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Handheld steam iron

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About handheld steam iron

What is a handheld steam iron?

A handheld steam iron is a small iron that is used to get rid of wrinkles in clothing, giving the garment a straightened, professional look. Handheld steam irons are meant to be more portable than traditional irons and steamers. Portable steam irons are often lightweight and can fit into a bag or purse. Hand steamers are often cordless, needing to be charged, though some handheld iron models might be corded and require an outlet.

How does a handheld steam iron work?

Handheld steam irons use water to get rid of wrinkles. The handheld steamer for clothes is filled with water and the water is heated to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit or about 37.8 degrees Celsius. With the touch of a button, the water is projected from the portable garment steamer in the form of steam. The handheld garment steamer is then passed over the garment. The steam eliminates any wrinkles. Handheld steam irons are used with one hand, while the other hand guides and straightens the garment under it. This can be done with the garment hanging or laying down, depending on the type of streamer.

What can a handheld steam iron be used for?

Handheld steam irons are primarily used to iron garments on the go. Because they are often smaller and more compact, travel clothes steamers can often be taken while traveling. Portable steamers for clothes are often used in hotel rooms to get the wrinkles out of garments that will be used in an event or business meeting. For example, cosplayers often use handheld steam irons to straighten and adjust their costumes before going to a convention. Hand steamers for clothes also see a lot of use in the backstages of fashion shows, where it is important to show the garment at its best.