Deciding on what Garment Steamer to Buy is quite a bit of hackle. I’ve personally observed that every now and then people are eager to hop on Garment Steamer to dry up their clothes faster and instead of using an iron, they’re opting for Garment Steamers.
To be honest, it really makes sense. It saves a lot of time and whenever you’re in hurry (most of us are always in a hurry!) Garment Steamer always comes in handy. And not only it heats up your clothes and but it also sanitizes your clothes and kills germs as well. And also takes out any revulsion odor (smell).
So before we move to the point let’s take a look at the pros and cons of using Garment Steamer:
How To Choose A Garment Steamer?
It’s not a rocket science, it’s really simple. And I’m going to save you a lot of time if you just happen to read this and decide what to choose before buying.
#1 Water Capacity
It is very essential for you to know that how much water your steamer can hold in it because the more water it can hold in it, the longer it will be able to steam it as well. And it’s important that you don’t want to get caught up every time refilling the water because that will take a lot of time and it’s not good.
#2 Heat-up Time
Just like Iron, it should not take more than 1-2 minutes to heat up. Usually, most steamers won’t take much time but it’s always better to know about the heat-up time before you’re actually buying it.
Almost all the garment steamers come with telescopic poles in it, which can be extended for much easier storage capacity. You may want to buy an extended pole you’re taller than 5’5 ft. Poles can reach up to 60″ i.e. 5ft. The length of this hose is a critically important piece to know about before buying, especially if you’re going to use the hose to steam drapes and other home jockeys (household) stuff.
Whenever you’re buying an electric appliance always check the safety of the product. We all know how Irons have destroyed over clothes right? It’s important that the product does not ruin your clothes. Few companies have built-in power off feature when it’s water tank is empty. Not only this helps with your clothes but it also helps the steamer, as using without water might damage the product. Always, check out the reviews before buying any electric product.
#5 Replacement Parts
You know the products we use it daily are bound to break at some point right? Even your iPhone charger which is of Apple (known brand) breaks after continuous use of it right? Then this is just a steamer! Yes, garment steamer comes with a warranty of usually 1-year but it is essential for you to know which parts are replaceable and which parts or not.
And of course, once your product is little damage you don’t want to buy a new one? Because that will cost you more. So, it’s always good to know which parts are replaceable.
#6 Warranty vs Guarantee
Most companies only give warranty which means they will repair the product if damaged during the warranty time period. But there are few companies who provide guarantee over warranty which means they’ll offer you a replacement of the product if it gets damaged during guarantee time period.
I hope you understood the points I mentioned above. Either way, buying your first garment steamer is not much of a difficult job. But the points I mentioned above are always useful before buying, and besides it might just help you save few bucks instead. Hope you enjoy choosing the Best Garment Steamer.
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