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...

28 listings

Best Garment Steamer

Sunbeam Power Steam SG1000
4.5 from 23 reviews

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

Price (RRP) $89.95

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (20)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (20)
  • Ease of Use
    4.8 (20)
  • Safety
    4.5 (20)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.8 (20)
  • Portability
    4.8 (19)
  • 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
3.4 from 32 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$139Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    3.4 (11)
  • Value for Money
    2.9 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    3.2 (11)
  • Safety
    3.6 (9)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.1 (9)
  • Portability
    4.6 (9)
  • 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
3rd Best Garment Steamer
Laurastar Iggi

Laurastar Iggi

 · includes 2 listings
4.2 from 12 reviews

Latest review: I purchased this four months ago and am thoroughly displeased. I saw the glowing reviews online and so purchased it, but clearly Laurastar have been sponsoring reviews for this because it is not

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (11)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (11)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (11)
  • Safety
    4.7 (11)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.3 (12)
  • Portability
    4.4 (12)
Kambrook SwiftSteam KSS120GRN

At $59.95, the Kambrook SwiftSteam Garment Steamer is a portable and lightweight garment steamer that gets the job done when it comes to removing creases and wrinkles.

Price (RRP) $49.95

Price$69Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.4 (7)
  • Value for Money
    4.8 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    4.9 (7)
  • Safety
    4.3 (6)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.5 (6)
  • Portability
    4.8 (6)
  • Water Tank Capacity250 ml
  • Colour / FinishGreen
  • Power1,100 W
  • Stand IncludedNo
Kmart Garment Steamer
3.2 from 11 reviews

Latest review: Bought it because it was the cheapest steamer with decent reviews. Tried my best to iron cotton shirts with this, it did not do its job. The experience was worse than the cheap irons I have at

Price (RRP) $49.00

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (8)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    3.9 (8)
  • Safety
    3.7 (7)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.7 (7)
  • Portability
    3.4 (7)
  • Water Tank Capacity1,650 ml
  • Colour / FinishWhite/Blue
  • Power1,500 W
  • Stand IncludedYes

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Kmart Home & Co Hand Held Garment Steamer

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
    3.1 (9)
  • Value for Money
    3.2 (9)
  • Ease of Use
    3.4 (9)
  • Safety
    4.1 (7)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.0 (9)
  • Portability
    4.3 (8)
  • FeaturesVertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity80 ml
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Cord Length2.5 m
  • Stand IncludedNo
Sunbeam Butler Turbo SG3000
2.1 from 14 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.

5 steam settings
Auto-off energy saver
In-built garment hanger
Failed to remove wrinkles
Malfunctioning circuit breaker
  • Build Quality
    1.8 (10)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (12)
  • Ease of Use
    3.2 (12)
  • Safety
    2.5 (11)
  • Preheating Speed
    3.7 (11)
  • Portability
    2.1 (11)
  • 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
Tefal Access Steam Care DT9120

Latest review: Faster than ironing and very easy to use, 19 seconds after and ready to go, ya k capacity is more than enough, would be good if the tank is clear so is easier to see the water

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Safety
    4.5 (2)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.5 (2)
  • Portability
    4.0 (2)
  • Steam Output30 g/min
  • Water Tank Capacity200 ml
  • Cord Length3 m
  • Power1,600 W
Tefal Expert Precision IT9500

Latest review: I am very disappointed with the purchase of this steamer. I decided to buy mid-range as I wanted to buy something to last but the cord has started fraying and the steamer has caused the circuit

Price (RRP) $298.95

  • Build Quality
    3.8 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (4)
  • Safety
    3.0 (4)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.8 (4)
  • Portability
    4.0 (4)
  • Steam Output35 g/min
  • FeaturesDetachable Tank and Vertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity3,200 ml
  • Colour / FinishBlack/Purple
  • Cord Length2 m
  • Power1,800 W
  • Stand IncludedYes
Tefal IXEO Power QT2020
4.0 from 3 reviews

Latest review: Good steam pressure, very mobile. Was a little wobbly but that was expected. One day it just started spitting out boiling boiling hot water - no steam. I contacted Tefal as it was only a few months

  • Build Quality
    3.3 (3)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (3)
  • Safety
    3.3 (3)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.3 (3)
  • Portability
    4.7 (3)
  • Steam Output90 g/min
  • Steam Pressure5.8 bars
  • FeaturesAuto Shut Off, Variable Steam Control and Vertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity1,100 ml
  • Cord Length1.9 m
  • Power2,170 W
  • Stand IncludedYes
Sunbeam Power Shot SGS0900
5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I've been using this steamer for craft items and it does a great job. It heats up much more quickly than my iron and produces a good head of steam in less than a minute. It has a big reservoir

Price (RRP) $54.95

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Safety
    4.0 (2)
  • Preheating Speed
    5.0 (2)
  • Portability
    5.0 (2)
  • FeaturesDetachable Tank
  • Water Tank Capacity240 ml
  • Colour / FinishGrey
  • Cord Length2.5 m
  • Power1,200 W
  • Stand IncludedYes
Philips ComfortTouch GC557/30

Latest review: Steamer head works. Board frame flimsy. Steamer head holder did not hold head and it fell out with a full head of steam! Hose not flexible... still using an

Price (RRP) $299.00

Price$299Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    2.3 (4)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    2.5 (4)
  • Safety
    2.3 (4)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.5 (4)
  • Portability
    2.3 (4)
  • Steam Output40 g/min
  • FeaturesAuto Shut Off, Detachable Tank and Variable Steam Control
  • Water Tank Capacity1,800 ml
  • Colour / FinishWhite/Purple
  • Cord Length1.6 m
  • Power2,000 W
  • Stand IncludedYes
Tefal Access Steam Plus DT8100

Latest review: It just can’t get creases out of any material that is not light , such as a cotton shirt. So the ironing board that temporarily was out away has to come out again and money is wasted , unless Tefal r

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (2)
  • Safety
    4.0 (2)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.5 (2)
  • Portability
    4.0 (2)
  • Steam Output26 g/min
  • FeaturesDetachable Tank and Vertical Steam
  • Water Tank Capacity190 ml
  • Colour / FinishDeep Dive Blue & White
  • Cord Length3 m
  • Power1,600 W
ALDI Garment Steamers

ALDI Garment Steamers

 · includes 3 listings
3.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I'm about to return the steamer..water pooling round bottom onto floor even when only half full no continuous steam very intermittant it does take creases out but take so long to wait for steam burst

Price (RRP) $34.99 to $99.99

  • Value for Money
    2.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    1.0 (1)
  • Safety
    3.0 (1)
  • Preheating Speed
    2.0 (1)
  • Portability
    2.0 (1)
  • Colour / FinishBlack or White, Blue or White and Blur or Purple
  • Power2,000 W
Russell Hobbs Handheld Supreme RHC410

Latest review: With its sleek navy and gold aesthetic, this handheld, portable steamer is so useful for those last minute creases or when you don’t want to struggle with your ironing board! Fast and effective, it s

Price (RRP) $99.95

  • Steam Output30 g/min
  • FeaturesAuto Shut Off and Detachable Tank
  • Water Tank Capacity200 ml
  • Colour / FinishBlue
  • Cord Length3 m
  • Power1,800 W
  • Stand IncludedNo

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Bellini Touch Handheld Steamer BHGS20

Latest review: Not much use really, just ejects steam like an iron.But it ejects thick constant volumes of steam for ages and has a generous water capacity Far better And far better than most others

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Safety
    4.0 (1)
  • Preheating Speed
    5.0 (1)
  • Portability
    5.0 (1)
Dampf Pro 1500W
1.0 from 21 reviews

Latest review: Ordered Jan 2021. Still waiting. emails bounce back so cannot even contact them now ripped off and looks like I have lost my money. its very upsetting that I cannot get the product or my money

Price (RRP) $208.48

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (6)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    1.0 (5)
  • Safety
    1.0 (6)
  • Preheating Speed
    1.0 (6)
  • Portability
    1.0 (6)
  • Colour / FinishPink, White
  • Power1,500 W
Target Handheld Garment Steamer TARHGS18

Latest review: It worked well once, now it won’t turn on , $39 and one use ! Avoid this product it is no good , can’t locate my receipt either! So keep your receipts handy i guess is my adv

Price (RRP) $39.00

  • Build Quality
    2.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (2)
  • Safety
    1.5 (2)
  • Preheating Speed
    2.5 (2)
  • Portability
    4.0 (2)
  • Steam Output25 g/min
  • FeaturesAuto Shut Off and Detachable Tank
  • Water Tank Capacity200 ml
  • Colour / FinishBlue and White
  • Cord Length2.7 m
  • Power1,500 W
  • Stand IncludedNo
Tefal Pro Style IT3440
4.0 from 1 review

Latest review: There are a few differences to the Tefal steamers now. * the hose is replaceable if/when it may be required. I state this as I have had Tefal steamers before and do recommend, only my last TEFAL

Smith & Nobel HGS-1400
1.0 from 1 review

Latest review: I've used steamers before and they all seem to have problems or only last a few months, but none were as bad as this. I'd read one bad review and one good review about this on the store website I

Price (RRP) $69.99

  • FeaturesDetachable Tank
  • Water Tank Capacity200 ml
  • Colour / FinishBlue
  • Cord Length3 m
  • Power1,100 W
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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.