But I really do want to have a cleaner home, it just seems that I need easier ways to accomplish that.
So, instead of letting the dishes pile up, I'll make the effort to put them into the dishwasher right after each meal (as well as, ahem, teaching my daughters to do it for me).
And instead of not wanting to pull out a grimy mop and bucket to wash the floor and then an entire separate massive, bulky machine to clean the carpet, I'll turn to the people who are known for engineering innovative cleaning solutions and the newest addition to their family: the Shark Sonic Duo Cleaning System.
Designed to work on carpet and area rugs as well as all sealed hard floor types — we're talking hardwood, tile, vinyl and stone — the Sonic Duo really can go just about anywhere. On your softer floors, this machine not only lifts the visible dirt on the surface, but also cleans the stuck-on dirt that is down in the fibers.
At the same time, moving onto your hard surfaces, it then breaks down even the toughest messes and removes the dirt and stains while still being gentle. Shark claims that it is due to the Sonic Cleaning Technology that the Duo can scrub your floors and carpets 1,000 times per minute, but I'm not convinced it isn't some sort of magic. C'mon! That's over 16 powerful scrubs every second!
After having an amazing introduction to the Sonic Duo while in Chicago for BlogHer (when else would I have the chance to clean hardwood and carpet while on the roof of a beautiful hotel?)...
|Great job cleaning, Leanne!|
Let's see if your magic can defeat the sticky, crusty, gross messes that my kids dish out, Shark!
Right out of the box and already Shark was making my life easier — it literally took snapping the top of the handle into place and the Sonic Duo was completely put together and ready to go!
Putting this innovative machine to work was just as easy. As it weighs only 5 pounds (without solution), I had no problem lifting and carrying it to where I knew needed cleaning first and foremost: my dining room floor.
Once there, it was also fast and simple to get started, as Shark thoughtfully color-coded the bottles and pads so that there is no question which one to use on which surface. For hardwood, use the green; for carpet and rugs, use the purple.
Preparing the solution and adhering the pads are nearly foolproof, as the bottles are labeled with precisely the amount of water (and solution) for filling, and the pads clearly point out which direction is forward right on them.
Just fill the bottle, click it into place and stick the Sonic Duo right down on top of the pad. Then it's time to flip the switch (there are "I Low" and a "II High" options) and get your floors and carpets truly clean. And if you've never thought that cleaning could be fun, then you haven't tried this machine yet!
While I hadn't heard the term Airglide Maneuverability before, it's one that I won't soon be forgetting now that I've experienced it with the Sonic Duo.
It truly does just glide over the floors and requires almost zero effort on your part. Just stand there and let it practically float across the ground... all the while it is scrubbing and scrubbing it!
As seen in the video and photos above, both of my children have no problem controlling the Duo and often jump at the chance to get to wash the floor with it. I love knowing that it is not only simple enough for them to handle (just turn it on, press the electronic spray button now and again, and scrub!) but that Shark included safety features to protect them as well as my home.
The headlights give a clearer view of what is on the floor, the bumper allows for getting right up to the baseboards but not worrying about denting them, and the Duo even stops automatically if the handle is tilted too far horizontally. Although I would hope that my kids wouldn't just put this down and walk away, at least if they do it won't scrub the finish off of one spot on my hardwood!
From hard surfaces to throw rugs to carpet, I've used the Shark Sonic Duo all around our house and have only been impressed with the results.
As well as the difference that this makes in brightening the carpet and removing all of the spots, sticky substances, and icky mess off of my hardwood without me having to even think about getting down on my hands and knees...
...the proof is also seen right there on the pads afterward.
Ewwwwwww. Good thing these are washable!
The Shark Sonic Duo has ended up being one of the easiest and most versatile floor cleaning tools I've ever used. It is a breeze to handle; the 180° swivel lets you reach anywhere and everywhere; the no-rinse solutions don't have a bothersome scent; hard floors are left clean, streak-free and dry extremely quickly; carpets are brighter and cleaner; and the entire thing is safe for use around children and pets.
Whether you reach for this weekly to do one whole-house cleaning or you grab it daily to clean up a spill (as it dries so quickly and cleanly, you can't at all tell if one section was done and another wasn't), the results prove that this is one cleaning tool that can tackle the job!
The Sonic Duo Cleaning System retails for around $200 and can be purchased directly from Shark, at retailers such as Target or Walmart, or on Amazon.com.
To find out more about how this incredible cleaning system can eliminate the need for you to ever reach for a mop, sponge and bucket again (as well as to see more of the great products that Shark has to offer), visit SharkClean.com and connect with them on Facebook.
Other than the Sonic Duo that I was provided by Shark in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This post is solely my honest opinion about this product.