Updated 3 Mar 2017

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Steamer J-2000

Snapshot: The Steamer J-2000 doesn’t have variable steam control or a built-in clothes hanger. But how does it perform?

Steamer J-2000
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$749

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Test results

Overall score
78
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent on the polyester dress.
  • Very good on silk, wool, the polycotton shirt and curtain and the polyester/viscose dress.
  • Good on cotton shirts and curtains.
  • OK on synthetic organza and denims.
  • Foot-operated on/off switch is very easy to use.

But

  • Poor on linen.
  • Hose gets hot during steaming and can be touched accidently.
  • No built-in clothes hanger (but has a hook for placing a clothes hanger on).

How we test

Overall score:

  • Performance - 70 percent
  • Ease of use - 30 percent

Performance indicates how well each model removed creases on synthetic organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim, linen, a polycotton shirt, 2 dresses (polyester/viscose and polyester) and 2 curtains (cotton and polycotton).

Ease of use covers filling the water tank, handle comfort, moving the garment steamer, steam and spray, adjusting the temperature, and cord convenience.

Key data

Model

Type
Garment steamer
Avg price
$749

Specifications

Cord length (m)
2.0
Hose length (m)
1.6
Weight (kg)
6.7
Watts (W)
1300
Soleplate type
n/a

Features

Self-cleaning
-
Power-on light
-
Drip protection
-
Cord storage
-
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
-
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
-
Steam lock
n/a
Variable steam
No
Refill tank during ironing/steaming
No
Wheels
Yes
Telescopic pole
No
Clothes hanger
No

More Info

Availability
To buy one, contact the distributor Walker Sotech Machinery (09 525 0011).
Notes
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