My mother loved to iron. She even ironed sheets. But I didn’t inherit her love of it. I mostly wear no-iron clothes but that isn’t always possible. If I can find a way to avoid taking out my ironing board that doesn’t require sending my clothes to the dry cleaner, then I am happy.
Hilife asked me to try out their handheld garment steamer so I thought I would give it a whirl.
I bought another steamer a while back to use for traveling. However, it didn’t do much when I attempted to use it on some of my clothes. No matter how much steam came out, the wrinkles stayed put. It ended up in the back of my closet somewhere never to be seen again.
Unpacking my Hilife Steamer
As soon as I unpacked the box, I could tell the Hilife Steamer was higher quality than my previous one in the way it was put together. It is sturdy, easy to use, but still light enough to take with you when you travel. After trying it out, it proved to be powerful enough to do the job.
You can see how it works in the video I made below:
Just a warning: I was my own cameraperson. LOL
What I like best about the Hilife Steamer is that once you put water inside of it, it will steam for about 15 minutes without having to be refilled. It also has a 9ft cord which gives you plenty of room to move around without pulling the cord out of the wall.
It doesn’t leave watermarks on my clothes which happened all the time with my other steamer. When you are trying to steam out silk or rayon, and it keeps getting wet in the process, that can be a pain.
I love that it gives a hefty amount of steam to flatten out wrinkles but also has an easy-to-grip plastic handle so you don’t burn yourself. I remember getting scalded a couple of times with my cheaper model.
The only thing I believe can be improved is that it doesn’t come with a bag to store the parts in. I’m good at losing little parts so I guess I’ll have to find a bag to keep it in.
I believe it’s important to take care of your clothes properly and the Hilife Steamer makes it easy to keep your pieces wrinkle-free without having to go through a whole production number to do it.