J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer Review

Bottom Line

The J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer is powerful enough to be used at home or in light commercial settings to de-wrinkle clothes, curtains and tablecloths. Professional and user reviewers give it very high ratings for performance. Critics say it does not give the pressed look of ironing, but then again, it's not an iron. If you want creases, you have to iron; if you want to eliminate wrinkles without that hassle, this steamer will do the trick.

ProsHeats quickly, Easy to use, Works fast, Sturdy constructionConsHose gets hot

Breaking it down


Good water capacity for extended use. Reviewers like the generous, 96-ounce water reservoir on the J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer. They say the no-drip check valve system works well to contain drips and messes. It has a 5.5-foot flexible hose with a plastic steam head and handle. The J-2000 is equipped with an on/off switch. It has an automatic shut-off if the machine accidentally runs dry. A variety of optional steam head attachments are available, but the plastic steam head is the most affordable; the metal option will add about $50 to the price.

Ease of use

Simple procedure. Owners say the J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer is super simple to use, just touch the material lightly with the steam head. Owners say it truly is that easy and effective, especially on lighter fabrics. Although it weighs 18 pounds, reviewers say the J-2000 moves easily because it rolls on casters. The lightweight hose needs to be kept in an upright position so collected condensation flows back into the steamer. We also saw some complaints that said the hose may get hot at times. Owners further caution that you need to be careful around the steam and the hot parts of the hose to avoid getting burned. The steamer is easy to fill, but the old water should be replaced periodically. Cleaning is recommended every three to six months to remove hard-water deposits and sediment build-up. The cord is not retractable.


Rave reviews. The 1,300-watt J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer gets rave reviews from reviewers for quickly and efficiently removing wrinkles from fabrics. A few complain that it does not produce the same "pressed" look that an iron does, but since it's not an iron, that's not a realistic expectation. The J-2000 takes one to two minutes to heat up, and then steams for 1.5 hours on a single fill. The J-2000 has a three-year warranty.

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer with Plastic Steam Head, 120 Volt, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2015

Amazon.com consumer reviewers give the J-2000 garment steamer an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars after more than 1,000 reviews. The J-2000 performs well at removing wrinkles from fabrics and is easy to use, reviewers say. It also gets good reviews for durability.

2. Overstock.com

Jiffy J-2000 Pink Garment Steamer, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of August 2015

The Jiffy J-2000 earns an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on nearly 45 reviews. It is easy to use, works well, cuts ironing time and is well built, most reviewers say. The negative reviews come from those who want the look of ironing without the work.