handy portable handheld steamer

Handheld Steamers

A handheld steamer is a great accessory to pack in your suitcase for a weekend away. No more searching for irons, or wearing crushed, wrinkled clothing, a portable handheld garment steamer will have you looking your best in no time at all.

Need a quick touch up to your clothing before work? Don’t drag out the ironing board and wait for the iron to heat up just for one item! Quickly refresh your clothing with a portable clothes steamer that you can efficiently set up and pack away right there in your bedroom.

Read our reviews on the best handheld or travel steamers to buy, so you can get the most out of your clothes steamer and get on with enjoying your day!

MUGU Garment Steamer 1500W

A new release for 2019, the MUGU handheld steamer is a winner in our eyes! This handheld steamer has the power of a full size garment steamer at a giant 1500 watts. It heats up in 25 seconds and steams for up to 20 minutes.

It is rare to see a handheld steamer with adjustable steam settings, but the new release MUGU steamer has 3 different settings for adjusting between light to strong steam. It also folds down for travel, and comes with an adapter to screw on a standard water bottle when traveling – meaning you don’t have to bring the water chamber with you!

The MUGU steamer can also steam both horizontally and vertically – a great feature when steaming bed covers or linen, or when you need a backing to create creases or flatten pockets in your clothes. You can simply lay your clothing item on your table or bed and steam away. It also includes a fabric brush for use with plush or polyester fabrics.

mugu handheld clothing steamer
MUGU Travel Steamer has a whopping 1500 watts of power

It is a little heavier than other fabric steamers, weighing in at 2.3lbs, which is still lighter than the Beautural handheld steamer (see the next review). The head of the steamer of appears bulkier than other handheld steamers, but supplying 1500 watts of power we can forgive this. With a 2 year warranty, we’re certain the MUGU handheld steamer will soon be on the best seller list for handheld and travel clothing steamers.

ProsCons
Foldable for travelHeavier than other steamers
1500 watts of powerSlightly more bulky than other steamers
Use vertically or horizontallySteaming gloves need to be purchased
separately
2 year warranty
Attachment to use with a
regular water bottle when
traveling

Beautural Handheld Steamer

For less than $50, here’s a 1200 watt handheld garment steamer that can be used both horizontally and vertically. It also includes three attachments, heats up in 30 seconds and the water tank holds just over one cup of water to provide 15 minutes of continuous steam. It’s easy to see why the Beautural Handheld Steamer is the number 1 best selling portable steamer on Amazon. If you haven’t clicked on over to buy this fabulous little steamer yet, it also includes a 2 year warranty – better than some of the full sized garment steamers!

What accessories are included?

Corded Portable Garment
Steamer
Lint Brush Tool
Creasing Tool
Fabric Brush Tool
Beautural Handheld Best Selling Garment Steamer
ProsCons
Can be used vertically and
horizontally
Steaming gloves need to be purchased
separately
90 day money back guaranteeSteamer cord could be longer
2 year warrantyOpening on water reservoir is small
Stainless Steel headHeavier than other steamers at 2.6lbs

iSteam Luxury Edition Portable Steamer

The iSteam Luxury Edition handheld steamer has 800 watts of power, can be used both horizontally and vertically and is fitted with a Nano Polymer filter that purifies tap water to prevent calcification in the tank and calcium deposits appearing on your clothes. Wow! Also priced at under $50, this lightweight clothing steamer heats up in 25 seconds and provides 10 minutes of continuous steam.

Whilst the wattage isn’t as high as other handheld steamers, many purchasers have reported the iSteam Luxury Edition portable steamer was powerful enough to tackle drapes and bed linen. The makers of iSteam also consider this handheld steamer a suitable choice as a facial steamer. Click here to read our tips on DIY Facials using your garment steamer.

What accessories are included?

iSteam Luxury Edition Portable Garment Steamer
Portable Garment Steamer
Removable water tank
Built in Nano Polymer Filter
Detachable de-dusting brush
ProsCons
Lightweight 1.6lbs4oz water tank – Smaller than other
portable steamers
Built in Nano Polymer Filter, safe
to use with tap water
Steaming Gloves need to be
purchased separately
Steam at any angle including
upside down
1 year warranty

HiLife Handheld Garment Steamer

The HiLife garment steamer almost ticks all the boxes for the best lightweight portable steamer on the market. We were super impressed with the three year warranty, the extra long 9ft power cord, and weighing 0.8 ounces (without water), this is by far the lightest garment steamer we’ve encountered so far.

Having just reviewed three portable clothing steamers that could be used both horizontally and vertically, the fact that you cannot tilt the HiLife garment steamer any further than a 45 degree angle does let this one down a little. If you don’t need to use this portable steamer on mattresses or bed linen then you should be more than impressed.

What accessories are included?

HiLife Portable Garment Steamer
HiLife Garment Steamer
Fabric Brush attachment
Measuring cup for water
ProsCons
3 Year WarrantyCannot use horizontally
Extra Long Power CordSteaming Gloves need to be
purchased separately
Lightweight – weighs 0.8 ounces
without water