Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Handheld garment steamers are a replacement for large and bulky irons. Their use is due to their delicate effect on clothing: hot steam penetrates the layers of the fabric, smoothing it and simultaneously eliminating extraneous odors. The result of this is the long-term preservation of the clothes in their original form, which cannot be achieved with a simple iron.
The editors and experts of the magazine, together with analysts from the RankQuality service, have researched the segment of the household appliances market and compiled a list of the 12 best handheld garment steamers. The following parameters were chosen as criteria for selecting products for the rating:
- value for money;
- ease of use and reliability;
- equipping with additional functions and technologies.
- Rating of the best handheld garment steamers
- RUNZEL VAG-160 Plantag
- Philips GC440 / 20 StyleTouch Pure
- MIE Sofia
- Philips GC362/80 Steam&Go
- RUNZEL VAG-170 LillaBaby
- MIE Piccolo
- Kitfort KT-929
- Philips GC361/20 Steam&Go
- Kitfort KT-947
- Polaris PGS 1518CA
- Kitfort KT-943
- Xiaomi GT-301W
Rating of the best handheld garment steamers
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best handheld garment steamers||1||RUNZEL VAG-160 Plantag||RUB 4 490|
|2||Philips GC440 / 20 StyleTouch Pure||RUB 5 490|
|3||MIE Sofia||5 345 RUB|
|4||Philips GC362/80 Steam&Go||RUB 5,942|
|5||RUNZEL VAG-170 LillaBaby||RUB 3,590|
|6||MIE Piccolo||RUB 3,790|
|7||Kitfort KT-929||RUB 2,890|
|8||Philips GC361/20 Steam&Go||RUB 4,266|
|9||Kitfort KT-947||3790 RUB|
|10||Polaris PGS 1518CA||RUB 2,670|
|11||Kitfort KT-943||RUB 2,277|
|12||Xiaomi GT-301W||RUB 2,689|
RUNZEL VAG-160 Plantag
The most productive and technologically advanced steamer representative naturally turns out to be the leader of our rating. With 1500 W of power, it provides up to 40 g / min of steam generation, heats water to operating temperature (100 degrees Celsius) in 25 seconds and maintains up to 12 minutes of continuous operation. A 360 ml tank is used as water storage.
After quite ordinary market representatives, the RUNZEL VAG-160 Plantag seems to be a real boon in terms of technology. В нем реализовано три режима наклона, функции Drip-Stopper, Auto-Off и Lock&Work – фиксация кнопки для непрерывной подачи пара на одежду. And of course, where without a protective mitten? By the way, this device is about 20% cheaper than the previous models, and this is another reason for a bargain purchase.
- The optimum ratio of price and quality;
- anti-drip system;
- automatic shutdown in case of overheating / lack of water;
- fixing the steam supply process;
- high performance;
- large tank for water.
- not found.
Philips GC440 / 20 StyleTouch Pure
In second place is the Philips handheld steamer with more presentable performance. Instead of a 'microscopic' tank, a 200 ml tank is used here, into which water can be refilled directly during steam generation. At the same time, the power of 1500 W is enough to provide heating of the liquid in 60 seconds and to supply steam in portions of 30 g / min.
The GC440 / 20 StyleTouch Pure steamer is equipped with an anti-drip and antiscale system. This made it possible to further increase the reliability, but at the same time it was reflected in the price. However, you can pay a little more for the ability to efficiently and quickly steam cuffs with collars.
- high-quality and beautiful assembly;
- high degree of reliability;
- large built-in container;
- there is protection against water spillage.
- not found.
The MIE Sofia handheld steamer is a combination of rather modest technical parameters with excellent construction equipment that people really like. The lightweight machine includes a 0.15 liter tank and a 2.5 m cord. Power consumption of 1300 W provides a steam output of only 20 g / min. This is quite small for quick steaming of things, as a result of which the time for processing one wardrobe item increases.
Nevertheless, despite the low intensity of steam evolution, its temperature is 150 degrees Celsius. To reach this condition, the device needs only 50 seconds. This is followed by 8 minutes of working time and a scheduled shutdown to prevent overheating and failure. The main attribute of the model's quality is the presence of an anti-drip system – this is what it is loved most for.
- high temperature of steam heating;
- anti-drip system;
- long power cord;
- you can handle things vertically and horizontally.
- unreasonably high price.
Philips GC362/80 Steam&Go
На фоне своих конкурентов Philips GC362/80 Steam&Go выглядит по меньшей мере скромно: если в случае с VAG-170 ограничения связаны с компактностью, то здесь была сделана ставка на надежность и удобство (опять). With a power of 1300 W, the device produces a modest 24 g / min of steam and heats 70 ml of water for 60 seconds. Yes, you can still add water while you work, but it's much more convenient to have a more spare tank.
The set includes a protective glove and a brush attachment. In general, there is nothing more to note, with the exception of a 2.5 meter cord and the possibility of horizontal steaming. A boring model, but reliable and ergonomic.
- comfortable grip, fairly lightweight design;
- long power cord;
- high reliability;
- protective glove included in the kit.
- modest technical characteristics.
RUNZEL VAG-170 LillaBaby
The peculiarity of the RUNZEL handheld steamer is its compactness and design for use on the road. It's lightweight and powerful, even with a modest 950W of power. It only needs 25 seconds to warm up to a working state – this is a consequence of the very small capacity of the tank (only 80 ml). To provide additional protection against scale, a protective casing was introduced into the design, which additionally isolates the heating element from contact with water.
The main feature of the VAG-170 LillaBaby is the presence of an anti-drip system that prevents water from leaking onto things. The maximum steam supply pressure is 3.5 bar and the delivery rate does not exceed 35 g / min. In general, it is very convenient to use it at home: the device does not take up much space, but at the same time it provides decent performance.
- anti-drip system;
- function of constant support of steam pressure;
- the heating element has a protective cover;
- high performance at low power;
- very easy to use.
- very small reservoir.
A device inspired by the design of the bee lighter. It has a spout shape with an oblong spout and a capacious 0.5 liter water tank. When fully filled, it heats up for operation for 90 seconds – this is a very long time, but within the range permissible for a 1200 W heater. But the continuous vaporization time is as much as 15 minutes, and the intensity is 40 g / min.
To protect the steamer from overheating, an automatic shutdown relay is provided in the design. A brush is used as a nozzle, and a Teflon mitten and a special heat-resistant board are included. MIE Piccolo weighs exactly 1000 g, but due to its convenient shape it does not strain the hand too much.
- large water tank;
- high intensity of steam formation;
- mitten and stand-board included;
- the presence of an automatic shutdown relay.
- even with a slight inclination (30-40 degrees), water can run out of the spout.
A handheld steamer with an abundance of additional functions and a rather strange appearance. At the bottom of it is a 0.24 liter water tank: it looks quite cumbersome, but very practical. Maximum steam output is 30 g / min at 1600 W. The heating time to operating condition is 45 seconds, and the intensity of the steam release can be adjusted.
Among the features of Kitfort KT-929, in addition to the brush and horizontal steaming, it should be noted protection against scale and shutdown in case of lack of water. Also, a thermostat is installed inside the case, which cuts off the power when the device becomes too hot. Naturally, all these additions were reflected in the dimensions and weight of the steamer. When assembled without water, it weighs 1.1 kg. It is very difficult to work with such a load for a long time.
- steam supply regulator;
- capacious tank;
- the presence of a digital display;
- system of automatic shutdown of the device in case of overheating and lack of water.
- bulky and heavy enough;
- short power cord.
Philips GC361/20 Steam&Go
A handheld steamer offering reliability and ergonomics in return for normal performance. Honestly, the Philips steamer looks disappointing in terms of parameters. At 1200 W of power, it takes 60 seconds to warm up to an operating state. The intensity of steam generation is relatively good, but it still pumps up: only 22 g / min. And the most critical is the 70 ml tank. In order to somehow reduce the negative effect of this, the manufacturers added the ability to pour water directly during operation and added a protective mitten to the kit.
All of the above has been done for the convenience of the user. Due to the small reservoir and relatively 'weak' heater, they managed to reduce the overall weight of the structure. Moreover, the extra grams were spent on lengthening the power cord up to 3 m. Yes, the shortcomings in performance will remain as such, but there are practically no steamers in the rating as convenient.
- long power cord;
- lightweight body, comfortable to grip;
- horizontal steaming.
- weak technical characteristics.
Stylish steamer, made in a black plastic case with rose gold plates. Sharpened to create a pleasant first impression, which is supported by good work data. With a power of 1200 W, the device is capable of generating steam with temperatures up to 140 degrees Celsius. The maximum steam output is 25 g / min and the tank is designed for just 150 ml of water. You will have to replenish it through each item if you want to thoroughly process your clothes.
Kitfort KT-947 comes with a mitten, so as not to burn yourself with steam, and a measuring cup. A pleasant bonus is the possibility of horizontal steaming due to the inclination of the spout relative to the handle. But the disadvantage lies in the small length of the cord: only 1.8 m, which limits the working area.
- interesting design;
- provides stable steam supply without loss of productivity;
- comfortable in terms of grip and the ability to work in two planes.
- short power cord.
Polaris PGS 1518CA
A tool for complex steaming of clothes without frequent water addition. It has a reservoir with a capacity of up to 260 ml and a special adapter Bottle +, which allows you to attach bottled water with a volume of up to 360 ml to the device (if more, then the plastic fasteners may not withstand). Its power is 1500 W, which is enough to heat up and prepare the device for operation in just 35 seconds.
The basic operating time of Polaris PGS 1518CA is 8 minutes, after which the device must be unplugged and allowed to cool. If you continue to use it beyond the prescribed period, then an early breakdown is likely. And since it costs a little, but perceptibly, hardly anyone wants to throw money down the drain.
- there is protection against scale;
- removable 0.26 l tank with Bottle + adapter for bottled water;
- steam supply is adjustable.
- cools slowly.
Handheld steam generator with horizontal steaming function. It requires a habit in operation, but after several 'runs' it can become an indispensable thing in everyday life. The volume of its reservoir is 0.14 liters, and the minute supply of steam does not exceed 25 g. With a power of 1400 W this is an acceptable result, but one filling of water, alas, will not be enough for a long time.
The ergonomics parameters of the KT-943 are rather controversial: the fact is that the weight of the device without a cord and water inside is 0.79 kg. Therefore, when fully ready for work, it will weigh more than a kilogram. This puts a lot of stress on the brush. But there is a small compensation in the form of a nozzle brush and a steam regulator. The device will cost you inexpensively, but it will perform its functions properly.
- steam supply adjustment;
- easy to use, despite its heavy weight;
- rapid heating to the temperature of steam formation.
- short wire.
Inexpensive vertical steamer from the company Xiaomi with a power of 1200 watts. Its water compartment holds 0.15 liters – enough for thorough steaming and smoothing of 1-2 items. The maximum steam flow is 22 g / min, which is a very good result with this power.
The Xiaomi GT-301W comes with a brush attachment to remove dirt from clothing such as pet hair, hair and dust. As an advantage, it is worth noting only 0.5 kg of weight and a long 2.2 m power cord. All this improves the quality of processing and has a positive effect on ergonomics. The device is quite reliable and has a safety margin for 2-3 years.
- quite lightweight and comfortable;
- despite the Chinese assembly it works for a long time;
- power cord of optimal length.
- weak jet of steam;
- no case for storing components.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.