600 watt heating element (120 volt for North America use only) * High-impact plastic outer housing for durability * Quick one minute heat-up time * 15 Minute steam time per filling * Made in the USA ESTEAM® Personal Hand Held Steamer with 2-Pronged Cord Plug Jiffy Steamer ESTEAM Travel Steamer Equipped with 600 watts of power, this personal handheld clothes steamer quickly and easily smoothes away wrinkles--no need to lug out the heavy iron and cumbersome ironing board. Simply fill the wide-mouth 8-ounce water tank with regular tap water (no salt required) and plug the unit in for over 15 minutes of continuous steam per filling. The steamer comes in handy at home or at the office for quick touch-ups, as well as when traveling thanks to its compact size, which fits neatly inside a carry-on bag or suitcase. For safety, the portable steamer shuts-off automatically when it runs dry to prevent operation without water in the tank. Other thoughtful details include stay-cool housing, no internal water lines or pumps to become clogged by hard water, a comfortable secure-grip handle, and a 9-foot power cord for convenient maneuverability. Made in the USA, the handheld steamer measures approximately 6 by 5-1/5 by 11-1/5 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty. Steaming vs. Ironing Your clothes are an investment. Don't you want to apply the safest, gentlest method for removing wrinkles? To determine which method of removing wrinkles is the better option for fabric care, steaming and ironing were put to the test. Two identical 6" x 6" squares of black wool were purchased from a local fabric store. We steamed sample "A" for 1 minute with a Model J-2000 Jiffy ® Steamer. Sample "B" was ironed for 1 minute, on the proper heat setting, with a top-of-the-line residential iron. We then bagged, labeled, and submitted both samples to MVA Scientific Consultants in Norcross, Georgia for detailed magnification. The Scanned Electron Microscope (SEM) images show any damage that may have occurred.
Sample A (500x)
Sample B (500x)
Sample A (1000x)
Sample B (1000x)
The fibers in sample "A" are in near perfect condition due to the gentle nature of steam. However, the fibers in sample "B" are clearly distorted. You can easily recognize the damaged fibers caused by just one application of the iron's hot sole plate. Unlike ironing, steam actually relaxes the fibers rather than crushing them. Jiffy Steamer is family-owned and operated since 1940. Our pledge is simple…to build the very best steamers available in the world and support them with world-class customer service. We care about serving you to the very best of our ability. Each Jiffy steamer is handcrafted in their Union City, Tennessee factory. Jiffy Steamer will never compromise on quality, materials or workmanship. Take a look “under the hood” of our products. You will find stainless steel, brass, copper, incoloy and silicone braided color-coded wiring.