That is once a week! And sometimes, I mop TWICE a week!
When I saw this baby in a Black Friday ad for $39, I knew that Christmas would not come unless the lavender beauty was under our tree. My husband had to get the thing or fail abysmally. The poor guy though had no personal experience with Black Friday, so I suggested he simply get up at midnight and trudge over to the computer and order my Shark. (Yes, it was already "my" Shark.)
My husband got up at 6am. Yes, six in the morning. Yes, when Black Friday shoppers are GOING HOME to SLEEP after a long night of eating customers and picking their teeth clean using store shelving.
"It's sold out, honey," he said as he crawled back into bed.
"What time is it?" I mumbled.
My eyes popped open. "Six? SIX??" and then I laughed a maniacal laugh.
"I didn't know..." he offered.
I hopped onto the computer and sure enough my Shark was missing. After a couple hours of panic and disbelief, the website was replenished with a tankful of new Sharks, and I placed an order myself. All was again well in the world.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever, I bought my own dang Christmas gift. I feigned all sorts of surprise when the package arrived at the door, when my husband was in another room wrapping the mystery box, and when I finally opened my gift.
Now... why I (heart) my Shark.
- After three uses, all the grease and dirt build-up around my kitchen appliances was gone.
- The floor is cleaned with steam, so it dries quicker than when mopping with a bucket of water.
- No chemicals! Disinfecting occurs with steam.
- Speaking of water, it only uses 1 cup of water.
- Quick to use. I only wait 20-30 seconds for the water in the tank to heat up, and off I go.
- Slim. Takes up no room in my coat closet.
- Easy to port. No carrying buckets of water, so I actually mop the laundry room, all the bathrooms, and the front door entrance, which was previously unheard of.
CONs, though pretty much inconsequential to me:
- A longer cord would be cool; in the kitchen, I have to change the plug location once. (waah.)
- Must use distilled water; not a con for me since I have reverse osmosis at the kitchen sink, but this could be a "con" to someone else.
- The Shark has more drag than a regular mop, but for me, it's easier than scrubbing the floor by hand, which is what I used to do.
- Uses electricity. But the trade-off is that I use lots less water and definitely less time.
- The kids think the Shark is cool so they want to "help".
I had been waiting to write this post until I had a couple months with my shark and see if I still loved it. I DO!
Excuse me now, I have a hot, steamy date in the kitchen.