Garment steamers Singapore


Most of us have an arsenal of fancy wear in our wardrobes for special occasions like weddings and date nights. These usually come in delicate forms like sharp pleats and silky textures, so it’s only natural we’re adamant about ironing them, for fear of leaving scorch marks or worse – holes on pricey buys. 

While most of us typically use irons at home, garment steamers have been quickly gaining in popularity as an easier, quicker and less accident-prone alternative to straightening out creases. If you’ve been sitting on the idea of getting one, below are the best 7 garment steamers in Singapore, to release wrinkles in a jiffy.

Pro-tip: Add essential oils into the water tank to make your clothes smell extra good.

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1. Philips ComfortTouch Garment Steamer – all-round best option


Philips ComfortTouch Garment Steamer
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The model student of the garment steamer world, the Philips ComfortTouch Garment Steamer GC552 is highly rated as an all-rounded steamer. It has everything you could possibly need, from the continuous churning of steam, to a hanger lock that secures your clothes in place as you steam wrinkles away.

Philips ComfortTouch Garment Steamer
Hook lock and 3 steam settings
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Use the mildest of their 3 steam settings for thin and delicate materials like silk. For thicker materials like jeans, the steamer also comes with a fabric brush and flexible steamer head to better penetrate corner creases and thicker layers of cloth. 

Price: from $199

Water tank capacity: 1.8L
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2. Novita Garment Steamer – ironing board for horizontal steaming


Steaming may be a faster option, but many of us are more familiar with good ol’ ironing. Get the best of both worlds with the Novita SS38 Garment Steamer, a versatile option that merges the elements of the 2.

Novita Garment Steamer
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In addition to a regular hanger stand, this contraption also comes with an inbuilt ironing board that can be unlatched and extended sideways for horizontal steaming. Use this nifty addition to make long periods of steaming easier on the arms, or to achieve that professional-looking crease line down the middle seam for your dress shirt and bottoms!

Amping up the versatility factor, this steamer also comes with 3 different temperature settings to unwrinkle all sorts of materials from delicate silk to stiff denim. Once you’re done, the ironing board can be easily folded back up, and the steamer’s compact form can be easily stowed out of sight.

Price: from $199

Water tank capacity: 1L
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3. Panasonic Garment Steamer – pastel & minimalist design


Panasonic Garment Steamer
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To equip that picture-perfect home, the Panasonic NI-GSE040PSH Garment Steamer is one you won’t scramble to hide away when visitors come. 

While household appliances are typically more functional than aesthetic, this steamer rocks a sleek, minimalist design with a thin support stand and pastel pink base and hanger. For those with furniture in cooler tones, it’s also available in baby blue to fit seamlessly into your home.

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Not just a pretty face, this fires up a 2L tank of water in 55 seconds, so you can start steaming up your crinkled outfit of the day ASAP. Adjust the steam valve between 2 options of mild and strong to get optimal steaming for different types of fabrics.

Price: from $138

Water tank capacity: 2L
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4. Tefal Expert Precision Garment Steamer – minimal refills 


Built for convenience, the Tefal Expert Precision Garment Steamer IT9500 is sturdy and fuss-free, fulfilling your laundry needs, nary any wobbling or toppling.

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It is, in fact, made for convenient one-handed use, with a sturdy mesh backing supported by a double pole stand, ensuring shake-free steaming sessions without the need for a supporting hand. 

With an extra-large 3.2L water tank, there won’t be any need to pause and shuttle to and from the tap for constant refills as well.

Tefal Expert Precision Garment Steamer
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Price: from $299

Water tank capacity: 3.2L
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5. Xiaomi Deerma Portable Garment Steamer – fits into a handbag


Xiaomi Deerma Portable Garment Steamer
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For those of us who might not want to invest in a full-sized steamer just yet, check out the compact and affordable Xiaomi Deerma Hand-Held Portable Travel Garment Steamer. 

Folding down to just 15CM in length, this fits into most handbags, making it a perfect companion for situations where you might need to straighten out outfits while on the go – like for photoshoots or formal events like graduation ceremonies.

It’s also a good backup option to have on hand for home use, if you need to straighten out an outfit last minute. All it needs is a short 10 seconds to warm up, and you’re good to go.

Price: from $35.90

Water tank capacity: 100ML
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6. PowerPac Comfort Touch – 360º swivel for easy steaming


Powerpac Comfort Touch
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Compared to irons, steamers are more adept at getting into the intricate pleats and folds of our skirts and button-downs. Things are made yet easier with the PowerPac Comfort Touch Garment Steamer’s powerful, continuous steam and 360º swivel hanger which you can twist and turn to really get it in there and loosen all those wrinkles. 

To reach the edges of our long pants and maxi dresses without bending, the stand can also be made taller, by extending the telescopic aluminium stand up to 162CM.

Price: from $69.90

Water tank capacity: 1.7L
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7. Aerogaz 1.3L Garment Steamer – wallet-friendly option


Not all decent garment steamers have to come at a hefty price tag, as proven by the Aerogaz Garment Steamer AZ-1116GS which costs an affordable $52

Aerogaz 1.3L Garment Steamer
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Despite being half the price of most of its competitors, Aerogaz still flexes a 45-second start up time and decently-sized 1.3L water tank. The main downside however, is that it only comes with one steam setting, though you can tweak that by simply holding the steamer head further away from your clothes if need be

Price: from $52 

Water tank capacity: 1.3L
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Garment steamers to buy in Singapore


You could say steamers iron out a lot of our laundry problems – straightening out creases for thinner fabrics quicker than conventional irons do. In fact, it comes with the added benefit of eliminating both bacteria and odour as well, adding a few extra wears into each attire while also protecting delicate materials. 

Especially for those always short on time, or with delicate clothes you’d rather not risk burning with an iron, make life easier by trying out one of these top-rated garment steamers in Singapore.

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