No More Creases With These 11 Best Garment Steamers

best garment steamers singapore

Having a hard time maintaining the freshness and cleanliness of your clothes? We recommend using garment steamers! Given its versatility, garment steamers are great at removing dust and creases so your clothes will always look brand new. In fact, some also come with standing hangers where you can keep bedsheets and curtains wrinkle-free as well. Read on to discover our picks for the best garment steamers in Singapore!

Overview of the best garment steamers in Singapore (2024)

Type of steamer Garment steamer Steam flow rate Power  Water tank  Heat-up time Weight Dimensions
Standing Philips 3000 Series 40g/min 2000W 2L 60s 5.7kg 33 x 31 x 172cm
PowerPac PPIN619 32g/min 1950W 1.6L 38s 6.3kg 21.8 x 29 x 152cm
Simplus Garment Steamer 35 – 42g/min 1800W 1.6L 20s 3.2kg 20 x 155cm
INSSA Garment Steamer 34g/min 2000W 1.8L 35s 23 x 80-156cm
Tefal Pro Style Care IT8480 42g/min 2000W 1.3L 45s 8.23kg 31.5 x 46.5 x 264cm
Electrolux E5GS1-44MN 40g/min 1800W 2.5L 45s 5.06kg 30 x 34 x 80 – 170cm
Portable handheld Konka KZ-G518B 20g/min 1500W 300ml 30s 600g 13 x 15cm
Bear GTJ-B10S1 18g/min 1000W 120ml 10s 660g 15 x 7.6 x 21.1cm
Panasonic Foldable Handheld Steamer 21g/min 1300W 120ml 30s 600g 5 x 7.6 x 30cm
SteamOne S Nomad 30g/min 2000W 150ml 30s 800g 11 x 15 x 22.5cm
±0 Garment Steamer 800W 110ml 24s 730g 9.5 x 10.7 x 23.2cm

Best standing garment steamers in Singapore (2024)

1. PHILIPS Stand Garment Steamer 3000 Series

best stand garment steamer singapore PHILIPS 3000 Series
(Credit: Philips Home Appliances Store)

Not very keen on that “iron” scent after getting all those creases out? The PHILIPS Stand Garment Steamer 3000 Series (available on Philips Home Appliances Store) proves to deliver with a MyEssence feature. This function allows you to infuse a lovely, subtle fragrance into your clothes as you iron your shirts, dresses and more. Who knows, you may not even need perfume anymore! Plus, this garment steamer comes with a tiltable board for more convenience as you get into all those corners – so much ease! 

  • Power: 2000W
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 33 x 31 x 172cm
  • Weight: 5.7kg
  • Water tank capacity: 2L, detachable
  • Steam output: 40g/min
  • Steam controls: 3 settings
  • Heat-up time: 60s
  • Warranty: 24 months
  • Additional feature(s): Fragrance infuser, tiltable board, water tank descaling function

2. PowerPac Garment Steamer PPIN619

PowerPac Garment Steamer PPIN619
(Credit: PowerPac Official Store)

Priced affordably below $100, the PowerPac Garment Steamer PPIN619 (available on PowerPac Official Store) is without a doubt one of the best clothes steamer that’s value for money! With three different steam settings and a start-up time of 38 seconds, you’re sure to finish the household chores in a jiffy. It helps that this PowerPac garment steamer comes with an in-built hanger which is perfect for steaming larger fabrics like curtains. What’s more, it has a foldable 360-degree swivel hook that extends for quick and easy steaming. Definitely worthy of being called one of the best garment steamers in Singapore! 

  • Power: 1950W
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 21.8 x 29 x 152cm
  • Weight: 6.3kg
  • Water tank capacity: 1.6L
  • Steam output: 32g/min
  • Steam controls: 11 settings
  • Heat-up time: 38s
  • Additional feature(s): Auto cut-off temperature safety, anti-scalding tube

3. Simplus Garment Steamer

best standing garment steamer singapore Simplus
(Credit: Simplus Official Store)

The Simplus Garment Steamer (available on Simplus Official Store) is another affordable option. At just under $50, this Simplus garment steamer is packed with tons of capabilities that make it worth every buck. Take advantage of the 11 iron modes to smooth out clothes of any material. Whether it’s silk, wool or even the usual cotton, this is one of the best garment steamers in 2024 that’ll take care of it all. Plus, the board can be adjusted. You can either steam your clothes from the hanger or use it like a traditional ironing board!

  • Power: 1800W
  • Dimensions (L x H): 20 x 155cm
  • Weight: 3.2kg
  • Water tank capacity: 1.6L, detachable
  • Steam output: 35 – 42g/min
  • Steam controls: 11 iron modes
  • Heat-up time: 20s
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Additional feature(s): Rotatable ironing board, anti-burn protection

4. INSSA Garment Steamer

INSSA Garment Steamer
(Credit: INSSA Official Store)

Other than kitchen appliances, INSSA has also delivered with their garment steamers. Particularly, their Garment Steamer (available on INSSA Official Store) may look simple but it’s an equally quick and effective solution to wrinkle-free attire as other options! Taking just 35 seconds to start up, this INSSA garment steamer provides a powerful hot steam to straighten fabric and eliminate odours. Moreover, its sterilising capability can help kill bacteria that lingers on your garments. But what we really appreciate is the double-pole feature that improves the garment steamer’s stability. You won’t have to worry about the entire appliance swaying about, or that your clothes might fall, resulting in you having to repeat your ironing process.

  • Power: 2000W
  • Dimensions (L x H): 23 x 80-156cm (adjustable)
  • Water tank capacity: 1.8L, detachable
  • Steam output: 34g/min
  • Heat-up time: 35s
  • Additional feature(s): Rotatable ironing board, anti-scalding hose

5. Tefal Pro Style Care Garment Steamer IT8480

Tefal Pro Style Care Garment Steamer IT8480
(Credit: Tefal Official Store)

Tired of fumbling with all the controls? The Tefal IT8480 (available on Tefal Official Store) is another one of the best garment steamers this 2024 that promises a fuss-free experience. All you need is one hand to get all those wrinkles out. And that’s thanks to its Press & Steam feature that automatically discharges steam when you press the iron against garments. The water tank also has an in-built descaling function to clean itself from the inside out, thus ensuring you’ll always be ironing your clothes with pristine steam. What sets this Tefal garment steamer apart from the others is the smart accessories. There’s a thick brush attachment so steam can penetrate your garments better to smooth things out. But we really love the lint remover attachment that can help remove any wandering fibres stuck to your clothes – perfect for those with pets!

  • Power: 2000W
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 31.5 x 46.5 x 264cm
  • Weight: 8.23kg
  • Water tank capacity: 1.3L, detachable
  • Steam output: 42g/min
  • Steam controls: 5 steam levels
  • Heat-up time: 45s
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Additional feature(s): 5 smart accessories, water tank descaling function

6. Electrolux Garment Steamer E5GS1-44MN

Electrolux Garment Steamer E5GS1-44MN
(Credit: Electrolux Official Store)

The Electrolux E5GS1-44MN (available on Electrolux Official Store) is a cut above the rest if you prioritise convenience. While the rotatable ironing board and three steam levels are great, what’s noteworthy is the water tank capacity. This Electrolux garment steamer boasts a whopping 2.5L water tank that has a handle for safe and convenient refilling. But who’s going to need that when you can get all the ironing done in one sitting? It is a large water tank, larger than many other garment steamers on the market!

  • Power: 1800W
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 30 x 34 x 80 – 170cm (adjustable)
  • Weight: 5.06kg
  • Water tank capacity: 2.5L, detachable
  • Steam output: 40g/min
  • Steam controls: 3 steam levels
  • Heat-up time: 45s
  • Warranty: 2 years

Best handheld garment steamers in Singapore (2024)

7. Konka Portable Handheld Garment Steamer KZ-G518B

Konka Portable Handheld Garment Steamer KZ-G518B
(Credit: Konka Official Store)

When it comes to the best handheld garment steamers in Singapore, nothing quite beats the Konka KZ-G518B (available on Konka Official Store). That’s because it comes with a detachable water tank, saving check-in space in your luggage and thus, making it a must-have travel essential! More importantly, this Konka handheld garment steamer has both dry and wet ironing functions. This means it functions just like a traditional iron but with a strong steam vapour. From bags to neckties and even underwear, there’s no crease this garment steamer can’t remove! 

  • Power: 1500W
  • Dimensions (L x H): 13 x 15cm
  • Weight: 600g
  • Water tank capacity: 300ml, detachable
  • Steam output: 20g/min
  • Steam controls: Dry and wet ironing modes
  • Heat-up time: 30s
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Additional feature(s): Overheat protection

8. Bear Portable Handheld Garment Steamer GTJ-B10S1

Bear Portable Handheld Garment Steamer GTJ-B10S1
(Credit: PowerPac Official Store)

Steaming your clothes can’t get any easier than with the help of this Bear Portable Handheld Garment Steamer GTJ-B10S1 (available on PowerPac Official Store)! With an impressive 10-second heat-up time, this is one of the best handheld garment steamers in Singapore if you regularly need a quick de-wrinkle for your clothes. More than that, safe continuous usage is guaranteed due to its overheating protection abilities. As such, this Bear garment steamer is more than suitable for your suede outfits, silk night gowns and baby clothes.

  • Power: 1000W
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 15 x 7.6 x 21.1cm
  • Weight: 660g
  • Water tank capacity: 120ml, detachable
  • Steam output: 18g/min
  • Heat-up time: 10s
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Additional feature(s): Overheat protection

9. Panasonic Foldable Handheld Garment Steamer

Panasonic Foldable Handheld Garment Steamer
(Credit: Panasonic Singapore Official Store)

As a renowned home appliance brand, Panasonic is definitely capable of producing some of the best handheld garment steamers of 2024. Case in point: this Foldable Handheld Garment Steamer (available on Panasonic Singapore Official Store) is light and compact for easy storage and usage. In addition to that, this garment steamer is also foldable. And this frees up more space for all the souvenirs you’ll bring home from your travels! Plus, this is one portable garment steamer that can be used even when you lay clothes on a bed. Horizontally or vertically – this Panasonic garment steamer can do it all!

  • Power: 1300W
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 5 x 7.6 x 30cm
  • Weight: 600g
  • Water tank capacity: 120ml, detachable
  • Steam output: 21g/min
  • Steam controls: Dry ironing and steam ironing
  • Heat-up time: 30s
  • Warranty: 1 year

10. SteamOne S Nomad

SteamOne S Nomad
(Credit: Madewell Electrics Official Store)

Whether you’re on an important business trip or taking photos on your vacation for the ‘gram, you don’t want to be seen in crumpled clothes. This is where one of the best portable steamers for clothes like the SteamOne S Nomad (available on Madewell Electrics Official Store) comes in handy. It’s suitable for use across several types of fabric, including linen, muslin, lace, silk and more. Additionally, the steam’s sterilisation properties make this garment steamer suitable for use on furniture too. That large mattress, sofa or even curtains will finally get a new lease of life with this SteamOne garment steamer!

  • Power: 2000W
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 11 x 15 x 22.5cm
  • Weight: 800g
  • Water tank capacity: 150ml, detachable
  • Steam output: 30g/min
  • Steam controls: 2 power modes
  • Heat-up time: 30s
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Additional feature(s): Anti-drip system, automatic shutdown

11. ±0 Garment Steamer

±0 Garment Steamer
(Credit: Plus Minus Zero Official Store)

Another frontrunner on this list of best handheld garment steamers in Singapore has got to be from Japanese brand Plus Minus Zero. We absolutely adore their Garment Steamer (available on Plus Minus Zero Official Store) that works on all varieties of garments even delicates like silk and rayon. But what really draws us to this garment steamer is the disinfecting steam. On top of removing creases, this garment steamer also deodorises fabric. You’ll be rid of funky odours, bacteria, pollen, potential pests like ticks, and even mould, in no time! 

  • Power: 800W
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 9.5 x 10.7 x 23.2cm
  • Weight: 730g
  • Water tank capacity: 110ml, removable
  • Heat-up time: 24s
  • Warranty: 1 year

What is a garment steamer? 

best garment steamers singapore
(Credit: Tefal Official Store [cropped])

A garment steamer, otherwise known as a clothes steamer, is a household appliance that is used for removing creases and wrinkles from fabrics with the use of high temperature steam. It can be used on almost any fabric including most cottons, silks, wools and polyesters. This means that other than clothes, you can give your bedsheets, curtains and carpets a nice steam too! However, do note that not all fabrics should be steamed. These include waxed jackets, suede and plastic which may melt under the heat.

Is it better to iron or steam clothes?

best garment steamers in singapore
(Credit: Filip Mroz / Unsplash, Deerma Singapore Official Store)

As both steam irons and garment steamers use heat to remove wrinkles from fabric, you might be wondering how they differ. The difference is that a garment steamer makes use of the moisture from the hot water vapour to smooth the surface of the fabric. Meanwhile, the best steam irons rely on pressure from the weight of the iron and applied pressure. Check out this list of pros and cons of steam irons and garment steamers:

Pros Cons
Steam irons
  • More affordable than garment steamers
  • Compact and space-saving
  • Lower steam output, great for small laundry piles
  • Can only be used on particular fabrics (eg: cotton)
  • Requires more maintenance 
Garment steamers
  • Convenient to use
  • Takes less time and effort than steam irons
  • Less risk of burning your clothes 
  • Lightweight and take up less space
  • Can be used on various fabrics
  • Usually unable to wear clothes immediately after steaming, as it might be damp
  • Require repeated refills, as water tank is small
  • More expensive than steam irons

How to choose a garment steamer? 

best garment steamers singapore
(Credit: Iona Official Store [cropped])

Now that you’ve decided on getting one of the best garment steamers in Singapore, it’s time to actually find out how to choose one! Here are a few things to consider: 

  • Standing or handheld?

The first thing you should think about is whether you want a standing garment steamer or a handheld portable steamer for clothes. A standing garment steamer is a good choice if you plan to use the steamer daily for longer sessions. It is also better to steam larger fabrics like bedsheets and curtains as they come with hangers. Meanwhile, the best handheld clothes steamers work well for steaming one or two garments or for your travels.

  • Steam flow rate

As its name suggests, steam is the main element in how garment steamers help to remove creases. Hence, you need to look out for the steam flow rate which is expressed in grams per minute (g/min). The higher the steam output, the better the efficiency of the garment steamer in removing creases! 

  • Power

The power of the garment steamer, which is measured in terms of watts, is also equally important. It determines the speed of heating and flow rate, and is an indication of how gentle the steam is. Garment steamers with a ~2000W power is ideal and won’t leave your clothes damp.

  • Water tank 

The larger the water tank, the longer the autonomy, the more clothes you can steam in one go! As such, it is crucial to get a garment steamer with a larger water tank if you’re intending to steam more clothes. For reference, a garment steamer with a water tank of 1.2L has an autonomy of up to an hour. Additionally, you should check if the water tank can be refilled at any time without waiting even while in use. Some steamers require you to wait until the water lowers in temperature before refilling. 

  • Heat-up time 

One last thing to consider would be the heat-up time of the garment steamer. While it might be a small issue, it can make all the difference when you’re in a rush. Some garment steamers take seconds to heat up, while others can take up to a minute. 

Enjoy wrinkle-free clothes with the best garment steamers in Singapore (2024)

Before you give your clothes a good steam, do ensure that they are properly washed in the best washing machines using the best laundry detergents. This way, your clothes will always smell as fresh as a daisy!

This article was updated on 21 February 2024. Additional research done by Caryn Tan.

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