The Benefits of Owning a Garment Steamer

Photos by Jillian Lorraine Photography

Garment steamers are much more versatile than irons—and although a bit more of an investment—it will pay off in the long run by keeping your clothes in top condition. Did you know that a garment steamer has more benefits over a standard iron? Let's discuss:

  • They're gentler on clothes and easier to work with.

  • They remove dust, remove any wrinkles and keep your clothes looking brand new.

  • They aid in keeping wrinkle free and fresh for a longer period.

  • They can be utilized on all fabrics of clothes, bed sheets, and curtains.

  • They're more flexible, portabile, practical and efficient opposed to the old flat iron.

  • You can steam anywhere - no flat surface needed.

  • Irons have hot metal plates that can burn so many materials, whereas garment steamers only use steamer to relax materials and remove creases.

So what type of steamer is best for you? There are a few types available:

  • Compact Hand Model: a small, hand-held steamer that doesn't take up too much room. This is beneficial for travellers, small spaces, and less frequent steaming.

  • The Floor Model: as seen here, frequently used for tailor and dress shops that need to rid their sample products of any creases. This model is best if you'll be steaming frequently.

  • Inbuilt Steam Cleaner: not only gives the power to iron garments but also clean them too. Available in both handheld or floor models.

I currently own the T-Fal Easy Steam IS5510 Garment Steamer.

These are my pros and cons: 👍 Heats up fast and removes wrinkles quickly. 👍 Easy to assemble and use. 👍 Allows for different heights. 👍 Multiple fabric settings for steam strength. 👎 It steams for about 50-70 seconds continuously, then you have to wait 30 seconds for the chamber to refill from the tank. This cycle continues with never being able to achieve more than 1-1.5 minutes of continuous steaming.

Click here to read what my Instagram Community had to say about their experience with Garment Steamers.