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14 Easy-to-use Garment Steamers in Singapore That’ll Have You Looking Your Best At All Times

Most of us have a collection of fancy or formal clothes that we want to keep in tip-top condition. However, we also fear using a steam iron to straighten out these delicate garments as it risks leaving burn marks on them.

Garment steamers are an excellent alternative to the traditional steam iron. They work exceptionally well on soft fabrics like chiffon and satin. They also take up less space and are relatively more convenient!

Here’s a list of garment steamers in Singapore, with options ranging from portable steamers to the bigger and more powerful ones!

Portable Garment Steamers

Portable garment steamers often have water tank capacities of less than 200ml and can usually be folded to fit into any luggage. If you go on business trips frequently or just want to look good in vacation pictures, you can consider opting for one of these. 

We’ve compiled a list of steamers from more affordable options under $50 to the more expensive but high-tech garment steamers that cost over $100. You’ll definitely find one perfect for your needs!

Note: We considered garment steamers above 1.2kg to be heavy.

1. Xiaomi Mijia Garment Steamer ($29.90+)

Xiaomi-Mijia-Garment-Steamer
Features
Compact and lightweight
High temperature sterilisation
Safe on all ironable fabrics
Detachable water tank
Safety-mark approved


The Xiaomi Mijia Garment Steamer is a light and portable device that’s suitable for soft fabrics such as silk, satin and polyester. It has a 30-second heat up time and effectively sterilises clothes, so you can have a clean and fresh shirt even when you’re rushing for time!

Additionally, you can be rest assured that this garment steamer is safe to use. It’s equipped with the technology to cut off the fuse if the temperature reaches hazardous levels.

Specifications
• Dimensions: 17.5 x 9.2 x 21.5cm
• Weight: 0.78kg
• Water tank capacity: 160ml
• Heat up time: 30s
• Voltage: 220V
• Power rating: 1200W

ProsCons
  • Affordable
  • Easy to travel with
  • Easy to use
  • Short heat up time
  • Equipped with safety design
  • Can stand when not in use
  • Might have to refill the water tank multiple times
  • 2. Philips 3000 Series STH3000/26 ($59.00+)

    Philips-3000-Series-STH3000-26
    Features
    Compact and foldable
    High temperature sterilisation
    Safe on all ironable fabrics
    Detachable water tank


    This garment steamer is perfect for delicate and fragile clothing. You can use it to straighten out your clothes without having to worry about any burns or holes in them.

    This hassle-free device is equipped with a detachable water tank for easy refilling. And once you’re done ironing your clothes, you can just fold it up and store it away!

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 12 x 15 x 10.5cm
    • Weight: 1kg
    • Water tank capacity: 100ml
    • Heat-up time: 30s
    • Voltage: 220V
    • Power rating: 1000W

    ProsCons
  • Easy to travel with
  • Easy to use
  • Short heat up time
  • Foldable and easy to store
  • Might have to refill the water tank multiple times
  • 3. Xiaomi Deerma HS006 Foldable Steamer ($59.90+)

    Xiaomi-Deerma-HS006-Foldable-Steamer
    Features
    Foldable
    High temperature sterilisation
    Removes hair, dirt and lint
    Safety-mark approved


    This intelligently designed steamer has a mere 10-second heat up time, making it the ultimate time-saving device. It also allows you to iron at multiple angles, all while evenly distributing steam that removes the deepest of creases.

    Moreover, it is equipped with a long distance roundabout airway which keeps steam dry, so don’t worry about any water stains on your clothes. It also doubles up as a hair remover when used with the cleaning brush that it comes with.

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 19 x 9.1 x 24cm
    • Weight: 1.2kg
    • Water tank capacity: 100ml
    • Heat up time: 10s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 700 – 999W

    ProsCons
  • Easy to travel with
  • Easy to use
  • Short heat up time
  • Serves 2 functions: Irons clothes and removes hair, dirt and lint
  • Equipped with safety design
  • Non-detachable water tank
  • Might have to refill the water tank multiple times
  • Not suitable for all fabrics
  • Heavy
  • 4. Tefal Access Steam Pocket DT3030 ($79.00+)

    Tefal-Access-Steam-Pocket-DT3030
    Features
    Compact and foldable
    High temperature sterilisation
    Safe on all ironable fabrics


    This garment steamer is perfect for last minute touch ups, especially with its short heat up time and high temperature sterilisation function. 

    Don’t worry about safety either, as this garment steamer comes with an on-demand trigger that activates steam only when you need it. It also has an auto-off system to make sure the appliance doesn’t pose any danger when it’s not in use.

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 12.7 x 10.5 x 22cm
    • Weight: 1.28kg
    • Water tank capacity: 120ml
    • Heat up time: 15s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1300W

    ProsCons
  • Easy to travel with
  • Short heat-up time
  • Non-detachable water tank
  • Might have to refill the water tank multiple times
  • Heavy
  • 5. Philips Steam and Go GC362/86 ($129.00+)

    Philips-Steam-and-Go-GC362-86
    Features
    Lightweight
    High temperature sterilisation
    Safe on all ironable fabrics
    Removes hair, dirt and lint
    Detachable water tank


    This garment steamer is another handy and lightweight device that is perfect for everyday use and travel. It is equipped with a SmartFlow heated plate, allowing it to reach optimal temperatures suitable for all types of fabric.

    Additionally, it is safe to use both vertically and horizontally, and comes with a brush accessory that removes deep-seated dirt and lint from your clothes!

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 32 x 12.8 x 15cm
    • Weight: 0.95kg
    • Water tank capacity: 70ml
    • Heat up time: 60s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1300W

    ProsCons
  • Easy to travel with
  • Easy to use
  • Serves 2 functions: Irons clothes and removes hair, dirt and lint
  • Expensive
  • Might have to refill the water tank multiple times
  • Long heat up time
  • Garment Steamers With Larger Water Tanks

    The garment steamers in this category feature water tanks that can hold more than 1L of water. They’re more suitable for long sessions of steaming clothes, and ideal if you have a lot of garments to iron. 

    This type of garment steamers tend to be more expensive and have longer heat up times due to their larger water tank capacities. Hence, we’ve considered prices above $150 to be expensive, and heat up times of more than 1 minute to be long.

    6. Aerogaz Garment Steamer AZ 1116GS ($51.80+)

    Aerogaz-Garment-Steamer-AZ-1116GS
    Features
    Adjustable pole
    Removes hair, dirt and lint
    Safety-mark approved


    At nearly half the price of its competitors, this device covers all the basic functions a garment steamer should have, and more.

    It’s equipped with a multi-hook hanger that swivels for convenient ironing. Additionally, the short heat up time and ability to remove dander from clothing makes it the perfect time-saving steamer!

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 89.5 x 50 x 68.5cm
    • Weight: 4.8kg
    • Water tank capacity: 1300ml
    • Heat up time: 45s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1500 – 1800W

    ProsCons
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Short heat up time
  • Serves 2 functions: Irons clothes and removes hair, dirt and lint
  • Equipped with safety design
  • Only 1 steam setting
  • Not safe to use on all fabrics
  • No high temperature sterilisation
  • Might be difficult to set up as there are no wheels
  • 7. Aerogaz Garment Steamer AZ 1118GS ($69.90+)

    Aerogaz-Garment-Steamer-AZ-1118GS
    Features
    Adjustable pole and hanger
    Equipped with wheels


    The Aerogaz Garment Steamer AZ1118GS is devised for convenience. It has an adjustable pole so you can iron garments of any length. The patented hanger is also adjustable, foldable, and can be extended to fit any piece of clothing. 

    It can also fire up 1800ml of water in a mere 45 seconds. And once you’re done, simply store it away by wheeling it into your store room!

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 37.9 x 31 x 34.1cm
    • Weight: 5.06kg
    • Water tank capacity: 1800ml
    • Heat up time: 45s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1260 – 1500W

    ProsCons
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to set up
  • Short heat up time
  • Serves 2 functions: Irons clothes and removes hair, dirt and lint
  • Only 1 steam setting
  • Not safe to use on all fabrics
  • No high temperature sterilisation
  • 8. EuropAce Garment Steamer EGS 516W ($89.00+)

    EuropAce-Garment-Steamer-EGS-516W
    Features
    Double insulated hose
    Adjustable pole and hanger
    High temperature sterilisation


    Compared to irons, steamers are more adept at getting into the folds and pleats of our delicate clothing — this has now been made even easier by the EuropAce Garment Steamer EGS 516W!

    This steamer is powered by strong and continuous steam, and is equipped with a 360-degree swivel hanger so you straighten out every little crease. The adjustable pole also allows you to do this without having to bend up or down.

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 28.5 x 42.2 x 155cm
    • Weight: 3.9kg
    • Water tank capacity: 1400ml
    • Heat up time: 45s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1500 – 1800W

    ProsCons
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Short heat up time
  • Only 1 steam setting
  • Not safe to use on all
  • ironable fabrics
  • Might be difficult to set up as there are no wheels
  • 9. Philips Easy Touch GC484/46 ($109.00+)

    Philips-Easy-Touch-GC484-46
    Features
    2 steam settings
    Compact
    Adjustable pole
    High temperature sterilisation
    Easy rinse descaling
    Safe on all ironable fabrics


    This easy-to-store garment steamer can be easily adjusted to fit into smaller storage spaces. However, don’t let its size fool you as it has a large steam plate that allows you to cover more fabric area in one swipe.

    Furthermore, it’s a low maintenance device as the Easy Rinse descaling function removes scales and impurities trapped inside the steamer after prolonged use!

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 27.7 x 31.5 x 30.9cm
    • Weight: 3.4kg
    • Water tank capacity: 1400ml
    • Heat up time: 120s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1800W

    ProsCons
  • 2 steam settings
  • Easy to use
  • Long heat up time
  • Might be difficult to set up as there are no wheels
  • 10. Tefal Prostyle Garment Steamer IT3440 ($116.00+)

    Tefal-Prostyle-Garment-Steamer-IT3440
    Features
    3 steam settings
    Compact
    Adjustable pole
    Equipped with vertical support
    High temperature sterilisation


    This garment steamer is a great option for first-time users. It offers a vertical support which provides a flat surface for you to press your clothes against as you steam them, making this job much easier for people who are more used to steam irons. 

    Additionally it can be folded up and stored away in compact spaces when not in use — perfect for Singaporeans as space is often a concern!

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 42.4 x 41 x 39cm
    • Weight: 5.1kg
    • Water tank capacity: 1500ml
    • Heat up time: 45s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1800W

    ProsCons
  • 3 steam settings
  • Equipped with vertical support
  • Easy to use
  • Short heat up time
  • Not safe to use on all ironable fabrics
  • Might be difficult to set up as there are no wheels
  • 11. Panasonic Garment Steamer NI-GSE040PSH ($119.00+)

    Panasonic-Garment-Steamer-NI-GSE040PSH
    Features
    2 steam settings
    Adjustable pole
    Light steamer head
    Anti hole-clogging design


    Do you often find yourself with a huge pile of clothes in need of ironing? This is the ultimate garment steamer for long and intense clothes steaming sessions. 

    It’s equipped with a 2-litre water tank so you can dewrinkle as many garments as you want with minimal refill trips. Its steamer head is also extremely lightweight so your arm won’t get tired as quickly!

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 32.5 x 209 x 34cm
    • Weight: 5kg
    • Water tank capacity: 2000ml
    • Heat up time: 55s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1345 – 1600W

    ProsCons
  • 2 steam settings
  • Light steamer head
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Short heat up time
  • Not safe to use on all ironable fabrics
  • No high temperature sterilisation
  • Might be difficult to set up as there are no
    wheels
  • 12. Philips Easy Touch GC486/36 ($135.00+)

    Philips-Easy-Touch-GC486-36
    Features
    3 steam settings
    Adjustable double pole
    High temperature sterilisation
    Easy Rinse descaling
    Safe on all ironable fabrics


    The Philips Easy Touch GC486/46 is suitable for any fabric! It features an adjustable pole that provides more stability, which is great for dewrinkling heavier fabrics, and comes with 3 steam settings so you can steam more delicate clothing.

    It’s also equipped with high temperature sterilisation that removes bacteria and odour, meaning you don’t have to wash your clothes as frequently which could potentially shorten the lifespan of your garments.

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 27.7 x 155 x 30.9 cm
    • Weight: 3.4kg
    • Water tank capacity: 1400ml
    • Heat up time: 120s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1800W

    ProsCons
  • 3 steam settings
  • Easy to use
  • Might be difficult to set up as there are no wheels
  • Long heat up time
  • 13. Panasonic Garment Steamer NI-GSE050ASH ($189.00+)

    Panasonic-Garment-Steamer-NI-GSE050ASH
    Features
    2 steam settings
    Adjustable pole
    Light steamer head
    Anti hole-clogging design


    This Panasonic garment steamer is designed for long sessions of ironing clothes, similar to its same-brand counterpart. However, this model is significantly more powerful, making it more efficient for steaming thicker fabrics.

    Although slightly more expensive, It’s lighter than its counterpart, and hence easier to set up and store away. Moreover, it’s able to heat up the same amount of water within a shorter duration.

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 24 x 166 x 24cm
    • Weight: 3.2kg
    • Water tank capacity: 2000ml
    • Heat up time: 50s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1800W

    ProsCons
  • 2 steam settings
  • Light steamer head
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Short heat up time
  • Expensive
  • Not safe to use on all ironable fabrics
  • No high temperature sterilisation
  • Might be difficult to set up as there are no wheels
  • 14. Philips GC552/46 ($199.00+)

    Philips-GC552-46
    Features
    3 steam settings
    Adjustable pole
    Flexible head
    High temperature sterilisation
    Easy rinse descaling
    Safe on all ironable fabrics


    The Philips GC552/46 is powered by strong and continuous steam. Its Hang&Lock feature prevents your hanger from moving around, and the flexible head allows for easy ironing without having to bend down.

    This steamer can also be safely used on all types of fabrics without the risk of burning holes into your clothes. Furthermore, you can adjust the steam settings depending on the type of clothes you’re ironing for better results!

    Specifications
    • Dimensions: 33 x 173 x 37cm
    • Weight: 5.5kg
    • Water tank capacity: 1800ml
    • Heat up time: 60s
    • Voltage: 220 – 240V
    • Power rating: 1800W

    ProsCons
  • 3 steam settings
  • Easy to use
  • Expensive
  • Might be difficult to set up as there are no wheels
  • FAQs About Buying Garment Steamers in Singapore

    Steaming is an effective way to eliminate creases and wrinkles out of any clothing. A garment steamer is much more time efficient, space-saving and gentle on your clothes as compared to a steam iron.

    However, if you would prefer a more "crisp" look for your clothing, go for an iron!

    For easy comparison between a garment steamer and a steam iron, we’ve come up with a pros and cons table for each device.

     

    ProsCons
    Garment steamer
    • Does not scorch or burn clothes
    • Can be used on delicate fabrics
    • Effectively removes bacteria and mites
    • Can be used without an ironing board
    • Will not create a ‘crisp’ look to your clothes
    • May be less effective in straightening out thicker fabrics
    Steam iron
    • Creates a ‘crisp’ look to your clothes
    • Effectively straightens out thicker fabrics
    • Can burn your clothes if left on one spot for too long
    • Cannot be used on delicate fabrics
    • Ironing board is required

    Yes, garment steamers can work on jeans. However, it’s recommended that you use a garment steamer with a high power rating as low powered steamers might not produce sufficient steam to unwrinkle denim effectively.

    Here’s a list of things that you should look out for when purchasing a garment steamer!

    • Dimensions and weight

    Garment steamers in Singapore come in many different shapes and sizes. If you travel a lot, or don’t have many clothes to iron, opting for a more lightweight and portable garment steamer might be better. 

    Whereas if you’re looking for a garment steamer that can be used at home and/or you have a huge family or a ton of clothes, you can consider getting a steamer with a larger water tank so you won’t have to keep refilling it.

    • Steam settings

    Steam settings allow you to find the most suitable mode that works best on various types of fabric, ranging from delicate ones like silk and satin to heavier fabrics like denim and suit jackets. 

    It’s recommended that you choose a steamer with more than one steam setting, especially if you own many different types of clothing!

    • Heat up time

    The heat up time essentially refers to how long you have to wait before you can use your steamer to straighten out your clothes. If you find yourself always rushing for time, or maybe you just prefer something faster, go for a steamer with a heat up time of less than a minute!

    Article by:
    Charlotte Eng
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