Garment Steamers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 7 Sources
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Best Handheld Steamers
by Editors of Good Housekeeping
Our AssessmentTo find the best garment steamers, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute looked for those that produce ample, continuous steam, and are lightweight and easy to maneuver. Good Housekeeping editors note that some use garment steamers in addition to or as an alternative to traditional steam irons. They also say steamers are easy to use because they require little setup and clothes can be de-wrinkled while hanging on a hanger.
Best Garment Steamer
by Jerry Arlen
Our AssessmentJerry Arlen rounds up garment steamers in several categories, including best overall and best handheld steamer. Overviews are brief, but there is more information on each product within the roundup. Products are rated on a five-point system, and some are designated a Bestcovery Best Pick for price, features or outstanding reviews. Bestcovery.com does not test garment steamers.
Top Travel Clothes Steamers
by Mary Marlowe Leverette
Our AssessmentMary Marlowe Leverette, the About.com guide to laundry, names six top travel clothes steamers by looking at various types of criteria. She encourages potential buyers to think about how they plan to use the steamer and what features they will need. The reviews note wattage, water tank size, ability to produce continuous steam, automatic shut-off, dual voltage for international travel, attachments, dimensions, weight and the warranty. There is no mention of testing.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentThere are dozens of garment steamers available on Amazon.com, and many have hundreds of owner-reviews. These offer a good overview of the product's performance over the long term as well as everyday use. These reviews are particularly helpful in narrowing down if a product will work for your lifestyle, and also offer a good indication of the product's durability, as well as highlighting any customer service issues.
by Contributors to Overstock.com
Our AssessmentThere are not as many reviews for garment steamers at Overstock.com as there are at Amazon.com, but there are still enough to get a good overview of the product's performance and features, both short and long term. Reviews tend to be thorough and are rated on a five-star scale. Reviews reflect expectations of the product and whether those expectations are fulfilled.
by Contributors to BedBathAndBeyond.com
Our AssessmentThere are a handful of garment steamers sold at BedBathAndBeyond.com, and the top products have a decent number of consumer reviewers. They are ranked on a five-star rating system. For each garment steamer, the reviewers write about how well it works, whether it produces a lot of steam and/or makes clothes look professionally pressed. BedBathAndBeyond.com is the online retailer for the store that sells merchandise for the home.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com consumer reviewers give clothes steamers a rating based on five stars. A handful of garment steamers have a good number of reviews, with some topping out at over 100. Reviews tend to be thorough and well thought out. A chart at the beginning of each list gives an overall rating as well as the percentage of buyers who would recommend the product to a friend.