A garment steamer sounds like a tempting alternative if you want to cut down on ironing time. Garment steamers are vertical clothing steamers that are used to neaten clothes on hangers without the use of an ironing board.

What is a garment steamer and should you buy one?

You should be able to take your Garment's steamer and whizz it over your garments if you need to do some emergency de-creasing before leaving out. They're advertised as being lightweight and easy to use, and they don't require the use of an ironing board (though some can be used horizontally as well as vertically). They're also good for delicate clothing because they help prevent burning.

Which type of garments should you go for?

Handheld Garment's steamer- Compared to upright variants, these are smaller, lighter, and more portable (between 1 and 2kg, whereas uprights can be more than 7kg). If you want to take one on vacation, this is the type to get. Inside the steamer is a small water tank. Some resemble a showerhead (such as the one shown above), while others resemble a kettle.

Upright Garment Steamer- They have a large water tank at the base, so they can steam for longer periods of time. They frequently include a built-in hanger and are also more powerful.

What are the prices of garment steamers?

Garment's steamer cost between £25 and £150. Portable steamers are usually the cheapest, but this isn't always the case, as we discovered when we checked out a £120 handheld steamer.

They're not always less expensive than ordinary irons, either: one of the best steam irons we've tried costs just £22.

What qualities of a garment steamer should I look for?

If you're looking for a Garment's steamer, search for the following features that will make ironing with one easier:

Continuous steam: It can be inconvenient to have to keep your finger on the steam button all the time. Look for one that steams all of the time.

Steam settings: Some garment steamers allow you to adjust the steam flow, which is useful if you need to steam both delicate and heavier clothing.

Fast heat-up time: If you want your garment steamer to save you time, this is a must-have.

Water Tank: We didn't find any handheld steamers with large water tanks, but you don't want one that requires regular refilling.

Suitable for all kinds of Fabrics: Some producers claim that their products may be used with any fabric, including silk. Check this first if you're buying a garment steamer especially for delicate apparel.

Is a garment steamer appropriate for my needs?

Don't be fooled by the marketing hype: garment steamers aren't the best option for everyone. You could discover that using one of our top-scoring irons and an easy-to-use ironing board is a better option. While the thought of a small, portable steamer that quickly smooths out garments on a hanger is appealing, we discovered that it isn't always that simple.

Underneath we clarify a portion of the primary advantages and disadvantages as opposed to purchasing an iron, yet ensure you check our piece of clothing liner first look surveys to get our full decision on singular models, as we tracked down some better compared to other people.

Garment steamers are an excellent option to steam irons and steam generators for removing creases from difficult-to-iron clothing and delicate materials.

1. Pull the clothing taut to allow the steamer to do its job as efficiently as possible. We recommend utilizing the heat protective glove that comes with the garment steamer!

2. For more effective steam, iron from the inside of the shirt or dress if you have an upright steamer (a handheld machine will not work). When you work from the inside, the steam only has to pass through one layer.

3. After you've turned on the garment steamer and see steam flowing out of the nozzle, give it another 30 seconds to make sure it's ready. This will allow any leftover water from earlier usage to clear out of the system, as well as any build-up that may have formed.

4. Instead of laying the steamer head flush, angle it. This will not only keep the clothing free of water droplets, but it will also help the steam to be distributed more evenly. The steam is trapped when the head is flush against the article of clothing, resulting in wetness.