Things are getting steamy here at LIY! 🔥 That’s right, we finally put one of our most-asked questions of “what steamer do we recommend?” into action. We took matters into our own hands [and wrinkled clothes] to find the best steamers on the market! For reference, we ordered and tested several of the top rated steamers on Amazon, along with our tried & true favorites to bring you the ultimate steamer guide. Here are the Best Steamers to De-Wrinkle Your Clothes!
Tried & True Favorite
Introducing Ole Faithful! Several members of the LIY Team have owned and loved this Amazon steamer for years. It’s powerful, easy to use, and budget friendly. It only takes 30 seconds to heat up and shuts off automatically after about 10 minutes of inactivity. I’ve had mine for over five years and it still works great!
Highly Rated on Amazon
Call us influenced! This steamer has almost 100K great reviews on Amazon, so we added it to the lineup to see if it’s truly worth the excitement. Full transparency: it cost about the same price and worked about the same as our old, tried & true favorite listed above. If you want to get technical, this one’s cord is a foot longer and it’s not quite as powerful, but would still make a great everyday steamer. It is a bit smaller and would be easier to store or pack for travel! This one is new to us, so we can’t speak to how well it’ll hold up over time.
Best for Travel
We loved the Conair Handheld Travel Garment Steamer [I mean c’mon, so cute!]! It’s small but mighty and heats up lickety-split! It’s compact and folds right up, making it luggage friendly and great for travel. You can even adjust the voltage for traveling abroad! Bon voyage!
Best Professional Steamer
If you’re a boutique owner [Shout out Shop Living in Yellow!], this Jiffy Garment Steamer is the mother of all steamers! While it’s a bit of an investment, it’s heats up freaky fast and gets the job done efficiently – time is money right? 😉 If you’ve ever wondered which steamer lives in the LIY office [I’m sure you’ve never wondered this]; well, now ya know.
Budget-Friendly Professional Steamer
If a $300 steamer isn’t in the budget, but you still need something heavy duty, the Pure Enrichment PureSteam XL is a great alternative. It’s easy on your wallet [under $70] and works like a charm. It heats up in 45 seconds and steams continuously for an hour! What more could a gal ask for?! And if that’s not enough, trust the 7,000+ reviews on Amazon. #AddtoCart
Not Worth the Investment
I got sucked in by an Instagram ad [again. I swear they always know exactly how to lure me in with products I didn’t know I “NEED” and then BAM, outta nowhere I’m spending hundreds of dollars on some tool that will 100% make my life better…or will it?] Well, that’s what happened to me when all of a sudden I was watching a video about The Nori Press, the iron + steamer that looks like an oversized hair straightener! I watched in amazement that you could just press your clothes [both the front and back of a shirt] at once and gently swipe to take all wrinkles away. I was also intrigued by the 1.4 pound weight knowing I could easily pack this for future vacations.
Upon arrival, I was impressed with the packaging and fun sayings. It looked like a gift [which at the $120 price tag, it should]. I quickly put it to use selecting which fabric I was going to try first [it gives you 6 fabric options to choose] and then decided if I wanted to iron or steam [to steam you simply add water into the water reservoir]! It advises to either have your items flat or hanging, I prefer hanging so it feels like I have more control over what I’m doing so that’s the route I went. I will admit, it took me some time to get comfortable with maneuvering it on my clothes, but once I got the hang of it, it was pretty easy to understand.. Additionally, I couldn’t decide if using it seemed to go faster or slower than ironing or steaming my items? After trying several different articles of clothing I decided that yes, it did seem to be taking me a much longer time to work the wrinkles out than I’ve experienced in the past. While I would overlook these things if the wrinkles melted away immediately, that’s not what happened unfortunately. It did remove most of the wrinkles in my clothes, but not without a good amount of effort to make it happen.
The final verdict: I wouldn’t spend my money on this again. For the price, I was expecting to be blown away. Because I wasn’t, I would much rather opt to spend $100 less on this $25 travel steamer. While I will keep trying to fall in love with The Nori Press, I can’t say it was love at first use. Sorry Instagram ad, maybe next time it will be “the one” ;).