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SteamFast SF-510 Fabric Steamer

Est. $60
Reviewed
November 2013
by ConsumerSearch

Pros
  • Heats quickly
  • Produces 50 minutes of steam
  • Includes fabric brush
Cons
  • Short hose
  • May leak
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Bottom line

Consumer reviewers say Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer works great at getting wrinkles out of clothes, curtains, tablecloths and a variety of fabrics. They say it sets up easily, heats quickly and produces plenty of steam to take out wrinkles. The SF-510 is quicker than ironing and gentler on fabrics, reviewers say. But some wish the hose was longer to reach the tops of drapes. Others say they have problems with the unit leaking.

Features

Good for heavy garments. The Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer features an adjustable pole that holds a collapsible hanger on which even heavy garments like suits or coats can be hung. It has large wheels for portability. Users say the insulated hose stays cool during operation and they like the lighted on/off switch. The removable tank holds 46 ounces of water. The unit's cord management system doubles as on-board storage for small accessories. A fabric brush is included with the SF-510. It does not have an automatic shut-off.

Ease of use

Breeze to set up. Consumer reviewers say the Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer is a breeze to set up and works just the way it is supposed to -- removing wrinkles not only from garments, but also household items like drapes and curtains. They say the 11-pound unit does not take up a lot of space but can be a little wobbly when moved from room to room. The manufacturer recommends using distilled or de-mineralized water because many municipal water supplies have high mineral content, which leads to build-up in the unit. The tank is removable, which makes it easy to empty and fill, and it does not have to cool down before filling.

Performance

Reasonable price. The 1,500-watt Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer is a good product at a reasonable price, consumer reviewers say. It heats up in less than a minute and produces a steady, 50 minutes of steam. Many owners say they prefer the SF-510 to an iron, saying it's quicker than ironing and gentler on fabrics. A number of users say they have been able to reduce their dry cleaning costs by using the steamer to refresh clean, heavy items such as winter coats. There are a few complaints that the garment steamer's hose is too short to reach the tops of some drapes, and some reviewers have problems with the unit leaking. It comes with a one-year warranty.

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Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer

 
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Our Sources

1. About.com

Mary Marlowe Leverette, the About.com guide to laundry, includes the Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer in her roundup of five top home clothing steamers. She notes that the Steamfast provides 50 minutes of continuous steam, has a 46-ounce removable water tank, heats up in 45 seconds and has a one-year warranty.

Review: 5 Top Clothes Steamers - Home Clothes Steamers, Mary Marlowe Leverette, Not dated

2. Amazon.com

Amazon.com contributors give the Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on more than 190 reviews. Owners praise the clothes steamer's ability to remove wrinkles from a variety of fabrics, including wedding dresses and satin tablecloths. Many prefer it over an iron.

Review: Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013

3. Walmart.com

Walmart.com consumer reviewers give the Steamfast SF-510 Fabric Steamer a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on about a half dozen reviews. They say it performs well and is an excellent investment for a busy home. However, some reviewers had problems with the water reservoir leaking.

Review: Steamfast Everyday Fabric Steamer, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of November 2013

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