Fabric steamers are replacing irons in many homes because of their versatility and ease of use. The Steamfast SF-407 and the Steamfast SF-510 are two fabric steamers from the brand SteamFast. We are going to look at how they are similar and how they differ.
The great thing about the Steamfast SF-407 and the Steamfast SF-510 is that they can be used to remove wrinkles and odors from clothes, coats, curtains and drapes, table linen and upholstery, all without having to take out iron and board. By just running the steamer head over the fabric, creases fall out.
The two steamers look fairly similar however there are quite a few differences that may persuade you to buy one over the other. We will first look at the same features of the Steamfast SF-407 vs SF-510.
Steamfast sf-407 vs sf-510
An average fabric steamer has a power of 1300w to 1500w. The Steamfast SF-407 and the Steamfast SF-510 both have 1500w. This is perfect for people how have different types of fabric to steam. The higher power will remove thick wrinkles from heavy fabrics as well as light cotton shirts. The water is heated within 45 seconds.
Both of the steamers have telescopic poles that you can adjust to suitable heights and completely remove them if you need to. Once the poles are removed you will find it easier to store. They also both come with clothes hanger for shirts and jackets and a fabric brush that will remove flush and hairs.
They come on wheels so you can wheel them along to where ever you need, adding to ease of use.
Now we are going to look at how the Steamfast SF-407 and the Steamfast SF-510 differ in terms of size, weight, the capacity of the water tank and the additional features.
A fabric steamer either has to be stored away or attractive enough to left in a corner. The standard color is white with colored features. The height of the pole can be adjusted, the maximum height ranges from 50” to 60”, remember this doesn’t include the height of the machine.
This upright steamer looks sturdier. The pole and hose are silver, as is the round head. It is 63” x 11” x 11.5” and weighs 10.9lbs. The maximum pole height is 45”
It is a modern looking steamer. It is also white and the pole is silver, however the hose is black and it comes with a black, flat head. It is 64.8” x 8.1” x 11.8” and weighs only 8.2lbs. The maximum pole height is 51.2”
The winner is- The Steamfast SF-407
The water tank
The size of the water tank is going to have an effect on the weight of the fabric steamer, although with the wheels you don’t need to worry so much. A larger water tank allows for more steaming without having to fill it up so often.
The water tank capacity is 46oz. This will allow for 50 minutes of continuous steaming. The tank is detachable so you can quickly fill it up under the tap.
The capacity of this tank is a little less at 40oz but this will still allow for 45 minutes of continuous steaming. The tank is detachable too.
The winner is- The Steamfast SF-510
The hose length
One of the main benefits of a steamer over an iron is that you don’t need to remove curtains and drapes to wash and iron them. A long hose will let you safely reach up to the top of the curtain. Hoses usually range from 4.5ft to 6ft.
The hose length is 5ft. It isn’t the longest for an upright steamer but is enough to steam fabrics higher up.
The hose length is only 4.3ft. It is however a cool touch hose so you won’t burn yourself on it.
The winner is- A tie
Backboards, crease folds, clothing pins and fabric brushes are the most common extras you will receive with an upright fabric steamer.
Aside from the fabric brush, this steamer has an integrated cord wrap that doubles up as storage for your brush.
There is an illuminated power switch as well as the fabric brush.
The winner is- The Steamfast SF-510
Steamfast sf-407 vs sf-510 – Pros and Cons
Finally we will provide a list of the SF-510 and the SF-407 pros and cons before giving our overall verdict.