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The Best Clothes Steamers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about a stylist’s favorite clothing steamer here before, we wanted to see what other clothes and garment steamers were out there. So we dug deep and found the best clothes steamers on Amazon, according to hyperenthusiastic reviewers. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best handheld steamer for clothes

Beautural 1200W Handheld Garment Steamer

“Great value, wonderful steamer. I especially like the option of locking the steamer in the on position while in use and the auto shut-off feature. Lightweight, extra-long power cord, and very easy to use. Compact enough to travel with yet good enough to use every day. Love it!”

Best handheld garment steamer with brush

Secura Instant-Steam Handheld Garment and Fabric Steamer

“I’ve been using a small travel steamer for a couple of years now and decided to upgrade. This is an excellent lightweight steamer. It holds ample water, and I am loving being able to control the steam with a simple push of a button, like a trigger. The brush attachment actually helps to grip the fabric as you slide the steamer down your garment. I would recommend.”

Best travel steamer

Urpower Garment Steamer

“Love this garment steamer! Used it to steam a very expensive dress and also an inexpensive T-shirt, it worked great on both. Super easy to maneuver and is ready to use almost instantly. I highly recommend this product.”

Best portable garment steamer

Lemontec Portable Travel Garment Steamer

“This little steamer is great! Doesn’t take up much room in your suitcase yet puts out some major steam to get the wrinkles out. The only thing I didn’t like is that it doesn’t have a shut-off button or a button to push while steaming your clothing, so the steam just keeps pouring out until you unplug it. I just make sure I am ready to use it as soon as I plug it in, and then unplug when I finish. Heats up super fast.”

Best heavy-duty handheld clothes steamer

Rowenta DR8080 X-Cel Steam Powerful Handheld Garment and Fabric Steamer

“I’ve had this steamer going on three years. This is still one of those products that I’m so happy I purchased. I was so happy using it just now that I decided to update my review. I only wear natural materials (cotton, linen, wool, etc.) with maybe a percent or two of man-made fabrics (spandex, elastic). I wear my military uniform to work, so I don’t have to iron any dress shirts or suits. My lifestyle is definitely more of a casual one. Mostly, I remove wrinkles from shirts I neglected to hang or have wrinkles from a previous wear. The steamer is so fast and easy to use, it’s fantastic. I still love it and cannot recommend it enough.”

Best compact garment steamer

PurSteam Elite Powerful 7-1 Steamer

“I recently purchased the PurSteam Elite Travel Steamer and love it! I’ve owned other compact steamers before and none of them put out consistent steam like this easy-to-use and lightweight steamer does. Not only is it powerful and quick to heat up; its shape prevents tipping and spilling. The filling reservoir is plenty big, making it a no-mess steamer. I love that storage and a travel bag are included. I mainly use this steamer to quickly freshen up wrinkled clothes from my closest, but when I travel, it’s a necessary item to bring along. I wear a lot of linen clothing, and this travel steamer is perfect for eliminating those deep creases that linens tend to have after wearing.”

Best standing steamer

PureSteam XL — High-Powered Standing Fabric Steamer

“So far, I am very pleased with my PureSteam XL Standing Fabric Steamer and would definitely rate it a five-star product. It is very sturdy, and I can hang up to four lightweight items on the stand easily. The unit heats up and begins steaming very quickly. The brush on the steamer head does help to smooth the fabric and can be used on most items without causing any stretching or tearing. Easy to use and store. The steamer is a much better option than having to haul out the iron and ironing board. The only thing that would make the steamer even better is a water-level indicator”

Best professional garment steamer

J-2000M Jiffy Garment Steamer With Metal Steam Head, 120 Volt

“I once purchased a small handheld travel steamer. It was garbage. I thought perhaps all steamers were garbage. I should have skipped the travel steamer and gone right for the real deal. This thing is so much quicker than ironing. I love, love, love it. Works great for delicate women’s hand-wash shirts that are ridiculously difficult to iron. I no longer have to dry-clean some of my shirts — I hand-wash and use this steamer. Also, really works fast and perfect for men’s non-iron dress shirts. I can’t believe I waited so long to purchase this. Do not hesitate. It rocks. I purchased the metal steam head. Would do that again for sure. This steamer is perfect for people who hate to iron but have to look moderately professional and can’t wear wrinkled clothes to work.”

Best steam press

Singer Magic Steam Press

“Can you fall in love with a household appliance? I think I did! This is fantastic. I hate to iron. I have a Jiffy Steamer that never seems to get the wrinkles out completely. I convinced my husband we needed this. I hate going to the dry cleaners for his shirts. I have been washing and hanging dry for a while but could never get the crisp look unless I ironed (which I have already mentioned I HATE!). I got this yesterday, put distilled water in it and literally almost cried when I finished the first shirt. I then proceeded to steam press almost everything in the house. The possibilities are endless! Just wow!”

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The Best Clothes Steamers, According to Amazon Reviews