Jiffy Steamer provides a cleaning procedure below, which is recommended as a regular maintenance measure to help your Jiffy Steamer maintain its maximum steaming performance. This maintenance should be performed on a basis of every 3–6 months depending on your water supply. In most cases, a steamer that is severely clogged will require disassembly to properly clean and prolong the life span of the unit. Our authorized Jiffy Steamer service technician best performs this disassembly.
- Unplug your steamer from the wall outlet. Remove hose attachment at the brass coupling using a wrench and remove water bottle from unit. Pour out any remaining water from your unit.
- If the hose attachment is blocked by sediment build-up. Use a water hose to clean inside the hose. This should loosen and remove any build-up that may have occurred within the hose itself.
- Use a solution of ½ white vinegar and ½ water equal parts. (Please note, Jiffy Liquid Cleaner is not available for sale outside the USA). For countries outside the USA, please use the white vinegar/water solution.
- Pour the white vinegar and water cleaning solution into the water cup of your steamer. This is the location on the steamer base where you normally place the water bottle. Allow the cleaning solution to remain in the unit for ONLY 2 HOURS…NO LONGER. DO NOT STEAM THE SOLUTION IN THE UNIT AS DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.
- Pour the cleaning solution out of the steamer. Do this by tilting the steamer back and forth and pouring the solution out of the water cup area.
- Rinse the unit thoroughly by flushing with fresh water 2-3 times.
- If discoloured water or residue continues to come from the unit, the above procedure may need to be repeated.
All steamers need to be cleaned and rinsed on occasion to flush the mineral deposits. Please also note that one should never use additives. Additives such as salt, perfumes, and dyes should never be added to your steamer water. These substances will corrode or plug internal parts.