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Conair GS10RHR

*Est. $80
Reviewed
March 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Conair GS10RHR

Pros
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Not effective on heavier fabrics
  • Durability concerns
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Reviews of the Conair GS10RHR Deluxe Fabric Steamer are mixed. It's recommended by editors at SheKnows.com and InStyle magazine, though neither reviewer explains whether other models were tested or why the GS10RHR is specifically being recommended. User reviews don't clarify matters much. The GS10RHR scores very poorly in Amazon.com reviews, with more 1-star reviews than 4- and 5-star reviews, despite editors' picks. Many users say the product breaks after only a few uses and is flimsy and ineffective.

But it doesn't appear that is the universal user experience. At Viewpoints.com, most users say they're very pleased with the steamer's performance, and it scores an average of 85 points out of 100. It's actually the highest-rated steamer at Viewpoints.com. Some reviewers do note, however, this steamer is somewhat difficult to handle comfortably. For buyers willing to spend more, the Jiffy Steamer J-2000 (Est. $160) is our best pick for a full-sized steamer and it comes with a three-year warranty. But for less money, another full-size (but less powerful) home steamer, the Steamfast SF-407 (*Est. $55) gets more consistently good reviews than the Conair GS10RHR.

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Conair GS10RHR Deluxe Fabric Steamer

 (37 reviews)
Buy new: $79.99   2 Used & new from $149.95

 

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

The Conair GS10RHR gets very poor reviews at Amazon.com It averages less than 3 stars with more than 30 reviews. While some reviewers say it works well, others say it hardly works at all, fails after only a few uses or is too lightweight or flimsy to work safely. More of the reviewers give 1 star than give 4 or 5, which is enough to instill some serious doubts about the Conair GS10RHR.

Review: Conair GS10RHR Deluxe Fabric Steamer, Contributors to Amazon.com

2. Viewpoints.com

Despite negative reviews elsewhere, the GS10RHR Deluxe Upright Fabric Steamer is the highest-rated of the full-size steamers on Viewpoints.com with 85/100 points. However, with only about a dozen reviews, the Viewpoints.com reviews may not be as indicative as Amazon.com reviews. Generally, reviewers say the Conair GS10RHR is a good steamer for the price. Some note it is hard to store, though. One reviewer says the steamer was just a little more work than it was worth.

Review: Irons, Contributors to Viewpoints.com

3. SheKnows.com

In this gift idea roundup, SheKnows.com editors suggest a garment steamer as a gift for "domestic divas." They note it's good for upholstery and clothing, though it's not explained why this model was chosen.

Review: Gifts for a Domestic Diva, Editors of SheKnows.com

4. InStyle

The editors of InStyle magazine recommend steam cleaning as a way to avoid the chemicals involved in dry cleaning. They say for a professional look, consumers can rely on the Conair Deluxe Fabric Steamer. It's not clear whether the Conair steamer was tested or compared against any other models, though.

Review: 10 Ways to Detoxify Your Life, Editors of InStyle magazine

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