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Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

Can anyone recommend a portable steamer that I can use for garment touch-ups as well as for steaming wrinkles out of curtains and drapes? Nothing real expensive, but something that will work in a pinch.  I've gotten a couple recommendations from friends but the brands appear to be no longer made. I've been reading reviews on Walmart/Amazon/Target until my eyes cross.  Woman Tongue

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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

My January issue of Good Housekeeping stated that the Conair portable steamer got their seal of approval.  I have had three Rowenta steamers, two standing units and one small travel steamer and they all were disappointing considering the price. All three ended up at curbside far too early.  I do love their steam irons though.

 

I also have a Joy Mangano "My Little Steamer" and it leaves a trail of water even when used as directed.  The price is reasonable, but performance is poor.  If I ever buy a portable steamer I will read the reviews on the Conair unit.

 

HTH

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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

I also have "The My Little Steamer". As long as you keep it upright, I have no trouble with it.

 

I also have a Sunbeam steamer. The My Little Steamer takes such a short time to start steaming, I haven't used the Sunbeam in quite awhile.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

I have the My Little Steamer- Joy Mangano HSN. I love it and use it everyday. tI does spit a little occasionally but I figured out that is when I leave it sitting on too long without using it (heating up) or tilting it downward. 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

My Little Steamer by Joy Mangano works wonderfully. I’ve had mine for years. 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

I recommend My Little Steamer. It doesn't spit any more than my Rowenta iron. Just occasionally. Happy shopping.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

I also recommend my little steamer by Joy Mangano. I've had mine for over a year and it works perfectly.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

I also would reccomend My Little Steamer by Joy Mangano, I've had several others over the years and about ten or eleven years ago I bought the My Little Streamer and love it. It's still going strong and I just brought the travel version of it.  

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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

Got a Rowenta handheld steamer from Q last year because I don't iron and had  newly purchased wrinkled curtains, dust ruffles, etc. for our updated vacation house.

 

It was easy to fill, lasted about 10 minutes of heavy steam and I even used it upside down to do the dust ruffles because I wasn't going to unmake the new beds !  It sits stable on counter tops and is comfortable in the hand.

 

Haven't done clothes with it since I use pant stretchers for Bermudas and slacks.

 

Cost was about $60 I think.

 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a garment/drapery steamer?

Another vote for the My Litttle Steamer...have had mine for at least 5 yrs...no problem with it if you don't tip it too much...but does a great job ..and it was cheap..compared to others... JMO