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Best Garment Steamers

A garment steamer, also called a clothes or iron steamer, is designed to remove wrinkles from clothes without applying any pressure to the fabric.

Garment steamers work by heating up water in a small tank, which turns into hot steam that smoothes creases. You don’t even have to put the steamer directly on clothes - just hang the garment up and hold the steamer a short distance away. Continue Reading...

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21 listings

Sunbeam Power Steam SG1000

Sunbeam Power Steam SG1000

4.6 from 20 reviews

With its promising 4.6-star rating and affordable price of $79.95, this handheld garment steamer from Sunbeam has plenty to offer.

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (17)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (17)
  • Ease of Use
    4.8 (17)
  • Safety
    4.5 (17)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.9 (17)
  • Portability
    4.8 (16)
  • Steam Output23 g/min
  • FeaturesVertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity300 ml
  • Colour / FinishMaroon
  • Cord Length2,500 m
  • Power1,400 W
  • Stand IncludedNo
Philips Steam & Go GC362/80

Philips Steam & Go GC362/80

3.5 from 31 reviews

With an average 3.6-star rating and several reviewers commenting on its small water tank and limited steaming power, the Philips Steam & Go can best be summarised by one review entitled ‘OK but has its limitations.’

Price (RRP) $119.00

Price from$99.00Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    3.6 (10)
  • Value for Money
    2.9 (9)
  • Ease of Use
    3.3 (10)
  • Safety
    3.5 (8)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.0 (8)
  • Portability
    4.5 (8)
  • Steam Output24 g/min
  • FeaturesAuto Shut Off, Detachable Tank and Vertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity70 ml
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length2.5 m
  • Power1,300 W
  • Stand IncludedNo
Tefal IXEO All in One Solution QT1020

Tefal IXEO All in One Solution QT1020

3.5 from 26 reviews

With its 3.5-star rating and $499 price point, the Tefal IXEO certainly has advantages, but whether they justify the cost is a matter of opinion.

  • Build Quality
    4.1 (24)
  • Value for Money
    3.1 (23)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (25)
  • Safety
    3.9 (25)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.5 (23)
  • Portability
    4.1 (22)
  • Steam Pressure5 bars
  • FeaturesAuto Shut Off, Detachable Tank and Vertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity1,000 ml
  • Colour / FinishBlack / copper
  • Power1,600 W
  • Stand IncludedYes
Kmart Home & Co Hand Held Garment Steamer

Kmart Home & Co Hand Held Garment Steamer

2.7 from 19 reviews

If you’re on a tight budget, the Kmart Home & Co Hand Held Garment Steamer is an affordable and compact option. There are mixed reviews, so keep in mind that this purchase will be a $35 gamble.

Price (RRP) $35.00

  • Compact and lightweight

  • Low price point

  • Frustrating to use

  • Requires constant water refills

  • Disappointing quality

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (7)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (7)
  • Safety
    4.5 (6)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.4 (8)
  • Portability
    4.7 (7)
  • FeaturesVertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity80 ml
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Cord Length2.5 m
  • Stand IncludedNo
Sunbeam Butler Turbo SG3000

Sunbeam Butler Turbo SG3000

2.2 from 12 reviews

As summarised by reviewers, don’t expect the Sunbeam Butler Turbo to be able to remove wrinkles from your clothes. There are other products to choose a hand-held garment steamer from, which offer better value for money.

Price (RRP) $189.00

Price from$137.00Billy Guyatts

  • 5 steam settings

  • Auto-off energy saver

  • In-built garment hanger

  • Failed to remove wrinkles

  • Malfunctioning circuit breaker

  • Build Quality
    1.6 (8)
  • Value for Money
    2.1 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    3.1 (10)
  • Safety
    2.3 (9)
  • Preheating Speed
    3.6 (9)
  • Portability
    2.0 (10)
  • Steam Output40 g/min
  • Steam Pressure40 bars
  • FeaturesAuto Shut Off and Vertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity3,000 ml
  • Colour / FinishSilver/White
  • Cord Length1.6 m
  • Power2,000 W
  • Stand IncludedYes
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Benefits of garment steamers

  • Garment steamers are much gentler on delicate clothes than an iron, which can snag or burn items such as suits, dresses and silk blouses
  • They can save you time and space, as you don’t have to unpack or store a bulky ironing board
  • Portability is a plus, as handheld or portable steamers are lightweight and easy to pack into a suitcase if you travel frequently
  • A garment steamer can be used for a variety of purposes. You can also use it on linen, curtains and soft furnishings like tablecloths and bed sheets. Some people even attest to using them on sofa or car upholstery.

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Does a garment steamer replace an iron?

Unfortunately, a garment steamer probably won’t be able to replace your iron completely.

  • While a garment steamer is more suited to smoothing out delicate fabrics, an iron is better than a garment steamer for natural or predominantly natural fabrics such as cotton, wool and denim.
  • Irons are also generally better for the task if you want to remove wrinkles from a large pile of clothes, as they often have a longer battery life.
  • If you want to wear an outfit straight after smoothing out creases, an iron is a better choice. Garment steamers can sometimes leave damp spots on clothes – not exactly the chic look you're going for with your silk shirt.

Investing in a garment steamer with variable steam control may help you avoid this moisture, as you can adjust the amount of steam. There are plenty of other handy features that garment steamers have. You can find out more about them by experimenting with the filters on the left-hand side of the page below.