The Shark Steam Challenge

The people at JML sent me a Shark Lift-Away steam mop and challenged me to use it for as many things as I can. Now if you know me personally you will know I don’t particularly like housework so I am always after something that will make my life easier.


The Shark Lift-Away steam mop features:

  • A floor steam mop and a handheld steamer in one
  • Hand-held steamer detaches in just moments
  • Double-sided steam pockets – clean twice the floor area
  • 10 hand-held steamer attachments to help you clean almost anywhere
  • 3 unique steam settings – mop, scrub or dust
  • Amazing sanitising powers – kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria
  • Floors and surfaces dry in just seconds
  • Ready to steam within 30 seconds
  • Machine washable microfibre pockets

It comes with:

  • 1 x Standard Head
  • 1 x Filler Jug
  • 2 x All-purpose Standard Pockets
  • 1 x Extension Hose
  • 1 x Concentrator Nozzle
  • 1 x Flat Scrubber Head
  • 1 x Flat Scrubber Microfibre Bonnet
  • 1 x Nozzle Cleaning Tool
  • 1 x Garment Steamer
  • 1 x Detail Scrubbing Brush
  • 1 x Squeegee Tool
  • 1 x Carpet Glider
  • Bag
  • 2-year free guarantee included
  • 7m cable

The first challenge was to put it together, which was actually really easy and took under 5 mins.

I decided to give my very grimy kitchen a clean first, including Little Miss’s highchair.

It’s really easy to use just fill with water, select the setting you want and within 30 seconds it’s ready to go. You press to buttons and the hand-held steamer detaches and is ready to go.

I used the detail scrubbing brush for the high chair, the hob and around the sink and the flat scrubber with the microfibre bonnet for the sides and inside the sink.

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Cooker Top



I then popped it back in the handle and steamed the floor.

It took my under 20 minutes to do the whole kitchen and it looked fantastic afterwards! So easy to do and no smelly chemicals.

My next room was the bathroom and I got to use the squeegee tool!


I used it on the bathroom mirror and the tiles around the bath which were covered in my red hair dye. They cleaned quickly and looked great afterwards. I use the detail scrubbing brush for around the taps and the toilet and they came up super clean. I then gave the floor a good clean and it sparkled.

I have also use the steam cleaner on my sofa which has terrible water and tea stains on it. I gently used the microfibre bonnet on the patches. I had to do it twice as I was worried that the red colour would come out of my sofa but it came up really well.

I have cleaned all the windows in the house and it is used regularly on the floors downstairs.

I still have a pushchair and BBQ to clean with it I will show you the results when they are done.

I really like this steam cleaner. I do have another one but it’s quite bulking and just sits in my cupboard. The Shark Lift-Away sits permanently in my kitchen and has become part of my cleaning routine.

It comes with this great bag to keep all the attachments in which I keep hung-up in the utility room so it’s always to hand. It’s really light and I love, love, love the way the mop head flips over. I use the scrubbing side in the kitchen and then flip and use the polishing side in the living room so there is no need for a new pocket.

The mop head also swivels so you can get it to all the corners and it doesn’t get caught on my kitchen lino.

The Shark Lift-Away is normally £149.99 but is currently £99 (correct at time of publishing) so if you want a really good steam mop that you can use around the house go and get yourself a bargain!


2 thoughts on “The Shark Steam Challenge

  1. Joanne Mallon (@joannemallon)

    Really interesting to read your review! I have one of these too, I bought it from Lakeland on the recommendation of my mother. I am not really a housework fan but this is so easy to use, I’ve even been steaming things when there’s nobody coming round to admire the results.


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