Rated 5 out of
Perfect remedy for annoying creases.
I've had the Philips Steam&Go Handheld garment steamer for a couple of weeks now and it has become a permanent fixture in my bedroom.
Quite often I will have clothes hanging in the wardrobe or shoved in a drawer that have picked up a couple of creases since originally being ironed. Getting the iron and ironing board out seems like a chore so they go back in the wardrobe unused.
This is the perfect remedy. It warms up in seconds and the creases are gone with the minimum of fuss.
I've used in on everything from thick cotton shirts to delicate merino wool knitwear and it has done the job every time.
It took a couple of attempts for me to understand how to use it (should read the instructions properly!) and I now realise that the silver heat resistant mitt is essential.
It is not a replacement for an iron and ironing board, although I think it would do a half decent job, but it is great for getting rid of those annoying creases that accumulate when hanging in a wardrobe.
My friend who sells vintage clothing has already been impressed enough to buy one.
I've not taken it on holiday yet but I think it is probably small enough to put in your suitcase if you are stopping in a hotel without an iron in the room.
I initially thought the water reservoir wasn't adequate but now I've got used to it, it is easily enough for three to four garments.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of
Brilliant for jackets, coats, curtains and delicate items
This garment steamer is very useful for quickly removing creases from difficult to iron garments and refreshing already ironed items that have crumpled in the wardrobe.
I was quite surprised by its effectiveness. I tried it on a badly creased unironed pair of twill trousers to see just how effective it is at removing creases. The right trouser leg in the photo, which has been treated with the garment steamer, looks almost fully ironed compared to the untreated left trouser leg.
The steamer is easy to fill with water, doesn't take long to heat up and is comfortable to hold and operate. The water tank gets used up pretty quickly but is enough to fully treat one item of clothing. When I used it vertically, the steamer was quite prone to spitting and left wet marks on clothes but these dried quickly and left no stains.
I find it particularly useful for blazers and coats that are difficult or impossible to iron, as well as delicate silk tops that could easily get scorched by an iron. The steam also kills bacteria, so it's excellent for sanitising coats and work suits in between dry-cleans. I have also tried it on hanging curtains to great effect!
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of
Perfect addition to laundry
I have heard of garment steamers in the past , but have to admit it was something I thought I didn't need . On first impressions when I took it out of the box , I was surprised by how large and in my opinion bulky it was . It is approximately 32cm long and at the steam plate side approximately 12cm wide . The steamer is a lilac colour with white which I really like as it brightens the machine up . The steamer can be used both horizontally and vertically and has a heated steam plate for better results . The steamer is suitable for all fabrics and has a detachable water tank which is really handy and holds enough water to steam one garment . I was really impressed with the start up time of 45 seconds which is very good if you are in a rush . In three easy steps, you are ready to go . Turn it on, press and hold to ensure no water droplets come out and then steam your garment. No ironing board needed. I have tested the steamer on silk, cotton and polyester and feel that it's true to its word and safe for all products. It is ideal for things that do not have deep crease and just a little wrinkled. All in all , I feel this is a very good little gadget and helps to save time and is perfect for refreshing fabrics. I can see myself using this regularly for those that you would usually find a chore to iron .
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 4 out of
I think this is very useful little steamer to have on hand for getting out light creasing from clothes that have already been ironed but have been hanging or folded in your wardrobe or stuffed in your suitcase (if you're travelling). It's a bit bigger and weightier than I was expecting but still fairly portable and quite powerful for what it is.
The steamer is pretty easy to use - you just fill the mini water tank with tap water, plug it in and press the on switch; the light that comes on will go off when the steamer is ready to use (heat-up time is less than a minute). Point the steamer away from your face and press the steam trigger button a couple of times to get the steam flow going and then hold over your garment and press the trigger to get a continuous flow of steam, as required.
I personally found the steamer to be very effective in getting out creases from my clothes. My wardrobe is admittedly pretty full with little breathing room for my clothes, which tend to get a bit squashed as a result. I've tried the handheld steamer on dresses, t-shirts, skirts and blouses so far, as these tend to crease most easily in my wardrobe. You just hang up your garment, hold the steamer in one hand and use the glove provided to use the other hand to help stretch the garment a bit to smooth out the creases. It works! My garments are smooth and crease-free.
There's instructions and tips included in the manual for how best to angle and move the steamer depending on the type of garments you're de-creasing. You also get a little bristle attachment included in the box, useful for heavier weight garments like coats and jackets.
Overall quite pleased with my handheld steamer. It's powerful enough to do the job it's supposed to and really handy to have at hand to do de-wrinkle clothes quickly without having to get the iron and ironing board out. It's safe to use with lightweight, delicate fabrics too (which can be scary to iron). Only downsides I've noticed are a) it's a bit cumbersome due to the weight so I can only use it for short periods and b) it is on the pricey side considering there are cheaper handheld steamers available but it feels like a quality product to me
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 4 out of
Great Product and Perfect for Hard to Iron Items!
Packaging - The Phillips Steam and Go was packaged well and came in a compact box that can be used as storage when not in use.
Contents - Phillips Steam and Go, Protective Mitt, Brush (to use with jackets, coats etc)
Instructions - Instructions were concise, easy to follow and within a few minutes the steamer was ready to use. This product is literally plug in and ready.
Handling - The steamer was larger and heavier than I had anticipated but not overly so and despite having petite hands, I was able to easily hold it and operate it. After plugging in it was ready to use in less than a minute and I was able to use it on and off continuously for up to half an hour before I needed to fill the tank. However, this time did vary depending on the amount and fabric type of steaming I had to do.
Steaming - Initially, I found it quite tricky to use on the flat surface of an ironing board and this does take a bit of practice, but the steamer came into its own when being used on hanging items, items that have intricate bits (like lace collars or frilly baby dresses) and steaming in situ was brilliant; I was able to make duvet and tablecloths crease free in seconds with a few blasts of steam. I also used it on a jacket that had been stuffed in a bag and was extremely creased. A quick blast soon had it looking great. A small negative is that it can leave items slightly damp, but this was only minimal and items were still wearable immediately.
Overall - I was really pleased with the steamer, it would not replace the iron but it would be great to take on holidays where an iron is difficult or impossible to use. It’s great to keep in the bedroom for when you need to quickly freshen up a garment or to use like me as an additional tool to utilise on ironing day to make short work of that pile!
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of
This product has met my expectations!
I had the pleasure of testing your product- iron Philips steam & go handheld garment steamer. Usually as a Mother and wife I have a lot of ironing. I often do it in a hurry, because suddenly my husband needs a shirt, or my daughter will get dirty dress and need get another one. Your iron helped me so much in everyday situations. It was especially good for my daughter's dresses, which have a lot of frills. I used it both in a vertical position on a hanger as well as in a horizontal, ironing for example on a bed. My husband also gave positive feedback. He took with him iron for a one-day trip, where he could iron his shirts before meeting. And he liked it! The only fault in my opinion is a small container for water. I was able to iron only one shirt or dress. To ironing another item, I had to add water to the container again. Generally, it gives a positive opinion. The iron is handy, quickly heats up and easy to use.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4 out of
Great for suits and delicate tops
This handheld steamer really impressed me. My husband has a casual linen suit jacket that he has been unable to wear because I couldn't iron it until this handheld steamer came to the rescue. I must say it took quite a while to get all the creases out and I had to fill the quite tiny water tank 3 times but this was a very stubborn garment. The bristles that you can clip on speeds up the process a lot.
This is also brilliant on my silk tops that I don't want to iron just to make it look crisp and show you mean business!
This handheld steamer is not a replacement for your trusty Philips steam iron but should be used as well as to help with suits, delicate tops, curtains, pillow covers - brilliant, and will be great to pack in your suitcase when on business trips.
Well done Philips, another winner!
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of
Portable, light, excellent on the go
I received this product as part of the Philips Tester Platform.
The Steam & Go Plus is a handheld steam iron that is very light and portable. I wanted to use it as I spend a fair amount of my time packing and unpacking in different places where taking a full size iron is not practical.
The Steam & Go Plus fit into my carry on luggage easily without taking up too much space allowing me to steam my clothes on arrival and not worry about getting to an event looking scruffy.
The item itself feels like a slightly larger than life hairdryer when using it. The handle contains the water pot and there is a trigger on the underside to facilitate the steam production. The hot plate at the end allows you to use the steam & go as a traditional iron as well (works on most surfaces but I would advice putting a clean towel down to protect tables etc. Philips advise using a bed - which does work.)
The manual was easy to use - explaining each short step in the set up process. From plugging in and turning on to being ready to go I timed it to 43 seconds. Less than the proposed 45 seconds in the manual! With one water pot full I could steam two pairs of trousers (achieving acceptable pressed creases) and four shirts comfortably. This did not empty the whole pot and I could have easily continued for another shirt or two. To cool I would unplug and leave for 20-30 minutes to err on the side of caution although it does feel cool to touch at 15-20 minutes.
The box contained a safety kit to use with the steamer therefore allowing you to manipulate the clothing without risking a steam burn.
The only negative I can think of at the time of writing is that a storage bag was not supplied to keep the steam iron and mit together. Currently I have to return it to the box at home and just pack it without protection when going away.
All in all a brilliant bit of kit and a great addition to my routine. I’ve started to use it at home now in place of my normal iron when time is of the essence!
Date published: 2018-06-11