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Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer

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Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer
 
4.0

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5.0

Use this on vacation

By 

from USA

Comments about Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer:

The Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer is the perfect steamer to use on vacations, especially cruise vacation where irons are not permitted. The compact size of the steamer is ideal for packing inside luggage. The water reservoir is easy to fill in small sinks. You can also easily tell the water level. The brush attachment is a nice accessory for the most delicate fabrics. The garment steamer also comes with a dual voltage option for use in other countries. That makes the value even better since you do not have to purchase an additional item. All my clothes looked great on vacation even after being stored inside a suitcase.

Performance
I had great results with this steamer on a wide variety of fabrics.

Safety
There is an anti spill mechanism that prevents the hot water from spilling. The handle also keeps your hand away from the steam.

Ease of Use
The steamer is easy to use. The light also indicates when the steamer is ready to use.

Durability
This has held up great after several trips.

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4.0

Spits up now and then but does a good job on clothing wrinkles.

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from The heart of , NY

Comments about Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer:

***Quick View:*** I hate to iron. It's such a hassle and I am always in a rush. I have had tremendous results with [Downy Wrinkle Releaser][1] getting out wrinkles in clothing but sometimes I need a little more power to get out the tough creases. I bought the **Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer **for traveling but use it at home as well. I think it is quite effective and smooths even very creased garments. It does spit up now and then but that's not a huge issue.

***My Take on Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer***

This steamer is 4.25" x 2.75" x 7" - a good size for a travel steamer. It has a fold away handle and a fairly long cord. Also included is a brush attachment for fabrics like velour and sweater material. The steamer has a large water reservoir with a clear plastic line on the outside so you can see exactly how much water is in it and how much to fill it.

Once plugged in, the red light goes on and the steamer starts to heat up. I would say it takes about three to five minutes for the steamer to really start to blow steam. Once it does, it is pretty strong and does a good job of relaxing even really tough wrinkles.

One thing I have noticed is that the steamer gets so hot that the water boils and sometimes it "spits up" a bunch of water. That happened to me a couple of times and I had to wait until it calmed down and stopped spewing water before I continued steaming. It wasn't spraying water all over but there was more water than I would have wanted on the garments that I was using it on.

As the name of the steamer suggests, this is a dual voltage one which easily switches. I have never had to switch voltages but it's a good option for overseas travelers.

The **Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer** is very easy to hold with a good handle that is well away from the heat. It is easy to press the steamer against fabric and slowly run it down the length of the garment to relax wrinkles. It does leave behind some dampness but that dries quickly. After all, it IS steam.

Although ironing is faster in ways to get rid of wrinkles on clothes, this steamer is quite effective and easy to use. It's particularly effective on synthetic fabrics that [Downy Wrinkle Releaser ][2] seems slightly less effective on. The two together allow me to avoid ironing 99.8% of the time.

***My Viewpoint***

I like the **Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer**. It doesn't poop out fast and it is quite effective. It does sometimes decide to spew some water but often, that problem is from overfilling the reservoir. Fill it only to the "Max" line and you shouldn't have that problem often. It's lightweight and travel friendly but also fine for home use.*** I give this steamer 4 stars.*** There are steamers that are bigger and hold more water but this one does a good job especially on the go.


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Downy-Wrinkle-Releaser-All-Scents-review-ba911
[2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Downy-Wrinkle-Releaser-All-Scents-review-ba911

Performance
I like the Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer. It doesn't poop out fast and it is quite effective. It allows me to de-wrinkle on the go!

Safety
Although the steam is very hot, I have never burned myself or had any safety issues with this product.

Ease of Cleaning
Cleaning is a snap. Just run a bit of vinegar and water through the steamer and residue is gone.

Ease of Use
This is an easy product to use but it does take some time to press clothing and other items. I sometime shave to go over areas a few times to get the wrinkles out- but they DO come out!

Durability
Although this is a small travel steamer, it has help up just fine for months of use.

Design
I like that this steamer folds but it tends to "spit up" water now and then which makes the fabric wetter than I would like. You have to be careful not to overfill the reservoir.

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3.0

Might be good for travel only.

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from Chino Hills, CA

Comments about Samsonite Dual Voltage Garment Steamer:

I recently received this steamer as a wedding present. My husband and I travel a lot for work and with the clientele we see, often need neat and pressed garments.

I love the idea of this steamer, it is compact, the cord folds up easily and it also breaks apart easily for clean-up, draining of water.

The downfall would be that with the easy clean-up, it can also very easily open on you when you are trying to steam something. It takes forever to heat up and does not have a lot of power when it comes to steaming and pressing items. It will get the job done yes, it is just going to take forever to do it.

If you are in a pinch and you find yourself with this steamer I say go for it, otherwise pick up another one and try your luck. Or maybe just grab the closest iron and see what you can do to your clothes. Hey, you could even get those nice pressed lines in there with that iron.

Happy steaming to all. And if you know of any better ones for travel, please do tell!

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