A small, travel clothes steamer is perfect for keeping your clothes looking their best when traveling. The steamer will not only remove wrinkles, it will help freshen and remove odors from clothes. Of course, you can also use it at home. I have a small, lightweight steamer that is perfect for quick touch-ups.
If you plan to use a clothes steamer often, look for a full-size model that offers a flexible hose, longer extension cord and larger water tank. Before you buy a steamer, think about how you plan to use it and what features you will suit your needs.
If you're looking for a travel clothes steamer, here are six excellent choices.
The standard model is black but a special pink model with a portion of the sales going to support breast cancer research is also available.
The Travelon Travel Steamer is ideal for anyone who travels internationally. The steamer features 120/240V dual voltage for international use and is UL approved. The steamer also offers a water level indicator and uses ordinary tap water. It has a collapsible handle, a brush attachment and comes in a drawstring travel pouch.
The steamer weights around 2 pounds.
The Hamilton Beach Travel Iron/Steamer is a great two-in-one appliance. The steamer is perfect for large wrinkles and for freshening fabrics and removing odor. It offers 120v/240v dual voltage that is necessary for international travel. The water tank holds 70 ml or about one-third cup. It is ready to steam in around one minute and has a fabric brush attachment.
The convenience of the stainless steel soleplate iron is that it can be used for small touch-ups on collars, cuffs and creases. The appliance comes with a travel pouch, measures 9.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches and weighs 1.5 pounds.
The Steam Fast SF-435 Garment Steamer has a 7 ounce water capacity that offers twelve minutes of continuous steam time with an 800-watt heater. It is UL approve and has a Good Housekeeping Seal that extends warranty up to 2 years. It comes with two attachments - a fabric brush and lint remover. The appliance measures approximately 7 by 9 by 4 inches and weighs 2.2 pounds.
The Conair GS15 Hand Held Fabric Steamer has a 650 watt heater and a removable water reservoir on the top of the steamer that pops off and fills easily. The trigger switch offers continuous steam release and there is a fabric lint brush attachment. The steamer has a one year limited warranty.
The steamer offers dual voltage that is needed for international travel and comes with a travel pouch. It has an 8-foot cord and a loop for hanging from a closet hook. The steamer measures 13.9 x 4.4 x 4 inches and weighs 1.7 pounds.
The Conair Deluxe Handheld Fabric Steamer is a bit larger than most travel models but offers additional features. It has a 1000 watt heater with variable temperature control. The handle transforms from standard ironing to vertical steaming. The nearly 2 ounce removable water tank provides 8 minutes of steam time. The steamer/iron has a stainless-steel soleplate and a creaser and lint-brush attachment are included. The power cord is 8 feet in length. The appliance measures 5-1/5 by 10-4/5 by 6-4/5 inches, weighs 2.1 pounds and has a 1-year limited warranty.