Your clothes - it's your investment in a pleasing appearance. And methods for its cleaning and otglazhivaniya should be safe and gentle
ironing clothes - one of the least automated domestic processes, so a garment steamer if not completely removes this problem, it is much easier to work. And the result, when compared to a garment steamer (reviews confirm this, you only need to properly use the device) with a conventional iron, much better.
- How to choose a garment steamer: types and basic parameters
- Video review of the Garment Steamer
- Rating models Garment Steamer
- 1 How to choose a garment steamer: types and basic parameters
- 2 Garment steamer: rating models
- 2.1 №1. Philips GC670 / 05
- 2.2 Reviews
- 2.3 №2. Karcher SI 4 Iron Kit
- 2.4 Reviews
- 2.5 No. 3. Rowenta IS 6300
- 2.6 Reviews
- 2.7 №4. Maxwell MW-3704 VT
- 2.8 Reviews
- 2.9 №5. PHILIPS GC320 / 25
- 2.10 Reviews
- 2.11 №6. mie Deluxe
- 2.12 Reviews
- 2.13 №7. Kromax Odyssey Q-405
- 2.14 Reviews
- 2.15 №8. Kitfort KT-910
- 2.16 Reviews
- 2.17 №9. ELBEE 12341
- 2.18 Reviews
- 2.19 №10. Polaris PGS 1603VA
- 2.20 Reviews
- 2.21 №11. Grand Master GM-Q7 multi
- 2.22 Reviews
- 2.23 №12. 3A SuperJet SJ-8E
- 2.24 Reviews
How to choose a garment steamer: types and basic parameters
All steamers implemented the general principle - water heated in the boiler is converted to steam. That the hose is forced through the clothes iron is sent to - fiber cloth spreading, smoothing wrinkles, and eliminates the unpleasant smell. Despite the fact that the steamers differ in purpose, functionality and parameters as a whole they can be divided into two major types:
- hand - the easiest, and therefore cheap, lightweight and compact appearance Garment Steamer. Their main drawback - low power, they will smooth quality only mild tissue types, as well as shirts and blouses, poorly coping with natural (cotton, linen) and coarse (woolen cloth, tweed, cashmere)
Hand steamer: for all other cons has indisputable advantage: unlimited mobility due to low weight and dimensions
- vertical steamer - outdoor embodiment, may be stationary or mobile (with built-in casters). For convenience, the kit includes a stripper vertical hanger. Main advantages: high power (smooths all types of tissues), a large tank, additional nozzles.
Vertical steamer much more comfortable ironing board
If you are going to buy a garment steamer, should examine its basic parameters:
- power - the larger it is, the faster the steamer to heat up, the more intense will be the steam, the better it will smooth out the fabric, including - more dense, for example, of thick cloth coat or jeans. When it comes to vertical steamer, it is less than 1500 watts, not worth taking.
- the intensity of the steam - It depends on the capacity steamer, its value is designated in "grams per minute." The higher this value is, the better will be ironing
- steam pressure - is indicated only for Garment Steamer equipped with steam valve. The boiler steam accumulates until it reaches a certain point, after which steam is opened and releases steam. With this powerful steam exits the flow, intensity and penetrates deeper into the tissue fibers, as a result - better stripping. However, in this mode steamer can operate only a few minutes, passing afterwards to gravity mode - the steam formed in the boiler is fed directly into the tube. If we talk about numbers, the 3.5 bar - it's good, and 5 bar - it's very cool
Dense fabric for curtains often surround a design or pattern of the cloth. The only way to give the perfect look so curtains - it's steaming. The powerful flow of steam will cause the pile to straighten and fan, while a separate drying or ironing iron will not give such an effect
- tank volume - it depends on the duration of continuous operation steamer. The volume of the tank is more, the, respectively, and longer operating time
- uptime - as stated above, depends on the tank, capable of good pattern stably generate steam for one hour
Behind the scenes of the podium, where the preparations for the fashion show mannequins without steamer is simply not enough
- stripping modes - more precisely, the flow rate control of steam, because for different tissues, in theory, need, and different modes of stripping. In fact, this is not critical, even the most delicate fabrics can be to steam at maximum intensity - it's not iron
- hose length - the larger it is, the easier it will work, especially if you have to iron the curtains
- steam iron is - better if the metal
For clothes from expensive natural fabrics need especially gentle care: steaming is preferable ironing iron
Comparison of the impact on the fabric ironing and steaming.
A sample of the wool fabric after ironed iron for 1 minute with the appropriate tissue type settings. Photos from the electron microscope, the left - the 500-fold increase in the right - x1000
Exactly the same woolen cloth after stripping for 1 minute. Photos from the electron microscope, the left - a 500-fold increase in the right - x1000
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Garment steamer: rating models
After analyzing the parameters, cost and operational features, offer our rating of a garment steamer.
№1. Philips GC670 / 05
|Perhaps the best garment steamer, if you take the price / quality ratio. Rather powerful - 1800 W, is ready for use after only a few seconds, providing a powerful steam jet - 40g / min. In this case, 5 choices of steam that helps to remove both delicate silk drape so hard. Supplied with a brush attachment to the collar and creating arrows pad of lint and the gauntlet through which the steam to work comfortably and safely. And all this can be folded in a special compartment and not be afraid that small items can get lost. Another plus - automatic rewind cord. Large removable tank - 2.1 liters provides 40 minutes of continuous operation, allowing a large amount of iron the clothes.|
"Very pleased, first of all - a great assembly, couples never breaks. Plus - the design is very stable. "
"It is very convenient that there is a foot control - when your hands are busy, you can add foot / decrease the intensity of the steam."
"I would like a little more Hose - 1.7 meters is still not enough."
Today's manufacturers offer many kinds of garment steamer home use
№2. Karcher SI 4 Iron Kit
|Ergonomic universal steam system that allows to take care not only for clothing, bedding, curtains, tablecloths, etc., but to spend quality house cleaning. Two-vessel system ensures a long non-stop operation, with a special indicator light will signal the need for refueling. Steam is fed under a pressure of 3.5 bar. An important feature of this versatile steam system - "smart" features ironing drainage and blowing steam. Function of forming "air cushion" allows you to accurately and efficiently to iron delicate fabrics. The "steam outlet" provides steam jet penetration into the tissue structure, thus removing them from excessive moisture.|
"Steam iron soleplate made of solid steel therein a plurality of small holes through which steam is supplied. You can remove even very small folds. "
"The hose is very convenient - 2 meters, so you can iron hanging curtains. Plus - an ergonomic pistol, on which there is protection against misuse, on the handle of a pair of flow regulator "
"The price, however ..."
Clothes very complex cut sometimes impossible ironed traditional way on the ironing board. In this case, the stripping function in your ironing device - the only way out
No. 3. Rowenta IS 6300
|Floor sender medium (1550 W) of power, already after 60 s after switching on the ready to use. Foot switch on / off, the intensity of the steam - 30g / min. Brush made by the system Roll Press, allows you to smooth out any wrinkles and prevent creases clothes, not while holding the clothes. The large reservoir - 2.4 l.|
"Stylish design. Very pleased with the stand - reliable, with a handy clip for trousers and skirts hang them very easy. "
"Do not burn your hands. Heavy enough - about 8 kg, although there is a positive side - steamer very firmly worth it. "
"When the flow rate of a couple of things on the wet spots are formed."
When choosing a steamer note the nominal duration of continuous operation and the length of the hose: it is an important point, if you will use it for cleaning and care of the curtains
№4. Maxwell MW-3704 VT
|Hand steamer, versatile and compact home assistant, which is quite useful in the trip. The reservoir is small - only 0.2 liters, it is enough for 15 minutes of work - this is enough to in the morning to iron a dress / shirt that you just got out of the closet. Power - 1000 W, for manual variants steamer it is enough to handle light fabric. Control - only one button "on / off".|
"Beautiful, compact, bright, comfortable. I took with a business trip, instead of iron - satisfied, blouses suitcases well smoothed. "
"Plastic - a quality, build a good, water does not leak."
"I do not like that in the beginning of the" spits "water. Although in the description of the launch of promise after 10s after switching on, really - not earlier than 30s. "
Steamer perfectly copes with crumpled jersey without risking a thing of stretching and a loss of form, as it happens during ironing iron
Vertical steamer takes up very little space
№5. PHILIPS GC320 / 25
|Handheld steamer for clothes with a good, for this type of product, capacity - 1200 watts. Therefore, the ironing quality is very good, he will be a worthy alternative to an ordinary iron, if it is a gentle and delicate fabrics, such as silk. The package includes a brush for dense tissue, but power is still not enough, even if the fold is not deep, steamer them to cope. High-quality assembly, the tank becomes tight, not leaking. The preparation for the work - 60 p.|
"Compact, easy to fold into a small pouch, they took with them on vacation. However, compact, not least achieved by well very small tanks - 60 ml, barely enough for a blouse made of light material. "
"Ergonomic design, comfortable to hold and operate. However, the manufacturer claims that the 24-minute work, really get much less, even if you set the knob to the minimum steam. Frankly, the regulator almost do not use, I put up for a maximum of all. At a minimum the result is almost not noticeable. "
Quick steaming single garment without the need to lay the ironing board - it's easy and time-saving
In the sewing studio often use hand-held steamer after handling the finished thing. There are also large stationary steamers, but they are more for the textile industries
№6. mie Deluxe
|The device is a powerful, reliable, with a stylish design, which is quite rare among the Garment Steamer. It has a double strut, which will prevent things from wool and knitwear from stretching and deformation when ironing. Roomy (2.5 L) tank has a built-in filter, water softening poured, thereby preventing the formation of scale. The metallic iron is further heated with integrated, eliminating the formation of droplets and the appearance of wet spots on the clothes. Easy control - steam supply button is located directly on the ironing, plus - informative board (readout operation time mode, a warning of a low level in a tank of water). Powerful - 2600 W, the flow rate of steam - 84g / min. Accessories and tool bits are placed in the side compartments and a special case, which is mounted at the front - it is convenient to get and do not worry, they can be lost.|
"Long time to choose, but first of all struck by design - a stylish little thing. I bought - not regret, it is very powerful and long burst of steam. "
"Bribes how the creators came to the little things - the cord is unwound automatically, storage space for attachments, Teflon glove."
"Caps on the side compartments are closed weakly, after a while even began to open themselves. Bit overpriced price. "
Difficult adorned with ruffles, sequins and other clothing is sometimes simply impossible to iron. In this case, help manual or vertical steamer
Pay attention to the additional nozzles and accessories for different modes included steamer
№7. Kromax Odyssey Q-405
|Ironing clothes steamer which can be considered a transition from one hand to the vertical Garment Steamer. Model for those looking for a compact and power - 1350 watts and dimensions slightly larger than a standard iron. If you add a small (2 kg) weight, the cord length of 2 m and 1.2 m steam hose, the user gets enough freedom of movement. When the intensity of steam 30 g / min to 0.6 L tank will suffice to 20 minutes of continuous operation.|
"For our one-bedroom apartment - definitely a profitable option. Does not take up much space, in addition, my wife uses it also for cleaning - it is light, the total length of the hose and the electric cable is enough "
"Do not expect miracles particular, the unit is fully consistent with its price. With a light fabric - good, but on longer he was worth it not enough. "
Crumpled jacket can not be ironed iron and wash it for the sake of leveling fabrics - unaffordable waste of time. Steamer is ideal for just such occasions.
Photo: kurtka- "jacket" before and after stripping
№8. Kitfort KT-910
|Vertical garment steamer, its parameters approaching professional standards. Its feature - the large (2200 W) output, which consists of two stages - first steam generated in the boiler (1750 watts), and then further heated in the ironing (even 450W). As a result, the output is a stream of steam temperature of 130C. The feed rate of para - 35g / min, with a tank volume of 1.8 liters capable to work without interruption of an hour - 50 min. The system automatically turns off when the water level is too low, and when it is idle (pause time - 15 minutes)|
"Steady, it heats up quickly (about a minute), smoothes things well, very powerful. Good, powerful jet of steam "
"Very affordable, for this class, steamer."
"Two major disadvantages - a short wire, only 1.2 m, and the hose would like authenticity. Very inconvenient to iron curtains. And yet - the shoulders are not fixed on the rod, spinning, we have a thing to hold hands. "
Steamers perfectly leveled very long nap on clothing, carpets and upholstery
Steamers make it possible to smooth the curtains without removing them
№9. ELBEE 12341
|A model that attracts attention from several positions. First of all, the price - the device relates to a low-end segment, but the model is rather powerful - 1960 watts, which allows even without getting powerful steam valve (1.5 bar) steam jet at an output of 45 g / min. Good capacious reservoir - 2.2 liters provide work for 40 minutes. With a lack of water or overheating, the automatic locking, the interrupting device.|
"Very good vertical steamer, the bar can be fixed in 4 positions. Plus - a metal base and a steam iron. And long steam hose - 2m "
"We would like the unit was a little more at a low weight is not very stable, especially when the forestay in the top position."
"I would like to plastic better, after some time the connection broke, and the pipe-clamped rod is not so hard."
Note the presence of steamer accessory heads: they will improve the house cleaning and disinfection
№10. Polaris PGS 1603VA
|Vertical steam garment steamer on the operating mode goes fairly quickly - within a 40c has a pair. Power is rather weak - only 1,400 watts, and although the stated rate - 40 g / min, in fact - noticeably less. The tank volume of 1.8 liters to provide 50 minutes of continuous operation. Large package: hanger (hanger telescopic), telescopic strut, a nozzle for arrows clip 2 for skirts and trousers, a brush for removing lint glove|
"Easy to use, hermetically sealed - the trouble all the low-end models in water leakage, the steamer this is not seen. The jet of steam stable, powerful enough. "
"Big wheels, rides well, though rather short cord -. Only 1.8 m 4 power adjustment, but use only two -. The most powerful and slightly weaker"
"Uncomfortable is a switch - on the housing side, have to bend. Hangers too narrow - the jacket of her husband, even the son of the senior pupil "hangs". "
In otglazhivanii occasionally needs and upholstery, and decorative pillows. At home, it is possible to make only the steamer. Plus everything else, dust mites are afraid of hot steam
№11. Grand Master GM-Q7 multi
|Steamer for ironing, which allows you to smooth things in the upright position, as well as in the "classical" horizontally using the supplied professional steam iron is connected to the machine using a special hose. Also in the kit, in addition to traditional telescopic rod and clamps arrows, enters stripping device for "difficult places" - collars, pockets, cuffs, and a steam mop (used for disinfection and steam cleaning of premises). An additional advantage - steam iron is made of stainless steel (not oxidized and has a pair of better conductivity than that made of metal). Furthermore, additional ironing surface embedded heating element that provides additional heating outlet steam.|
"Very powerful steam jet - intensity of 50 g / min, plus - volumetric boiler - 2,3 liters. It is good that the power button is located directly on the handle ironing. "
"A big plus - the presence of the steam valve, makes it possible to produce a" steam "in particularly difficult areas."
"Things are wet after ironing, and a large capacity, it can be said, even wet places."
Of additional accessories for vertical steaming can be purchased at the door substrate wardrobe or home laundry. It will not deteriorate the material the door and save you from scalding steam hands
№12. 3A SuperJet SJ-8E
|Chinese manufacturers have tried to make the most functional device for the available money. Power 1800W provides a steam generation rate 30g / min, given the large tank - 3 liters, continuous operation time will be about 2.5-3 hours at low water unit will give a signal, and in case of overheating - automatically turns off. The device is ready to use within 60 seconds after turning on. Available in the embodiments 3: red (even closer to cherry), blue-green and bright blue.|
"For the" Chinese "- a very nice, but I would like to build better. The jet of steam confident one filling enough water and pat stuff, and refresh the furniture. "
"Tank becomes leaky, water leaks, with a thick cloth to cope mediocre."
Hint, it does not burn the hands of steam: carry out the steam on the fabric, pull it out from the inside by hand, protected folded towel
Instead of the folded towel, you can use special pads that are prudently offered complete some Garment Steamer
We hope our review of the most popular Garment Steamer help you navigate the choices. We wish that your wardrobe has always been in good order without any extra effort on your part!