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Top Of The Best Steamers & Rice Cookers Reviewed In 2018Last Updated November 1, 2018
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The Insider Pick
Ironing is a real hassle, but you can get the wrinkles out of your clothes much easier with a great steamer. All of our research points to the PurSteam PS-9Fabric Steamer as the best clothes steamer you can buy to keep your clothing wrinkle free.
Unwrinkled clothes simply improve your look, whether you’re trying to attract someone or score a job, but getting perfectly pressed clothes takes time and effort. By most standards of thinking, your options for fresh pressed clothes are to A) send your clothes out and have a laundromat or dry cleaner make them wrinkle-free, which can weigh down on your wallet quickly, or to B) bring out the ironing board and iron your clothes each day, which requires time as well as some level of skill. Luckily there’s a third, often-overlooked option: steaming.
Steaming clothes is a less complicated process than ironing that achieves equally wrinkle-free results. Steaming is the go-to choice in various professional industries such as fashion and broadcast where items may need to be packed up and moved often.
There are various types of garment steamers, but they all generally function the same way. Water is placed in a base or reservoir, heated to produce steam, and that steam is released through a wide nozzle which you hover over whatever it is you’re looking to de-wrinkle. Usually, pressure or direct contact with the wrinkled fabrics is not required as the high heat of the steam is what removes the wrinkles.
Steaming saves time, reduces wear and tear, is safe for nearly any fabric, sanitizes your clothes, helps you avoid chemicals, and best of all, steaming your clothes saves you money. That’s why we’ve picked out the best clothes steamers you can buy. Before we get into our top picks, here are some things to consider when choosing the steamer that’s best for you.
How to pick a clothes steamer
Standing garment steamers are the most traditional type and keep water in some type of base on the floor, while a long tube with a nozzle at the end shoots out steam. Handheld garment steamers typically look like an oversized tea brewer with a wide end rather than a spout and come with a cord. With handheld steamers, the water basin is generally smaller but attached to the nozzle portion of the product and there is no long tube so they’re easier to maneuver and move around. Travel garment steamers come in a variety of shapes and designs, but most function the same way as handheld garment steamer, just out of a more compact body.
When shopping for a garment steamer you want to consider a few factors:
Performance: The best steamers heat up quickly, although a larger water reservoir can take longer to heat. Of course, the larger the water reservoir, the more steam time you’ll get in-between refills. Standing garment steamers almost always provide the largest water reservoirs, and thus longest continuous steam time, and travel ones provide the least. Beyond water capacity, the best steamers will not spit water at you or your clothes, but rather produce uniform steam.
Ease of Use: If you’re just steaming clothes that can easily hang on a clothes hanger, you may not need a long tube or power cord for your steamer. Other fabrics like drapes that may be harder to reach are easier to steam when you have a long tube and cord that can reach far. Some steamers have attachments to make it easier to steam hard-to-reach fabrics or awkwardly shaped clothing.
Easy to clean: Removable tanks are preferred as they are easier to fill and clean. If the garment cleaner base you go with that isn’t removable, make sure the product comes with clear cleaning instructions, as improper cleaning can all too easily damage the steamer.
Accessories: Some steamers have unique features or come with add-ons that make steaming easier, such as an automatic shut off feature, wheels, built-in hangers, steam boards, and more.
Although the PurSteam PS-9Heavy Duty Powerful Fabric Steamer is our top pick, for various reasons laid out in the slides below, you should also consider the URPOWER Garment Steamer, the OXA Portable Travel Steamer, the J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer, and the Conair ExtremeSteam Hand Held Fabric Steamer.
Shark Press & Refresh GS500
Claims: “A revolutionary new way to bring your fabrics back to life, reducing the number of trips to the dry cleaners.” “Penetrates fibers to relax wrinkles, remove odors, and renew fibers.”
Test results: The Shark’s heated pressing bar did the best job of removing wrinkles and creating creases. This fabric steamer provided the most flexibility and the easiest pressing, both with its vertical ironing board that hangs on a door and its 15-foot cord.
Need to know: The Shark weighs about ½ pounds when filled. It started steaming after 2seconds, although the pressing bar takes a little longer to reach full temperature. It provided about minutes of steam on one fill and was easy to refill. The tank can’t be removed so you have to unplug steamer when refilling.
Conair ExtremeSteam GS23
Claims: “Concentrated steam—up to 30 percent hotter.” “De-wrinkle fabric 5x faster.”
Test results: The Conair delivered the hottest steam at the lowest rate of the three models, although the hotter steam may help reduce or remove wrinkles in some fabrics. The creasing attachment got the job done, but was awkward to use.
Need to know: There’s a creasing attachment, rather than a pressing bar like the Shark has. The Conair weighs around ½ pounds when filled and has a 9-foot cord so that you can reach high on your drapes (though you may be limited in how far to the right and left you can use it). The Conair started steaming after 2seconds or so, providing about 1minutes of steam on one fill, and the small removable tank was easy to refill.
Claims: “Releasing wrinkles faster than ironing and freshening clothes in seconds.” “Works equally well on drapes, upholstery, and other heavier materials.” “Rolling casters provide easy maneuverability.”
Test results: The Steamfast was the least impressive. Unlike the others, it sits on wheels, has a clothes hook on a telescoping pole, and a hose for steaming. It provided almost 90 minutes of steam on one fill, the longest of the three models, but the limited reach of the hose and cord would make steaming hanging drapes tricky. And it was challenging to get the wrinkles out of a shirt using the Steamfast’s pressing pad and steam wand.
Need to know: Steamfast weighs about 1½ pounds when filled and has wheels mounted on the bottom, so it’s designed to stay on the floor. The hose is only feet long and the cord is feet. Steamfast provided steam after 4seconds. The removable tank is a cinch to refill.
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
When we first opened Moby Dick’s in ‘83, we had no idea we’d become an establishment on Cape Cod. We simply wanted to start a BYOB restaurant that had fresh seafood, a relaxed environment, and a friendly staff that would make people feel at home. Well, three decades later, we’re still doing exactly that, opening every season in May to the delight of locals and visitors alike. Some people stop in for our lobster rolls while others come for an old-fashioned bucket of steamers. But everyone knows they can come to us for fresh family fun and a dining experience in Wellfleet they’ll never forget.
The Bar has been raised!
I’ve grown skeptical and disenfranchised from seafood restaurants at the Cape – I want rant on the condition of the rest of them but I will say I was pleased shocked this evening by Moby Dicks. The place was CLEAN! Shockingly CLEAN. The Cole Slaw was the best I’ve ever had after loving in New England all my life, the crab cakes were GRILLED not fried, the black bean salad was perfect and surprisingly a delicious accompaniments. The fried Shrimp was the best I’d tried on the Cape – think lightly fried, not disguised in bread crumbs. The French fries left something to be desired but I didn’t mine overlooking that.
Weirdly delicious pepper on the table. It’s gormet pepper…what seafood shack has gormet pepper?
Maple Spice Steamer for Kids
Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and warm gently over medium heat. Serve immediately.
If it makes it easier, you can also mix the ingredients together cold and keep your maple spice steamer mix in the fridge until you’re ready to warm it up.
And if you’re on the hunt for more ways to capture autumn in a cup, check out these delicious creations by two of my awesome Vancouver friends:
Conair GS61R 1200 Watt Compact Garment Steamer
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TaoTronics Clothes Steamer with ETL Certificate, Handheld Portable Fabric Garment Steamers, Powerful Mini Travel Steamer, 120ML Capacity
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Quest PROFESSIONAL & PORTABLE VERTICAL FLOOR STANDING CLOTHES GARMENT STEAMER FABRIC STEAMER IRON 1800W WITH ROTATABLE HANGER AND MORE FREE ATTACHMENTS • Fast-Paced and Efficient: With a 1.8L removable water tank that gives you up to about 4minutes steam time per operation, it takes around 4seconds …
ROGUCI Mini Travel Flexible Fabric Clothes Iron Steam,Portable Stand / Vertical Garment Steamer,Handheld Cleaner Ironing,150ml,Blue • Steam your clothes vertically without using an ironing board.Simply switch on, easy to set up and very easy to use,it heats up very fast.Steam ready …
Kazoo 1580W Large Capacity Professional Garment Steamer, 9oz
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E-best Compact Textile and Fabric Portable Garment Vapor Steamer Cleaner with Travel Pouch
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Kazoo 1580W Professional Garment Steamer with Retractable Cord and Foot Operated On-Off Switch
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Travel Smart by Conair 450 Watt Dual Voltage Garment Steamer
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Conair Compact Upright Fabric Steamer
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SALAV GS16-DJ Garment Portable Steamer Clothes Fabric Vapor Steam Iron with Sanitizer/Vertical Compact 1.Litre Water Tank and 1500 W Power Hot Vapor Steamer • Relaxes cotton, silk, wool, cashmere, linen, polyester fibers to remove wrinkles
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But there IS a good reason for the switch…
As healthy cooking and eating natural whole foods grow in popularity, so does cooking up whole grains such as rice.
Finding a tool that can help you out by steaming vegetables AND rice or other whole grains makes sense and can save you a lot of time in the kitchen.
Really, electric food steamers are meant to make life easier but they DO come with a price tag.
So then the question becomes, what’s the difference between the various food steamers out there and which should YOU choose?
It completely depends on your level of experience in the kitchen and your own particular cooking needs.
Okay, it doesn’t get much more low-tech than this. There’s a reason these are still bought and used so often.
Because they work.
If ALL you want to steam is vegetables, then there is no reason to look any further than a steamer insert. This was what we started with way back when and it’s what many new cooks start with too.
In the end, these are great for steaming vegetables, especially if you’re a new cook. It expands to fit large pots. It collapses to fit smaller pots.
Alternatively, there is a slick little number by OXO that does the same thing.
We own this silicone steamer as well. It has nice big handles on the sides that make it easy to pick the insert up and out of the pot.
This won’t work in smaller pots, it has to be a medium-size pot or larger.
Since it’s made of silicone, it won’t scratch anything (especially worth noting if your pots are lined with Teflon or some other non-stick coating that you don’t want scratched).
The Slightly More Hoity Toity In-Pot Steamer Basket Insert
If you’re up for spending a little more, then check out this 18/stainless insert made by Cooks.
You can see it’s a little more heavy duty. But then, it also costs more too.
It has handles. It has graduated ridges on the bottom so it can fit many different sizes of pots. And it comes with its own lid — which makes sense since it might end up sticking entirely out of the pot altogether.
This steamer is going to last you a good long time, and since it fits in many different pots it really might be worth the extra price tag.
If you think you’d like to steam more than veggies (such as grains or small legumes/lentils), then consider the electric steamer.
The brilliance of these is you can just set it and walk away until the timer goes off. Many have multiple levels that allow you to cook vegetables AND grains at the same time.
When cooking is your life and your kitchen is basically your office, you end up checking out a lot of different kitchen tools and gadgets.
I was a little resistant at first to a 3-in-cooker — that means it’s a steamer, a pressure cooker, and a slow cooker all rolled into one.
This is the one we’re using these days.
Plus as I said, you pay one price for one small appliance and you can do SOOOOO much with it. So much more bang for your buck. You can use it to steam veggies, steam delicate grains and small legumes, to pressure cook beans and some grains, and slow cook soups and stews.
Awesome investment. I think you’ll really love it too.
What To Look For
When attempting to find a good steamer for the home, you should slow down and analyze each and every one of the products on the market. In order to make a good comparison, you should look at an array of different variables. For your consideration, the most imperative variables will be explored in greater depth.
Now, as already mentioned there is truly an abundance of factors that absolutely must be considered. For your consideration and convenience, the most important will be examined now.
There is truly an abundance of different clothing steamers on the market and come of them are handheld, while others are standing. Although both models will be able to get the job done in an effortless manner, the handheld models tend to be a little more convenient than their bigger, bulkier counterparts. Just remember that handheld models may very well come with a more expensive price tag.
A clothing steamer should provide the consumer with added convenience, so it shouldn’t be overly difficult to use. With this in mind, you should closely inspect the product’s weight, before making your purchase. A lighter steamer is generally recommended, since it’ll be much easier to use and will put much less strain you’re your body.
There is no doubt that a lot of consumers will focus on price and nothing else. Although the price is definitely important, you shouldn’t focus on it solely. Price can be somewhat misleading and could result in a bad purchase. Therefore, it is generally best to figure out precisely how much you want to spend on the item, before moving forward. Just remember that the prices can be very diverse, so you can spend as much as you like.
When inspecting the market’s steamers, you will want to take the time to inspect their power rating. Higher power is generally better, since it can help to get the job done must quicker and more efficiently. Just remember to be careful here, as opting for a much more powerful model may result in excessive energy use. So, finding a middle ground is somewhat wise.
Some clothing steamers will come equipped with several steam settings, while cheaper models might not. Although some consumers will be able to make it with just a single setting, it is usually best to have options. These settings will give you the ability to customize the machine’s performance to perfectly match the task at hand. Again, opting for a steamer, which has at least two or three steam settings, is recommended.
At the end of the day, the performance of the steamer is more vital than anything else. A manufacturer can make an abundance of claims, but it won’t matter a bit, if the product doesn’t live up to the hype. Better performance will help to ensure that you won’t be required to put in so much effort. Instead, the steamer will take care of the wrinkles. If the machine’s performance is lackluster, you’ll be better off pulling out the iron.
This factor may be incredibly important, but it may not matter in the least. This will all depend on your own individualistic situation and precisely how you wish to utilize the product. If you travel frequently and plan on taking the steamer with you, it is recommended that you invest in an easily portable steamer. However, if you plan on leaving the product at home, portability can be ignored altogether.
Eventually, you will need to look at the future. Remember that nothing is going to last forever and some products will malfunction much quicker than they should. With this in mind, you should put a great amount of emphasis on the product’s warranty. Although a better and more lengthy warranty might be a little bit more costly, it is undeniably well worth it. In this category, you should always try to obtain more reassurance with a lengthier warranty.
PurSteam Fabric Steamer
Ironing can be a hassle and there is always a chance that you might burn a hole in your clothes. In fact, there are some fabrics that are too delicate for an iron. This is when a good quality steamer can come in handy. There are a lot of steamers available on the open market, but none of them can live up to the performance of the PurSteam.
The powerful 850-watt motor can quickly create steam within a matter of 60 seconds or less. The PurSteam is embedded with a heating ball that is constructed out of aluminum, which will endure the test of time. The compact design of this little steamer makes it perfect for vacations or getaways. However, the product is great for domestic use, as well. This steamer is constructed of high-grade plastic, but do not let this fool you, because the steamer is very durable and can take a beating.
Upon the purchase of this product, you will receive a 2-year warranty. This should give any consumer a great piece of mind.
Fridja F1000 Garment Steamer
If you work in a corporate position, you definitely want your attire to look pristine. No one wants to walk around with wrinkled clothing on, because it makes them look lazy. If you have yet to invest in a fabric steamer, you should definitely consider doing so. A domestic steamer will save you tons of money and time, since you will never have to visit another dry cleaner.
The Fridja F1000 is a very portable steamer that will endure the test of time. What makes this steamer so awesome is the attached telescopic pole with hanger. This offers the user a place to hang their attire, while they are steaming, which is definitely much better than hanging them on a door. The water tank has a maximum capacity of 2.liters, which provides 6minutes of continuous steam.
The steamer head is constructed out of stainless steel material that will not rust or corrode, even after years of use. It also has a trouser clasp for creating creases in sleeved shirts and pants.
Efbe-Schott Hand Held Garment Steamer
If you are ready to toss that iron in the trash, you will need to replace it with a handheld steamer. The Efbe-Schott may be exactly what you are looking for, because it is so affordable that you could purchase two of them without breaking the bank. The 1.5-metre electrical cable will offer flexibility and convenience, so you do not need to stop amid task, just to find another outlet.
Do not be fooled by the low price tag, because this is a high-quality, mini steamer that will heat up in a matter of minutes. The lightweight design is very desirable and will allow the user to steam for long periods of time without exhibiting fatigue. There is one important thing to remember, this is a compact handheld steamer that is suitable for light fabrics, not heavy cotton or wool.
There are many excellent garment steamers out there, but few of them are suitable for dry-cleaning. If you’re looking for one that is great in this category, you should definitely take a look at the SALAV SG60-BJ. This steamer is moderately affordable and is capable of getting the job done, without a lot of assistance on your end. The unit is capable of holding 1.7l of water, so you won’t need to refill too frequently.
One of the best aspects of all is the fact that this unit weighs just 4kg. It is much lighter than many of its competitors and can be toted around without any difficulty. For added peace of mind, this unit comes with a 1-year warranty. More pros can be found below.
When it comes down to it, the SALAV is a good value, which can deliver a worthwhile performance. Whether you’re looking to perfect clothing, curtains or some other type of fabric, you truly cannot lose with the SALAV CS60-BJ Clothes Steamer.
Gecko GK0Clothes Steamer
If you’re looking for a great clothing steamer, which is ideal for delicate clothing, you’ll definitely want to check out the Gecko GK0This steamer is capable of heating up in just minute and holds 1.liters of water. With a power rating of 1800 watts, you can rest assured knowing this product will be able to get the job done, without any difficulty.
This specific unit delivers steam temperatures of 9degrees Celsius. This makes is absolutely perfect for delicate clothing, such as silk. For added convenience, this steamer weighs just 5kg. Suffice to say, you won’t have any difficulty moving it from place to place.
Kazoo QY20 Garment Steamer
Although some consumers won’t mind spending excessively, others will want to be able to find a worthwhile deal. If you fall into the latter category, you will definitely want to take this opportunity to learn about the Kazoo Professional Garment Steamer. This may be a much more affordable garment steamer, but it delivers a brilliant performance and is capable of exceeds the limitations of many of the much more costly models. First and foremost, this unit comes with a 2,700ml water tank. Once the tank has been filled entirely, you will be able to use the steamer for 70 minutes, without needed to refill.
Of course, the benefits do not end there. The Kazoo can also heat up immensely quickly. Within a matter of 4seconds, this steamer will be ready to go. This helps to ensure that you will not need to wait around too long, before heading out the door in the morning.
This product also comes with a heat dissipation mechanism. This helps to disperse the heat, while also preventing your hands from getting scalded. Additional pros can be found below.
All in all, the Kazoo QY20 is a terrific steamer, which is capable of satisfying and exceeding the expectations of many households. Although it isn’t very portable, it works exceptionally well within the home and won’t break the bank. These features make it well worth checking out in greater depth right now.
Jiffy J-2000M Clothes Steamer
There is truly an abundance of excellent clothing steamers on the market, but few of them can withstand the pressure of a professional setting. In a professional setting, a steamer needs to be durable, reliable and capable of heating up immensely quickly. This is where the Jiffy J-2000M truly excels. This product might be a little more costly than some of the alternatives, but it knocks it out of the park in terms of performance and reliability.
First and foremost, this steamer is capable of heating up, within just minutes! This is much more rapid than the alternatives and helps to ensure that your clothing is straightened to perfection much quicker. The unit’s no-spill check valve cap makes it incredibly easy to refill the tank, without worrying about making a mess. On top of that, this steamer can be utilized for an hour and a half on a full tank! This makes it ideal for commercial settings and households, which have many family members. Additional pros and cons can be found below.
Although the steamer is slightly costly, it is definitely worth it. It is reliable, convenient and can get the job done easily. If you need a steamer, which is suitable for commercial establishments, the Jiffy J-2000M cannot be ignored!
Can be taken in travel
Reviews on the handheld versions have proved that this reasonably priced and efficient device makes the life easier, whether housewife or businessman or even retiree. These machines are not without their flaws, therefore, you should take in consideration a couple of disadvantages:
Not allowed to keep turned more than 90 degrees longer than seconds, otherwise, it’s quite likely to receive a burn injury
Not recommended to use continuously more than half an hour
At the price of several tens of dollars, you get a pretty basic device with a fabric brush and a lint remover attachments. The Epica has 800 watts of power which is enough to heat the oz water tank up in under minutes. To start steaming you just fill the tank with tap water, wait while it heats up for a few minutes and then steam your article of clothing. Here are the features that will definitely benefit you:
Lightweight. Let’s count the total weight of the fully equipped Epica. The housing itself weighs 2.pounds plus 0.4pounds (oz) of water and we have merely 2.5pounds in total! That’s great as your hand won’t feel tired at the end of steaming (it’s not hard to hold the steamer in one hand even for girls).
Compact. It’s ¼ inches tall and ¼ inches wide. That’s good if you don’t have much space for storing the device at home. Moreover, it can be taken in any trip.
Accepts tap water. One more good news is that the Epica can be filled with tap water whereas some other steamers can require distilled water. You don’t have to worry about water specification.
On/Off switch. The Epica comes with the on/off switch for convenient control which also adds safety while some competitors must be unplugged to stop working.
Long cord. The cord is roughly ft. in length – it’s almost twice longer than an average iron has. Feel free to move around with the steamer in your hand!
Stationary steamers are bigger and really good at steaming the clothes. They safely stand on the floor and are often supplied with reinforced poles giving the ability to steam by far more clothes at one time. The stationary steamers are specially designed for vertical Ironing. Complete set of stationary steamers usually consists of a housing, a visible tank for heating water, a comfortable handle, the steam hose and ironing brush, a measuring cup and an adjustable hanger.
Let’s have a look at the construction. The steam hose is made of a really nice material that is always flexible regardless the temperature in the room. It has nice brass fittings, aluminium rod, a good canister that’s very easy to fill. The housing is made of a durable plastic. Jiffy thought about everything! There is a nice little handle at the bottom of the water tank that makes it easy to carry back.
To steam just turn on the steamer and in about 40 seconds to minute it starts to produce some steam. The produced steam is very hot and that’s what we really want! The Jiffy J-2000 can give you plenty of features for your money
You can iron the curtains right on the ledge!
A built-in hanger with garment clips and hanger hook is included so you don’t have to buy a hanger separately.
It is very easy to put together and use! The steamer has everything for your comfortable use: adjustable telescopic pole, moving the back wheels, soft handle, a large water tank.
Accepts tap water. The water tank may be filled with both tap water or distilled water.
Professional or Industrial Range
Professional steamers have the most solid housing from all types of steamers which is good as it increases their expected life. These heavy-duty steamers are suitable for commercial or home use because you can get the clothing looking presentable not even taking off from hanger!
Additional attachments and brushes such as brushes for cleaning furniture upholstery and carpets
Some professional steamers implement the Steam-On-Demand technology so you can pause the steam if necessary. One more cool feature the industrial steamer can have is the Dual heat technology which provides faster and hotter steam for better results.
PureSteam Duo Iron & Pressurized Clothes Steamer Review
Heavy Duty 1600-Watt Power with Liter Water Tank, Built-In Ironing Board, and Deluxe Garment Hanger with Clips
If you are a simple person that doesn’t want to spend money on both, good iron and high-quality steamer then you need to look at this bad boy. PureSteam Duo offers both sides of the medal for a fair price and people simply love it. Pure Enrichment is the well-known manufacturer that made many lives much simpler by combining two products that go really good together. If you are battling smaller space in your apartment and you don’t have the luxury or don’t want to create a cluster in your living space PureSteam Duo will be the perfect solution for you. Since this product offers service of a good iron, with built-in ironing board and great steamer you can forget about wrinkly clothes.
The first thing you need to figure out is what you plan on using the steamer for and how often you expect to use it. A small, portable steamer may be all you need for taking care of clothes, but if you plan to use it for other functions, such as removing wallpaper, a portable steamer will be sorely lacking.
Wattage plays a direct role in how quickly a steamer heats up. Higher wattage means quicker steam times. However, the amount of time it takes to heat up the water corresponds directly with the size of the tank. It takes a lot longer to heat half a gallon of water than to heat a quart of water.
Bissell has a wide variety of cleaning machines, accessories, and solutions for your every floor, upholstery and carpet cleaning need. While the company started getting known for their vacuums, they also made a name in manufacturing both upright carpet cleaners for whole house cleaning and, portable and hand-held spot cleaners for everyday spills and stains.
Bissell prides itself with professional quality machines that work better than commercial ones. The company came up with antimicrobial technology and powerful dirt lifting brushes that remove dirt and grime efficiently. Its carpet cleaners use large capacity dual tanks for convenient refilling and emptying.
Although they do not sell units that use other cleaning solutions, this brand offers a lot of options with varying features that’s almost tailor-made for your specific needs. So check out their product listing to find the best one for you. You may like our Bissell Proheat 2x review.
They also created counter 360-degree rotating brushes that continuously agitate dirt and grime particles for efficient cleaning. Hoover have been in the business of designing powerful household cleaning products for over a hundred years making a huge name for itself.
Hoover manufactures carpet cleaners that use biodegradable cleaning solutions and lightweight models that are beneficial for people who don’t want to strain their backs while cleaning. Given the long time Hoover stayed in the industry, you are sure to find a carpet cleaner that fits your lifestyle.
McCulloch is known for manufacturing lawn and garden machines but have been in the steam cleaning business for almost a decade. It offers heavy-duty units like their PowerSteam series released in 2011.
While some steam cleaners need the aid of chemical cleaning solutions, McCulloch made their machines nature friendly. Their PowerSteam line use heated water of 212˚F to produce steam that effectively kills allergens and bacteria while sanitizing and deodorizing surfaces.
The hot steam their machine boasts of blasting away grime, grease and dirt by breaking it down to particles, and loosening oily and sticky spills and stains for easy cleaning. Their steam cleaning machines are as worth checking as do their lawn machines.
Steamfast SF-5Fabric Steamer
This steamer is very easy to use. It is affordable and highly effective. Its waiting time is only 4seconds after which it will be ready for use, and can continuously produce steam for 50 minutes.
Rowenta IS6200 Compact Valet Full Size Garment Steamer
This is a garment steamer that is well-built. You can get it for a low price. The unit can produce steam continuously for almost an hour, but this after a short waiting period. It delivers excellent garment drying results thanks to its in-built garment clips and hanger. It is durable and very easy to use.
SINGER SteamWorks Pro 1500 Watt Garment & Fabric Steamer
This garment dryer offers various features which make it affordable and reasonably priced. Among these features are crease attachment and dual clip system for the creation of perfect creases in pants. For safety, it features switches off automatically when done.
J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer with Plastic Steam Head
In addition to being a powerful garment steamer, this unit is made in the United States. The price of the unit varies depending on whether you choose metal or plastic head. However, in most online retailers you will get it at a moderate price.
Conair Extreme Steam Fabric Steamer with Dual Heat
This garment steamer is ideal fabric steamer for frequent travelers because it is light in weight and almost hair dryer size. Its temperature settings allow you to adjust it to suit different fabrics. It produces enough steam that can penetrate even heavy garments. In view of these features, its price is also very reasonable.
ESTEAM Personal Hand Held Steamer
This unit is more costly as compared to the other handled garment scanners. Its overall performance is however superior as compared to the competition and is proudly made in USA. It is also very highly convenient and provides an option of adding adapter plugs and converter kits. These features definitely make it a top pick for the frequent travelers.
Protecting special items
A steamer is a good investment if you want to protect a wardrobe that you have spent a good amount of money on or for vintage clothing you have in your closet. They do not apply pressure on the fabric since they have no steam stations or irons. Due to this, garment steamers have a mild effect on delicate fabrics.
Things to consider
The best garment steamers have the following features. While these features are simple, they make it easy for you when you need to take care of some clothes at home. Some of these features are not even considered when you are inside the store.
This feature allows you to adjust the steam coming out of the device.
Since garment steamers may be too big to store, telescopic poles make them compact enough to keep in storage.
Wheels make it convenient for you to move the garment steamer around. They make your life easier especially when you have to bring it from one room to another.
You can use the built-in hanger of garment steamers to hang things while you are working. This feature is useful when you travel with your steamer.
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Epica 800 Watt Handheld Fabric Steamer
The Epica 800 Watt Handheld Fabric Steamer is a compact device that enables you to remove the wrinkles in one go. It is very handy and you can actually keep it with you while travelling since it comes in a compact size and you can easily store it. The product is inexpensive and comes with a variety of features.
Another user-friendly feature that the Epica Fabric Steamer comes with is that it has an On/Off switch so that the steamer is convenient to use and you don’t need to unplug the steamer to stop it working. It also has a long cord, approximately ft in length, which is twice the length an average iron cord has. This feature lets you move it around freely in your hand.
The Epica Fabric steamer has an economical price, so that you can easily fit it into your budget. It is easy to use, all you have to do is hand the clothing article on any hook or hanger and run the steamer up and down over it, making it the most uncomplicated job on the planet. Another concern that the customers have is that does it work on jeans as well? We are delighted to tell you YES! It gets all the wrinkles out of your jeans. It also works on delicate fabrics or t-shirts made of cotton or polyester.
Pure Enrichment PureSteam Fabric Steamer
The PureStream fabric steamer is quite incredible as it is small in size but provides a whole lot of raw
This fabric steamer comes in a unique design that is customized to make your work easier for you. It has an elongated nozzle that allows you to cover more surface area in short time. Considering its size and price, it is a brilliant product, it takes two minutes to heat up and provides about ten minutes of continuous steaming. It works well on almost all kinds of fabrics, be it your clothes, curtains and even carpets. It comes at quite a reasonable price and for the same kind of steaming that professional products give!
The PureStream Fabric steamer is a top notch product and comes with a long lasting warranty of years, keeping you assured that it is reliable product. It is easy to use and works fine with even those individuals who have trouble keeping up with technology. All you have to do is fill it up with water, wait for it to heat and you are ready to go.
SINGER SteamWorks Pro Fabric & Garment Steamer
Clothing professionals use SINGER SteamWorks Pro due to its power and high speed. When it comes to steaming, you need a product that works really quick as you have hundreds of clothing items lined up. That is why the SINGER Pro fills the slot.
The SINGER Steam Works Pro comes with the following accessories:
A two-year guarantee is also included with the steamer, which ensures its quality and durability. The customers have rated it 3.out of stars, and are seemingly quite content with its flawless work and the fact that it saves a lot of time and effort.
Some steamers work on unfiltered tap water but there are some steamers that require distilled water. This is usually hard and burdensome so be sure to check it out before buying a steamer. The expensive steamers actually work fine on usual tap water but if you buy a cheap one, it might come with excessive requirements that will leave you regretting your decision of ever buying it.
The main benefit of getting a milk frother or steamer is for the milk foam.
You get foamed milk by heating the milk up and shaking it. This introduces air and texture into the mix.
In the picture above, the milk has a very thick texture and large air bubbles.
Foamed milk is ideal for drinks like cappuccinos. The foam will sit on top of the milk and coffee, it’ll create an interesting mouthfeel as you will be able to taste the separation.
Electric milk frothers/steamers are a convenient way to heat up milk without burning or scalding them; which makes them taste bad. Most products in the market are good at ensuring that the milk is just the perfect temperature, but I’ll help you find the best milk steamers and milk frothers here.
Save You Money
But wait, there’s more! Depending on what you’re brewing, with a dedicated milk frother, you might not need one of those expensive espresso machines for home. A stovetop espresso machine or an AeroPress would do; they don’t cost a lot!
The immersion milk frother is usually a vibrating whisk that you can use to whip and whirl the milk in a cup or stove top pot warming the milk. The immersion whisk is usually the cheapest option for home milk frothing.
A manual milk frother looks very similar to a classic French Press. They use a closed vessel with a whisk attached to the handle. By manually pushing up and down on the milk, you’ll add air and texture. Like the immersion whisk, a manual milk frother requires you to steam the milk on the stovetop or in the microwave before use.
The costliest of the 3, electric milk frothers are also the most convenient. Other than changing the texture like the other two types, an electric milk frother also heats your milk up to the perfect temperature; it won’t be burnt or scalded. An electric milk frother comes in different shapes and sizes, it can range from a single-serving up to 1servings.
When deciding which type of milk frother you would like to use, it is important to look at a few key factors to help with your decision.
If you want to make the same silky texture and sweet taste milk like those in a decent coffee shop, you’ll have to create milk foam. This is the process where you introduce air and heat to milk. Typically, you inject air bubbles to milk that breaks down the protein bonds, which releases the sugar naturally found in milk.
When people froth or steam the milk, if done correctly, it should create a smooth texture and sweet taste.
For the best milk-based drink experience, you should agitate and whisk the milk during the heating process. By moving the milk around while it heats up, you prevent the milk from scalding. It also helps break down the fat in the milk, which helps release the protein bonds and create the sugary taste (as mentioned earlier).
Single Serving & Multi-Serving
While immersion wands are pretty good for a single serving of milk, what happens when you’re brewing coffee for a group of people? You don’t want to waste too much time frothing milk for everyone, one at a time, right?
When you buy your milk frother, keep in mind how many you’ll be serving, and how often. If you’re going to serve a group every time you use it, you should get an electric one, which is typically designed for multiple servings.
When I’m buying my own coffee equipment, I’m a firm believer in ease-of-use, especially if it’s for home-use. Therefore, when I look for a milk steamer or milk frother, I try to find something that’s easy-to-use, easy-to-clean, and will work 99% of the time with little effort.
As such, I personally prefer an electric milk steamer because they do all the work for you with just a flip of a switch. Some higher-end electric frothers are also dishwasher safe and can be easily disassembled; washing it will be a piece of cake.
When you pick which one to go for, keep in mind how much time and money you want to invest in it. How much time will I save, how convenient is this product, are there better options elsewhere?
What is the Best Milk Frothers & Milk Steams In Town?
The VonShef Electric Milk Frother is designed with the user in mind. It’s constructed with double layer stainless steel, which helps keep the milk warm and airy. The interior is coated with non-stick material, making it easier for you to clean and maintain.
What Stand Behind Our Ratings
If you are wondering how we ranked the models in our tops of the best floor units and best handheld units, you have to know that we have followed the most important features as criteria for classification. This way, we ensure people that the models in our rankings are the best out there. But to better understand this ranking process, people first have to understand which are the most important features and why.
Heat up time
When reviewing these laundry appliances, in order to provide only the best models in our tops, one of the most important features that we took into consideration was the heat up time that they offered. For a model to be of a great quality, it must be ready for use as fast as possible, which means that its heat up time has to be very short.
Steam time per filling
The steam time offered per filling is another important feature on which we have based our rankings. The longer steam time the models offer, the better because it offers users the ability to steam and de-wrinkle with them without being faced with annoying interruptions.
The automatic shut-off feature is crucial because it shows that the product will turn off when the reservoir runs dry. This makes the models that have this feature safer to use, being the reason why we kept this criteria in mind when we chose the models and ranked them.
The garment hanger feature is only available for floor units. This accessory is mandatory for top of the line units to have because it increases their versatility by offering a place where the user can hang the clothes to de-wrinkle them more easily.
Floor Clothes Steamers
Replace your old iron with an innovative floor clothes steamer that takes less time to remove wrinkles and is simpler to use on any kind of fabric and even on difficult items like shirts or coats.
Floor garment steamers are very easy to use and provide all the convenience you need for steaming clothes and upholstery. They have a telescopic pole and come with many accessories.
With the floor version, you can iron any garment made of any type of fabric without worrying you will damage it. It’s easily portable and it provides a powerful steam for a very long time.
Handheld Clothes Steamers
Wrinkled clothes are not appealing and ironing them takes too much time. The simplest way to have perfect garments is to use a handheld clothes steamer that is very compact and easy to use.
Unlike clothes irons that get very hot and can ruin a delicate fabric, the steamer heats water to deliver steam that penetrates the fibers and removes even the most stubborn wrinkles.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Steamers & Rice Cookers wisely! Good luck!
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