The 5 Best STEAMING-HOT Travel Irons for 2019

When you are traveling for business, you better be looking sharp and well dressed. Otherwise, your presentation can either make or break the deal.

Check your luggage right now, and tell me… do you have a compact travel iron in there? You might think you don’t need it because you will ask for one at the hotel or please don’t tell me you will try to keep your dress shirts tidy and wrinkle-free as you travel?

Just NO! No! You need to look your best if you want things to turn out the best. As shallow it may sound, people DO judge you based on your appearance, what you look like, and how you present yourself. Even if it is not for business and just for leisure, try going to restaurants, nightclubs, etc with dirty unkempt clothes and see what happens.

I usually travel often either for work or just for pleasure, whatever the case, I always make sure to try to look my best, and what better way to make a big difference in my appearance than ironing my dress shirts! I highly recommend you get one of these compact travel steamer irons!

Trust me, it will make your life so much more easier. You no longer have to go into a panic-induced anxiety attack because the hotel does not have an iron or GOD knows what for whatever reason it’s broken. So let’s get into it.

TOP CHOICE: STEAMFAST sf-717 mini NON-STICK + ANTI-SLIP

These are one of the cutest things out there! Imagine you are holding a mouse, but when you move around that mouse, your wrinkled shirts become wrinkle-free!

The cord is is 7.5 feet (230cm), so it is not so long that it causes tangles or takes up space in your luggage, but also not too short. It’s just right length 😉

Now I am sure we’ve all burned ourselves from time to time with irons, but since these have anti-slip handles, you don’t have to worry about losing grip or it slipping from your hands. No more burns!

Also the STEAMFAST heats up really quickly too, so if you are in a hurry, you can get things done in no time.

Since these are dual voltage, you can use it anywhere in the world (you need electricity of course…) but fill up the water tank ( ~30ml or 1oz) and iron away!

PLASTIC MEASURING CUP INCLUDED

*For whatever reason, if you happen to break your cute mousey iron, no WORRIES! You’ll get a 2 year warranty.

PROS CONS
  • QUICK HEAT-UP TIME – 15 SECONDS
  • SMALL WATER TANK
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL
  • DUAL VOLTAGE FOR TRAVEL

PurSTEAM Mini: 30% more STEAM

This looks more like one of your traditional irons, however smaller and compact that is suitable for traveling. Compared with other brands out there, you are sure to get more steam and a water tank that can hold more.

You don’t have to worry about it sticking to your clothes since it does come with non-stick soleplate, and of course, anti-slip handles. Compared with the previous one, this actually has a better handle and is more comfortable.

It does require more wattage and energy usage, but in most places, it should work just fine thanks to its dual voltage settings.

Lastly of course, the cord length is standard 8 feet ( 230 cm) so you shouldn’t have trouble reaching for anything nor the iron bulking up your suitcase or backpack.

Not happy with your purchase for whatever reason? The Travel Steamer comes with 100% money-back guarantee, so you’re covered no problem.

*The only thing I have to say about this is the robotic, square design that is a bit ugly, but HEY as long as it works, what’s the harm right?

PROS CONS
  • 30-50% MORE STEAM
  • UGLY IN DESIGN
  • GREAT GRIP & HANDLE
  • DUAL VOLTAGE FOR TRAVEL

SMAGREHO MINI FERRARI RED

If you like a bit of spice and jazz, Smagreho brand brings the heat! For Ferrari fans out there, this iron might just define your personality and feel closer to heart when it comes to taste.

This can fit on the palm of your hand, so it is very portable just like the STEAMFAST, but perhaps with better steaming and spraying power (budamdush…)

Honestly, this is pretty much like STEAMFAST, but just red in color. You have quick 15 seconds water heating ability, dual voltage for travel, BUT 6 feet power cord (183cm).

PLASTIC MEASURING CUP, TRAVEL BAG MESH INCLUDED

*For whatever reason, if you happen to break your cute mousey iron, no WORRIES! You’ll get a 1 year warranty.

PROS CONS
  • SPICY RED COLOR
  • SHORTER POWER CORD
  • QUICK HEAT-UP TIME – 15 SECONDS
  • SLIGHTLY MORE EXPENSIVE
  • DUAL VOLTAGE FOR TRAVEL

 

Now if you prefer a bit more traditional looking designs and travel iron brands, then these are recommended for you. They are basically your usual irons shrunken into smaller sizes. That’s it… So if that is what you prefer, go for it!

CONAIR EZ PRESS

If you really hate wrinkles and prefer something that can easily get rid of the wrinkles, then this is your choice. As the name suggests, the handle is built in such a way that makes it easy for pressing and getting rid of wrinkles.

This is a bit bigger than the other travel irons, but the stainless steel soleplate is perfect for pressing and getting a quality ironing.

It does support dual voltage, but the only thing I have to say is the wonky cord attachment. It just feels uncomfortable and can get in the way when you are ironing.

PROS CONS
  • TRADITIONAL DESIGN  & COLOR
  • BULKY CORD ATTACHMENT
  • STAINLESS STEEL PLATE FOR PRESSING
  • DUAL VOLTAGE FOR TRAVEL

HAMILTON BEACH BRAND + STEAMER

Another traditionally looking iron, but with a touch of design. The handle is reversed, so you will get a bit of an interesting ironing experience.

The water tank is significantly bigger compared with the other ones (3 oz or 70ml) and the steamer is more of the traditional design.

As usual, you will get the dual voltage that is good for traveling, but the stainless steel is probably the highlight of this travel iron. Get wrinkle-free clothes with this!

It is the biggest out of all the other travel irons, but if you have room to spare, you can’t go wron with the Hamilton Beach brand.

PROS CONS
  • UNIQUE HANDLE FOR IRONING
  • BULKY AND TAKES UP SPACE
  • STAINLESS STEEL PLATE FOR PRESSING
  • DUAL VOLTAGE FOR TRAVEL

Complimentary Items

You obviously need something to put over whatever surface you plan to iron on, and if you prefer a quality bag to store your travel iron, give these complimentary items a try.

They won’t take much space nor make your luggage any heavier, so it is highly recommended.

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR YOUR JOURNEY

Maybe it is your first time traveling and need some help with packing or deciding on what you need? Well read on down below!

Do I really need to buy a travel iron?

If you are a business person, YES, you need to get a travel iron. Trust me, it will make your life easier. You don’t have to worry about finding an iron wherever you go.

For leisure and pleasure travelers, it is up to you. Usually, people judge you based on what you are wearing and how you present yourself. So if you want to be treated nicely and with respect, looking your best will help. Otherwise, if you don’t look well put together, people might assume you are a backpacker or one of those broke travelers.

So the choice is up to you.

Where should I put it? Suitcase or Backpack?

If you will be using it more often, put it somewhere in your backpack. It is quick and easy to get it in and out. If however, you won’t use it as much, then your suitcase will do. Just put it somewhere around the edges instead of the middle.

Otherwise, you will have to dig through a whole lot of crap/

Does wattage matter at all?

Yes, wattage matters! If you will be staying in a hotel/motel or whatever place that has unstable electricity grid, taking too much wattage and power can be an issue.

If where you are staying actually throttles how much electricity you can use, then higher wattage irons won’t work well as it should.

What is dual voltage?

Depending on which country you visit, there is a voltage standard. Some countries have 110-120 voltage standard, whereas some other countries are 240 voltage standard.

Most western countries are 110V to 120V, but most Asian countries are 240V standard. If you don’t have a travel adapter or if the iron does not have a voltage switcher, you can end up damaging your electronics.

Should I get a bigger one or a smaller one?

This comes down to your preference and whether you have room in your suitcase. If you are more of a minimalist, get the smaller travel irons, but just know that they won’t iron as effectively as the bigger ones.

If you have room to spare and have a bigger suitcase/luggage, I would recommend getting the bigger one, or perhaps a full-sized iron. The bigger the iron is, the better quality your ironing will be!

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Last update on 2019-08-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API