I don’t know about you, but I haven’t used an iron in YEARS. Steamers have always been the way to go for me, but they can be very bulky and inconvenient. I’ve been on the hunt for a nice quality, portable, lightweight and easy to use handheld steamer for a long time now. I tried a few last year and they either broke and spilled hot water all over me on the 2nd use (yeah that was fun) or just hardly worked at all.
Conair is known for their quality products (heck I’ve used their curling irons since I was a teenager!) so I already had high hopes when they told me they’d like me to try out their handheld steamer. After checking out the reviews on a few different sites, all of which were at 4.5 stars or higher, I knew it would be a winner.
The Turbo ExtremeSteam did NOT disappoint! Here are some of the features I read over as soon as it arrived at my doorstep while I was waiting 40 seconds for it to heat up:
- Advanced Steam Technology reaches temperatures up to 50% hotter (than their original handheld steamer)
- Delivers 50% more steam for 67% faster results
- 40-second heat-up (No joke, it’s FAST)
- 7.3-ounce water tank for up to 15 minutes of continuous steam (Note: Use distilled water so you won’t get any hard water buildup!)
- Quilted aluminum steamer plate performs like an iron for a fresh-pressed look
- Built-in creaser for perfect pleats and folds (see a shot of this in action below!)
- Stands up on its own – easy to use and easy to store!
- 3-in-1 attachment (seen in photo above):
- Silicone band to pull fabric taut for better results
- Delicate fabric spacer to protect trims and safely steam fine fabrics
- Bristle brush to ensure steam penetrates fibers for a perfect press, even on heavy fabrics
See that clip at the top? So my husband has always complained about my loyal use of steamers because he thinks you can’t get that crisp collar fold that an iron provides. He was right, with my old steamer I just couldn’t make it work. Now with this handy attachment I just tuck in the collar and the Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer creates a tight collar crease in any shirt. It’s pretty genius!
(Look at that left side vs. the right!) ? I picked a shirt of my husband’s that gets CRAZY wrinkly, it’s truly the best example of the power of the “turbo” setting.
I think the things I love most about it are how small and lightweight it is. I have a conventional fabric steamer that takes up so much floorspace and always has to be left out. It isn’t very attractive and I can’t easily store it away out of sight. This little guy so easily hides away in my laundry room until the next time I need it. I’m trying to go for more minimalism in 2019, so I love that I can tuck the Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer away, but still have the convenience of steaming handy at any time!
Now one more feature you’re going to love for the holidays:
You can steam your FURNITURE! It freshens upholstery removing any smells that might be lingering, and even kills bed bugs. Who wants to have bed bugs hiding in their furniture anyway? Definitely not me! Thankfully the chances of me being bitten have been significantly reduced since I’ve started to use this steam cleaner. My friend didn’t have the same amount of luck though. She lives in New York and was forced into calling these pest control experts, (https://www.pestcontrolexperts.com/local/new-york/) as her bed bugs would just not come out of her furniture. Luckily it’s all been sorted now, but I’m so glad that we haven’t encountered the same problem, especially seeing as we will be joined by other people in the next few weeks. The steam cleaner should get thanked for that. You know your couch could use a refresher before company comes over for the holidays. I’ve been deep cleaning our apartment before the baby arrives, so I’ll be taking the Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer to my mattress and furniture to make sure everything is extra fresh and sanitized for her.
This would be an AMAZING gift for just about anyone too. I personally think it would be an awesome present for a couple, because both people would get great use out of it. If you are in need of a gift for anyone on your list and you know they still use an iron – it’s settled. You’re getting them the Turbo ExtremeSteam. They’ll love you.
I browsed through a few sites on the “Where to Buy” button on the website and the Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer is even on SALE almost everywhere! Just in time for Christmas so don’t wait – get it for yourself, get it for a friend or parent or sibling – it’s such a good universally great household necessity everyone will get great use out of.
What do you think, are you on the steam train yet?! Or still hauling out a big bulky iron and ironing board after you do laundry?…