Best-Rated Garment Steamers

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Most Satisfied Customers | Philips

Aussies have rated Philips as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest garment steamers ratings, with five stars for ease of use, features and functionality, value for money, design, durability and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate garment steamers

Our review compares garment steamers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which garment steamer they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 427 Australians for their feedback on the garment steamer(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last three years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their garment steamer brand(s) from zero to 10, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and 10 is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a garment steamer as an individual score, NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Value for money: quality and quantity of product for price paid.
  • Performance: performs as described given frequency of use.
  • Features and functionality: adequate settings and features for purpose and/or advanced settings and features that enhance performance.
  • Ease of use: process for use is simple and efficient in achieving results, instructions are easy to understand.
  • Design: aesthetically pleasing without compromising functionality, appropriate size and weight for product.
  • Durability: resistant to wear and tear caused by frequent use and/or accidental damage.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
  • Philips
  • Braun
  • Anko (Kmart)
  • Sunbeam

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

1. Philips


Ratings result

Philips was rated five stars for ease of use, features and functionality, value for money, design, durability and overall satisfaction. It scored four stars for performance.

Editor’s notes

Philips offers a variety of handheld and standing steamers. The handheld steamers are compact and foldable and can generally be used without an ironing board. Philips’ standing garment steamers come with multiple steam settings with continuous steaming streams and heat-resistant technology. Its All-in-One 8000 Series offers OptimalTEMP technology that guarantees no burns on any ironable fabric from any angle and dual heating technology to penetrate most creases.

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2. Braun


Ratings result

Braun was rated five stars for performance, value for money and durability. It scored four stars for ease of use, features and functionality, design and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Braun’s steam generators provide an extra-large removable water tank, allowing less interruptions while ironing. Its steam generators cut ironing time in half with DoubleSteam technology, and the steam rate is 100% higher, allowing a fabric to be ironed once only.

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3. Anko (Kmart)

Kmart Garment Steamer

Ratings result

Anko (Kmart) was rated five stars for value for money, four stars for ease of use and three stars for performance, features and functionality, design, durability and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Anko (Kmart) offers handheld or upright garment steamers in an affordable price range. The upright garment steamers remove creases from most garments while providing a continuous stream. Anko’s handheld garment steamers are lightweight and heat in 30 seconds, making steaming home fabrics and linens easier.

4. Sunbeam


Ratings result

Sunbeam scored four stars for features and functionality, value for money, design and durability. It was rated three stars for performance, ease of use and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Sunbeam’s handheld garment steamers offer fast heat-up times, water tanks that allow continuous steaming for over 10 minutes and versatile settings for levels of steam. For safety and energy saving, the Butler Turbo garment steamer automatically turns off once the water runs out.

5. Other garment steamer brands

Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.

  • Contempo (Big W)
  • Electrolux
  • Kambrook

  • Kogan
  • Panasonic

Compare more products featured in our Most Satisfied Customers Awards

Meet our appliance experts

Megan Birot: Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot Canstar Blue Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions.

Meet the Editorial Team

Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.

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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s garment steamer ratings:

  • 2023: Philips
  • 2022: Braun

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