J-4000H Jiffy Hat Steamer, 120 Volt
Ironing is a time-consuming process, especially when it comes to large canvases, things with complex cuts or many decorative elements. You can make your homework easier with a steamer. This household appliance is less popular than a traditional iron, but its capabilities are very wide. Let’s figure out how to choose a garment steamer.
Feature of J-4000H Jiffy Hat Steamer, 120 Volt
- Preheat and Steam Settings
- 2 Hour steam time per filling
- Made in the USA
A steamer – what is it
A steamer is an apparatus that emits a jet of steam, which acts on the fabric and smoothes its structure. It is small in size and looks like a mini vacuum cleaner. It has a water tank and a hose with a nozzle. Due to its dimensions, the unit can be hung on the shoulder and will not interfere.
The main task of the device is to iron textiles, disinfect, remove allergens and dust from clothes and eliminate unpleasant odors. For this, only water is used, no chemical cleaners are needed.
Types of steamers
There are such varieties:
By the principle of work:
Horizontal and vertical steamers
Horizontal steamers are used for cleaning and ironing clothes, while vertical steamers are used when working with curtains. The vertical curtain steamer allows you to manipulate without removing the curtains from the eaves, which will save time and effort.
Differences between a steamer and an iron
It seems to many that they do the same job. But this is not the case. There are differences. Let us examine the advantages of a steam unit in comparison with an iron.
The ability to smooth materials of different composition, density and finish without the risk of damaging them. The iron loses in this. After it, traces remain on the seams, shiny areas, and burn marks.
Convenience in processing. Steaming is carried out vertically, for example, the curtains can not be removed from the windows. An ironing board is also unnecessary. There is a rack with hangers for processing clothes. It often comes with the device.
Additional features. Steam equipment not only iron, but also cleans and disinfects. There are models with built-in functions for cleaning windows , mirrors and other vertical surfaces.
Despite all the advantages, the steam generator is not superior to the iron in every way. So, it is not able to smooth horizontal surfaces. Therefore, it is useless for ironing large table or bed linen. It will not help in the formation of arrows and folds. All you need is an iron. For the sake of fairness, it must be admitted that low-power steam units cannot cope with heavy dense fabrics or with heavily crumpled things.