T-fal IS5200Q0 Garment Steamer
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- Integrated swivel garment hanger
- Double hanger with clip system to steam all garmets
- Large removable water tank with an audible empty tank indicator
- Energy saving system to optimize the energy consumption during steaming session
- 1500 watts
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Fast 60 second heat up time. Easy to use hand operated On/Off control with light indicator. Safety Auto-Off function. Large 2.6L removable water tank. Durable steam hose with protective cover. Powerful 1500 Watts for professional steaming results. Easy rolling wheels for transporting. Fabric brush included.
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Anyways, I started having problems with it a short while ago. It would beep as if there was no water and then it would turn off. I noticed that one of the screws located inside the intake chamber was completely corroded, while the other one was fine. but thought nothing of it. A google search suggested that others were having the same problem. The solution, supposedly, is to fill it with vinegar and leave it overnight. I tried it but to no avail. Upon closer investigation, the screw in the intake chamber was actually so corroded that it had broken, disconnecting one of the wires on the inside. The thing still beeps, but that's about it!
Long story short, I spent about $100 on this piece of junk 7 months ago and I've gotten a fair bit of use out of it, but the quality of the components as others have suggested is pretty, pretty crap. I would definitely not buy this product again, even for half the price it is being sold for. If I had to do it again, which I guess I do, I would either buy a steam iron or a more expensive, but better quality garment steamer.
The steamer when it worked did a good job. It had 5 steam levels and steamed clothes nicely. I also liked that it was taller so you didn't feel like you had to bend over to steam your clothes.
All of this however is irrelevant because the steamer is unreliable. For the money, it's not worth it. I bought it when it was $150 in price. Now I wouldn't even pay $50 for it. Waste of money. Stay away.
For the short period that it did work, it worked great. Just don't expect the same crispness as ironing on some materials. Works amazing with light cottons and man made fabrics.
Verdict: I'll never buy another one since they have consistently broken in the same way.
This thing has a mind of it's own, and is always shutting off for no reason.
The plastic in the nozzle/handle is very cheap, and will likely leak/break quickly.
The top of the garment stand is badly designed. It has a hanger form to hold items like blazers & sweaters. That's great, and looks nice, but the telescopic rods on which it sits are SO flimsy. Most of my clothes will be steamed on a hanger, and put away on that same hanger - simple and efficient. However, there are no spots to place a hanger or two for steaming. Major oversight. Dumb.
I've used a real commercial/professional steamer in a retail setting, so I've got something of a different quality level to compare this to. Perhaps that's a little unfair, but I'd be happy with a more basic design and higher quality.
It's also rather large and bulky considering that the capacity of the water tank is pretty small.
For hard wrinkles, you must still use a standard iron. However for most regular wrinkles, and if you are not too demanding, you can easily remove them with this steamer with ease of use.
To resume: a good complement to an iron + board set.
Most recent customer reviews
Stopped working properly after less than a year. Automatically shuts off after <1min of usePublished 11 months ago by Mueez Siddiqui
After one year it started beeping when trying to turn it one and doesn't start anymore.Published 20 months ago by PMCB
Used this to steam 4 bridesmaids dresses and 1 gigantic wedding dress. It did not fail me on the day and worked with all sorts of layered fabrics! VERY HAPPY. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mart
I ordered one for each of my adult children. I fell in love with it myself. Much quicker than an iron and very easy to use.Published on May 21 2014 by Jo Ann Worrall
I love my steamer it makes my day so much easier! Quick arrival, Easy to use, heats up quickly, I am very pleased! five star product for sure.Published on May 19 2014 by Angela
After assembling and troubleshooting the appliance still does not work. Light comes on nothing else. Will be taking back to the store.Published on April 14 2014 by Don Rudkin
the T-fal steamer I received is not working properly as the ON/OFF/SET switch is not working and the red light doesn't go on after connecting to electericityPublished on April 3 2014 by mahmoud safuat