Travel Clothes Steamer

Old Dec 29, 18, 7:51 am
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Travel Clothes Steamer

Howdy FTers!

Iíve searched and found a few threads which were all quite I figured a new thread was in order.

My husband and I recently bought a clothes steamer and have found it to be life changing. Now we want a travel version.

I know the put it in the bathroom while showering trick (sometimes even in the shower if itís large enough), but it just isnít the same. Wrinkle released products smell - some like it...we donít.

So now weíre on the hunt for a good portable steamer. Small size, effectiveness and durability (in that order) would be the biggest priorities.

What do you use?
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Old Dec 31, 18, 10:15 pm
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I use a small spray bottle of water and then smooth out the wrinkles. I occasionally clip a pant hanger to the cuff or hem to weigh it down while drying. If it is fairly wrinkled then I'll use the hotel iron or send it to be steamed/pressed on a cruise.

There seem to be DIY wrinkle releasers involving distilled water and fabric softener (unscented/free & clear also available nowadays) or vinegar + conditioner. The DIY versions might spot on certain fabrics so standard disclaimers to spot test in hidden areas apply.

Wirecutter suggests Joy Mangano's My Little Steamer and Deneve Portable Garment Steamer
Good Housekeeping recommends the Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam
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Old Dec 31, 18, 10:43 pm
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I've used this for years. Love it. A permanent fixture in my carryon. Have both the 120V and 230V versions.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 2:09 pm
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I use this steamer from Amazon. It has worked wonderfully. Very inexpensive and best of all, dual voltage. It's been on a dozen or so trips since April, a few to UK and Europe. Do not overfill the reservoir or you will have a mess.
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