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SteamFast SF-226 Handheld Steam Cleaner


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  • Handheld steamer with 6-ounce water tank cleans and sanitizes
  • Heats up in 3 minutes; provides up to 10 minutes of continuous steam
  • Removes grease and grime, eliminates odors, and controls allergens
  • Ready indicator light; ergonomic handle; 8 useful accessories included
  • Measures 8-2/3 by 5-1/3 by 8-1/2 inches; 2-year limited warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.3 x 8.5 inches ; 3.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00114LAP8
  • Item model number: SF-226
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,180 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

900 watts power steam, compact but powerful handheld steam cleaner, 6-oz water capacity, 8-10 minutes of cleaning and sanitizing steam time, 3-minute heat-up, 8 accessories included, UL listed, Good Housekeeping Seal extends warranty up to 2 years.

Customer Reviews

It does the small jobs very well.
maryfran
You have to wait another 5 minutes to get 2 second of hot steam.
Louis Borges
I highly recommend this little work horse!
Kathy J. Katsarelis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

86 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Kathy J. Katsarelis on March 4, 2009
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I just purchased a previously owned townhome and needed to really clean the entire kitchen. I used an industrial grease remover and was unable to remove all the grime (YUK!!!). I had seen this product advertised and was skeptical; however, I was pleasantly surprised. The SteamFast SF-226 Handheld Steam Cleaner did an exceptional job. Following the use of the steamer, I was able to wipe down all surfaces in the kitchen. It worked great on the grout, stove-top, kitchen tile, floor tile, refrigerator, and woodwork. I highly recommend this little work horse!
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Chas Devlin on April 6, 2009
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Not much to say... it's a low end, handheld steam cleaner -- meaning it can't compete in any way with professional models at twice the price. For the most past, it gets the job done. Set up took all of 5 minutes -- fill with water, attach a nozzle, wait for the light to signal it's ready, and steam away!

Most people will probably use the main nozzle (as pictured) and attack the usual areas -- bathroom, kitchen, and every other nook + cranny you can think of. It did a good job on all those areas.

It's light enough to carry around for a while, and the long power cord allowed for good flexibility. It removed most of the burnt-on grease inside the oven (though it took a few cycles).

As to be expected with a basic model, it doesn't take long to lose its' steam power, and it needs refilling rather quickly (so don't pump for steam if you don't need to). Also, depending on the angle being applied, it leaked more water than steam action to some surfaces. Additionally, I wish the main nozzle was longer, as I found myself unable to reach certain areas.

To sum up, it's fine for most basic household uses - but don't expect maximum power from a model like this. I found myself wanting to upgrade.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By J. Krider on June 23, 2009
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This is a great product at a great price. This is my second one, because they don't last forever. But four years for one of these isn't a bad life-time, considering the price. There are some things it DOESN'T do - like soap scum on the shower door. But I use it for cleaning the grill, the oven and the stove-top. The steam really does melt the grease like in the infomercial. While it doesn't really work on soap scum, it does a great job on mirrors. Next time I'll spend the extra money and get the one with the extension hose, because without it you can't get to the bottom of the mirror (the squeege attaches right to the tank, which gets in the way). About the time I run out of steam, my arm is tired and the break to let the unit cool so I can refill it works out nicely for me. With common sense (don't force parts together, empty the tank before storing, etc.), the unit should last. The one thing I would change would be to add the ability to purchase nozzles and brushes seperatly. Those are the things that get lost/wear out, etc.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kati C. Valente on December 9, 2009
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it loosens dirt and grime,,,then you have to wipe it away...
i say this because some people may think you steam it off,,and that when done the area is cleaned,,it isn't. it lessens the elbow-grease you have to put in.it IS worth the money, you don't have to work as hard, but you still have to wipe up the residue....so much for cleaning unreachable places,,,for that you need to use an attachment with a fabric cover, which they do give you, but it's teeny, tiny...you need about fifty to complete a dirty job... all in all, i recommend,,but prepare to get creative... it's a good and helpful little product!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Heather Litt on November 16, 2009
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This item does provide steam, however it is not hot enough to get rid of simple soap scum and mildew. Pain in the butt process: Fill with small amount of water, wait three minutes for it to heat up, use for 1-3 minutes before item runs out of water, wait five minutes for item to cool down before opening the pressure chamber to refill... repeat. Total waste of time.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Marlene Boran on August 8, 2009
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This steamer/cleaner works well. Don't tilt the cleaner while using it or it'll drip. I use it to clean my bath, kitchen (especially inside the garbage disposal)..basically everything inside and outside my home that is waterproof. It leaves a fresh, clean scent w/o chemicals. Lastly, the customer service is wonderful. When I called to tell them that the cleaner they sent looked used (scratches and watermarks), they immediately sent out another one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stefan on December 5, 2009
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I tried the steam cleaner right after it arrived. It cleans very well but is very loud.
I continue to use the steam cleaner and it still works well for me. It does clean grime but you need to use the brush along with it. This is still better than using chemicals.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cpu_nurd on December 6, 2010
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I looked around for information on these things and it was pretty sketchy at best. So I decided to buy one of these, a cheap option at $32, and learn about cleaning with steam. First of all this unit only holds 6 ounces of distilled water which can last as long as about 8 minutes providing you don't tilt the unit over far enough that the water blows out with the steam. When it's full that's not very far and the attachments don't flex at all, all you can do is position the brushes to the closest angle you can find that works.

This unit works well for small tight jobs, say behind a toilet or pipe that you can't get to well. But even a toilet can take 2 or three fillings. If you going to tackle a shower or a floor you'll want to go for something bigger or your going to be there for a very long time. This unit would work well on small parts or tools where you can elevate them so you don't have to tip it at all. 8 minutes would work for that.

I have some rather large water deposits in my shower and this unit was pretty useless on those. But after some research I discovered I could pour white vinegar on them and leave it sit for 30-60 minutes and then this unit was helpful in breaking them up. It did take many passes and the 8 minute limit was a killer. This unit was very good at taking off scum that collects around the drain in my shower, it was quick and easy. It also did well on hard to remove water stains in the toilet, another small job, much smaller with steam.

All in all, it was a cheap learning device, but I think I am going to give it to my kid and go for something bigger as I just hated the constant refilling of this 6 ounce unit. I am sure I spent half of my time refilling and half of my time using it.
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