Jiffy Esteam Personal Handheld Steamer Review

Jiffy Esteam Personal Handheld Steamer Review
Bottom Line

The Jiffy Esteam Personal Handheld Steamer is a great choice for anyone who just needs to touch up their clothes, or for steaming hanging items like curtains and bed skirts. The Esteam is lightweight and easy to use, and it won't take up much room in your suitcase if you want to take it along on a trip. It heats quickly, produces continuous steam for about 15 minutes and gets good reviews for de-wrinkling.

ProsAmple, continuous steam, Lightweight, Compact, DurableConsNo on/off switch

Breaking it down


Simple machine. The Jiffy Esteam Personal Handheld Steamer is equipped with a 600-watt heating element and a reservoir that holds 8 ounces of water. It has no internal water lines or pumps that can become clogged by hard water. A special outer housing ensures cool-to-the-touch operation. The Jiffy Steamer also has a non-retractable 9-foot power cord. If you want to use the Esteam as a travel steamer for trips abroad, for about $30 more, you can purchase it with a set of converter and adaptor plugs for worldwide use.

Ease of use

Wrinkles vanish. The 2-pound Jiffy Esteam Personal Handheld 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. $27 for three). Although the Esteam does not have an on/off switch -- something that does draw some user complaints -- it shuts off automatically when it runs out of water.


A sturdy, reliable performer.  The 600-watt Jiffy Esteam Personal Handheld Steamer gets rave reviews from professional and user reviewers who say it performs well, heats quickly and produces a steady stream of steam. Reviewers also attest to its sturdiness and durability. Many say they use it de-wrinkle drapes as well as freshening clothes. Because it is lightweight and compact, reviewers say it is easy to pack in a suitcase, making it suitable for travel. The steamer has a three-year warranty.

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Our Sources

1. Good Housekeeping

Best Handheld Steamers, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Not Dated

Good Housekeeping places the Jiffy Esteam Personal Handheld 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."

2. Amazon.com

ESTEAM Personal Hand Held Steamer with Converter Kit and 4 Adapter Plugs, 120 Volt, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2015

Owners of the Jiffy Esteam Personal Handheld Steamer give it an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars after nearly 730 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.

3. Overstock.com

Jiffy 0601 Black ESTEAM Handheld Travel Steamer, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of August 2015

The Jiffy Esteam Handheld Steamer earns an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on more than 70 reviews. Many say they love it for steaming service and other uniforms in between dry-cleaning, and say it's a great substitute for an iron.