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Does Shark Vac Then Steam Really Work?

The Shark Vac Then Steam is a hard surface steam and vacuum cleaner that consolidates the Shark Steam Mop and the vacuuming capabilities of the Shark Vacuum Cleaner into a single product for sealed floors. It cannot be used on carpets. The manufacturers claim it is an excellent combination of a steam mop and a vacuum cleaner into a single equipment. The Shark Vac Then Steam uses no chemicals – only water. It is said to sanitize and kill more than 99% of viruses and germs. Shark Vac Then Steam claims that it can pick up even pieces of hair. There are no bags and filters to buy or change. Shark Vac Then Steam has interchangeable and washable micropads and comes with a two year warranty.

Shark Vac Then Steam Reviews

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I was looking forward to using my Vac Then Steam to clean the tile floors especially around my bird cages. I found the vacuum does not pick up very well – even sunflower seed shells and small dog kibble just get pushed around. It is also VERY LOUD. I hate to use it. As for the steam, I was hoping it would save me bending over to wipe up bird poo. It doesn’t. Requires a lot of scrubbing over and over. It’s easier to just spray with Windex and wipe.

Wendy Jones
February 28th, 2013
Lake Worth, FL.
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No - Yes & No
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The vacuum picks up the cat hair, but does not get under the stove, fridge or under counters. It does not pick up the dry cat food, it just pushes it around. When I got done steaming the floor, the mop was almost still dry and I couldn’t believe my floors were still that clean. So I put water on the floor and mopped it again and voila, dirt on the mop.

July 15th, 2012
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No - Disappointed
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The area that actually vacuums is quite small, only the center 2-3 inches, making it time consuming from a vacuum only standpoint. Regrettably it also does not steam clean as well as a steamer I had so I feel it is money wasted because saving time and good cleaning were the only reason to spend this much money. It is NOT a good value and I will not ever know how good the product service would be because I do not like to use it.

July 9th, 2011
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Yes - Amazing!!!
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This product is awesome!!! It has simplified our lives and we have cleaner floors too! My husband loves to use it every day and it works wonders. We have 5 small children so keeping the floors clean is something that we must do. This product is easy to use, vacuums great and steams our floors clean every time. It is so much cheaper than purchasing cleaning solutions. We love it!!!

March 11th, 2011
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No - If I had to purchase it again, I'd save myself the $150!
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This is an awful product!
I bought mine about 6 months ago and wouldn’t waste the money again!

Vacuuming: It does a good job of vacuuming, as long as you don’t have to vacuum up against a wall, into a corner and that awkward area under the cabinet overhang. After I vacuum the kitchen, I have to take the broom or my Dyson and vacuum that area under the cabinets because the Shark can’t reach. I’ve found that if you can run over the dirt using the very center of the Vac Then Steam, it’ll pick up the dirt.

Cleaning: It doesn’t clean. After steaming my hardwood floors upstairs, there are still smears and prints. If I spray the floor with a chemical cleaner and then use the Vac Then Steam, the floors look great, but then that defeats the purpose of using the chemical-free steam cleaner. After mopping/steaming my downstairs tile floors, I took a damp rag and wiped an area of the floor. The rag with dark gray with filth and dirt that the Vac Then Steam did NOT remove. (It should be noted that I had noticed this previously, so I tested my theory but putting on a brand new mop pad and had only mopped 1 – 16″x16″ tile with the mop pad when I used the rag to wipe the tile). Current issue: The unit produces steam for 50-50 seconds, then stops for 10 seconds. While 10 seconds may not seem like a lot of time, it really does SUCK when you’re standing there with the mop, waiting for the production of steam so you can finish.

Sanitizing: Unless we have people using this product that know how to run scientific cultures, I would like people to stop claiming that it sanitizes the floors! Sanitizing an item, just means that you’re reducing the amount of germs on the surface. Using a rag with plain water to wipe the floor also sanitizes, as it reduces the amount of germs. It seems that the Shark manufacturers are hoping people will confuse sanitizing with sterilizing, and it seems to be working. If you’re talking about sterilization, this product doesn’t even come close!

December 13th, 2010
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