Steamfast SF510 Review
In this Steamfast SF510 Review we tested a lightweight, full-size clothing steamer which offers excellent value for the money. This steamer is easy to assemble and store, delivers high velocity steam for 50 consecutive minutes and it can be classified in a separate category as a multi-functional, utility steamer. Not only does it work well with any type of fabric, it can also deodorize and detail vehicles.
The sturdy Steamfast SF510 makes garments look like a professional dry cleaner, removing the most stubborn wrinkles from clothing and stains from upholstery when the brush attachment is used. The brush attachment works with the steam to pull open the fabric weave to allow it to penetrate the fibers.
This steamer is a perfect way to reduce the wrinkles in individual clothing items or multiple loads of laundry. It handles coats, dresses, suits, delicate garments, beading or sequins on gowns or formal wear, table cloths, linens, carpet and furniture.
An additional benefit of the SF510 is that it penetrates deep without chemicals to kill dust mites, bed bugs, and it is effective against common allergens, germs and bacteria. For the best results, use distilled water; this is a precaution that works well for all at home steamers. Hard water leaves behind mineral and lime deposits, which over time will build up and cause problems with steam outflow, by clogging up the miniature ports in the head. If it is not possible to use distilled or filtered water, the manufacturer recommends regularly removing deposit build up from the head with, “Steamfast Lemon Acid” cleaner.
Steamfast SF510 Design
Designed with an insulated cool-to-touch hose, 62 inch looping, telescopic rod and clothes hanger to allow for vertical steaming, the rod is adjustable and detachable, it extends to 53.94”. The Steamfast 510 has a removable easy-to-fill tank, with a wide head that continuously blasts steam at a high rate. It has a 6.2 ft cord, 1500 watts of power and it is equipped with an automatic safety shutout, just in case the unit overheats. This lightweight steamer weighs a mere 10.82 lbs. has a built-in ironing surface which includes a cotton cover, pad and wood topper. The integrated storage/cord management system has extra room for other accessories.
This steamer feels like it could have been built a little stronger as heavy garments made the unit seem a little top heavy and the hanger could have built beefier. While we never had any issues during testing, there may or may not be issues long term.
Steamfast 510 Performance
The Steamfast SF510 is a self-contained steamer and you simply put the clothing on the included hanger attached to the steamer. The performance of the SF510 is great overall and it takes less time to use than a conventional iron. The wide spread head provides a reliable, efficient amount of steam to release wrinkles from a majority of fabrics. The steam is gentle on delicate fabrics yet releases a powerful stream to clean heavy garments. Unlike some other portable steamers we have tested, the steam is continuous and it doesn’t require a manual pump or a release button. We had really good results with polys, knits and twills and delicate fabrics such as lace, silk, rayon and chiffon while cottons only looked fresh out of the dryer good. We found that deep wrinkles still needed an iron to completely remove them.
The unit heats up really fast, with ours coming in at 43 seconds and the easy to fill water tank has a capacity of 46 oz. and ran for 48 minutes. Large rolling casters add convenience and maneuverability and the SF510 works well with or without the brush attachment. During testing, we preferred to use the brush attachment for heavy fabrics and upholstery and no attachment on clothing as it reduced the steaming time.
A few things that could have been better include a longer power cord and hose and our model did leak water from the tank. As an everyday steamer, SF510 outperforms more expensive steamers in the same weight class. Simply hang a garment on the attached hanger and in a few minutes, expect complete wrinkle removal. When done with steaming, the telescoping handle retracts in seconds and the collapsible hanger folds in half for easy storage.
This Steamfast SF510 Review concludes that in terms of performance, this is a pretty good and versatile steamer for home and vehicle use. It is capable of smoothing all but deep wrinkles but for the price this steamer is an excellent bargain.
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The Steamfast SF510 is a pretty good and versatile steamer for home and vehicle use. It is capable of smoothing all but deep wrinkles but for the price this steamer is an excellent bargain.