I bought this for ironing at my daughter's wedding. Was very disappointed ! This iron would be ok for a thin shirt but not anything thick. Not much steam coming out compared to the larger machine. I do not think I will recommend to others. Get a cheap steamer and save the extra buckets !
I just took this on a two week trip to Italy and it was wonderful! You will need to get the adapter for it if you do take it abroad but it really was a helpful tool to have and yes it was extra weight but I was able to wear clothes more than once because this little dynamo kicks butt when it comes to getting the wrinkles out!
I have 2 professional Jiffy steamers so my expectations were high, I will admit that, so having said that, it would be ok to have at a cabin or a second home. It is rather heavy for luggage, still debating whether I am going to keep it or not. Puts out a fairly good amount of steam, probably better than most on the market as I have never had any luck with the small steamers for travel and that was why I bought this one.
I am very impressed with this handheld steamer. I used to have a commercial Rowena steamer and hated it. It took a long time to heat up, was large and hard to store, and calcium built up in it easily. I would say this steamer does just as good of a job, if not better, and is a much better size. It doesn't last as long (small water tank) but it works for a few pieces of clothing before water runs out. I would highly recommend this if you don't want to deal with a large, commercial steamer and only steam a few things at a time.
I have my first Esteam travel steamer that I must have bought over 10 years ago and love it. I gave it to my daughter, bought another for myself, which was equally great. Then I needed one for another residence and tried a more "highly rated" one, but it didn't deserve the higher ratings. Finally gave up on it and went back to buy my third Esteam steamer. Because I sew a lot, I also have a Rowena full size steamer and it's not as good as this little portable. Highly recommend!