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Kmart Anko Garment steamer GS60-DJ review

Freestanding garment steamer. Priced at $55.

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Type View more details.

Whether the garment steamer is handheld or freestanding.

Freestanding
Recommended View more details.

We recommend freestanding garment steamers with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 80%. We recommend handheld garment steamers with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 75%.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).

Performance score View more details.

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.

Ease of use score View more details.

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.

Organza score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from organza. 

Silk score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from silk.

Wool score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from wool.

Cotton score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from cotton.

Denim score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from denim.

Linen score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from linen.

Poly-cotton shirt score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from a poly-cotton blend shirt.

Dress (100% silk) score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from a 100% silk dress.

Dress (100% polyester) score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from a 100% polyester dress.

Curtain (cotton) score View more details.

We see how well the steamer removes creases from a cotton curtain.

Curtain (polyester) score View more details.

We see how well the steamer removes creases from a polyester curtain.

Shop Ethical rating View more details.

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.

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Country of origin View more details.

The claimed country of origin.

China
Warranty View more details.

This is the manufacturer's stated warranty.

1
Availability View more details.

'Tested model' refers to garment steamers that are currently available in shops and online, while 'Discontinued model' refers to garment steamers that are no longer available in shops, but may be available second-hand.

Tested model
Price View more details.

The manufacturer's recommended retail price at the time of testing.

$55
Tank capacity (L) View more details.

How much water the tank can hold. Handheld steamers have a far smaller capacity and will need refilling more often.

1.65
Heat-up time View more details.

The claimed time it takes for the appliance to heat up.

45 sec
Cord length (m)
1.6
Hose length (m) View more details.

The length of the hose for freestanding models. Handheld models don't have a hose.

1.3
Total weight (kg)
4.3
Stated wattage (W)
1500
Website
kmart.com.au
Variable steam View more details.

How many steam settings the appliance has.

No
Wheels View more details.

Wheels make a freestanding model easier to move around. Handheld models don't have wheels.

No
Telescopic pole View more details.

Handy to collapse down for storage.

Yes
Coat hanger View more details.

A coat hanger usually comes with clips and helps you keep the garment in place while steaming.

Yes

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