Steamfast sf-407 vs sf-510: Which Steamer is Better?

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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

Steamfast sf-407 vs sf-510

Steamfast sf-407

Steamfast sf-407

  • Size: 63” x 11” x 11.5”/ 10.9lbs
  • Maximum pole height: 45”
  • Hose length: 5ft
  • Water tank: 46oz detachable/50mins continuous steaming
  • Power: 1500w
  • Heat uptime: 45 seconds
  • Additional features: Fabric brush/ clothes hanger/ integrated cord wrap
Steamfast sf-510

Steamfast sf-510

  • Size: 64.8” x 8.1” x 11.8”/8.2lbs
  • Maximum pole height: 51.2”
  • Hose length: 4.3ft –cool touch
  • Water tank: 40oz detachable/ 45mins continuous steaming
  • Power: 1500w
  • Heat uptime: 45 seconds
  • Additional features: Fabric brush/ clothes hanger/ integrated cord wrap

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.

Appearance

Steamfast sf-510 Review

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.

Steamfast SF-510

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”

Steamfast SF-407

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

Steamfast sf-407 Comparison

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.

Steamfast SF-510

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.

Steamfast SF-407

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

Steamfast sf-407 Review

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.

Steamfast SF-510

The hose length is 5ft. It isn’t the longest for an upright steamer but is enough to steam fabrics higher up.

Steamfast SF-407

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

 

Additional features

Steamfast sf-510 Comparison

Backboards, crease folds, clothing pins and fabric brushes are the most common extras you will receive with an upright fabric steamer.

Steamfast SF-510

Aside from the fabric brush, this steamer has an integrated cord wrap that doubles up as storage for your brush.

Steamfast SF-407

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.

SteamFast SF-510

Pros:

  • It gets incredibly hot incredibly quickly
  • The perfect solution to freshen up your clothes before work
  • It’s easy to assemble

Cons:

  • Some gloves would be handy to prevent burning yourself

Steamfast  SF-407

Pros:

  • It is a really durable fabric steamer, even when you are using it regularly
  • The pole and hose should be longer
  • It’s good value for money, especially if you normally use a dry cleaner

Cons: 

  • The telescopic pole is a little weak

The Final Verdict

Overall we liked the Steamfast  SF-510 because of the larger water tank and the longer hose, while it isn’t as long as others it was just about long enough. It is heavier than the SP-407 but this seemed to help keep it upright better. The real advantage the Steamfast SF-407 is that the hose is cool touch so that you don’t burn yourself. Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough to triumph over the Steamfast SF-510.


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