Jiffy Steamer J-2000i
I’m not a big fan of ironing and do whatever I can to avoid it. I buy knits that don’t need ironing and when I do laundry I pull my clothes right out of the dryer once it stops and fold or hang immediately. That being said every once in a while ironing creeps it’s ugly head in to my life. Like when I wash my cotton designer comforter, pillow cases and sheets. Uhg!
The conversation regarding a steamer popped up out of all places at the hair salon. My hairdresser was mentioning that she doesn’t iron but does steam everything. It got my interest for sure and I started my research. I knew if I was going to purchase a steamer then it had to be a good steamer. I didn’t wanted any run of the mill unit because I knew it would eventually end up taking up space somewhere in the house and collecting dust.
When it comes to steamers the name Jiffy was popping up everywhere. The company has been around forever and has a great reputation and nice warranty. Of course you get what you pay for. Their products are not cheap but they definitely have unrivalled quality. My purchase was of the J-2000i model for approximately $279. When deciding on that model I tried to take in to account how often would I actually end up using it over the long haul. I was pretty sure I wouldn’t need a commercial unit. Also I chose the J-2000i because the unit and all the attachments were metal and not plastic.
The steamer heats up and is ready to use in 1 minute. It holds 3/4 gallon of water and that will last about an hour and half. There is a long metal pole that attaches to the unit that has a hook on the top of it for holding a hanger. My first attempt using the steamer I just hung a hanger on this hook and tried my best to steam a pillow case. I realized at this point that I would need a better hanger with some clips to hold my pillow case and also it would make more sense to be steaming next to a wall or flat surface so your clothes would be in a fixed position. Of course Jiffy does sell some extra attachments and accessories that most likely come in handy for this purpose. I just used a piece of spare wood we had and steamed next to a door.
I have to say that I really enjoy using this steamer. Steaming is way more fun than ironing for me. The jiffy did a wonderful job on my white designer cotton pillow cases and when I was done they actually looked amazing. I also steamed my duvet cover with the comforter still in it. As normally the comforter doesn’t get washed all that often due to the fact that I don’t want to ruin it. The steamer is a way to disinfect and refresh your beddings and carpets and things that can’t be washed often or at all. The duvet turned out pretty nice as well but of course being cotton it didn’t last as we do use it for sleeping. I steamed a couple of cotton shirts and I found that it was quite easy and very effective. I don’t believe the steamer can press as well as an iron and might not meet some peoples requirements but I really like the results I get. The Jiffy Steamer gets a very high ranking vote from me.