Steam Mop Comparisons

Shark Lift Away Pro vs Hoover Floormate SteamScrub 2-in-1: Which One to Get?

Shark Lift Away Pro vs Hoover Floormate SteamScrub

In a “Shark Lift Away Pro vs Hoover Floormate SteamScrub 2-in-1” video sponsored by Hoover, the Shark S3973D tails behind the Hoover WH20440PC in several factors. Almost instantly, it makes you want to go ahead and purchase the Hoover.

But should you? Not until you finished reading this consumer report. See, the video is made by Hoover, but only previous buyers can really tell you whether or not it’s worth the money.

Similarities of the Lift Away and SteamScrub

Let’s start with some similarities.

1. Both of them have a detachable steaming unit. Yup, the Shark Lift Away and the Hoover SteamScrub can both be a steam mop, or a handheld unit that can be used to clean above-floor surfaces such as your kitchen countertops and bathroom walls.

2. Electric. Both of these brands require electricity to function. The good news is that there is no need to pump the handle to release steam. That said, expect to get continuous steam.

Comparison Chart: Shark Lift Away Pro vs Hoover Floormate SteamScrub

Here’s a comparison table that details the differences in features of the Shark Lift Away and the Hoover SteamScrub.

Shark S3973D Hoover WH20440PC
Unique Features Steam blaster, touch-free technology, dual-sided grip pads Trigger-controlled steam, use of detergent allowed, water level indicator, twin tank technology
Color Silver and white Blue and grey
Weight 13.9 pounds 6.8 pounds
Product dimensions 12 x 12 x 51.2 inches 8.2 x 11 x 45.2 inches
Cord length 18 ft. 26 ft.
Attachments included 3-ft. hose with pocket cleaning tool, triangle scrubber head with pad, garment steamer angled crevice tool, upholstery cloth, tile and grout scrub brush, steam and scrape tool, XL plastic scrub brush, XS plastic scrub brush, steel wire brush, carpet glider, hard suface squeegee, tool storage bag
Mop Head Rectangular and Triangular Triangular
Water tank capacity 500 ml 8.7 Ounces
Steam settings 3 min-max

VIDEO: Shark Lift Away Pro vs Hoover Floormate Steamscrub 2-in-1

Here’s a comparison video made by Hoover.

Our Recommendation, Which One to Get?

At first glance, you can see that the Hoover Floormate Steamscrub has the upper hand – that is, if we’re focusing just on the features. After all, it has more attachments than the Shark Lift Away S3973D, and it has more features to offer.

But as previously mentioned, it’s the end consumers who get to decide whether or not the Hoover Steamscrub wins over the Shark.

So…what’s the verdict?

We went through the comments and feedback posted on a popular online retailer, and based on these consumer reviews, we’re recommending the Shark Lift Away over the Hoover Steamscrub.


The Hoover Steamscrub seems to have durability issues, as reported by several consumers (e.g., a part breaks after third use, the base snaps). Also, some consumers who had the old version of the Hoover said that the Hoover WH20440PC has a smaller water tank and “doesn’t clean as well.”