Jiffy Original Hat Steamer
Model: J-1

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Jiffy Steamer's Hat Steamer was the first product the company ever produced and continues to satisfy our customers to this day. The J-1 is used to block, stretch, crease, shrink or shape straw and felt hats. Ideal applications include removing nesting rings in seconds, freshening felt to a velvet texture and shaping the hat to the preference of the owner.



  • Made in the USA Since 1940 
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Produces steam in 1 minute
  • 1300 watt stainless steel heating element
  • Die cast brass heating element housing
  • Automatic shut-off fusible link for safety
  • Check valve cap on water bottle
  • All brass fittings
  • Aluminum outer housing for durability
  • Color-coded high temperature wiring
  • Rubber bottom feet for tabletop stability
  • Brass Hat Nozzle
  • Power cord (7 feet) with molded storage clip
  • 24-hour repair service available in the USA when required


  • Model Name: J-1


  • Carton Dimensions: 18 inches x 12 inches x 17 inches / 46 centimeters x 30 centimeters x 43 centimeters
  • Assembled Dimension: 14 inches x 8 inches x 13 inches (36 centimeters x 20 centimeters x 33 centimeters)
  • Carton Weight: 15 pounds / 6.80 kilograms 
  • Electrical Certifications: UL, cUL, TUV/GS, CE, NOM and ANCE Listed
  • Steam Time per Filling: 2 hours
  • Water Capacity: 1 gallon (3.79L)


  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Wattage: 1300 Watts
  • Cord Plug: NEMA 5-15


  • Voltage: 230 Volts
  • Wattage: 1300 Watts
  • Cord Plug:  BS-1363, BS-546, CEE-7, ETSA S-86, SI 32, NEMA 5-15

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The Jiffy Promise:

The Jiffy Steamer Company is committed to building the best steamers available and supporting our products with unparalleled customer service.

  • Jiffy Steamers are handcrafted in our Union City, Tennessee, USA plant.
  • Every Jiffy Steamer undergoes rigorous, multistep testing before leaving our assembly line.
  • All Jiffy Steamer products come with a best-in-the-industry 3-year warranty.
  • Live customer support is available during regular business hours along with rapid repair turnaround time on all Jiffy Steamers. 
  • Jiffy Steamer donates 10% of revenue generated to the Obion County Cancer Agency from the sale of every pink steamer.


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  • 5
    Five Stars

    Posted by Walter J. Hofman on November 3, 2020

    Works perfectly for felt hats. My go to tool for my fedoras.

  • 5
    Best gift you could get a hat lover!!!

    Posted by Rosalinda Arzola on November 3, 2020

    Bought this for my dad for Christmas and honestly the best money I could have ever spent! He loves his Tejano hats and always has to go to the retail stores to get them straight out, so this was just the best idea!! He has a section in his closet made just for this thing. Definitely recommend!!

  • 5
    Love it!!!

    Posted by James Saldivar on November 3, 2020

    Love it!!! Very easy to use could not be any more happy with this product!.. I just watched a few videos on YouTube on how to crease hats I have learned a few things over the years as well but the videos made me feel comfortable about what I was doing and how to take great care of my hats. Make your $ back in no time when u think about paying someone 20 dollars plus gas driving around to get a hat creased..5 stars

  • 5

    Posted by CHERYL on November 3, 2020

    Just like it is advertised, comes with instruction book, easy to set up in 2 pieces and I like the magnetic tool on the bottom for adjustments. Powerful steam and you can order attachments to convert to a clothing steamer (its all in the book). Hands free steamer.

  • 5
    Awesome hat steamer

    Posted by John K. on November 3, 2020

    I have used clothes steamers from various manufacturers as well as steam from showers and boiling coffee pots to shape my hats and finally decided to get a hat steamer. Now that I have this Jiffy steamer I feel silly to have waited so long to buy one. This is definitely worth the cost. I also found that I can steam my shirts even without the hose and stand. Might buy those in the future.

  • 5
    Excellent Purchase

    Posted by Geoff4rfc on November 3, 2020

    Im going to say right up front, this was an excellent purchase! I bought this primarily for my three Resistol beaver fur cowboy hats.

    Ive been shaping and reshaping my brims for around 25 years or so. Ive used tea kettles and small pots with vented lids mostly. This last year I broke down and purchased a garment steamer from Walmart, I found out that my steam iron did a better job.

    Ive looked at professional type hatters steamers before but the price was always too far out my reach for the average joe. Then I see the Jiffy Hat Steamer and it comes in just under $150. Ive worn cowboy hats for most of my life and I figure I will wear them til the day I die, so the investment of the Jiffy steamer was easily justified.

    Using the Jiffy Steamer is as easy as it comes. You fill up the water jug and tighten the cap, insert the jug into the steamers jug receptacle, plug in the power cord and turn on the power switch. I think it was about two minutes and steam was shooting from the spout. You get a nice steady blast of steam, and only steam, there was no water spitting like what I would get from my steam iron. Even my garment steamer would spit water if you over filled it, and that thing would have to be refilled a couple of times to get the job done on even one hat.

    In less than 15 minutes, I lowered the crowns on two of my hats and reshaped the brims on all three. I turned off the unit and unplugged it, let it cool for a few minutes then emptied the water from the jug and just turned the unit upside down over the sink and emptied out the excess water in the unit and set on the counter to dry.

    In my neck of the woods, a store will charge you 25 bucks a pop to do a block and brim shape, that means for the price to do my hats twice, I can buy the Jiffy steamer.........well, that is what I did. Once I do my hats a second time, the steamer will have paid for itself and to think, after that, my brim shaping will be free............you gotta love that!!

    This Jiffy steamer is easy to use and it does a great job, no interruptions of having to refill with water so it is also very convenient to use. I am loving this purchase and glad I did it. Highly recommended!