There are more ways to make your clothes look their best. Why is this even important? We believe knowing your options ultimately leads to making the best decisions, and those decisions lead you to only the best products.

So, what options do you have if you’re looking for something to press and spruce up your clothes?

Steam Iron

A classic steam iron is everyone’s first guess when it comes to solving the problem of creased sleeves and unprofessional-looking button-up shirts. It has an ergonomic design that allows easy handling and horizontal ironing. The ironing action is the result of pressure applied to the garment that heats up under the iron’s high-temperature metal plate. This heat loosens up the fabric and in turn diminishes and removes the appearance of creases.

Advantages:

– powerful enough to work even on thick and heavy fabrics

– have many safety features that ensure you stay safe and your clothes undamaged

Disadvantages:

– requires having an ironing board (and enough space for ironing)

– can damage sensitive fabrics and burn through them even if you’re careful

Ivation Mini Dual-Voltage Steam Iron was voted the best steam iron from this site for 2019. It has a heating time of 15 seconds or less, three heat power settings and a non-stick ceramic plate for easy ironing. It’s a truly versatile product, but if you’re looking for something stronger, our choice is the Chi Steam Professional Grade Iron. This 1,700-watt professional iron is more than four times stronger than the previous model. Features include: steam blast, anti-drip technology, auto-shutoff safety feature.

Garment Steamers

Garment steamers are gaining popularity because they are even simpler to use than steam irons. Just fill it with water and turn it on – most models heat up in less than a minute and are ready to go. There are three types of garment steamers available: standing steamers, handheld steamers and versatile models with built-in steam cleaners. What makes one of these clothes steamers better than the rest? All models work in the same way (by emitting high-temperature pressurized steam without putting any actual pressure to the garment), so it’s up to you to choose according to your needs.

Advantages:

– no need for any additional equipment (ironing board)

– safe to use even on the most sensitive fabrics (silk, chiffon)

Disadvantages:

– not powerful enough for heavy fabrics (because they only use high-temperature steam instead of direct pressure on the garment)

Lemontec Portable Travel Steamer made it to #1 on our list of the best garment steamers in 2019. It is perfect for your first purchase because of its design and easy to use features. It provides up to 9 minutes of continuous steaming and shuts off automatically if it gets too hot or in case water level drops too low. If you’re considering a larger model, Pur Steam Heavy-Duty Steamer is a step up on the ladder while still not being a full-blown professional model. Features include: 4 steam settings, steam nozzle, safety cap for the water tank.

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