I spent an enormous amount of time selecting the brand of steamer that I would purchase. That part was the most frustrating of all. Well, I can save YOU the trouble I went through. This is the one! I love the Sunbeam S1500 Classic Garment Steamer. It's very user friendly and sturdier than I thought it would be. I even steamed my jeans with it. I must say, though, that I am the type to take my clothes out of the dryer and hang them up immediately, so my jeans probably weren't as wrinkled as those that people leave in the dryer all tumbled and jumbled together with other clothes. I was concerned that the height of the steamer's clothes' hanger wouldn't be sufficient for me (I'm 5'6") and that I would have to do a lot of bending, which would take a toll on my back and neck problems. But once again, I was pleasantly surprised at how high the pole actually reached once I had extended it fully. It required very little bending. In no time at all, I had gotten the hang of it, and in fact, within an hour of setting it up, I had steamednearly all of the trousers(7 pair) that I had just taken out of the wash. I even learned to use the creaser within that time frame as well. It made awesome creases. I really didn't know that it would have a creaser when I first purchased it, so that was a relief that it did. Of course, I didn't get it perfect on the very first try, but the steamer made my errors easy to fix by simply resteaming the section of the crease that wasn't perfect and then using the creaser to fix it. It does take a little extra effort to hang the pants, but I was able hang them full length (from waist to hem), something I thought wasn't possible based on the online photos I'd seen of people using the steamer. However, I do think that I will probably purchase (or make) a steam board in the future, only because it will be so much faster. But the hanger will still be great for steaming blouses and just refreshing clothing in general. By the way, there were no leaks from the machine nor the hose. The hose is very well insulated and never got too hot to touch. The steamer heats within seconds. I still wait at least a minute or two, though, just to make sure that it really is ready. The water tank is very ample. I was able to steam all of the trousers I mentioned, and there was still water left in the reservoir. The steamer takes regular water from the tap. Distilled water would probably be better for the machine in the long run though, for obvious reasons--less sediment deposit. I haven't tried any of the other steamer brands out there, but I can assure you that this one will do the job and do it like a pro. I see no reason to pay more money than I have to, and I feel that the price I paid (around ($95 on sale) was well worth it for ease of use, quality and durability, and time-saving. It stores away nicely, too. You can lower the hanging rod or leave it up for convenience sake because it doesn't take up much room at all. I really think you will love it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is really good. I was hoping that I hadn't purchased something that would be broken in a couple of months. I wasn't disappointed.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? exactly as described, and perhaps even a bit better