Steamfast SF-717 Home Away Mini Steam Iron

Nice Iron To Have While Traveling – Steamfast SF-717 Home Away Mini Steam Iron

 

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Introduction

Steamfast SF-717 Anti-Slip Handle
Steamfast SF-717 Anti-Slip Handle

The Steamfast SF-717 Home Away Mini Steam Iron will remove wrinkles from clothes. Because you are a frequent traveler who needs to make a great first impression. As you travel, there will be times when your clothes will get wrinkled and need some ironing.

The Steamfast mini steam iron is one you can trust and pack it in your travel bag. Of course, this iron is not only for frequent travelers but also those that go on vacation or away from home for a few days.

There may be situations where there is no iron in the hotel room or it does not even work. So, your mini travel iron will come in handy when you experience these situations.

Video – How Iron Works

Below is a short video of this iron actually ironing a white shirt. Take a look!

Product Features

Below are some of the features of this mini travel iron.

  • ASIN: B001DTHPEQ
  • Model: SF-717
  • Weight: 1 Lb.
  • Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 3.1 inches
  • Steam Outlets: 4
  • Warranty: 1-Year limited
  • Dual Voltage Selector – 100 – 127V or 220-240V to be used in the USA and overseas countries
  • Heat Indicator Light – Let’s you know when it’s ready
  • Dry or Steam Iron – Allows you to dry iron sensitive clothes besides steam
  • Water Tank 1.4 Ounces (41 ML)
  • Accessories – Comes with measuring cup and travel bag
  • Quick Heat Up Time – Heats up to desired temperature within 15 seconds
  • 3 Temperature Settings – You select the heat setting for the fabric type being ironed
  • 1-Touch Steam Control
  • 5’ Power Cord
  • Anti-Slip Handle – Easy to hold and iron clothes
  • Compact Size – Great iron for travel
  • Water Tank Window – Allows you to monitor the water level
  • Steam Button – Press to activate the steam function

Dry Ironing

You can follow the steps below for dry ironing sensitive fabrics.

  1. Plug power cord into a convenient electrical outlet.
  2. Turn temperature control dial clockwise so the small arrow on the Hand Grip points to one of the three heat settings. The heating indicator light will illuminate.

Note: It is recommended to start with lower temperatures first, as high settings designed for heavy materials can damage delicate fabrics.

  1. When the heat indicator light turns off, Ironing Plate is heated and ready for use.

Note: During use, Heating Indicator Light will cycle on and off as unit works to maintain a constant temperature. You can continue to iron as light cycles.

Steamfast SF-717 Accessories
Steamfast SF-717 Accessories

Steam Ironing

  1. Fill Water Tank with water.
  2. Plug cord into electrical outlet.
  3. Turn Temperature Control Dial clockwise as far as possible to set unit to high temperature (MAX***). Heating Indicator Light will illuminate.
  4. When Heating Indicator Light turns off, press Steam Button. Button will lock into raised position and unit will begin emitting steam from vents on the ironing plate.

Note: This iron is designed to steam horizontally. The steam flow will stop whenever the unit is in the vertical position.

  1. To stop steam flow, press Steam Button again to lock it into lowered position.

Once all ironing tasks are finished, immediately turn Temperature Control Dial counter-clockwise until it is set to off (O) position. Be sure that Steam Button is locked in lowered position – this will prevent water from accidentally dripping during next use. Prop unit upright on Stands to cool before packing it away.

Cleaning and Storing Iron

Below are some steps for storing and cleaning the iron after use.

Storing Iron

  1. Turn Temperature Control Dial to “off” (O) position. Unplug power cord.
  2. Prop unit upright on Stands and allow Ironing Plate to cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Open Water Tank Cap and drain any remaining water into a sink or tub. Close Cap when finished.
  4. Wipe Main Body and Ironing Plate with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water.
  • DO NOT clean Ironing Plate with detergents or descalers.
  • DO NOT clean Ironing Plate with abrasive or corrosive products.
  • DO NOT submerge unit or hold unit under running water.
  1. Wrap power cord around base of Hand Grip and secure end in Power Cord Clip. Place unit and Measuring Cup inside Travel bag and store in a cool dry place.
  • DO NOT clean Ironing Plate with detergents or descalers.
  • DO NOT clean Ironing Plate with abrasive or corrosive products. • DO NOT submerge unit or hold unit under running water.

Cleaning Iron

SteamFast SF-717 Travel Steam Iron
SteamFast SF-717 Travel Steam Iron

In the event you use tap water when steam ironing, you will need to clean the unit on a regular basis to remove any mineral build-up in the water tank. Below are the steps on how to properly clean the unit.

  1. Turn Temperature Control Dial to “off” (O) position. Unplug power cord.
  2. Prop unit upright on Stands and allow Ironing Plate to cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Open Water Tank Cap and drain any remaining water into a sink or tub. Leave Water Tank Cap open.

Note: You can skip steps 1-3 if you are cleaning the unit from storage and not after use.

  1. Make a mixture of 0.5 oz. of distilled water and 0.5 oz. of vinegar.
  2. Use the measuring cup provided and pour water-vinegar solution into Water Tank. Close Water Tank Cap.
  3. Follow normal steam ironing procedure by allowing the unit to steam out full contents of the Water Tank. When finished, Lock Steam Button in lowered position and unplug unit.
  4. Allow the unit to cool for 5 minutes, then refill water tank with distilled water. Repeat step 6 until vinegar odor dissipates. Otherwise, after unit has cooled, store unit away.
  5. Store the unit as normal.

PROS

  • Dual Voltage (Can be used anywhere in the world)
  • 15 Seconds Heat Up Time
  • 3 Temperature Settings
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Heat indicator lights up to let you know desired setting is reached
  • Comes with measuring cup and travel bag
  • Non-Stick soleplate
  • Great for travel or business trips
  • Allows for dry or steam ironing

CONS

  • Made in China
  • Cannot Iron Vertically
  • Only 4 Steam Outlets

Conclusion

If you are a busy traveler for business or on the road a lot, then this iron is for you. It is compact and comes with a measuring cup and travel bag that fits nicely in your luggage bag. You can also keep your nice looking image with clothes that are wrinkle free and ready to make an amazing first impression when doing presentations or lectures.

It’s a nice convenience to have in the event the hotel you are staying at does not have an iron in your room. You will be ready for any surprise.

Even if you are not a busy traveler, when you go on vacation, it’s nice to have an iron ready in the event it’s needed and this unit fits the bill.

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This iron is rated 4.6 stars by over 17,920+ reviews. It’s an Amazon’s Choice and is a Prime Shipping Product.

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