A garment steamer can be a great alternative or addition! A garment steamer is a great addition to your traditional steam iron, and can be used quickly to remove wrinkles and refresh fabrics. It works wonders for clothing made from delicate or soft materials like silky blouses, flowing skirts, and sequined tops. They are portable and easy to carry around, making them ideal for traveling.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab evaluates garment steamers for efficiency, heat-up times, and ease of usage. Our experts also evaluate other factors such as balance, comfortability while holding the steamers, and water tank capacity. Our experts test a wide range of fabrics, including synthetic and natural fibers.
- Turbo ExtremeSteam Fabric Steamer
Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Garment Steamer Handheld Garment Steamer has our Good Housekeeping Seal. This is one of our favorite wrinkle removers. It has five settings, from delicate to turbo, and two steam slots. This makes it stand out from other steamers. The steam will come out continuously once it starts pumping. There are no additional buttons to press.
Conair comes with a 3-in-1 attachment that can lift fibers, protect delicates, and pull fabrics taut. It also includes a built-in wrinkler to achieve sharp pleats.
- CompleteSteam Fabric Steamer
Conair CompleteSteam Fabric steamer is very simple to use, with only an on/off switch and a ready light. However, it does the job well and gets the job done. It took just over 10 minutes to heat up, and it continued steaming for a solid 10 minute.
- Advanced Handheld Garment Steamer
The Black + Decker Advanced Garment Steamer can do more than steaming clothes. The extra-long cord (15 ft.) It makes it easy to reach higher up items such as curtains or bed skirts, which may not be accessible from an outlet. The water tank is removable and easy to fill. It automatically shuts off after fifteen minutes so safety is not an issue.
- Turbo ExtremeSteam 2-in-1 Iron Garment Steamer
The powerful garment steamer has a large plate that can double as an iron, dry, or with steam. This gives you more bangfor your buck. You can also adjust the steam settings to suit different fabrics, from delicate to more difficult. We were able to fix a wrinkled duvet covering right on the bed. It can also be used horizontally or vertically without dripping. The brand claims that the 8.5 oz water tank can provide 10 minutes continuous steam and heat up in less than 10 seconds.
- Handheld Garment Steamer
The Hilife Garment Steamer has received over 47,000 5-star Amazon reviews. Turn it on by simply removing the nozzle and filling the steamer with water from your tap. The steam is released through the vent holes, just like a tea kettle. We love the clear water tank and long cord. A basic model like this comes with a fabric brush as well as a water refill cup. We have not seen any negative reviews on this model and we have not tested it. However, some users complained that it was leaky.
- Personal Clothing Steamer
You’ll find this Jiffy upright steamer working hard in any fashion magazine’s fashion closet. There are no fancy attachments or bells. You get 90 minutes of continuous, gentle steam from the 3/4 gallon water tank. This Jiffy steamer is safe and secure. It has swivel wheels for easy movement.
- X-Cel Handheld Steamer
Rowenta irons perform well in our tests. That is why we included X-Cel. This updated model of the Rowenta IXEO All-in-One Iron has been discontinued. It did a great job removing wrinkles while producing lots of steam. The 9.8-foot length allows for easy steaming. The X-Cel steamer can be used in less than 25 seconds, produces 28g steam per minute, and has a 6.4 oz water tank that can be used for long steaming sessions.
- Esteam Steamer Handheld
This classic Jiffy Steamer Esteam Handheld Steamer is slim and easy to fit into small drawers. It produced good continuous steam, despite being lighter than other brands that have similar capacity. Although it doesn’t come with accessories, the 9-foot power cord is still very useful. If you like a splash of color, the model is also available in pink.
- Handheld Garment Steamer 11580
The winner of the Good Housekeeping Cleaning Award is a laboratory favorite. The steamer is small and easy to use. It’s about the same size as a flat iron. The steamer is quick to heat up, easy to fill, and produces five minutes of steam once you press the button. We were able to get excellent results even with the cotton shirt’s front placket. It can be used in any direction and does not dribble.