Best Conair Extreme Steam Review for 2021

Last Updated on June 26, 2021

Conair steamers ranked, rated, and reviewed. Check out the best product for your needs. Models we tested include the ExtremeSteam, Turbo, Deluxe, and Ultimate.

by Tim Martinelli

I have a problem with clothes. Namely, I hate folding them. It’s a bad habit, I know, but it always slips my mind or procrastinated as much as possible, and I end up with wrinkled clothes.

For the most part, this works out for me. I don’t generally have anybody to impress. But sometimes it’s an issue, whether I have to meet with an employer directly, or go to some formal dress event and I’m stuck with a lot of wrinkled, frumpy looking clothes.

Thankfully, upright and hand held fabric steamers exist that can save time and money, so I can stay lazy as much of the year as possible. I’ve bought quite a few over the years. Some good, some bad, some that start off good and go bad. Through these experiences, I know what to look for, and I’d like to pass that on to you.

Now we’ll take a look at some specific garment steaming options provided by the Conair brand and see what works great for steaming the wrinkles out of your clothes and providing the fresh pressed look.

Ready? Let’s begin.


TOP CHOICE OVERALL


Conair ExtremeSteam 1800 Watt Upright Fabric Steamer

Reasons to buy:

  • Does not spit water or leak 
  • 360 degree rotating hanger with clips for steaming pants
  • Can give you up to 70 minutes of high velocity continuous steam
  • Easy to bring concentrated steam wherever part of the house you may go
  • Auto shut off when the water gets too low

Reasons to avoid:

  • Telescoping pole could be sturdier
  • If you are looking for a longer hose.


Here's How We Did the Test:

Making this evaluation possible would require us a team of people who will check the pros and cons of each product, a wide variety of models to test, and a specific number of hours to be utilized to assess all the units. 

8 USERS

10 MODELS

17 HOURS

Conair Fabric and Garment Steamer Comparison (Updated List 2021)

Extreme Purple
Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer, Purple
Extreme Champagne
Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer, White/Champagne, One Size
Extreme Dual Heat
Conair Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer Dual Heat, White/Blue
Travel
Conair GS2 Complete Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer, White/Blue

Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held

Benefits
1550 watts of power
2 settings standard and turbo
quilted steam plate
Includes 3 in 1 attachment including built in creaser
Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing
Specs
Tank Capacity: 7.3 oz
Steam Time: 15 min
Heat-up time: 40 sec
Weight: 6.4 lbs

Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held

Benefits
1875 watts of power
5 settings for light to heavy fabrics
dual slotted ceramic coated steamer plate
Includes 3 in 1 attachment including built in creaser
Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing
Specs
Tank Capacity: 7.3 oz
Steam Time: 20 min
Heat-up time: 40 sec

Conair Extreme Steam Hand Held - Dual Heat

Benefits
1110 watts of power
Dual heat setting with steam-lock feature
3 removable attachments: fabric brush, creaser, and soft cushion brush
Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing
Specs
Heat-up time: 75 sec
Steam Time: 15 min
Weight: 3.1 lbs

Conair Steamer for Travel and Touch Ups

Benefits
1100 watts of power
8 ft power cord
Great for touch ups and travel
Easy fits in suitcase for travel
Specs
Tank Capacity: 4.9 oz
Heat-up time: 60 sec
Steam Time: 10 min
Price not available
$59.99
$39.99
Price not available
Extreme Purple
Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer, Purple

Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held

Benefits
1550 watts of power
2 settings standard and turbo
quilted steam plate
Includes 3 in 1 attachment including built in creaser
Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing
Specs
Tank Capacity: 7.3 oz
Steam Time: 15 min
Heat-up time: 40 sec
Weight: 6.4 lbs
Price not available
Extreme Champagne
Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer, White/Champagne, One Size

Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held

Benefits
1875 watts of power
5 settings for light to heavy fabrics
dual slotted ceramic coated steamer plate
Includes 3 in 1 attachment including built in creaser
Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing
Specs
Tank Capacity: 7.3 oz
Steam Time: 20 min
Heat-up time: 40 sec
$59.99
Extreme Dual Heat
Conair Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer Dual Heat, White/Blue

Conair Extreme Steam Hand Held - Dual Heat

Benefits
1110 watts of power
Dual heat setting with steam-lock feature
3 removable attachments: fabric brush, creaser, and soft cushion brush
Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing
Specs
Heat-up time: 75 sec
Steam Time: 15 min
Weight: 3.1 lbs
$39.99
Travel
Conair GS2 Complete Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer, White/Blue

Conair Steamer for Travel and Touch Ups

Benefits
1100 watts of power
8 ft power cord
Great for touch ups and travel
Easy fits in suitcase for travel
Specs
Tank Capacity: 4.9 oz
Heat-up time: 60 sec
Steam Time: 10 min
Price not available

Conair Steamer Reviews

1. Complete Steam Ultimate Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

92%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1800 W
  • Tank: 60 ounce
  • Heat-up time: 100 sec
  • Steam Time: 60 min
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • Features:  Larger Aluminum face plate, 360 degree rotating hanger

PROS

  • High-velocity steam 
  • Fast heat time
  •  clips for removing wrinkles on pants
  • Energy-saving fabric steamer
  • Protects against dust mites and bedbugs
  • Good for drapes, clothing, upholstery

CONS

  • Relatively high price 

Trades convenience for power.

I’d call this sort of the “missing link” between a portable and upright Conair steamer. It’s certainly not portable (weighing about 11 lbs, and having a little over a gallon of tank capacity) but it’s not quite as bulky as an upright steamer with the hanger either.

It lays somewhere between both, and performs pretty well as a result. While it doesn’t have any fancy attachments or the convenient garment hanger, it does have 1800 watts of power, a large 60 ounce tank, steam pause feature, a blinding fast heat up time (100 seconds at the most), and a long operating time (60 minutes).

In theory, that’s all you really need from a Conair steamer; everything else can be had from a separate tool or a little finagling. The main issue here is price which means it’s competing with our top pick in pricing…and is far less convenient and powerful.

2. Conair Turbo Steam (Purple) Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

97%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1550 watts
  • Tank: 7.3 oz
  • Steam Duration: 15 min
  • Heat-up time: 40 sec
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs
  • Features: New on/off feature, 3-in-1 Attachment

PROS

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Quick to heat up
  • Easy to use fabric steamer
  • Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing

CONS

  • Can be too heavy for some
  • Can take longer in removing wrinkles

This little Conair steamer packs a wallop.

This bad boy’s main claim to fame is it raw power (especially in turbo mode). Drawing an impressive 1550 watts of power (more than some upright steamers) it heats up fast and produces very hot steam. As far as Conair travel steamers go, this is pretty much the tops in terms of raw heat.

In addition to that it has a few useful attachments (a bristle brush, a delicate fabric spacer, and a silicone band for drawing fabric taut) and an on/off button.

While that last may not sound impressive, keep in mind it IS a feature a lot of steamers lack.  

Most need to be unplugged to be shut off, making this one a bit more convenient and less prone to accidents happening.

If you’re looking for a compact, powerful handheld steamer with decent water tank capacity (about a cup, or 15 minutes worth of operating time) this is as good as it gets.

3. Conair Turbo Steam Garment Steamer, White/Champagne, One Size

USER RATING: 

97%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1875 watts
  • Tank: 7.3 oz
  • Steam Time: 15 min
  • Heat-up time: 40 sec
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs
  • Features: 5 settings, 3-in-1 Attachment

PROS

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Quick to heat up
  • Easy to use garment steamer
  • Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing

CONS

  • Can be too heavy for some
  • Hole cover can be difficult to open

This little Conair steamer packs a wallop.

As with other extreme steam models this version has plenty of power. Drawing an impressive 1875 watts of power (more than some upright steamers) it heats up fast and produces very hot steam. Unlike the other models this Conair garment steamer offers 5 settings so that you can control the head for just about any fabric or garment.

The build crease attachment as well as the 3 clip on attachments (a bristle brush, a delicate fabric spacer, and a silicone band for drawing fabric taut) are nice additions to help in taming wrinkles.

The 10 foot cord gives you an extra foot to work with when steaming curtains and furniture.

We also liked how well the ceramic plated, dual slotted steam head performed.

This may be our favorite Conair Turbo Steam Hand held model.

4. Conair Extreme Steam Garment Steamer Dual Heat, White/Blue

USER RATING: 

97%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1110 watts
  • Tank: ~7.3 oz
  • Steam duration: 15 min
  • Heat-up time: 75 sec
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs
  • Features: steam lock feature, 3-in-1 Attachment

PROS

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Quick to heat up
  • Easy to use fabric steamer
  • Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing

CONS

  • Can be too heavy for some
  • No place to keep the attachments

This little Conair steamer packs a wallop.

This is the 3rd variation of the Extreme Steam garment steamer we feature. Drawing 1110 watts of power (a little less than the other extreme steamers) it heats up fast and produces very hot steam. As far as Conair travel steamers go, this is will get the job done.

It comes with the usual  attachments (a bristle brush, a delicate fabric spacer, and a silicone band for drawing fabric taut) that Conair offers with the extreme steam models.

The cord on this model is 9 ft which is more than adequate for drapes, mattresses and other items that require you to move around.

The steam lock is a handy feature if your doing a large item or a large quantity of garments.  Save getting a sore trigger finger!

If you’re looking for a compact, powerful garment steamer with decent water tank capacity as with the other extreme steam models its hard to go wrong with this model.

Fabric GS15RN

5. Conair Complete Steam Garment Steamer for Travel

USER RATING: 

96%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1100 watts
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs
  • Tank: 4.9 oz
  • 5.25 x 6.75 x 10.25 inches
  • Features: 8 ft cord

PROS

  • Easy to set up
  • Great for travel
  • 60 second head up time
  • Work best for quick freshening jobs
  • Good for upholstery, drapes, clothing

CONS

  • No extra features, very basic 
  • Not good for big jobs

Starting us off is our tiniest option of the day.

In terms of handheld fabric steamers this one is pretty low powered. It draws 1100 watts of power, has an 8 ft power chord, holds less than `a cup of water, and doesn’t heat the steam to particularly high temperatures. It’s about the barest bones you can get.

However, it still merits a first glance, if not a second. It can do the job well enough (so long as you don’t mind refilling it repeatedly for anything larger than a shirt), it comes with an on off button and is fairly sturdy. 

Many of its downsides can even be considered advantages.

As a steamer its steam temperature is subpar, but a lot of people buy it to use for travel for a quick steam clean.  

While its very inexpensive it still gets the job done for small tasks.  This is the appeal for this model.

Ultimate

Conclusion

The winners here are clear: for Conair handheld garment steamers the Turbo Extreme Steam takes it, while for upright the Complete Steam Ultimate snatches the win.

The advantage of dry steam over regular steam cannot be overstated: it cleans better, cleans faster, cleans tougher, and doesn’t make your clothes damp.

Both of these far outperform their competition in terms of heat, capacity, operating time, and every other criteria. As far as Conair garment steamers go, these two can’t be beat.

Conair ExtremeSteam Upright

How to Pick the Best Conair Steamer For Your Needs

Full Size or Handheld?

This is perhaps the most important single choice you need to make, as it will determine just about everything else about your steamer.

Full size steamers are medium sized appliances similar in size to a vacuum cleaner. They come with larger tanks, higher heats, and wider nozzles (with the option for attachments) than garment steamer models.

On the flip side, handheld models are smaller, with similarly small nozzles (note: this isn’t necessarily a bad thing depending on what you want to use them for), and their biggest advantage over full size models is being portable.

While a full size steamer will always out perform a handheld one, it can easily be argued that handheld ones are more often the better choice, as I’ve found the greatest need for a Conair steamer comes in when I’m traveling.

Tank Size

Tank sizes range anywhere from around a cup at the low end for a handheld model up to around a pint, where full size models can range up to or a bit over a gallon.

In practical terms this also translates to use time, where handheld models can run for around 10 to 15 minutes before needing a refill, where full size models can run for over an hour and a half.

Performance

Efficiency is one of the biggest features here. Heat and speed are the big names to look for: you want your Conair garment steamer to get hot fast and stay hot for a long time.

On average you’re looking for a steamer that can get hot in a few minutes or less (half that for handheld steamers) and stay that way until the water runs out (as said above, anywhere from 10 minutes to two hours).

Price

Conair garments steamers are usually going to be within your budget and there’s one particular outlier that we have discussed.

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Last Updated on June 26, 2021