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List of brands we tested in this review.
PriceExpand to view more details.
The manufacturer's recommended retail price at the time of testing.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 30 and 750
We assess how effective the garment steamers are at removing creases. We use synthetic organza, silk, wool, a cotton shirt, denim jeans, a poly-cotton shirt, dresses and curtains for this test.
enter value/s in increments of i between 58 and 92
Ease of use score
We check how easy it is to fill the water tank, how comfortable the iron is to hold, the convenience of the hose, the functionality of the hanger and how easy the controls are to use.
enter value/s in increments of i between 62 and 86
Tank capacity (L)
How much water the tank can hold. Handheld steamers have a far smaller capacity and will need refilling more often.
enter value/s in increments of i between 0.07 and 3.2
Wheels make a freestanding model easier to move around. Handheld models don't have wheels.
A coat hanger usually comes with clips and helps you keep the garment in place while steaming.
Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Organza score
- Silk score
- Wool score
- Cotton score
- Denim score
- Linen score
- Poly-cotton shirt score
- Dress (100% silk) score
- Dress (100% polyester) score
- Curtain (cotton) score
- Curtain polyester score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Tank capacity (L)
- Shop Ethical rating
- Variable steam
- Telescopic pole
- Coat hanger
- Heat-up time
- Cord length (m)
- Hose length (m)
- Total weight (kg)
- Stated wattage (W)
- Country of origin