Jiffy Steamer

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

10 Ways Your Jiffy Steamer Can Assist in Cleaning

After doing a bit of research, I have found several uses for my Jiffy Steamer that I wanted to share.  First off, I am a clean freak.  I recently took the entire toilet seat off in the guest bath to clean all that nastiness.  Oh boy, that was a job.  Turns out my Jiffy Steamer could've gotten helped with the job and gotten it done easier with a lot less time and without my rubber gloves!  Here's a list along with a few details.

1. Toilet - For those of us that have little boys (or big boys), you have a mess around the seat and base.  The steam gets in the seams and the mess cleans up with a swipe of a cloth.

2. Tile & Grout - The brush attachment scrubs the tile and gets in to the might be disgusted at how dirty it has gotten. 

3. Rugs & Carpets - We all have stains on the floors, especially from pets and children.  The steam eases out the stains without rubbing the fibers.

4. BBQ Grills - What a fabulous idea!  I always hate how dirty my grill gets, but what a mess it makes when you scrape it.  Simply steam and wipe away the mess.

5. Glass Showers - Who really cleans their shower as often as they should?  The steam helps in getting all that soap scum off quickly and easily.

6. Car Interiors - They get so dirty, especially with kids in the backseat.  Have you looked at the carpet back there lately?

7. Stuffed Animals - Just give them a quick steam to sanitize those little guys.  Much better than spraying them with chemicals.

8. Oven - My oven was a mess after baking sweet potatoes.  Using my steamer, it took less than 5 minutes to clean up.  And you can actually see through the door now!
9. Microwave - Not everyone covers their dish before punching start.  Steam, wipe, voila!

10. Countertops - Works especially well on granite and other solid surfaces.  It sanitizes without using harsh chemicals and makes them shine like new!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Top 5 Gifts for Your Graduate

Trying to find the perfect graduation gift can be an arduous task for lots of folks these days.  If you browse on Pinterest for ideas, you'll find some really good 'looking' ones, but actually finding the time to execute these ideas is another story.  For those of us that don't have that crafty gene and an extra six hours to spend on it, not to mention the $75 plus dollars that you will likely spend at Hobby Lobby, I have made a list of five fantastic ideas for your graduate.  You're welcome in advance...

1. Beats by Dre iBeats Earphones

These earphone not only sound awesome, but cancel out external noise and are compatible with your iPhone, iPad and iPod.  You can find them on amazon for about eighty bucks. 

2. Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book 
    by Diane Muldrow
Ok, so we all remember The Pokey Little Puppy and The Little Red Hen from when we were little, right?  These little books taught us many lessons that we need to be reminded of like how to manage money and taking the time to help others out.  And it's under $10!

3. No.3 Mouse Pad by Colonel Littleton

Made of Italian Brindle Leather that is edge stitched with a small brass plate for monogramming 3 initials.  Who doesn't love a monogram these days!  They will have it forever and it'll only look better with age. It retails for $52.50.

4. PhotoJOJO the Wide Angle/Macro Lens

You can use it with the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, and Android.  It is magnetized to attach to your device without harm, and provides closeup detail as well as a wider view.  It's on Amazon for $20.

5.  Esteam Travel Steamer by Jiffy Steamer
I saved the best for last! It is the most powerful hand-held steamer on the market and heats up in less than 2 minutes!  You want your grad to look their best for all those job interviews, right?  Now they won't have an excuse!  For only $75, they'll be wrinkle free!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Steaming vs Ironing

Ironing- The act or process of pressing clothes with a heated iron.

Most people like their money right where they can see it, in the closet. In order to preserve these garments we care for so much, why is it that we choose to force them under an extremely hot iron? Crushing the fibers in which they are made of; burning the characteristics of each strand that enable us to look like a fashionista. Let’s choose a different method for this madness and choose steaming our garments rather than iron them. It is the safest, most gentle method for removing wrinkles.

To help prove this point we have taken two identical 6" x 6" squares of black wool were purchased from a local fabric store. We steamed sample "A" for 1 minute with a Model J-2000 Jiffy ® Steamer. Sample "B" was ironed for 1 minute, on the proper heat setting, with a top-of-the-line residential iron. We then bagged, labeled, and submitted both samples to MVA Scientific Consultants in Norcross, Georgia for detailed magnification. The Scanned Electron Microscope (SEM) images show any damage that may have occurred.

Sample A-Steamed 500x              

Sample A-Steamed 1000x

Sample B-Ironed 500x  

Sample B- Ironed 1000x

The fibers in sample "A" are in near perfect condition due to the gentle nature of steam. However, the fibers in sample "B" are clearly distorted. You can easily recognize the damaged fibers caused by just one application of the iron's hot sole plate.

Unlike ironing, steam actually relaxes the fibers rather than crushing them.
Now that you have a closer look into garment care, use what the professionals use…

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jiffy Steamer is now on Instagram!

It is important to us to engage our community utilizing 21st century tools.
We hope you've already "liked" our Facebook page and are "following us" on Twitter (@JIFFYSTEAMER). 
We also have the ever addictive Pinterest page and will now add Instagram to that list - #jiffysteamer.  
These social media platforms provide us the opportunity to interact with our customers!   We want to know more about how you use steam in your life!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The History of Jiffy Steamer Company

This company’s story starts with the son of a sharecropper that hitched a ride on a freight train from Tennessee to Chicago as a 14 year old seeking employment.  This type of determination would go a long ways in the founder’s life as he applied his willpower to care for his family.  In 1940, John Bailey Simrell and his brother-in-law toiled over a way to create enough steam to commercially shape and block hats quickly and easily.  The birth of the Jiffy Model J-1 resulted from those efforts as well as dozens of models to follow over the decades.  When Mr. John added a hose and steam head attachment, the product morphed into a fabric steamer that removed wrinkles from clothing, draperies and other materials. 
John Bailey Simrell
 More 7 decades later and many product developments, Jiffy Steamer Company is a worldwide leader in portable steaming equipment.  World-renowned in more than 50 foreign markets and backed by over 1,000 dealers in the United States alone, the dozens of Jiffy® Steamer models can be found almost everywhere-from the commercial garment trade, to residential markets, in the pages of high-end mail order catalogs, and in various specialty industries.  Our product line also includes the following:

SteamBlade - The SteamBlade is an innovative product designed to simplify the removal of window film, vinyl wrap and lettering. With the swipe of the SteamBlade, the warm, moist steam quickly and safely unbinds the glue from the window, simplifying this once tedious task. The SteamBlade will allow you to remove window film, vinyl wrap or lettering in a fraction of the time of conventional methods. Put down the razor and reach for the Steam.

X-Series - With the fast, effective power of pure steam, the Jiffy® Steamer X-Series steamer easily kills dust mites and bed bugs on contact without the use of a single chemical or fumigation product. Best of all, it’s safe for your family and the environment.

SteamBreaker - The SteamBreaker is an innovative product that safely breaks in leather and exotic skin footwear, quickly creating a custom fit for your feet. Say goodbye to the pain of breaking in a new pair of footwear—and let the power of steam do the work for you!

Flexineb - Flexineb™ equine nebulization device represents a huge innovative step in administrating care to the lower and upper respiratory tract of the horse via inhalation methods.

HAYGAIN – HAYGAIN is the revolutionary hay steamer that transforms hay into a dust-free, palatable forage improving your horse's health, respiratory performance and overall well-being.

GloveFlex - An average fielder’s glove requires approximately 1,500 pitches to be considered broken in and a catcher’s mitt needs around 2,500. For $25 to $35, the number of hours shaping and forming your glove will be drastically reduced using our GloveFlex process. Your glove will be returned to you softer, more flexible and ready to play ball.

Even though Jiffy® Steamer’s products can be found around the world, the company stands firm in its promise to remain American-made. Each of the company’s steamers is handcrafted in Union City, Tennessee and assembled with the finest, American-made components.  The company makes no compromise in the engineering and construction of its products.  After the intricate 52 step process to build the unit, every unit is steam tested before leaving the factory. Family values ring true with the Jiffy® Steamer brand and the company is actively managed and operated by family members. These guys know steam and continue to produce the finest steamers on the planet. 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Host a Halloween Party!

Halloween is coming up next week and it’s so exciting to see the kids’ faces when the costumes are put on and decorations come out!   Once you're too old to trick-or-treat, it could feel like all the excitement has passed you by. But although you might spend the day with little ghosts and goblins, there will come a point when the little ghouls finally lapse into sugar comas. So while the kids sleep, why not host a Halloween party and let the adults come out to play?

Halloween is definitely not a holiday -- like Easter, perhaps, or Thanksgiving -- where you have to keep it elegant. Yes, some people might hold formal masquerade balls or elaborate costume parties, but we say the cheesier the better!

1.    First off, who wouldn’t come to a party where the invitation was a severed finger?

2.      Food is the most important aspect of any party. If you mess up everywhere else and have good food, people will enjoy themselves.

3.       Decorations

Whether you’re throwing the scariest party on the block or just celebrating the fun holiday, scare everyone into having a great time with frightening tombtones, skulls and ghosts displayed around the party room.  If you’re hosting a dinner party, set up the table with plates and napkins in orange and black colors that feature witches, jack-o’-lanterns and cobwebs. Halloween party supplies are cheap and many of them can be reused for years and years!

4.       Halloween Costumes & Makeup

There are so many great characters to portray on Halloween!  The costumes and make up can get VERY elaborate.  If you want your costume to stand out, put a little effort into it with special makeup!  You can find some phenomenal makeovers from Kandee Johnson. 

Once you have your costume, make sure it’s steamed and doesn’t look like you just pulled it out of the bottom of your closet!

5.      Haunted House Exterior

Don’t waste money on big blow-up Halloween decorations for your front yard. Instead use these clever ideas and your crafty skills to make one-of-kind decorations. You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood, and save a lot of money.  Use simple lights like in the photo below.  It’s very festive!  Have a safe & happy Halloween!


Monday, September 29, 2014

The Steamer Screamer

What makes you scream at your steamer? Could it be that your steamer works poorly or cycles ON and OFF while steaming? Or that green indicator light doesn’t illuminate when turned to the ON position? Well here are some tid- bits to hopefully keep your day steaming right along.

J-1, J-2, J-200, J-2000. When the steamer spits water from the steam head be sure to check and make sure it is not cracked or damaged. It could be that the unit has been overfilled or that the rod set is not fully assembled.

J-4000 Model.  When the steamer leaks water at the base of the unit, there may be a hole in the tank. The brass couple between the hose and unit may be loose. Or it could be that the silicone sealant around the tank assembly is leaking.

Esteam. When the red indicator light illuminates but the unit never heats or steams, it is possible that the unit has blown a fusible link wire or an element.

For more information on troubleshooting your steamer checkout our link below.

Made in the USA
As the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of garment steamers and steamer equipment for personal and professional use, Jiffy® Steamer manufactures over 16 fabric steamers and clothes steamer models including the popular Esteam®, with only the finest industrial and professional components available. Jiffy® Steamer customers throughout the world enjoy the ease of use when steaming clothes or fabric in their home or business, simplicity of the process and the omission of the ironing board. Breast Cancer Awarness Line of Jiffy Steamer Products