How to use the clothes steamer correctly?
The clothes steamer very quickly became an indispensable accessory in showrooms and clothing stores. It is also very practical for home use. Steaming with this device is easier to achieve than ironing with a conventional iron. It therefore does not require any special know-how. In addition, it works quickly. However, the use of this leveling device must be done with the right movements to be effective.
In practice, you must first start by filling the water tank. While the steam is heating up, you hang the clothes you want to steam with a hanger. Be careful never to pass the steamer in operation on a garment that is still being worn, at the risk of burning yourself. When the unit starts releasing hot steam, guide it vertically and firmly grasp the handle. Approach the steamer as close as possible to the garment without touching it, then push it up and down. Repeat until the folds disappear. Here are some other tips to get better results:
- Be sure to stretch the fabric when using the steamer
- On thick clothes, let the steam penetrate by placing the diffuser head directly on the fabric and rubbing lightly on the most wrinkled parts
- To remove the last wrinkles, you must guide the diffuser head into the garment, i.e. on the backside
- Always steam vertically, from top to bottom, starting at the top of the garment
If you’re struggling to find the perfect clothes steamer, choose from our selection of the top 5 models on Amazon.
Our pick: Ultra-fast 2-in-1 portable clothes steamer
One of the reasons people buy a clothes steamer is that it doesn’t take much time to use. The proof is included Cadrim 1500W 280ML Portable Clothes Steamer and Iron that our team has chosen. The efficiency of this steamer is mainly due to its power of 1500 W, which gives it a heating time of only 20 seconds. The resulting high-pressure steam smoothes and refreshes all types of fabrics. This portable device can also dust and deodorize clothes, but also bedding. Powerful, this steamer at the top of our list runs continuously for up to 20 minutes. This is enough to iron 5-6 clothes on average before you need to recharge. Thanks to the integrated electric pump, smoothing of fabrics is faster. When the 280ml tank is empty, you can easily remove it to refill it. In addition, this clothes steamer can be used as a classic iron, i.e. horizontally, thanks to its anti-leakage design. The device is certified by CE, GS, ROHS, CB and PAH.
Lightweight and easy to handle portable clothes steamer
During your travels, you may find it difficult to iron your wrinkled clothes in your suitcases. The best solution is to use WiredLux S200 Pro clothes steamer. We have chosen this device because it is suitable even for people who are not very good at ironing. This portable travel steamer has the advantage of being very light and easy to use. It is ready in 25 seconds and can take up to 10 minutes. The powerful steam it produces can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and dust mites on your clothes. It also removes cigarette, food and other smells. Despite this power, this steamer can be used on delicate and very fine fabrics without any problems. Perfectly waterproof, this device can also be used at an angle of 360 degrees, even without an ironing board. After use, store it in your suitcase.
Steamer with large capacity tank
Smooth your clothes more efficiently with this Welltin Travel Vertical Steamer selected by our team. In addition to its 2000 W power, this unit has a large capacity container of 400 ml, which extends its use time. The steam that comes out is powerful and concentrated. The heavy-duty metal panel also allows you to steam heavy fabrics such as wool, denim and plush. This does not prevent it from being effective on more delicate fibers such as linen, nylon or silk thanks to its two modes of use (strong steam and weak steam). This steamer deserves your attention because it removes the most stubborn wrinkles, but also bacteria on the clothes. If its battery is low during use, simply plug its 2m cable into the socket and your ironing will not be interrupted.
Compact and foldable clothes steamer
If you need a small yet powerful device that can be stored in your travel gear, The Philips 3000 series compact steam cooker is what you need. This device emits a continuous hot steam of up to 20g/min to remove wrinkles, but also bacteria and bad odors on your clothes. Thanks to its compact, easy-to-hold design, it can pass through areas that are normally difficult to iron. In our opinion, this steamer is the ideal solution for steaming fine and delicate fabrics, as it has a combustion guarantee thanks to its SmartFlow plate. After use, you can fold it up and put it away so as not to clutter your storage spaces. You do not risk water leaks.
Energy-saving steamer for all types of clothes
that Rowenta Access Steam+ DR8150 clothes steamer that we have chosen is a device that is both practical and efficient. It can unfold thin, medium and heavy fabrics quite quickly. This vertical iron has an ironing center of 7.2 bar pressure that delivers a burst of steam of 450 g/min and a steam output of 120 g/min. This eliminates the most stubborn ones by reducing ironing time. Its Microsteam 400 laser brush sole ensures better steam distribution. This technology also pinpoints the folds with greater precision. Another advantage of this unit is that it provides an energy saving of 20% compared to the maximum level of steam output. The 190 ml tank is also removable for longer use.