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Jiffy Personal Series J-2000

Est. $160
Reviewed
November 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Jiffy Steamer J-2000

Best garment steamer

Pros
  • Heats quickly
  • Easy to use
  • Works fast
  • Sturdy construction
Cons
  • Hose gets hot
  • Doesn't deliver a "pressed" look
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Bottom line

The Jiffy Personal Series J-2000 is powerful enough to be used at home or in light commercial settings to de-wrinkle clothes, curtains and tablecloths. Professional and consumer reviewers give it very high ratings for performance. Critics say it does not give the pressed look of ironing, but 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 it.

Features

Good water capacity for extended use. Reviewers like the generous, 96-ounce water reservoir on the Jiffy Personal Series J-2000. 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, and it may get hot at times. The J-2000 is equipped with an on/off switch. It has an automatic shut-off if the machine accidentally runs dry. The cord is not retractable. A variety of optional steam head attachments are available.

Ease of use

Simple procedure. To activate the Jiffy Personal Series J-2000, simply touch the material lightly with the steam head and wrinkles vanish, according to the Jiffy website. 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. 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.

Performance

Rave reviews. The 1,300-watt Jiffy Personal Series J-2000 steamer gets rave reviews from professional and consumer 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. Owners say you need to be careful around the steam and the hot parts of the hose to avoid getting burned. The J-2000 has a three-year warranty.

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J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer with Plastic Steam Head, 120 Volt

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Our Sources

1. Bestcovery.com

Bestcovery.com names the Jiffy Personal Series J-2000 Residential Series Garment Steamer its top garment steamer with a perfect 5 out of 5. Jerry Arlen says the J-2000 is a powerful, high-quality steamer, heating up in just two minutes and giving 1.5 hours of steam per fill-up.

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

2. Amazon.com

Amazon.com consumer reviewers give the J-2000 garment steamer an average overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars after about 560 reviews. The J-2000 performs well at removing wrinkles from fabrics and is easy to use, reviewers say. Some are disappointed it doesn't give a more pressed look.

Review: J-2000 Garment Steamer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013

3. Overstock.com

The Jiffy J-2000 earns an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on about 40 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.

Review: Jiffy J-2000 Pink Garment Steamer, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of November 2013

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