Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner, ZZ550 Model is floor scrubbing machine, suitable for cleaning various floor surfaces, depending on the used pads and cleaning solution.
Shark Sonic Duo ZZ5500 cleaner comes with many features which can appeal to people living in houses and apartments with children and pets, often requiring deep cleaning of carpets, hardwood floors, tiles and many other surfaces.
To clarify few things first:
– ZZ550 is NOT a steam cleaner, so there is no danger to damage wooden and other sensitive floors with the heat. Also, since it doesn’t use hot steam, it does NOT sanitize the floors like steam cleaners and steam mops do.
– ZZ550 is not a vacuum cleaner. If the floors are extra dirty, vacuum them first. Pads will stay clean longer and cleaning will be generally faster. Also, when cleaning thick carpets with the cleaning solution, it is recommended to vacuum the carpet again – as the carpet solution penetrates deep into the carpet, it attaches to the stubborn dirt deep down in carpet. As the solution dries, it unlocks the dirt from the fibers, so it is easily vacuumed away later. Carpets are left cleaner and fresher. This type of action is also found in Dry Carpet Cleaners.
It sounds like plenty of work, but carpet will look almost brand new 🙂 Of course, such amount of work is required only if the carpets are really dirty, or occasionally, every few weeks/months.
– ZZ550 unit comes with: 1 Carpet/Rug Cleaning Pad, 1 Carpet Scrub ‘n Stain Pad, 2 Hard Floor Cleaning Pads, 1 Polishing Pad, 12oz Carpet Cleaner, 10oz Activating Pretreater, 12oz Wood and Hard, Floor Cleaner, 16oz Wood and Hard Floor Polish – enough cleaning pads and cleaning solutions to clean various types of surfaces for quite some time. Of course, when required, all cleaning solutions and pads can be ordered separately.
Shark Sonic Duo ZZ550 Cleaner Features
– ZZ550 has two scrub modes suitable for hard floors and carpets. During operation unit scrubs the floor with 1000 scrubs per minute.
– to clean floors thoroughly, 7 to 1 concentrated and non-toxic cleaning solutions are used. They are gentle enough for sensitive floors and carpets, but to be sure, check the instructions. Cleaning solutions are safe for family and pets and generally, ZZ550 doesn’t leave floor wet. However, it is perhaps good practice to let the floor dry thoroughly for few minutes.
– there are several cleaning solutions: Hard Floor Solution, Carpet Solution, Spot Remover and Polish Solution. After cleaning, there is no need to rinse the cleaned surfaces.
– microfiber cleaning pads are washable and can be replaced easily. They are specialized for hard floors and carpets/rugs cleaning.
– unit is easy to maneuver around thanks to so-called ‘AirGlide Maneuverability’ technology, and swivel steering.
– unit has head lights for easier cleaning in hard to see areas, like under furniture, in low-light conditions and similar. Also, head lights help notice freshly cleaned surface from dirty one.
Unit is corded, with 22 ft (6.7 m) power cord – cord could be longer, but it is long enough for most of the situations. Note that ZZ550 doesn’t have automatic cord rewind system.
As cleaner, Shark Sonic Duo ZZ550 is not the lightest unit around. It weighs 18 lbs (~8.15 kg) and is heavier of many carpet vacuum cleaners, or steam vacuums and mops, but when compared with similar home and especially commercial unit, it’s weight is acceptable.
Product dimensions are 12.6×9.4×29.3 inches (~32x24x74.5 cm) and it comes with 2 years warranty.
Shark Sonic Duo ZZ550 vs ZZ500 Cleaners
ZZ550 and ZZ500 are two very similar units – ZZ550 is ‘Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner’, while ZZ500 is ‘Hard Floor Cleaner’. Main differences are given in the following table.
|Wood and Hard Floor Cleaner||Yes||Yes|
|Wood and Hard Floor Polish||Yes||Yes|
Dual Scrubbing Action
|Two Scrub Settings||Yes||No|
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ZZ550 is more versatile unit and it costs more, but not much. On the other hand, if you don’t have the need to clean your carpets with cleaner like this, go for ZZ500 model.