Amazon.sg:Customer reviews: MagicPro Portable Garment Steamer for Clothes, Garments, Fabrics Removes Wrinkles for Fresh Clothing, Fast Heat and Auto Off, Handheld Travel Steamer with Detachable 300ml Water Tank
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Received the product today. I was excited to try it out. Read through the manual, added the water to just below the max level. Plugged it in and turned on the power. LED turned from red to green and I pressed the steamer button to steam a shirt. It spluttered, spitting out quite a lot of water, turned hot and the LED light turned off, displaying neither green or red light. Couldn't turn it on again. Dismayed that this could happen. Suggests that there is a QC issue. I will get in touch with the company for a replacement or refund. I hope they don't ask me to pay for shipping the product back.
Heats the water up to be VERY hot. I burned myself and had four dots of light scars on my skin from where the water vapor hit me (has since faded and my skin in smooth and normal now). But that's my fault I did it while wearing the garment. It's good that the water heats up that hot because that actually makes it effective in smoothing out wrinkles (when used properly, as in, hanging the garment/material from a hanger)
All my life I only had cloth irons and hated using them. It's heavy, cumbersome. When I was a student I couldn't even fit an ironing table in my little room so I had to use my desktop instead which I had to first declot and clean.... Then irons are affordable, but low grade ones are heavy, last not long, take ages to heat up, are messy, .... You can get better experience with irons but only if you spend a few bucks.
Now I have this Garment Steamer. How does it compare to an iron? I didn't expect it to be as powerful as an iron can be, or rather: you can brute force the hardest folds with an iron if you have a sturdy table and put all your weight into it, and you can't do that with a garment steamer. But still to my surprise, it does work good enough on my thick jeans, and it is going through most of my clothes like a penguin sliding on ice. The only real downside might be that you can't do seams as tightly as an iron, but that might also be my lack of experience with it. But the absolute winners here are the ease of use, the speed, and the space-saving. It takes about the same place as an iron, but you don't need a table, you can use it right on the cloth hanging from anywhere (even your hand, though be careful not to burn yourself), or laying on any random surface that won't suffer from hot water like a bed or a door. I literally steamed my entire day's clothing while waiting for my coffee machine to brew a cup, how can you beat that? If I had an iron, that would have been barely enough time just to deploy the ironing table and heat up the iron. I just steamed two of my thickest shirt for reference in the photos.
A few notes though about the delivery: as you can see in the photos, the box was quite damaged. It was packed in a simple glued plastic bag with no protection. That is good enough to anonymize the content of the package, but it isn't enough of a protection. Also, the delivery happened 8 days before the announced day. I am not going to complain about a delivery being faster than anticipated, but the issue here is that I wasn't warned about it, so I wasn't available on time for when the package was dropped, and so it was just left at my door which is right on the street. Anyone could have stolen it just walking by.
With telecommuting and more casual work-day attire, this tool didn't get as much use as I figured. But we just put it to work on a unique project -- knocking the wrinkles out of a mat for our garage floor. It worked magic on that -- so I need to remember to keep it handy when the khakis come wrinkled out of the dryer. Very happy with the purchase.
I recently received this item and it works very well on light fabrics, and is less effective on cotton or linen. It will 100% remove most wrinkles on polyester, rayon, thin modal, silk. For light thin cotton, it takes out the large creases, but leave these micro wrinkles--enough to be polished, but not crisp like the dry cleaner.
SILK: excellent 5/5 stars. although it infuses so much steam, you must wait a few minutes to dry on hanger, b/c if you lay it down it will wrinkle immediately. I was able to steam several crepe de chine silk dresses and tops. It takes 2-3min to steam a long silk dress, 1 min to steam a silk blouse. I could steam 5-7+ items with 1 fill.
COTTON: removes major wrinkles, but fabric not crisp. Similar to fresh out of dryer but not as crisp as dry cleaners or iron. You can easily use 1/2 or 3/4 of reservoir for 1 men's shirt or a long dress. Can do 1-2 items on single fill. I tried this on a thin cotton voile top and a dress shirt. this took more time to pass over segments. It's personal choice on wrinkles vs effort. For effort vs. ironing, I'd probably choose steamer, but results aren't as good.
Linen--again, similar to cotton. It will not make your item crisp, ever. Just gets the major wrinkles out to look casually presentable. I'd probably prefer ironing here.
As others have exalted, I've doubled my wardrobe because I can finally wear things I was too lazy to iron before work. AMAZING.
***I hope it lasts as the other reviews have had concerns on durability and rusting. I will update if these issues arise.
This thing works really well. It heats the water very fast and has separate controls for each function. Best of all, it can be used horizontally! My only complaint would be that it’s a bit noisy. But for the low price, it still gets 5 stars.
This is the first time I've written a review of an item nearly two years after purchasing it. This garment steamer had been sitting in the box, unopened in our laundry room since we purchased it in October 2020. That was during the height of the pandemic and we put it up on a shelf and basically forgot about it. It's not September 2022 and we were looking for how to take some wrinkles out of a larger comforter duvet. My wife rediscovered the steamer. She filled it with water, plugged it in and turned it on. It takes about 30 seconds for the green ready light to come on but it takes about another 30 seconds to actually start generating steam. It will make a whirring sound right before the steam starts. It worked great! Be sure to only press the steam button once. The steam will keep going until you press the button again to stop it. There is a separate on/off button which starts/stops the heating function. I highly recommend this compact steamer. Plenty of steam for a comforter cover. We also tested it on a linen shirt and it worked great to take out wrinkles.
The one thing I wish I knew: for it to work, press the power button, and then click and release the button to start steaming. I thought I had to press and hold it, and then it would pause steaming when I released the button. Turns out I click and release to start steaming, then click and release to stop steaming. I like that it warms up VERY quickly and is ready to go within minutes. Gets all the necessary wrinkles out. I hated ironing and I love that I can look presentable again without the hassles of ironing.