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Shark Sonic Duo ~ Compare ZZ500 vs ZZ550

You maybe confused about the Shark Sonic Duo Series Model Numbers.
You may be confused further particularly about the features when comparing the Shark zz500 model vs. the kd450 model….

All models within the Shark Sonic Duo Series deep cleans & rejuvenates all your wood, stone, tile and laminate floors faster and easier to have all your floors looking cleaner and brighter then ever.

The ZZ Series is Just One Line Within the Shark Sonic Duo Series. There are distinguishing features within the Shark Sonic Duo Series:

Shark Sonic Duo Series ~ Models in Shark Sonic Duo Line-Up:

Shark Sonic Duo Performance #1:

  • The Hard Floor Cleaning System ~ Sonic Duo
    Models: All

Anyone that has hardwood floors worries about leaving too much water, or harsh chemicals that could ruin the hardwood. Shark Sonic Duo has taken away all those worries forever– you will become Worry Free–

The sonic action and specially formulated gentle cleaning solution gets rid of the dirt, leaving a brilliant-looking finish…with NO streaks and NO dulling residue

The Shark Sonic Duo will get all your hard-floor surfaces clean, quickly and easily. With the Shark Sonic Duo, you’ll clean in half the time with less effort vs a mop and bucket. Floors will look new again! A lot of cleaners on the market today are the squeeze type mops, which puts way too much water on your hardwood floors.

With the Shark Sonic Duo low moisture technique, the evaporation measures are incredible. When completed, the floors will look twice as clean. Shark Sonic Due is the best cleaner on the market for hardwood floors.

Shark Sonic Duo Performance #2:

  • Carpets and Area Rugs:
    Model: ZZ550, KD450WM, KD451T, SP1000 ~

Sonic Duo Area rugs can add so much color and personality to a room, but they’re impossible to keep truly clean with vacuuming alone.

The truth is area rugs accumulate step on dirt from pets, spills, food, shoes and the everyday wear of living. They become dingy, they loose their vibrant natural color and they trap odors.

The Shark Sonic Duo solves all of these problems.

The low-moisture carpet cleaner is non-toxic and safe around kids and pets and it doesn’t leave behind sticky residue that could attract more dirt later. Watch how the Shark Sonic Duo brings back the color of your area rugs as if they were brand new once again.

What’s In The Box?

Compare Shark Sonic Duo ~ Models ZZ500 vs. ZZ550

Shark Sonic Duo Model:
Average Retail Price $190.00 $189.00
Surface Types All Sealed Floors (No Carpets) Carpets, Rugs,
Sealed Floors
Color Red & Gray Black & Gray
Swivel Steering Yes Yes
Airglide Maneuverability Yes Yes
Ergonomic Soft Touch Handle Yes Yes
Electronic Spray Button Yes Yes
Washable Pads Yes Yes
2 Scrub Settings Yes
Bumper Yes Yes
Headlights Yes
Storage Tray Yes Yes
Scrubduster Scrubbing Pad 1 1
Scrubduster Dusting Pad 1 1
Scrubduster Tool Yes Yes
Wood & Hard Floor Cleaner 8 oz 8 oz
Wood & Hard Floor Polish 16 oz 16 oz
Activating Pretreater – Carpet Stain/Odor Remover 10 oz
Concentrated Low Moisture- No Rinse – Carpet Cleaner 8 oz
Carpet Scrub‘n Stain Pad 1
Carpet/Rug Cleaning Pad 1
Wood & Hard Floor Polishing Pad 1 1
Wood & Hard Floor Cleaning Pad 2 2
Refillable Bottles 1 2
Cord Length 25 ft 25 ft
Dimensions 12.4 x 12.6 x 29.5 12.4 x 12.6 x 32.3
Weight: 9 lbs 9 lbs
Shipping Weight 17 lbs 18.2 lbs
Warranty 2 years 2 years

Shark Sonic Duo’s Special Features:

  • Activating Pretreater – Carpet Stain & Odor Remover(10 oz.): This pre-treater is designed to release stubborn stains from your carpets and area rugs.Sonic Duo
  • Air-glide Maneuverability: The Air-glide Maneuverability allows you to easily steer the Shark Sonic Duo across your floors
  • Bumper: Bumper protects furniture & walls
  • Carpet/Rug Cleaning Pad: A washable pad for rejuvenation & brightening that leaves your carpets & area rugs cleaner, fresher, & more beautiful.
  • Carpet Scrub ‘n Stain Pad: A washable pad that attacks discolorations & stains~quickly & easily.
  • Dual Scrubbing Action: 1,000 Scrubs per minute. Sonic Scrubbing Technology removes stuck on dirt quickly & easily
  • Concentrated Wood and Hard Floor Cleaner: Sonic Duo7:1 hard floor cleaner concentrate makes 7 bottles of ready-to-use diluted solution. Non-Streak formula never leaves behind a dulling residue
  • Concentrated Low Moisture- No Rinse – Carpet Cleaner (8 oz.): This solution is designed to dry out the stuck on dirt in your carpets so that you can easily vacuum it away later.
  • Ergonomic Soft Touch Handle: Comfortable handle makes cleaning easier & more relaxed
  • Electronic Spray Button: Electronic spray is easy to use and control
  • Refillable Bottles: The refillable bottles come with your unit. Use one to dilute the Hard Floor Cleaner & one to dilute the Carpet Cleaner in.
  • Scrubduster Dusting Pad: This dusting pad is specially designed to dust around & reach inside the narrowest crevices in your home for a true total clean.Sonic Duo
  • Scrubduster Tool: This extendable cleaning tool is TOUGH enough to remove the most challenging stains and dried on dirt, & GENTLE enough to dust around and reach inside the narrowest crevices with the change of a pad.
  • Scrubduster Scrubbing Pad: This pad is specially designed to scrub away your toughest dried on stains and messes.
  • Storage Tray: This tray is designed to store the Sonic Duo™ unit between uses. Store on the tray with or without removing the pad.
  • Washable Pads: Pads are reusable and will last up to 20 washes
  • Wood and Hard Floor Cleaner (8oz.): This solution is a unique non-toxic, biodegradable and GENTLE formula that is safe to be used around your family and pets. But, it’s also TOUGH on dirt and grime getting your floors a true total clean.
  • Wood and Hard Floor Cleaning Pad: This washable pad is specially engineered to scrub away your toughest messes and then lift and lock them away in the absorbent micro-fiber pad.
  • Wood and Hard Floor Polish (16 oz.): Ready-to-use unique solution that is non-toxic and a biodegradable formula that fills in micro scratches and rescues older floors, leaves behind a high gloss shine.
  • Wood and Hard Floor Polishing Pad: This washable pad is specially engineered to polish your floors leaving a smooth and even finish. The pad is not absorbent so it will leave all the polish where it should be – on your floors.

Shark’s Concentrated Carpet Cleaner & PreTreater Combo
Average Retail Price: $20-$25

Sonic DuoThe Low Moisture-No Rinse-Carpet Cleaner concentrate PLUS the Activating Pretreater Carpet Stain & Odor Remover is perfect for targeting hard to remove spots & stains. The Pretreater will not only effectively remove most household stains, but it will also help eliminate the source of the odors for fresher cleaner carpets!

Shark’s Concentrated Carpet Cleaner
Average Retail Price: $16

Sonic DuoThe Low Moisture-No Rinse-Carpet Cleaner concentrate removes surface dirt on the carpet and also features Sonic Trap and Remove Technology that penetrates deep into carpet fibers to dehydrate stuck-on dirt and grime so that it can be easily vacuumed away. This solution effectively tackles pet stains and odors.
**(Concentrate makes 7 bottles of solution)

Shark’s Concentrated Wood & Hard Floor Cleaner
Average Retail Price: $16
Sonic Duo
The Sonic Duo Cleaning System cleans hard floors in ½ the time with less effort. This solution is a non-streak concentrate that leaves floors looking and feeling great. (Concentrate makes 7 bottles of solution)
7:1 hard floor cleaner concentrate ~ Never leaves behind a dulling residue

Shark’s Concentrated Hard Floor- High Gloss Polish
Average Retail Price: $20
Sonic Duo
The specially formulated polish delivers a smooth, even, streak-free shine with every use. Together with the Sonic Duo unit, your floors will be rejuvenated and restored to looking like new.

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5 Responses to “Shark Sonic Duo ~ Compare ZZ500 vs ZZ550”

  1. Adria O. says:

    April 23, 2014
    Be patient,

    This review is from: Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner, ZZ550
    I like this product overall. If you have really dirty carpet you will have to clean every week until you get it cleaned the way you like it. I spent 30 min almost in one spot (high traffic). Later on in the day I did about another 20 min in the same spot. I used all the clear for the carpet that came with the kit the first day.
    it covers a small area at a time so you can’t rush. When I finished I could tell my floor was much cleaner. This is perfect if you want to maintain new carpet.

  2. John B. Mckibbon says:

    April 18, 2014
    Does a great job cleaning hardwood,

    This review is from: Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner, ZZ550
    I have been using the Shark Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner for about two weeks now. So far I have only used it to clean hardwood floors but it does a great job. It really takes the hard work out of the equation. The included cleaner works well and the included polish helped restore some shine to our floors. Assuming this unit holds up fro several years I will be 100% satisfied.

  3. horner hunster says:

    April 1, 2014
    Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner, ZZ550,

    This review is from: Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner, ZZ550
    This thing really does a good job on what they say what it is made to do.
    Great for the heavy traffic flow carpeted areas that need to be clean on a more regular bases.

  4. J. Barnes says:

    March 17, 2014
    Hardwoods + Toddler = ALOT of cleaning. This is a gift from the Gods,

    This review is from: Shark Sonic Duo Hard Floor Cleaner (ZZ500)
    Seriously, my wife wanted all hardwood floors in our home. Upstairs and downstairs AND in the kitchen. Then baby came. As if it was not hard enough. We have someone who cleans three times a week and between the cleaning person and myself the floors stay clean. This literally takes 85% of the work out of the job

    One minor issue is the hardwood pad that come with it and they also sell. They are great if you have dried caked on gunk because it has a little scrubbing strip built in. But they are not as good as the microfiber pads you can buy. Prior to this we were using Bona cleaner and mop thingies. I took all of the old Bona pads and cut them in half. You need to be sure you put them on correctly as there are two moving scrubbers and you don’t want the scratchy Velcro thing hitting your floor. So if you don’t have them already get some of the Bona Pads. You won’t be disappointed.

  5. cherispears says:

    It’s hard to find educated people about this subject, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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