SteamFast SF-246 Portable Steam Cleaner - Fast, Portable Steam Cleaning Power

The SteamFast SF-246 Portable Steam Cleaner (AKA SteamMax SF246) from Top Innovations combines the power of a full-size steam cleaner with a compact design to create a handheld, portable steam cleaner. The SF-246 eliminates dirt, grease, grime and more, quickly and easily. Free of harmful and caustic household cleaners. Steam cleaning leaves behind a truly clean home.

 

SteamFast SF 246

Price: $89.99 (MSRP)
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PROS
  • Small, lightweight
  • Maintains 212º F sustained steam temperature
CONS
  • Steam gun leaks when sitting idle
  • Nylon brush cannot withstand the high steam temperatures
  • The floor head has inadequate steam jets
BOTTOM LINE
For an inexpensive, portable steam cleaner, the SteamFast SF 246 is a capable steamer. It maintains a constant tip temperature that is able to both clean and sanitize surfaces. The SF 246 is the perfect portable steam cleaner for use in high reach places where a conventional steamer would be awkward or unsafe to use. However, if you’re looking for a slightly larger, more versatile steam cleaner, we recommend the SteamFast SF 275.

 

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SteamFast SF-246 Steam Cleaner Review

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The SteamFast SF-246 Portable Steam Cleaner has a 33 ounce capacity (one quart) and reaches operating temperature in about 7 minutes. Our test showed that the SF 246 is able to produce and sustain 212º F steam temperatures at both the steam gun tip and the floor head (including the two extension wands). A full tank will last approximately 20 minutes of continuous use.

We really liked the positive lock on the accessory brushes for this steam cleaner. The grip and trigger on the steam gun is comfortable and user friendly, and has a nice locking feature that acts as both a safety lock-out as well as locking the trigger in the ON position for constant steam.

The SteamFast SF-246 is the first steam cleaner we’ve tested that utilizes a fitted bonnet with draw string ties for the floor cleaner head, while it’s a good idea, unfortunately, there is no other means to attach a cleaning towel to the floor head, so you’re either relegated to purchasing more bonnets from SteamFast (the single bonnet included with the SF246 won’t get you far) or devising an alternative method of wrapping a towel around the head.

The floor head has a three position lever to operate the different functions of the head. Forward extends the squeegee for steam cleaning windows and mirrors; centered provides a flat, smooth base for bedding, carpets, and upholstery; backward extends brushes to aid in steam cleaning bare floor or carpets.

We had a few minor issues with the SteamFast SF 246 sent to us by Top Innovations. The steam gun leaked slightly when left sitting idle, leaving a small puddle behind. The nylon brush cannot withstand the steam temperatures and quickly deforms under very light use. The floor head, is just over 10 inches wide, but only has steam jets across the center 5 inches. This leaves a significant portion of the head doing nothing useful. However, even with these issues, we were pleased with the performance of the SF 246.

 

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SteamFast SF-246 Portable Steam Cleaner Features

  • Steam-on-demand trigger with continuous steam lock.
  • Carry handle and shoulder strap for maximum portability.
  • Portable design makes it easy to clean anywhere around the home or garage.
  • Perfect for automobile engines, wheels, upholstery, windows, and more.
  • Clean hard floors the easy way – no need for a messy mop and bucket.
  • Easily blast away mold and mildew to bring bathrooms, kitchens, and more to a brilliant shine.
  • No harmful chemical residue – safe for use around family and pets.

 

SteamFast SF-246 Portable Steam Cleaner
Technical Specifications

Steamer Type: Non-Continuous Fill
Electrical Needs: 1500 watts, 120V
Boiler Capacity: 33 ounces
Standby Pressure: 30 – 40 PSI
Operating Pressure: 10 – 22 PSI
Tip Temperature: 212º F
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Hose Length: 6 ft. (including steam gun)
Power Cord: 12 ft.
Initial Heat Up Time: 7 – 8 minutes
Operating Time: 20 – 30 minutes
Dimensions: 14.4"L x 7.1"W x 8.7"H
Weight: 5.5 lbs. (empty)
Warranty: 1 Year
Price (MSRP): $89.99
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Disclaimer: The manufacturer, Top Innovations, generously sent us a complimentary unit for the purposes of testing and review. However, that in no way influenced the information presented here. We always give our honest opinions, findings, and reviews. You can read our full Disclosure Policy here.

Consumer Reviews of the SteamFast SF-246 Portable Steam Cleaner

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