This unit produces hot steam (300f+ according to my thermometer) at a good pressure. It will spit out hot water drops if it hasn't heated up enough or the first few seconds of use (this includes not using it for a few minutes even if it is still plugged in). High pressure steam does make cleaning easier on most things, but not all. Attachments seem fine, but I usually use a separate brush or scrub pad as they are easier/cheaper to replace. Do not forget to have a cloth or towel handy to wipe up after it.
Steamfast SF-275 Heavy-Duty Canister Steam Cleaner with Steam Mop & Accessories
- Addpowered by Allstate
Arrives by Wed, Mar 4
About This Item
Steam Cleaning, No chemicals needed. Environmentally safe.
|Manufacturer Part Number|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
17.32 x 11.10 x 13.00 Inches
I was extremely skeptical when I first bought this but I am so very glad I did. It's an incredibly green way to clean as it uses no harsh chemicals-only water and electricity. I've used it everywhere from the bedroom to the bathroom and I am thoroughly pleased with the results. This is not a device for those who are impatient. It does take at least ten minutes to heat up, but once you get it going you have near constant steam to clean with. I say near constant because each attachment uses a different amount of steam based on either the number of outlets (like the squeegee) or size (like the floor attachment). In the shower I was especially impressed. I have very hard water in my area and it shows in the shower especially on the shower doors. It took some time and patience but my glass doors are shining and scum free now. The mildew that built up in the cracks of my shower are also non-existent with patience and the tub still looks like new after a week of use. It got stubborn stains off my hard wood floors in the kitchen that other cleaners required me to do a lot more work than the steamfast. My glass desk tops are sparkling clean as well. The only gripes I have about this unit are: 1. There is no place to keep the various accessories that come with it on the unit, I just keep them all neatly in the fill cup or around the unit when storing. 2. You get a half hour to 25 minutes of constant steam power, but once you run dry you have to wait for the unit to cool down COMPLETELY to refill it. The opening for the water reservoir expands and stays tightly shut (as a safety precaution I'm sure) which makes large jobs inconvenient. I also would not recommend doing large areas of hardwood floors with this. The floor attachment is not very wide which makes large floor cleaning projects tedious and time consuming. I use the floor attachment on various other things and around the toilet but that's it. When cleaning my hardwood floors I use a Hoover Floor mate.
Best $100 I've spent in a long time!
I am absolutely THRILLED with the results I have gotten with the use of this steamer!. I admittedly had worries as I ordered it, simply because there were so many others that were more expensive. I was concerned I may not get a quality product. It has been phenominal in the home use I purchased it for. I have used it to unwrinkle drapes and a bed skirt, "mop" my hardwood and tile floors, clean grout, mirrors, the kitchen couner and stove top, the tub, and remove a mystery spot on my living room carpet. I sort of went on a frenzy and steamed anything I came across! With each room, I was more sold on this product! Ease of use was a concern for me. If a product is a headache to drag out and put away, who needs it! This thing is as easy to use as a canister style vacuume. "Roberta" (yes she has a name) now lives under the bathroom cabinet, and had become my best cleaning day bud! I only wish I had gotten one sooner! Concerns...the hose is not as heavy of material as I would have thought. Time will tell how this holds up.
i bought this steamer to replace my shark steamer.i used the small attachment tools which are brushes to try cleaning a variety of items.the brushes looked flat and ruined after a couple of uses.the large flat attachment with the pad worked really well on my walls and floors. i one thing that i totally dislike about this product is the cord. there isn't anywhere to wrap it after use like most appliances have.also my shark had a storage area to store the attachments.i would have like to replace my old steamer but unfortunately they are no longer made.
Be informed buyer -- I am and happy with purchase
I received the Steamfast at my home 2 days after entering my order online, arrived in excellent packing and excellent condition. Having read reviews for many steamers on many websites for about 2 months, I did my homework and knew what to expect. This is NOT a steam vacuum. It seems lots who buy it miss that fact. It produces aimable steam and you will need to have lots of cloth/rags to wipe up the water (and dirt). I ordered a 36 pack of microfiber cloths from Amazon to use, wash, reuse. Working out well. The machine is as advertised. Make sure you buy distilled water. 48 oz of water provided me steam for about 2 hours of "stop and go" cleaning. I believe non-stop steam would last about 50 minutes, as advertised. Attachments serve the purpose, but are plastic and melt easily as others have mentioned. I used other brushes I had around and just used the angled head to apply steam and my own brushes to scrub lightly. Watch out when you are using this on painted or plastic like surfaces. I was using the supplied brush to scrub hard crud off fiberglass tubsurround and it got soft and scratchs melt in. Do use caution, and lay off the elbow grease until you see how surfaces react to this much heat. Also be careful using it on painted metal doors, it doesn't take much heat to bubble it up. Wish electric cord was more manageable (place to wrap it even would be nice) - but otherwise it is exactly what I thought I'd be receiving. Thanks to those that took the time to post thoughtful reviews here as they were very helpful in helping me make up my mind between this and another model. Other uses: santize bathroom surfaces, toilets, doorknobs, to help prevent spread of diseases this flu season.
Very helpful Product
The SteamFast SteamMax has helped me everyday complete my daily house cleaning chores, right down to extra Spring Cleaning chores done easier and faster. My house is sanitized and cleaned without harmful cleaning products. My floors are spotless, (even though I have eight little paws running around the floors evey minute). I was in a bind, I needed to paint my rooms and I needed a new sofa so, I had bought slipcovers for my furniture ( could not afford a new sofa) and with the cost of everything up so high I tried to steam clean my ceilings and walls instead of painting and yes it looked like I had painted. And smells so clean and fresh all the time now, even with pets. I'm more than pleased with this product and have spread the word around how great it works and even my windows sparkle inside and out. Mirrors I could never seem to get rid of streaks, now sparkle. I joke if you come to my house and stand still for 5 minutes you will get steam cleaned. So in the end of it all, I've saved money on paint, cleaning products, and my home is cleaned santized and much healthier for me and my pets.
poor quality product
the first time we used this product, the steam jet attachment melted and broke--we contacted the company several times by phone and email--no response was given and a week and a half later the piece came in the mail, with no explaination or gee I'm sorry--we have not had the courage to try it again as yet
I bought this with the main intent of cleaning the grout on my bathroom floors and the shower stall. I only noticed a slight difference, if any at all. That was probably b/c I scrubbed with the attachment tool! One reviewer was right to say that it didn't do anything that a little elbow grease couldn't handle! I also used it to clean the toaster oven rack...no success. It actually took less time to grab the old-reliable steel-wool pad and scrub (with great results) than it did to lug this machine and get a steam spray everywhere (not to mention a facial!) and it didn't get any grime off! It produces steam, yes, but I don't think it was strong enough to battle the grimy shower door moldings, even with holding the steamer over areas for a longer time. I was sadly disappointed b/c I was really looking forward to using it on other things. It didn't perform well on the simple tasks, so I won't even bother with the difficult ones. Don't waste your money! Steel-wool pads for some things and magic-white-sponges for other things work far better than this machine (and take up less space!). Great concept, but certainly not enough power! I'll be returning this product.
Didn't work for me
I purchased this product to clean my bathroom specifically my shower. I spent about an hour and a half trying the different attachments to find the best way to clean my tub and tile, but nothing worked for me. I was tired from scrubbing so hard and it was difficult to attempt to clean the sides and corners of the tub because of the angle of the attachments. I saw no results. The scrubbing tools do not hold up and the brushes become flat with very little pressure. I felt like I was doing something wrong because the commercials and advertisements specifically use tubs and bathrooms in the examples, but I reread the instructions several times and nothing ever happened. I would not recommend this product, and I am very disappointed.
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