Kazoo Review

The Kazoo is a rather unique residential steamer. Upon first laying eyes on it, it can be easy to come to the conclusion that it’s just not all that powerful and may even perhaps be downright ineffective. As it turns out; however, looks can be quite deceiving. Despite its extremely small stature (which can either be a good or bad thing depending on your preference), it actually packs quite a punch and can be great for putting short bursts of a large amount of power into short-but-tough cleaning jobs. Let’s take a closer look.

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Steam Time Per Filling

As mentioned above, whether or not the Kazoo’s extremely small build can be seen as good or bad depends entirely on what exactly it is you’re looking for in a steamer. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for a great steam time per filling, it will definitely be seen as bad. Because it is so small, it simply cannot hold a whole lot of water at any one time. It also uses a large amount of power that causes the steamer to burn through the water it has at a very rapid rate. This further decreases its amount of steam time.

At under an hour, this steamer might not be able to last long enough to complete very large jobs without having you take a break halfway through. On the other hand, you’ll likely not find this to be an issue if you only deal with on laundry load’s worth of clothing at any given time. Still, it would be nice to see a longer steam time just to keep all of your future options open in terms of what jobs you’re able to tackle with the Kazoo.

Heat-Up Time

While the unit’s small stature proves detrimental when you take a look at its steam time per filling, you’ll notice the opposite to be true when you consider its heat-up time. Even if you fill the Kazoo’s tank with the coldest water your tap can possibly produce, you’ll still have no problem getting this unit up and running in under a minute. This is due to the small amount of water the unit actually carries at any one point in time.


You may find the amount of power this little steamer wields to be quite surprising. At 1500 watts, the Kazoo is actually even more powerful than many units up to three or four times its size. If you’ve been shying away from portable steamers purely out of fear of them being incapable of tackling heavier jobs, the Kazoo is definitely just what you need. Not only is it one of the most powerful steamers among others of its size, it’s one of the most powerful steamers on the entire market. This power translates to a higher degree of effectiveness, as you’ll be able to take care of tougher jobs with ease.


This is another area where the Kazoo excels among steamers of all sizes. After it’s small size, the second thing you might notice upon first looking at the unit is its unorthodox outer casing. Currently, the vast majority of steamers use a lot of clear plastic in their make. Of course, such plastic isn’t the most durable of materials. Luckily, the Kazoo doesn’t only cut back on the amount of this material used in its make; it refrains from using it altogether. This translates to a very high level of durability.


The warranty on the Kazoo is neither good nor bad, which is why its warranty has been given a rating of three. The average warranty length among today’s steamers seems to be around two years. As it turns out, the Kazoo’s warranty also lasts for two years. The unit is quite average in this regard. Not much more to say here.

Overall Summary

The Kazoo is certainly a surprising little steamer. Despite being extremely small in stature, it’s actually one of the most powerful units on the market. Not only can it trump the cleaning power of steamers of a similar size, it can trump the power of ninety percent of steamers on the market, no matter their size. The Kazoo is easily the best choice if you find yourself drawn to the idea of portable steamers though find yourself going without one due to large power requirements. For a small-yet-effective household clothing steamer, the Kazoo is always a great choice.

Kazoo Review
  • Steam Time Per Filling
  • Heat-Up Time
  • Effectiveness
  • Durability
  • Warranty