Garment Steamers: Expert and User Reviews

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Garment Steamers: Ratings of Sources

1. Amazon.com Garment Steamers, Amazon.com, As of August 2015
Credibility:
There are hundreds of garment steamers available on Amazon.com, and many have hundreds or even thousands 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.
2. Overstock.com Garment Steamers , Overstock.com, As of August 2015
Credibility:
There 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 steamers are rated on a five-star scale. Reviews reflect owner expectations of the product and whether those expectations are fulfilled.
3. Good Housekeeping Best Handheld Steamers, Good Housekeeping
Credibility:
To 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. A couple of the products in this roundup have been discontinued, however.
4. BedBathAndBeyond.com Garment Steamers, BedBathAndBeyond.com, As of August 2015
Credibility:
There are a handful of garment steamers sold at BedBathAndBeyond.com, and the top products have a decent number of user reviews. Steamers are ranked on a 5-star rating system and owners can say if they would recommend the garment steamer to other buyers.
5. Walmart.com Garment Steamers, Walmart.com, As of August 2015
Credibility:
Walmart.com has fewer reviews overall than at other sites, but a few steamers get good overall ratings. Owners can also indicate if they would recommend the garment steamer to a friend.