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Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer

Est. $62
Reviewed
November 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Jiffy Esteam Travel Steamer

Best handheld garment steamer

Pros
  • Ample, continuous steam
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Durable
Cons
  • No on/off switch
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Bottom line

The Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer is a great choice for the traveler who just needs to touch up their clothes and doesn't want to take the time to pull out the iron and ironing board. It's lightweight, easy to use and won't take up much room in your suitcase. It heats quickly, produces continuous steam for about 15 minutes and gets good reviews for de-wrinkling.

Features

Simple machine. Making the Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer work is as simple as plugging it in; although the lack of an on/off switch gets a few complaints. It is equipped with a 600-watt heating element and a reservoir that holds 8 ounces of water. A special outer housing ensures cool-to-the-touch operation. It has no internal water lines or pumps that can become clogged by hard water. It shuts off automatically when it runs out of water. The Jiffy Travel Steamer also has a non-retractable 9-foot power cord. A set of converter and adaptor plugs for worldwide travel is available (Est. $25).

Ease of use

Wrinkles vanish. The 2-pound Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer as simple as a machine comes -- simply fill it with water and plug it in to create steam. Users say it's ready within a few minutes and the steam lasts about 15 minutes. To de-wrinkle, merely touch the fabric lightly with the steam head, moving the steamer up and down. Unlike a steam iron, this Jiffy does not have adjustable steam, spray mist or burst-of-steam settings. It should be cleaned when calcium scale is noticeable in the bottom of the Esteam using Jiffy Steamer Liquid Cleaner (Est. $25 for three).

Performance

Rave reviews. The 600-watt Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer gets rave reviews from professional and consumer reviewers who say it performs well, heats quickly and produces a steady stream of steam. Reviewers also attest to its sturdiness and durability. Because it is lightweight and compact, reviewers say it is easy to pack in a suitcase. Many say they use it at home as well as for travel to de-wrinkle drapes and clothes. Some even say they no longer use an iron, while a few say steaming does not give them a "pressed" look. The steamer has a three-year warranty.

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Our Sources

1. Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping places the Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer fourth in its roundup of the seven best handheld steamers, praising its light weight and slim shape. They say the Jiffy produces a good amount of continuous steam from a generously sized water tank, but no attachments are included for "its hefty price tag."

Review: Best Handheld Steamers, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Not dated

2. Bestcovery.com

Bestcovery.com names the Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer a Best Pick in its listing of five top handheld steamers. It earns a score of 4.75 out of 5. The review notes the Jiffy is powerful for its size, lightweight and easy to pack in a suitcase. It also heats quickly.

Review: Best Garment Steamer, Jerry Arlen, Aug. 28, 2013

3. About.com

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com's guide to laundry, ranks the Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer as the top choice in this travel steamer roundup. She notes the 600-watt steamer offers more than 15 minutes of continuous steam and shuts off automatically when it runs dry. She also notes its light, 2-pound weight.

Review: Top Travel Clothes Steamers, Mary Marlowe Leverette, Not dated

4. Amazon.com

Consumer reviewers on Amazon.com give the Jiffy Esteam Handheld Travel Steamer a ranking of 4.2 out of 5 stars in about 390 reviews. They say it works great, heats up quickly, produces plenty of steam and is sturdy. Some say they wish it had an on/off switch.

Review: Esteam Personal Hand Held Steamer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013

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