Top Upright Clothes Steamer Reviews (Updated 2019)

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by Janet Martinelli

It doesn't matter how nice your clothes are if they are visibly wrinkled. Instead of noticing your striking colors and sharp cuts, people's eyes are going to be instinctively drawn to the unkempt network of folds on your garments.
It doesn't have to be that way.

Upright garment steamers help you eliminate wrinkles in your clothing fast. They are ergonomically designed for you to work standing up, with no need to swing around the heavy components as you would with handheld models.
I've curated the best upright steamer brands and models for the job in this article, let's waste no time in finding your perfect fit.


BEST GARMENT STEAMER OVERALL


Rowenta Master Valet Steamer- Model IS6300

Reasons to buy:

  • easy to use; just fill the tank, plug it and and start ironing
  • heats up in about 60 seconds
  • quick removal of wrinkles- around 2 to 4 minutes
  • perfect for delicate fabrics, fancy dresses and kids clothes
  • easily recommendable
  • a great day-to-day steam iron

Reasons to avoid:

  • takes more time on suits
  • needs to be cleaned regularly especially if you have hard water

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 each product, a wide variety of models to test, and a specific number of hours to be utilized to assess all the units. 

6 USERS

24 MODELS

35 HOURS

Top Choices For You

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TOP OVERALL CHOICE

Rowenta IS6300 Master Valet

Rowenta IS6300 Master Valet

TOP OVERALL CHOICE

Benefits

  • Easy storage (telescopic pole)
  • Start ironing after 1 min (heating time)
  • Switch on & off using foot control
  • Proven to remove wrinkles in 2 to 3 minutes depending on fabric
  • Accessories included: brush to remove wrinkles, lint pad to remove hair and lint, steam bonnet to prevent water drip

Specs

  • Heating Time: 60 sec
  • Steam Time: 60 min
  • Tank Size: 81 oz
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ExtremeSteam Professional Upright

ExtremeSteam Professional Upright

Benefits

  • Provides faster and hotter steam through Dual Heat Technology
  • No water leakage upon usage
  • With 360-degree rotating hanger to easily move garment and remove wrinkles all over
  • Produces proven professional results
  • Ergonomic design
  • Good for clothing, drapes, upholstery

Specs

  • Heat-up time: 100 sec
  • Steam Time: 90 min
  • Weight: 12.6 pounds
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Jiffy J-2 Garment Steamer

Jiffy J-2 Garment Steamer

Benefits

  • Long Lasting Cast Aluminum Design
  • 2 hours of steaming
  • Up to 5 times faster than ironing
  • Swivel wheels for easy manuvering
  • 4 interchangable Steam heads

Specs

  • Heating Time: 120 sec
  • Steam Time: 120 min
  • Tank Size: 128 oz
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PurSteam Full Size Garment Fabric Steamer Professional

PurSteam Full Size Garment Fabric Steamer Professional

Benefits

  • Burn Prevention Saftey Cap
  • Wheels allow to wheel this anywhere
  • Heats up so fast
  • Simple to use
  • 4 Level Steam Adjustment
  • Ideal for many types of fabric

Specs

  • Heat up Time: 60 sec
  • Steam Time: 60 min
  • Tank Capacity: 85 oz
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FOR PROFESSIONAL USE

SALAV Professional Series Dual Bar

SALAV Professional Series Dual Bar

Benefits

  • Great for commercial use because water tank can last for 60 minutes (1.8L tank)
  • Consistent steam temperature due to double insulation fo hose
  • Dual bar gives better stabilization

Specs

  • Heating Time: 60 sec
  • Steam Time: 60 min
  • Tank Size: 60 0z
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Jiffy J-2000

Jiffy J-2000

Benefits

  • 1300 watt solid brass heating element
  • High-impact plastic outer housing for durability
  • Wheels on the bottom of the unit
  • Five-foot flexible hose
  • Automatic shut-off for safety

Specs

  • Heat up Time: 120 sec
  • Steam Time: 90 min
  • Tank Capacity: 64 oz
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IS9100 Precision Valet Commercial

IS9100 Precision Valet Commercial

Benefits

  • Foot-operated on/off
  • Telescopic pole is adjustable for storage
  • On-board tool storage compartment
  • Fabric, upholstery, lint brush and crease attachments
  • Auto-off safety feature

Specs

  • Cord Length: 60 sec
  • Steam Time: 250 min
  • Tank Capacity: 128 oz
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Upright Deluxe

Upright Deluxe

Benefits

  • 360-deg rotating hanger makes removal of wrinkles esay and quick
  • Dual clip system
  • Very stable-with a large wheel base
  • The T-nozzle can prevent you from being burned
  • Good for pants, curtain, bedding, upholstery

Specs

  • Tank Capacity: 81 oz
  • Heat-up time: 60 sec
  • Steam Time: 90 min
  • Weight: 16 pounds
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GS18-DJ/120 White Performance Series

GS18-DJ/120 White Performance Series

Benefits

  • Telescopic aluminum pole for compact storage
  • 1500 watts of powerful, continuous steam
  • Double insulated hose helps maintain steam temperature
  • Auto shut-off when water runs out or overheats
  • Straightens wrinkles on clothing, drapes, upholstery and more

Specs

  • Heat up Time: 45 sec
  • Steam Time: 60 min
  • Tank Capacity: 54 oz
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Jiffy J-4000

Jiffy J-4000

Benefits

  • Die cast aluminum housing
  • All brass couplings
  • Automatic shut-off for safety
  • Standby Mode
  • Delivers iron like results

Specs

  • Heat up Time: 15 min
  • Steam Time: 120 min
  • Tank Capacity: 7.4 oz
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Rowenta IS 6520 Master 360 Full Size Garment Steamer

Rowenta IS 6520 Master 360 Full Size Garment Steamer

Benefits

  • 360 Degrees Rotating Head IS6520
  • Auto shut off/cancel button
  • Fabric brush & Lint Pad
  • FAST AND POWERFUL
  • Also good for curtains and furniture

Specs

  • Heat up time: 45 sec
  • Steam Time: 60 min
  • Tank Capacity: 128 oz
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SALAV GS34-BJ 1500W performance garment steamer

SALAV GS34-BJ 1500W

Benefits

  • Multiple Steam Settings with knob switch
  • 360 degrees swivel multi-hook hanger
  • Patented double insulated hose
  • IntelligentAutomatic safety shut-off when water runs out
  • Removable water tank

Specs

  • Heat up Time: 45 sec
  • Steam Time: 35 min
  • Tank Size: 33 oz
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PurSteam Elite Garment Steamer

PurSteam Elite Garment Steamer

Benefits

  • Premium Quality components
  • Large Capacity
  • Up to 248 degree F steam
  • Kills up to 99.8% of germs
  • 63 inch hose

Specs

  • Heat up Time: 45-60 sec
  • Steam Time: 60 min
  • Tank Capacity: 61 oz
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Best Upright Garment Steamers

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1. Rowenta IS6300 Master Valet Steamer

Top Overall

USER RATING: 

95%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1550 W
  • Tank: 81 ounce
  • Heat-up time: 60 sec
  • Weight: 16 lbs
  • Features: Stay cool handle, Foot operated on/off

PROS

  • Adjustable height for compact storage
  • Fast heat time
  • Extra Large Water Tank
  • Tilt and Roll System
  • Built-in hanger
  • Large Steam Head

CONS

  • Relatively high price
  • Steam handle gets slightly hot

A professional quality garment steamer at an affordable price.

The Rowenta IS6300 clocks in at 1550 watts, more than enough to produce rich and effective steam to eliminate wrinkles in no time.

It comes equipped with a number of special features that make it incredibly convenient for steaming a variety of garments in your home. The Roll and Press vertical support makes it easy to work on non-clothing garments such as drapes and upholstery.

Of course, it's also designed for clothing with its built in hanger, hanger hook, and garment clips - all of which are perfect for working on a dress shirt or a pair of chinos.

The telescoping pole makes it easy to set a comfortable working height, and reduces the unit's size significantly for storage. At a bit over a half-gallon capacity, the removable and transparent water tank is easy to fill and monitor.

 When you consider the numerous accessories that accompany this unit, you can see why it's one of the top

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2. Conair ExtremeSteam Professional Upright Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

99%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1800 W
  • Heat-up time: 100 sec
  • Steam Time: 90 min
  • Features: Dual Heat Technology, Ergonomically Designed

PROS

  • Creates smaller molecules to release wrinkles
  • 360-degree rotating hanger
  • 40% hotter when compared to other Conair steamers
  • Good against dust mites and bed bugs
  • Cool-touch T-nozzle
  • Great for clothing, drapes, upholstery

CONS

  • Relatively high price
  • Can take up space 

Tons of steam, ready to go in a matter of seconds.

This Conair upright garment steamer review highlights one of the brand's flagship models. With dual heat technology, the ExtremeSteam produces rich steam that is up to 40% hotter than what can be achieved by other Conair models. The steam is first heated in the base, then heated again as it exits the nozzle.

The result is hot steam with micro-droplets that penetrate fabrics up to 3x faster. This means you're left with clean, wrinkle-free garments.

Enjoy over 60 minutes of full, continuous steam. With 5 feet of insulated hosing and a 360˚ swiveling clothes hanger you'll work through a large batch of garments with ease.

If you're in a rush you're in good hands with this model, because it comes to full operating temperature in under 2 minutes.

This unit makes professional results possible at home, whether you're working with delicate or rugged garments.

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3. Jiffy J-2 garment steamer

USER RATING: 

99%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1300 W
  • Tank: 128 ounce
  • Heat-up time: 2 min
  • Steam time: 2 hours
  • Weight: 17 lbs
  • Features: Die cast aluminum housing

PROS

  • 5.5-foot hose
  • Electrical Certifications: UL, cUL, TUV/GS, CE, NOM and ANCE
  • Lightweight, flexible hose
  • Five times faster than conventional ironing

CONS

  • Hose heats up more than expected

Made in the USA with no sacrifice of quality.

Suitable for home use or even in mild commercial applications, the Jiffy J-2 comes equipped with a shatter-proof 1 gallon water tank that allows for up to 2 hours of steaming.

This steamer comes with 4 interchangeable steam heads so that you can choose the right fit for any application. In addition to heads you'd normally expect, the 12" wide carpet steam head makes it viable for handling oversized garments.

The cast aluminum housing promotes a long life span for this steamer even under heavy use. Keep up with regular maintenance and this model should last for years to come.

A safety wiring feature will turn the steamer off when it runs out of water, which helps mitigate the risk of overheating.

 While the aluminum construction may make for a bit heavier product, it does stand on four swiveling wheels to make it easier to maneuver.

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4. PurSteam Full Size Garment Fabric Steamer Professional

USER RATING: 

86%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • 2.6 liter water tank capacity
  • Ready to use in 45 seconds
  • 60+ minutes of continuous steam time
  • 1500 watts of power
  • Weighs just under 14 pounds

PROS

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Heats up very fast
  • Adjustable to your working height
  • Requires little storage space
  • Works on the toughest wrinkles

CONS

  • Steam hose is a bit stiff
  • Assembly instructions aren't particularly helpful

Easy to use and great for all types of clothing.

The PurSteam is an attractive option because it has a lot to offer when working with your clothes. In addition to the standard steam head, it comes with a crease attachment so that you can create a more perfected look for your pleats, collars, and cuffs. Other included attachments make it easy to take care of all the detail work.

What I like most about this model is the level of performance you get for the price. It stands up to some higher end models out there, while remaining one of the most affordable options.

 If you are looking for something to steam heavy duty garments like rugs and thick drapes then you may want to look for another product that is specifically designed for these purposes. For clothes however, the included hanger and clips help make this steamer a great fit.

 

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5. SALAV GS45-DJ Professional Series Dual Bar Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

84%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1500 W
  • Tank: 60 ounce
  • Heat-up time: 60 sec
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • Features: Foot pedal, dual bar support, dual insulated hose

PROS

  • Power and Setting Foot Pedals
  • Dual Bar Support
  • Double Insulated Hose
  • More accessories included

CONS

  • Not ideal for cuffs and bottom of sleeves
  • Can sometimes have drips

A sleek product that delivers on performance.

I like that this steamer was designed with the end user in mind. The power and the steam setting switches are ergonomically located at the base of the unit for hands-free operation with your feet.

The steam hose features two layers of insulation and extends over 4.5 feet in length, making sure your steam stays hot while still allowing you plenty of room to work.

The patented hanger design accommodates a multitude of garment shapes, and it resides on dual telescoping bars for extra support and convenience.

As mentioned in many of these upright steamer reviews, this product also comes with an assortment of attachments so you can choose the perfect one for the job.

With a 1.8 liter water tank capacity you'll be covered for up to 60 minutes of steaming, and this SALAV model will be up to operating temperature in as little as 45 seconds.

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6. Jiffy J-2000 Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

97%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1300 W
  • Tank: 96 ounce
  • Heat-up time: 2 min
  • Steam time: 1.5 hours
  • Weight: 17 lbs
  • Features: Solid brass heating element , for home or light commercial use

PROS

  • 6 inch Wide Plastic Steam Head
  • High-impact plastic outer housing
  • 5.5 foot flexible hose
  • Electrical Certifications: UL, cUL, TUV/GS, CE, NOM and ANCE

CONS

  • Relatively high price

For when all you need are the essentials.

The Jiffy J-2000 doesn't come with a built-in hanger like many of the other models do, but I actually like that in this case. Not only does it make it easier to store, but it frees up the manufacturer to focus on the features that make this a superior garment steamer.

You'll notice that it's a bit higher priced than some of the alternative products out there, but it's worth it to get an American made steamer with a 1300 watt solid brass heating element.

This steamer is geared a bit more towards clothing and smaller garments, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it's built to withstand use in commercial settings.

Featuring a 3/4 gallon water tank the Jiffy J-2000 will have you steaming for up to 1.5 hours per fill, and it comes equipped with an automatic shut off for safety purposes.

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7. Rowenta IS9100 Precision Valet Commercial Full Size Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

88%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Dimension: 7 x 62 x 12 inches
  • Power: 1600 watts
  • Tank: 128 oz
  • Heating Time: 60 sec
  • Steam Time: 2.5 hours
  • Weight: 17 lbs
  • Features: Foot operated on/off, removable tank

PROS

  • Commercial steamer
  • Telescopic pole for easy storage
  • Auto off safety feature
  • Cool touch handles
  • Variable Steam Control
  • Good for upholstery and fabric

CONS

  • Can be too much for someone who needs it for occasional home use

In contrast with the Master Valet, the Precision Valet was specifically designed to meet the demands of commercial use.

This steamer comes with a generously sized 1 gallon water tank that is removable for easy filling. This allows you up to 2.5 hours of garment steaming, far more than many household models can provide.

The design of the Precision Valet's base and handle make it easy to move around while remaining plenty stable during use. The foot-operated switches keep your hands free to work when turning the unit on and off. Once you're ready to go, you'll only have to wait through the 60 second warm up period before you can start working.

Some users find that the wheels don't spin as freely as they should on this unit, and that the handle could be more appropriately placed. Both of these are valid arguments, but overall I still think this is a high quality garment steamer worth considering.

8. Conair Home upright deluxe fabric steamer

USER RATING: 

94%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1200 W
  • Tank: 81 ounce
  • Heat-up time: 60 sec
  • Steam Time: 90 min
  • Weight: 16 lbs
  • Features: 360-rotating hanger, Extra-Large wheel

PROS

  • Protects against dust mites and bedbugs
  • Dual pant clip system 
  • 5-foot cloth covered hose
  • Large tank
  • Telescoping pole for easy storage

CONS

  • Takes longer to remove wrinkles

This clothes steamer from Conair was designed to be well-suited for home use, and it comes at an affordable price tag. As such, you shouldn't expect it to handle some of the larger tasks that the more robust garment steamers are made for.

It comes with all of the basic features I've come to expect in steamers designed for home use - a built-in hanger that swivels a full 360˚, garment clips, a telescoping pole, and specialized steam head attachments for a variety of applications.

Unfortunately, many users report that the base of this unit simply isn't as stable as it should be. I can't say I'm surprised though, because that was my first impression when I initially came across it.

That's not to say that you should automatically discount this model, however. It certainly has its place and if you only need it for light duty steaming, you'd be hard pressed to find something better for the price.

9. SALAV GS18-DJ/120 white performance series garment steamer

USER RATING: 

97%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1500 W
  • Tank: 60 ounces
  • Heat-up time: 45 sec
  • Steam time: 60 min
  • Weight: 9.04 pounds
  • Features: Adjustable hanger, ergonomic nozzle

PROS

  • Patented folding adjustable hanger 
  • 4.6 ft. double insulated hose 
  • Telescopic aluminum pole
  • Compact storage
  • 6.5 ft. cord length

CONS

  • Relatively high price

If you're looking for a light-duty garment steamer in particular, you're likely to come across the GS18-DJ/120 Performance Series from SALAV. As with the Conair Home, this unit is primarily designed for removing wrinkles from clothes.

What it lacks in power and robustness, the Performance Series makes up for in convenience. It heats up from a cold start in as little as 45 seconds, and the water tank, while small, provides enough capacity for over 60 seconds of fabric steaming.

The built-in clothes hanger on this model is very convenient for storage purposes, and when you reduce the telescoping pole in length completely the unit becomes quite small.

What puts me off most about this steamer is the number of reports of failure. Whether or not they arise at the fault of the user aside, this is just something I haven't seen as much with other models.

The price of the SALAV Performance Series is truly hard to beat though, and if your budget is tight it will still get the job done.

10. Jiffy J-4000 Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

91%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1500 W
  • Tank: 128 ounce
  • Heat-up time: 1 min
  • Steam time: 2 hours
  • Weight: 24.6 lbs
  • Features: Corrosion-proof stainless steel boiler tank

PROS

  • Fusible link
  • Preheat and Steam Settings
  • 5.5-foot hose
  • Dual thermostats 
  • Electrical Certifications: UL, cUL, TUV/GS, CE, NOM and ANCE

CONS

  • Heavier unit compared to other models
  • Heavier steam head

Like its younger sibling the J-2000, the Jiffy J-4000 doesn't feature built-in clothes hangers, garment clips, or other features commonly found in home fabric steamers. Instead the team at Jiffy have decided to deliver where it matters - a quality build construction.

In fact, the J-4000 is designed specifically for use in a commercial setting. It's cast-aluminum housing and stainless steel boiler tank make this a heavy duty and rugged unit that will withstand prolonged and aggressive use.

You'll note that this is quite a bit heavier than many of the alternatives, so moving it around will take more effort. It also takes quite a bit of time to achieve full operating temperature, with the preheat cycle taking about 15 minutes and full steam temperature being achieved after an additional 5 minutes. Once it's up and running though, you can expect reliably full and continuous steam from the J-4000.

Clearly this steamer is made for professionals, so if you need something a step up from the home models its worth looking into further.

11. Rowenta IS 6520 Master 360 Full Size Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

70%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • 30 grams per minute of steam
  • Ready to use in 45 seconds
  • 1 gallon removable water tank
  • Kills 99.9% of germs
  • 1500 watt heating unit

PROS

  • Great for delicate fabrics
  • Easy to set up
  • Heats up remarkably quickly
  • Tank is easy to refill
  • Sturdy base for good balance

CONS

  • Only one steam setting
  • Produces a wetter steam

One of my favorite aspects of the ROWENTA IS6520 is that it comes with a metal steam head, a component that many competitive products choose to construct from plastic. The triangular design of the steam head is very well suited for removing wrinkles, nodding its hat to the shape of a traditional iron.

The built-in hanger rotates completely and freely, which is incredibly useful when removing wrinkles from dress shirts and similar pieces of clothing.

The IS6520 is easy to move around as well, all you have to do is tilt it back on its two large wheels and roll it to its destination. The adjustable aluminum pole makes it adaptable to your preferred working height.

Generally speaking, the steam production on this unit isn't top-notch, but it's certainly more than enough to take care of clothing and other smaller garments. I'm particularly partial to the aesthetic qualities of this steamer, too.

12. SALAV GS34-BJ 1500W performance garment steamer

USER RATING: 

95%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Power: 1500 W
  • Tank: 33.8 ounces
  • Heat-up time: 45 sec
  • Steam time: 35 min
  • Weight: 7.6 pounds
  • Features: Multiple Steam Settings

PROS

  • 360 degrees swivel
  • Auto safety shut-off
  • Silicone pad base
  • Double insulated hose 

CONS

  • Relatively high price

With a near rock-bottom price, the SALAV GS34-BJ is competitive with even a lot of irons on the market. Has the team at SALAV compromised on quality?

First, the good. The GS34-BJ allows you to choose from four steam settings so that you can hone the steam in for the type of fabric you're using. It also features a full-swiveling hanger as well as double-insulated hosing to keep your steam hot. Like other SALAV steamers, it comes to full operating temperature in 45 seconds.

It comes with a 1 liter water tank, which is a bit smaller than I'm used to seeing. It's enough for 35 minutes of steaming, which is fairly minimal but enough to get by.

Many users find that the steam is not particularly hot, and that it is really not designed for removing deeper creases nor for working with thicker fabrics. Also, the lower temperature steam tends to leave clothes a bit damp.

You get what you pay for, though, and if you need a steamer on a bare-bones budget this might be the way to go.

13. PurSteam Elite Garment Steamer

USER RATING: 

80%

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Temperatures up to 248 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 61 ounce water tank capacity
  • Heats up in under 60 seconds
  • Steams for 60 minutes between refills
  •  Expandable from 15 to 19 inches

PROS

  • Strong and consistent steam
  • Compact design fits in small spaces
  • Removes wrinkles from clothes quickly
  • Tube does not get too hot
  • Customer service is top-notch

CONS

  • Included garment clips are weak
  • Requires intermittent reheating

When it comes to customer service, it seems there's no beating the team at PurSteam. Users rave about their attentiveness and willingness to help whenever a problem arises, no matter how small it may be. That's a lot to be said for a product that's lower in the price range.

The steamer itself has a lot going for it as well. Built from high-quality components such as the cast aluminum heating element, this model certainly won't feel cheap in your hands. The company stands behind it with a full 5 year warranty, which is almost unheard of in this product landscape.

The 61 oz tank allows for a full 60 minutes of steam cleaning without the need to stop and refill, which is plenty to take care of most household tasks. It may not be the absolute best garment steamer I've reviewed thus far, but it's certainly a decent product available at a fair price

Final Verdict: Best Upright Fabric Steamer for Your Money

We've explored a ton of upright garment steamers in this article. While there are a number of viable contenders for our top choice, of course there can only be only be one. I'll go ahead and spill the beans, I've chosen the Rowenta IS6300 Master Valet as my #1 recommendation for the best upright garment steamer.


The Master Valet has plenty of power. At 1550 watts this model continuously pumps out full and relatively dry steam for the extent of your wrinkle-removing session. The upright Roll and Press really saves the day when it comes to working with larger garments that need a little bit of extra treatment, and the included accessories give you everything you'll need to treat whatever garment may need to be rid of wrinkles.


I can't say that the decision is quite so straightforward though, and you could make a good case for choosing the Conair ExtremeSteam. It pumps out some particularly hot steam for rapid and deep wrinkle removal. Also noteworthy is the SALAV GS45-DJ, it's a sturdy and sleek design that will easily work through even your toughest garments.

Depending on your budget and your particular desires, one of these three models should suit your needs perfectly.

How To Choose The Correct Upright Garment Steamer for Your Needs?

Before we dive in, let's quickly define the most important aspects to consider when choosing the best upright clothes steamer for your needs.

Size

A majority of the upright garment steamers that I'll discuss in just a bit are telescoping, so they can be adjusted to fit your height and the clothes you're working on. Make sure the model you choose is tall enough for you.

Keep in mind that while most of these products can be compacted via the telescoping feature, they will still have a footprint.

Pay attention to the size of the water tank too, as it will impact the extent of steam production between refills. I'd recommend a model that provides at least an hour of continuous steam, or at least about a 1/2 gallon tank.

Heat

So many of these upright garment steamers pride themselves on how quickly they come to operating temperature, often in 2 minutes or less. The less time it takes to heat up the better, as all too often we're in a rush when we need our clothes steamed to perfection.

You may be inclined to compromise here, but remember this: The sooner the unit heats up, the sooner you'll be on your way to wrinkle-free clothes.

Power

These units typically fall somewhere in the range of 1300-1800 watts of power. When it comes to producing continuous thick and powerful steam, higher wattage is generally better.

Steam exists in excess of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and if there is not enough power to maintain temperature the device may spit water. Higher wattage garment steamers tend to produce more effective steam.

Budget

While fabric steamers tend to have a bit higher price tag than irons, you may be surprised to learn that they aren't tremendously expensive. You should be able to find a suitable model in the low-hundred dollar range, and even if you are looking for something high end the prices generally aren't overwhelmingly steep.

As with all purchases, make sure to establish what you're willing to spend from the outset. Even if your budget changes slightly during the buying process, it will help guide your decision making.

Special Features

At first glance it might seem like all garment steamers are made equal, but my research has demonstrated definitively that this is simply not the case.

Sure, they all function similarly at the core. However, many of the models boast special features that will make your life easier in unexpected ways.

Stay on the lookout for built-in clothes hangers, built-in fabric brushes, and high-quality steam heads. Special features of this kind are not "must-haves", but they can certainly take your experience with the product from ordinary to extraordinary.

Still with me? I'm glad to hear. The following upright garment steamer reviews will help you close this case in no time.


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Recap of the Top Products Reviews

ItemProductRating
1Rowenta IS63009.8Buy on Amazon
2ExtremeSteam Professional Upright9.6Buy on Amazon
3Jiffy J-2 Garment Steamer9.5Buy on Amazon
4PurSteam Full Size Garment Fabric Steamer9.3Buy on Amazon
5SALAV Professional Series Dual Bar9.1Buy on Amazon
6Jiffy J-20008.9Buy on Amazon
7IS9100 Precision Valet Commercial8.8Buy on Amazon
8Upright Deluxe Steamer8.6Buy on Amazon
9GS18-DJ/120 White Performance Series8.3Buy on Amazon
10Jiffy J-40008.1Buy on Amazon
11Rowenta IS 6520 Master 3608Buy on Amazon
12SALAV GS34-BJ 1500W performance7.9Buy on Amazon
13PurSteam Elite Garment Steamer7.8Buy on Amazon

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