...more

I only regret not buying this sooner!

Dee
Nov. 3, 2013
I bought this especially for cleaning the hard floor in our "bird room." We have birds, and they can be quite messy. With this mop, I can not only clean up the messes, but it sanitizes without harmful chemicals, which are something you cannot use with birds. Before, my only option was to remove the birds from the room, use an antibacterial cleaner, then bring them back in the room only after the room has completely aired out. With several birds, this was very impractical. With the Shark Pro Steam Pocket Mop, I can leave them in their cages (not out, as I fear they might land near the mop head to investigate and be exposed to possible burns). I can clean and sanitize quickly and frequently, making our home healthier for everyone. I only regret not buying this sooner!
Debbie T
Oct. 24, 2013

I'd recommend this for any type of flooring.

I absolutely love my Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop. I use it on my ceramic tile floor as well as my hardwoods. The ability to change the amount of steam is great for the different surfaces. I bought one for Christmas for my son's house. He has hardwood floor throughout and wanted one after trying mine. I'd recommend this for any type of flooring.
Joy
Jul. 19, 2013

This is the BEST!

This is the BEST!!! I have used it several times and it really works! It's easy and light weight to handle. The price was right!!!! Love it! Looking into purchasing other products. THANKS!
Sylvia Grossbach
Jul. 11, 2013

I love this appliance and I hate to clean!

The Shark Steamer is the most amazing appliance I have ever purchased. I hate washing floors but with the steamer I do my whole house in 20 minutes and love every minute of it. I wish you can do a commercial at my house and see how happy I am. It removes dirt, grime, sticky stuff, and all so effortlessly. I love this appliance and I hate to clean!!! Works on my wooden floors, tiled floors, and even some low piled carpet. I feel like my floors are so clean and sanitized. I'm 69 years old and would love to do...more

I love this appliance and I hate to clean!

Sylvia Grossbach
Jul. 11, 2013
The Shark Steamer is the most amazing appliance I have ever purchased. I hate washing floors but with the steamer I do my whole house in 20 minutes and love every minute of it. I wish you can do a commercial at my house and see how happy I am. It removes dirt, grime, sticky stuff, and all so effortlessly. I love this appliance and I hate to clean!!! Works on my wooden floors, tiled floors, and even some low piled carpet. I feel like my floors are so clean and sanitized. I'm 69 years old and would love to do a commercial for you to show how happy I am with this product.
Erin
Jul. 2, 2013

I could not have asked for a better product.

I could not have asked for a better product than this steam mop. I clean houses for a living. Lots of homes, including my own, has tile, wood, ceramic throughout the house. It is extremely difficult and adds to my back pain. But ever since I've started using the Shark steam mop it has not only made my life easier, my job easier, but also has alleviated most of my back pain from scrubbing the floors. I only wish it came with more steam pocket pads or didn't coast so much to buy extra ones. But other than tha...more

I could not have asked for a better product.

Erin
Jul. 2, 2013
I could not have asked for a better product than this steam mop. I clean houses for a living. Lots of homes, including my own, has tile, wood, ceramic throughout the house. It is extremely difficult and adds to my back pain. But ever since I've started using the Shark steam mop it has not only made my life easier, my job easier, but also has alleviated most of my back pain from scrubbing the floors. I only wish it came with more steam pocket pads or didn't coast so much to buy extra ones. But other than that minimal complaint, I absolutely love this product and it has made a huge difference in my life. Thank you so much Shark!Sincerely, a new customer for life!
Happy Mopper Shopper
Jul. 16, 2012

Lovin' my Shark Pro Steam Pocket Mop!

Lovin' my Shark Pro Steam Pocket Mop! After reading loads of reviews, visiting stores, and talking with a friend who uses a Shark in her house-cleaning business I put out the $$ for the Shark Pro. So glad I did! We have tiled floors everywhere except the bedrooms. The 3 steam settings work great according to the level of build-up (like removing hairspray in the bathroom). I love the carpet glider! I was finally able to get a nasty spot out of a hallway runner, plus it made the whole rug look better (my husb...more

Lovin' my Shark Pro Steam Pocket Mop!

Happy Mopper Shopper
Jul. 16, 2012
Lovin' my Shark Pro Steam Pocket Mop! After reading loads of reviews, visiting stores, and talking with a friend who uses a Shark in her house-cleaning business I put out the $$ for the Shark Pro. So glad I did! We have tiled floors everywhere except the bedrooms. The 3 steam settings work great according to the level of build-up (like removing hairspray in the bathroom). I love the carpet glider! I was finally able to get a nasty spot out of a hallway runner, plus it made the whole rug look better (my husband noticed on his own). Another selling factor for me was my friend's positive experience with customer service. Thanks, Shark.
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