Jiffy Personal Clothing Steamer
Product Review (submitted on February 5, 2008):
I'll make it simple: If you are looking for a home-edition garment steamer, your top 2 choices in the marketplace will likely be the Jiffy 2000 and the Rowenta 8100.
I tested both for 10 hours; on a 1 to 10 scale: Jiffy (Looks = 6; Engineering = 10; Handling = 9; Craftsmanship = 10). It looks like a mop bucket on wheels but it performs like a jet engine; every part of this machine from the plate at the bottom of the unit to the steam handle is built for rugged usage. Rowenta (Looks = 10; Engineering = 5; Handling = 7; Crafsmanship = 4). It looks like a UFO but performs like a Pinto with much less steaming power; it is built as a toddler's toy having most parts made with inexpensive plastic including the watertank base and valve: pull the machine a single foot OR tilt it a mere 1 inch and you will experience a slow-building cascade. Buy the Rowenta 8100 as a decorative piece to make your closet look good. Buy the Jiffy 2000 as a garment steamer to make your clothes look good.