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Hot and Steamy experience
Reviewed in Canada on November 29, 2018
The product shipped fast and came in its original box with no additional wrapping, which would truly be unnecessary anyways. I unpacked it with excitement and soon had the product up and running with minimal effort.
Resembling a phaser gun from Star Trek, I couldn't help but blast away a few imaginary klingons using the small trigger which can be used to stop and start the steam, a very handy feature indeed. There is a small removable water storage container which can be filled using the small cup provided. The build of the product felt sturdy and good quality. Plugged it in and nothing happen, soon I realized there was a small power button at the back which needed to be pressed. As I pressed the button a green light came on and the unit started to shudder and hiss; In remote parts of Hawaii there are volcanic fissures, you can sometimes hear them hiss and they emit steam, this products activation reminded me of that. Though it would be unfair to compare the two as the fissures are accompanied by a foul stench of sulphur sometimes, but the said product luckily only smelled of plastic. Probably assembled in China somewhere by underpaid and overworked employees who themselves may never use this. But alas such is capitalism....
Getting back to the steamer, after I turned it on, upon pressing the trigger it emitted a very satisfying and strong stream of steam. A word of warning to the curious, do not point this device at yourself oe others when you press the trigger. And a word of advice to the manufacturers, you want to include a warning sticker right on the front.
Next came the big test... my super wrinkled cotton polyester shirt, a task which I was hoping would be done with some difficulty. I was pleasantly surprised to see my entire shirt was steamed and ready under two minutes.
I tried on the brush and creaser fixtures as well, they seem to work nicely. In addition there is a lint remover fixture to which I think may come in handy at some point. The steam does leave your clothes damp so i would advise you leave the shirt hanging up for a minute or two before wearing. However if you wish to show up for a wet tshirt contest then by all means wear it immediately upon steaming. Be warned however that the shirt may be hot!
Overall five stars, highly recommended.