There’s something about ironing that feels like such a chore—maybe it’s the act of hauling out the ironing board, choosing a setting, and the fear of burning my favorite clothes. That’s why it was totally liberating when I discovered the joys of a handheld steamer. When the blouse or dress I planned to wear is wrinkled beyond what’s acceptable, I simply hang it over my door, fill and plug in my portable steamer, and press play on my favorite playlist—because steaming kind of feels like a dance.
If you’re looking to get in on the steaming action like I did, allow us to give you a recommendation: this best-selling option on Amazon, which has 8,800 5-star reviews and costs less than $30 as one of their early Black Friday deals.
The metal-tipped Beautural Handheld Steamer heats up in 30 seconds and provides 15 minutes of continuous steaming, which is great if you have a couple garments to de-wrinkle. It’s safe to use on all fabrics, portable enough for traveling, and also comes with a fabric brush, a creaser to maintain pleats and folds, and lint brush.
I’m most impressed with the fact that it doesn’t spit water like some steamers I’ve used. (It’s no fun to throw on a shirt and have a big wet spot to deal with.) The 260 ml water tank is leak proof, meaning the steamer can be used both vertically and horizontally. Plus, there’s a lock option for continued steam or a burst of steam.
Beyond clothes and upholstery, this steamer can be used for so many other household chores, such as removing wallpaper, loosening grease in the oven, cleaning grout, tile and countertops, and freshening up curtains, bedding and furniture. For less than $30, it’s a truly versatile tool you’ll be reaching for over and over again.
Buy: Beautural Handheld Steamer,