This Best-Selling Steamer Has Over 13,000 5-Star Amazon Ratings — and May Make You Give Up Ironing for Good

updated Apr 24, 2021
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Truth be told, I have a very strong dislike for ironing. Okay, okay, I hate it. As in, I try to avoid it at all costs. Yup, this gal is strictly wash-and-wear, which makes me the constant butt of my boyfriend’s jokes. He teases me with a well-timed, “Oh boy, we wouldn’t want you to work too hard,” and I have to say, he’s got a point — I think I dislike ironing because it’s just too much work. So when I saw recently that the OGHom Steamer was getting some great reviews (this rock-star product has over 13,000 five-star ratings on Amazon), it piqued my interest. Maybe instead of ironing, I could try using a steamer to prep my garments for wear …

I live in a small apartment, and since the area next to my refrigerator is already laden with my mop, broom, several buckets, and a small shopping cart, there’s just no extra room for an ironing board. Well, good news: Steaming doesn’t require one! Unlike an iron, a clothing steamer uses the heat from a consistent flow of steam to remove unsightly creases and wrinkles, and you can de-wrinkle a garment while it’s on the hanger. Steamers also allow for easier 360-degree access to your garment, so you can get the creases out of a more structured piece of clothing like a jacket without having to constantly reposition it on an ironing board. And whereas the hot metal plate of an iron can wear down and in some cases burn the fibers of your clothing, a steamer is much kinder and gentler. Plus, if you’re like me and wear “outside clothing” a few times before you finally wash it, steaming can freshen up that skirt, pair of pants, or dress shirt for an outing.

So, what are folks saying about the OGHom Steamer, which has an impressive 13,000 five-star ratings on Amazon? For one customer, this nifty gadget, priced at just $19.99 on Amazon right now, is the perfect timesaver. “For someone whose wardrobe consists of all clothes that need to be ironed and a kid that wears a uniform to school and has never been good enough or quick at ironing, this is a life saver! I’d choose steaming over ironing any day. This works great! … Effortless, lightweight, easy to use, and affordable.”

If (like me) you often let new purchases sit unopened for days, weeks, even months because you dread the setup, never fear. All you need to do is plug in the device, fill the 24mL water tank, wait for the steam to start, and direct the nozzle to the areas of your garment that you want to smooth out. And at just 1.2 pounds, the OGHome Steamer is the perfect accessory if you want to get your warm-weather travel on this summer. “Fantastic little device!” comments another reviewer. “It’s small and compact, which makes it easy to pack away in travel bags. It’s convenient when you don’t have the option to use an iron and ironing board, because you can smooth out wrinkles while the shirt hangs up. It was very easy to setup, easy to use, and worked like a charm.”

The OGHome Steamer is made from flame-retardant plastic and features both a thermostat control system and overheating protection system, so you don’t have to worry about burning yourself or your garment. This tiny but mighty steamer also comes with a nice long cord that allows you to work your way around your clothing with ease, and the automatic shut-off safety feature is an especially attractive selling point. “Small but effective,” reads another rave review. “With the safety shut-off, you don’t have to worry about the safety of the device. The cord is long and easy to roll and store when completed.”

So whether you live in tight quarters, are planning to hit the road, or simply detest ironing (or all of the above!), the OGHom Steamer could be the solution you need. I’ve already ordered mine, and I can’t wait to see my boyfriend’s face when I debut my soon-to-be wrinkleless wardrobe.

Buy: OGHom Steamer, $19.99