J-4000 Jiffy Garment Steamer Review

Key Features

  • Made in the USA
  • Two hours of steam per tank; rather slow to heat up
  • Three year warranty
  • Commercial power in your home

Our Review

The Jiffy J-4000 Garment Steamer from Jiffy’s esteemed Pro-Line series is the company’s most powerful steamer model designed for commercial purposes and use. Coming in at 20 x 11 x 61 inches (counting standing pole for height) and weighing 26 pounds, the J-4000 features an oversized 1-gallon refillable tank.

With 1500 watts of power and an internal stainless steel steam chamber, the device reaches pre-heat status in roughly 15 minutes and achieves full steaming capability in an additional 5 minutes. The large capacity water tank allows for in excess of 2 hours worth of continuous steaming time. The tank also features a site gauge on the side to easily assess the water level and any possible sediment build-up. The 5 ½ foot hose and 6-inch steam head are roughly industry standard for full-sized standing steamers, as well as is the automatic shut-off safety feature.

The J-4000 is safe for use on a wide arrange of clothing and household items, including drapes and furniture upholstery. However, customers have noted that this product might be a bit of overkill if you simply intend to use it around the house; it is meant for use in larger, more commercial environments where many items need to be steamed in a single sitting.

Customers are overwhelmingly pleased with the quality and performance of the product, however. Users routinely comment on the J-4000’s ease of assembly and user-friendly qualities. Some small complaints have been lodged. For example, it is commonly stated that if the steamer head is not kept in an upright position then condensation will begin to pool in the head and it will start to gurgle and spurt. This is easily fixed by simply holding the head upright or racking it for a moment and allowing the buildup of condensation to resettle back down the tubing and subsequently turn back into steam. Another common problem cited by users is that the roughly 5-foot garment pole is far too short for longer dresses. This is not a problem specific to the J-4000; the complaint is ubiquitous among consumers throughout the industry, which begs the question of when manufacturers will address the problem.

Overall, the J-4000 is extremely well received. While it does take longer to heat up than many of its full-sized standing steamer counterparts, the quality seems unparalleled. The nearly 2-hour steam time is top-of-the-line. However, if you only need to steam a few items a week around the house or for work, this product may be beyond what you require.  

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