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Jiffy Esteam Travel Steamer

by Mary
(Eugene, Oregon)

This produces about 15 minutes of steam on the eight ounce reservoir of water it holds but that should be enough for travel since you would generally just be doing a quick steam to a shirt or something. It automatically shuts off when the water runs out so you do not need to worry about steamer burn out due to an empty tank and no steam.

It gets wrinkles out well and I always pack this when I travel so I can still have wrinkle free shirts for meetings. It is a little big for packing on carry on for a plane but I do not fly much but go by car most places so this works for me. It heats up very fast and works great. It comes in black or pink though neither model is very pretty to look at. It works with normal tap water and does not need salt or other additives to work. It has a wide mouth so covers a lot of shirt with steam in each pass.

The long cord is especially good for use in hotels where you may have an inconvenient outlet location. It is six hundred watts of power in this personal clothes steamer. No need for an iron and board, which would be very difficult to travel with. It is great or a quick dewrinkling at the office and is fairly light. It is fairly light so not a problem to carry or use though the handle could be more ergonomically friendly; it is not to bad though.

The steamer does not heat up in your hand, which is a nice touch, so you do not need to worry about getting burned. I have never had this get clogged. There is no pump or internal water tubes to have to worry about and fiddle with.

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Apr 06, 2010
Poor performance
by: Anonymous

Do not trust their review on their own website. I ordered one and experienced one of worst customer service. I wanted to return the product as I was not satisfied with its performance. Customer service does not return my email. I continuously emailed them, but no reply. It is not WORTH to buy this product. I will never recommend this item to my friends.

Mar 11, 2009
Lightweight, portable, and compact
by: Rachael

I am not much of an iron-loving person. My preferred method of ironing comes in two forms--don't buy clothing which requires ironing, and let the clothes dryer do the de-wrinkling for me. I was surprised, however, when I flew from Denver to Chicago, at how wrinkled two of my cashmere sweaters became. I had a few options for de-wrinkling at that point--risk the hotel's iron (which didn't appeal to myself or my cashmere), or hang it in the bathroom to let the steam do the work while I showered.

Neither of which was a very good option for me. I consulted my friend, and she suggested I purchase an inexpensive steamer. They are lightweight, portable, and compact, and I would be able to use it for more than just travel if necessary. I agreed.

I purchased the Jiffy E Steam travel steamer at the suggestion of the sales clerk as I had no idea what to expect fro a clothes steamer, and I wasn't disappointed. It is compact and lightweight, and extremely easy to use. While it doesn't imitate the precision of an iron and ironing board, it did the job well to de-wrinkle my cashmere sweaters, as well as any other silks I had at home.

It also loosened up some major wrinkles in some of my husband's jeans which I had let sit in the dryer for several days after washing. While I am unable to actually form a crease in say a sleeve or a pant leg with the steamer, it is much easier for me to do, and much less hassle, than ironing clothing. I love my steamer, and now wonder how I managed to get by without it. It cost about seventy dollars from the store, but I have seen them priced more reasonably since then in some online outlets.

Mar 05, 2009
So much easier than an regular iron
by: Tetramobile

I really have to say that when I first got this I wasn’t sold on it. I didn’t like it and I didn’t use it. I got it as a gift and for almost a year it sat in a box in my closet. I never had used it before and it wasn’t that I didn’t like it, but I wasn’t used to the whole steamer aspect of clothing. I always just used irons and was happy with that.

Well, one day, for some reason that I have yet to figure out. I just pulled it out and gave it a go. I think that it was because my iron had broke and I quickly needed to iron something. Well, I used it and I have been sold on it ever since. I think that this is the greatest thing ever. I just love.

It’s so easy to use and the fact that it is so small means that you can just take it wherever you need one and it’s simple to use. The only thing you have to do is remember to empty the water out before packing it up. I learned that the hard way, lol.

It’s so great and easy to use and you don’t have to worry about burning any of your clothes. I have to say that the only problem is that if you don’t know what I was doing, which I didn’t for a while, you could end up with ironed clothes, but they would be all well.

Also, it comes with a little carrying bag that really helps out when you’re putting things together to go on a trip. What more could you ask for that. This is so much easier than an regular iron that you’d ever use, but remember that the steam really is hot. Also learned that the hard way, lol.

Mar 05, 2009
Needs an on/off switch
by: Theresa

I am a female business traveler who is always leery about using the irons that hotels provide after using one and rusted water came out ruining my blouse. Additionally I travel to Europe often and most hotels overseas do not provide an iron in the room. I hate to have to wait for somebody to deliver an iron to my room.

I have bought travel irons before, but I always find them lacking so I I bought the Jiffy Esteam Travel Steamer after doing some research. It was rated as the best overall small steamer.

I find that the Jiffy Esteam Travel Steamer like most things, have pluses and minuses. On the plus side it heats up quickly and you can use just regular tap water to fill this up. The instructions that come with the steamer are also easy to follow. This steamer works real well removing wrinkles on delicate garments like silk blouses or chiffon skirts. Believe it or not it has saved me some money on dry cleaning because I can “refresh” some clothes between dry cleaning stints.

On the minus side the steam lasts for about 15 minutes of steam which means you usually have to fill it a few times to do your clothes. This also means you have to wait for it to heat up again. It also can really use an on/off switch so that way if you are interrupted during your steaming chores you can stop the steam from coming out while you answer the phone and come back to your steamer still full. I also find that the design of the steamer which ways about 3 pounds is shaped in such a way that makes it difficult to pack.

If you are trying to replace the use of an iron with a steamer, I don’t think you will find one that will work on all clothing types the way a quality iron will. But if you are looking for something to travel with and only have to do a few clothing items the Jiffy Esteam Travel Steamer does work better than a light weight travel iron or taking the risk of a hotel iron.

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