Have you ever considered buying a garment steamer? It might seem like a strange purchase for your household, but these useful little gadgets can make short work of your ironing.
They’re ideal for delicate fabrics, such as polyester, silk and satin, but can be used on just about any fabric. As a handheld steam cleaner, these appliances are great for removing creases on items that are difficult to iron, such as suits or screenprinted T-shirts, as well as garments with pleats and ruffles.
If you avoid wearing certain items of clothing because you don’t want to have to iron them again, it’s definitely worthwhile checking out a handheld garment steamer.
How does a garment steamer work?
This handheld appliance creates steam and uses it to relax the fibres in your clothes, which in turn gets rid of creases and wrinkles. No part of the handheld steam cleaner actually comes into contact with your clothing (unlike with an iron) because the steamer is held a short distance from the fabric while the steam does its work. It’s recommended to steam your clothes while they’re on a hanger, because the creases will drop out more naturally. The only downside to a steamer is that you can’t create or define creases, like you might want to do in trousers. To achieve this effect you’ll still need an iron.
Benefits of using a handheld garment steamer
There are plenty of benefits to using a handheld garment steamer. We’ve already mentioned some of them, such as removing creases from clothes that are difficult to iron. Here are a few others that might help your decision to switch from ironing to steam cleaning your clothes.
- Kills bacteria and eliminates odours: While washing your clothes is meant to remove odours and some washing liquids are designed to kill bacteria, steam cleaning your clothes achieves both these results without any detergents. We all know that some odours remain even after washing, but using a steamer can make a big difference as it kills the bacteria that causes these odours in the first place.
- Doesn’t harm your clothes: Since the steam doesn’t actually touch the fabric, it doesn’t burn, singe or crease your clothes. On the other hand, irons that are too hot can cause damage to your clothes and result in creases where you don’t want them.
- Chemical-free and environmentally friendly: When you want to clean your clothes without using a lot of chemicals, a handheld steam cleaner ticks all the boxes. It’s a great help for people with allergies or those who use environmentally friendly washing liquids to clean their clothes, because steam cleaning doesn’t introduce any chemicals into the process.
What to look for in a
Knowing what to look for in a garment steamer makes your buying decision so much easier. The ideal garment steamer is ready to use just seconds after it’s turned on and can be used without refilling for as long as possible. You’ll also want different steam settings for delicate or more robust fabrics and a detachable brush to easily remove creases from pleated or ruffled clothes. A decent length hose is also important, so that using the garment steamer isn’t a struggle.
Best garment steamer –
Godfreys doesn’t stock a large range of handheld garment steamers. In fact, we currently only have one available because it’s one of the best garment steamers in Australia.
- Wertheim Pro Garment Steamer: This steamer features a powerful 1750-watt motor, large 3.2L capacity water tank and 90 minute runtime. It also comes with a 1.26m hose for maximum comfort while using the steamer and can be up and ready to use in just 60 seconds. It’s equipped with two different steam settings (high and low), a detachable brush for delicate clothes and an integrated hanger to hang your garments on while you steam them. This handheld steam cleaner is well-priced and makes short work of removing creases from your clothes.
For more information on how the Wertheim garment steamer can make your life easier, why not chat to one of our experts online or in-store today?