This little gadget helped quell some marital dispute between my daughter and son-in-law. You see my daughter complained about her husband taking TWO hours to get ready for work as a police officer. When I asked her why didn't she just iron his uniform for him, she replied that he wouldn't "let" her! (Seems he's a little OCD about his uniform, LOL.) So I bought the steamer as a gift for my son-in-law and he lis quite pleased with the job it does on his uniform and my daughter is pleased that it takes less time than the ironing. Now does anyone know of an automatic boot shiner? ; )
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Well-made for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
I really like this little steamer. It holds enough water to steam one or two garments and it does a nice job of getting out the wrinkles. It's the perfect size for what we need. I actually bought it for my son who HATES wrinkles and doesn't know how to iron! He used to have one of the large, floor type of steamers but it was bulky to store between uses. This little one goes in the bathroom cabinet and is ready to steam just minutes after you plug it in. It is about the size of a small thermos so will also be convenient for travel.
This steamer, like many products today is made mostly of plastic. Although it is a travel steamer, since I live in an apartment, I needed a steamer that wouldn't take up much space. Although the steamer is very compact, it does a great job of removing wrinkles. I primarily wanted to remove the wrinkles from my husband's wool work pants. My husband and I hate ironing and our dry cleaning bills were very high because my hubby would bring 5 pairs of slacks to the cleaners every week because they would get so wrinkled after a long work day. I read good reviews for this product and decided to purchase it. Glad I did. I use distilled water (although you don't have to) and I am able to steam about 3 or 4 pants before I have to refill the water container on the steamer. The unit heats up very qucikly. I like the fact that my bathroom does not get steamed up when the unit is on. I have a hook on the back of my bathroom door and I just hang up the pants and lightly go over them with the steamer. It takes almost no time for the wrinkles to disappear. I do, however, wish that the unit came with an on-off switch.
After looking at many hand held steamers in person, I was very skeptical about buying from mail order without seeing it . However, I am quite glad that I purchaed it. it's lighter than expected, made quite well and easy to operate. Some water spurts but I can hear when it's about spurt so I just pull away from garment and no wet spots. Since i've seen many diffrent styles/ prices I felt that it is bit over priced but also understand this is made in our USA. So well worth the money...
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It is made quite well, looks sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Nice little powerful handheld steamer. Works good. My only gripe is there is no on/off switch. Basically once you plug it up, you better be ready to steam becuase it steams constantly until you unplug it again.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I bought one of these many years ago, and I just bought another one. I leave one in NJ and one at home Georgia. I noticed the older one I have doesn't produce as much steam as it used to, it kind of goes off on and on but still works. I bought it 7 years ago! Perhaps I need to do some maintenance but I don't really know how. The new one is great, produces steam all through out, I must be happy with it if I bought it twice!
we bought this steamer 2 months ago works well but it tends to clog and stpo easy. you have to clean it out every time you use it or mineral deposits build up fast water turns brown from the heating elements and it sill stain watever you are steaming sorry product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. constructed well
I took this steamer on my trip to Brazil & used it multiple times with zero issues. I love that you can use any kind of water with it (my other steamer only uses distilled water), and it provides a great amount of steam. Definitely recommend.
I'm reviewing the efficacy of this steamer (not the efficacy of steaming as a method!). As far as steamers go, this one is very straightforward. It functions much like an electric tea kettle. You fill it up, plug it in and once the water is boiling- steam comes out. Compared to other steamers, I like this one because it is small while still holding a very good amount of water. Of course thinner fabrics steam out more easily than heavier ones and it helps to hold the fabric taught as you glide this over the wrinkles- just be careful not to burn your fingers! All in all I'm happy with it, but I do think it's a little overpriced for being such a simple thing. It's just the only good one on the marke that's portable and compact enough for my limited storage space.
I have bought one of these for each member of my family. I actually own one that is 20 years old and still going! The trick is to clean it occasionally This is made by the same company that makes the professional ones and you can tell. Don't waste your money on a cheaper brand. I can't say enough good things...you will love it! I rarely iron anymore..