How to Add Liquid Shark Steam Cleaner

How to Add Liquid to Your Shark Steam Cleaner

Keeping your Shark steam cleaner properly maintained is essential to ensure it operates at peak performance. One important aspect of maintenance is adding the right liquid to your steam cleaner. Whether it’s water, vinegar, or a specialized cleaning solution, the process of adding liquid to your Shark steam cleaner is simple and straightforward.

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Supplies

Before you begin, gather all the necessary supplies. You will need your Shark steam cleaner, the liquid of your choice (water, vinegar, or a cleaning solution), a measuring cup if needed, and a clean, dry cloth for any potential spills.

Step 2: Prepare the Liquid

If you are using water or a cleaning solution, simply pour the desired amount into the designated reservoir of the steam cleaner. If you are using vinegar, dilute it with an equal amount of water before pouring it into the reservoir. Always consult your Shark steam cleaner’s manual for specific instructions regarding the type and amount of liquid to use.

Step 3: Secure the Reservoir

After adding the liquid, securely fasten the reservoir back onto the steam cleaner. Make sure it is tightly sealed to prevent any leaks during operation.

Step 4: Power On the Steam Cleaner

Once the reservoir is secured, power on your Shark steam cleaner and allow it to heat up. Different models have varying heat-up times, so refer to your manual for specific instructions.

Step 5: Start Cleaning

Once the steam cleaner has reached the appropriate temperature, you are ready to start cleaning. Move the steam cleaner over the surface you wish to clean, using the appropriate attachments if necessary. The added liquid will be heated and converted into steam, effectively sanitizing and refreshing the area.

Step 6: Empty and Clean the Reservoir

After completing your cleaning tasks, turn off the steam cleaner and unplug it from the power source. Allow the unit to cool down before removing the reservoir. Empty any remaining liquid and rinse the reservoir with clean water to remove any residue. Let it air dry before storing it.

Additional Tips for Maintaining Your Shark Steam Cleaner

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your Shark steam cleaner continues to perform optimally. Here are some additional tips to keep in mind:

  • Regularly descale your steam cleaner to prevent mineral buildup. Use a vinegar solution or a descaling product recommended by Shark.
  • Check and replace any worn out or damaged parts, such as cleaning pads or attachments, to maintain the effectiveness of the steam cleaner.
  • Store your steam cleaner in a dry and cool place to prevent any potential damage from humidity or extreme temperatures.


Adding liquid to your Shark steam cleaner is a simple process that plays a crucial role in maintaining the appliance’s functionality. By following the steps outlined above and adhering to regular maintenance practices, you can ensure that your steam cleaner continues to deliver exceptional cleaning results for years to come.