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Best Travel Steamers

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Whether you travel for work or pleasure, you want to look good when you get to your destination. Wrinkled clothes certainly don't give the best impression. A portable travel steamer is a quick and easy way to smooth out the wrinkles in your clothing with a pass of a wand. A great example of this is the OGHom Steamer. Here are some of the best travel steamers you can buy.

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OGHom Steamer

Best Overall
Large 8.12-ounce capacity
Reasonable price point
Wide mouth for easy filling
Larger than some

The large capacity OGHom steamer holds up to 240 milliliters of water, or 8.12 ounces, which allows it to run for 15 minutes before needing a refill. Its wide mouth makes it easy to add the water. Heat up time is about one or two minutes. A 9.2-foot long cable gives you plenty of room to work. It weighs 1.65 pounds empty.

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Lemontec Travel Steamer

Best Looking
Looks good
Quick heat-up
Lightweight
Neither the largest capacity nor the lightest weight

You spend time choosing travel accessories with just the right look, shouldn't your travel steamer be included? This 180-milliliter (6.09-ounce) BPA-free steamer heats up in 70 seconds and gives you nine minutes of steam before needing a refill. It will shut off automatically if it gets too hot or the water runs out. Weighing in at just 1.25 pounds, this cool black, svelte travel steamer won't weigh you down. Lemontec offers a five-year warranty.

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Magictec Travel Steamer

Sleekest
Lightweight
Quick heat-up
Auto shut-off
Even steaming
Not the largest capacity nor the lightest weight.

This compact little BPA-free number holds 180 milliliters (6.08 ounces) of water and weighs just 1.17 pounds. It heats up in 70 seconds and provides nine minutes of continuous steam before needing a refill. The nozzle is specially designed for even steaming. When it gets too hot or runs out of water, the steamer automatically turns off.

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ABOX Travel Steamer Iron

Best Steamer/Iron
Steamer and iron in one
Fast heat-up time
Lightweight
Pricier than most plain steamers

Not sure if you need a steamer or an iron? Why not both? With the ABOX Travel Steamer Iron, you can steam your clothes while they hang, or iron them (dry or with steam) on a flat surface. Heat-up time is just 40 seconds, and the water tank holds 100 milliliters (3.38 ounces) for seven minutes of steam time. A ceramic soleplate prevents damage to your clothes even if you stay in one spot for too long. The retractable cord is eight feet long, and the steamer iron weighs just 1.4 pounds, so it's perfect for travel.

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BEAUTURAL 1200-Watt Steamer

Most Comprehensive
Large 8.79-ounce tank
Fast 30 pre-heat
Use upright or flat
Three attachments included
Bulkier than some; weighs 2.6 pounds
On the pricey side

The large capacity tank on this steamer holds 260 milliliters (8.79 ounces) of water, enough for 15 continuous minutes of steaming. Heat-up time is a mere 30 seconds. The leakproof design allows you to steam your garments while they hang, or while they lay flat. If that's not enough, this steamer comes with three removable attachments: fabric brush, creaser, and lint brush.

Which steamer is the steamiest? 

Packing a steamer when you travel is a great idea. Most travel steamers weigh just a pound or two but are well worth their weight in your suitcase. Despite your best packing efforts, some garments are bound to get wrinkled. A travel steamer is just the thing to remove wrinkles gently. Since you're only using water, this method is safe for even your most delicate fabrics.

Steamers are good for more than just travel, however. You can steam bed linens, curtains, toys, furniture, or anything that needs a little freshening up.

Which one you should choose depends on the features that matter most to you. We like the OGHom Steamer; it's an excellent all-around pick. It has a large capacity 8.12-ounce tank for up to 15 minutes of steam time before you have to stop and refill the tank. Yet, it's not the largest machine on this list, weighing in at only 1.65 pounds. The wide mouth is a nice touch, making it easy to fill. A nice, long 9.2-foot cable gives you more steaming flexibility.