The Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Handheld Fabric Steamer, the Chi Handheld Garment Steamer, and the Jiffy J-2000 Garment Steamer are the top three clothes steamers, according to a review by Wirecutter. Clothes steamers use steam to remove wrinkles from delicate clothing or items too big for an ironing board. The Conair is compact with a simple-to-use design and multiple attachments for any type of clothing. The Chi is a lightweight and travel-friendly option that is effective on small items, while the Jiffy is a heavy-duty option for large-scale steaming.
The Conair Turbo Extreme Steam has straightforward controls, comfortable design, and convenient attachments that let the user work one-handed to reduce the chances of steam burns. While its water tank is small compared to other handheld models, it was enough to provide 20 minutes of steaming time per tank. The Chi Handheld Garment Steamer is lightweight and has a solid, heavy-duty feel to it. Its slim head is especially effective for eliminating wrinkles around collars and short sleeves. Its main drawback is that it doesn’t have a base, so it can’t be stood upright when not in use.
The Jiffy J-2000 is ideal for efficient, large-scale steaming. Its minimal design and four rolling casters give an overall feeling of durability; however, its cradle for the steamer head wasn’t the easiest to use and it doesn’t include any attachments. Wirecutter purchased and tested 13 clothes steamers and compared how well they worked in removing wrinkles from a range of fabrics. They bundled up a short-sleeved linen shirt and a long cotton dress that were left overnight to maximise wrinkles.
Wirecutter recommends these clothes steamers based on their performance, usability, and build quality. With clothes steamers, it’s possible to remove wrinkles quickly and easily from nearly any fabric. Clothes steamers are a useful appliance to own for those who frequently travel, as they are lightweight and fit easily in a suitcase. Heavy-duty clothes steamers are also ideal for professionals such as set and costume designers who have to work with a lot of fabric.