11 Best Garment Steamers In Malaysia 2021: Finish Ironing In Half The Time!

Have enough of irons? Try one of the best garment steamers in Malaysia 2021! They’ll save you time and energy in a busy household!

You won’t have to bend to get your ironing done anymore! Or risk the chance of burning clothes! Better still, steam can kill germs and dust mites that your washing machine can’t! Thus, removing odors!

And to ease the selection, we have put together a list of reviews for the top-performing garment steamers in Malaysia!

Types Of Garment Steamer

1. Handheld

A handheld garment steamer typically has a small surface area so you may need multiple passes over your clothes. Not a major issue since they are often light!

2. Upright

These have the same handheld steam head as well as a larger external water tank (usually removable). And a convenient built-in hanger with clips to hang your clothes from!

Garment Steamer Vs Iron

How do you know if a steam iron or garment steamer is the right choice for your household?

It comes down to…

What you need to iron!

An iron will be better for linen fabrics, formal shirts and trousers that have sharp creases. In short, heavier fabrics.

On the other hand, garment steamers are more suited for large lighter fabrics with ruffles and pleats! Think dresses, blouses and curtains!

Garment steamers are better for your delicate clothes too! Since there will be no direct contact!

11 Best Garment Steamers In Malaysia 2021

1. EcHome GSB1500 Handheld Portable Travel Garment Steamer

EcHome GSB1500 Handheld Portable Travel Garment Steamer
  • Type: Handheld
  • Power: 1,500 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 200 ml
  • Weight: n/a
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 20 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 45 sec
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM74.5

Nevermind that the instructions are only in Chinese:

The travel-friendly (i.e. it can be folded) ecHome GSB1500 is simple enough! You can choose to attach a brush to the head if you want. Otherwise, just fill the water chamber and attach it to the steam head.

It’s ready to create steam in less than a minute after turning it on. You just need to keep your finger on the trigger to apply steam to your clothes!

2. Xiaomi Mijia Zanjia GT-301W Portable Handheld Garment Steamer

Xiaomi Mijia Zanjia GT-301W Portable Handheld Garment Steamer
  • Type: Handheld
  • Power: 1,200 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 150 ml
  • Power Cord Length: 2.2 m
  • Weight: 1 kg
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 22 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 35 sec
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price: RM98

Travel a lot for business? The lightweight Xiaomi Mijia Zanjia looks and feels a lot like a hair dryer.

There is only one button that you hold down to release the micro steam!

Each refill of the water tank is enough to continuously steam 3 shirts (~7-8 minutes). It handles delicate and light fabrics like silk and satin much better than it does heavier fabrics.

3. Xiaomi Deerma DEM-HS011 Foldable Handheld Garment Steamer

Xiaomi Deerma DEM-HS011 Foldable Handheld Garment Steamer
  • Type: Handheld
  • Power: 800 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 100 ml
  • Weight: 1.1 kg
  • Continuous Steam (Max): n/a
  • Ready To Use: 20 sec
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price: RM109-185

Another compact handheld garment steamer by Xiaomi:

Unlike the previous, this one has the water tank on top and can be used at multiple angles (45°, 90°, and 180°).

It heats up faster since the water tank is smaller (~1-minute use). Enough for a single shirt! And you can fold it up for convenient storage in the travel case.

4. Midea GS-120D Garment Steamer

Midea GS-120D Garment Steamer
  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,500 -1,785 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 2.0 L
  • Weight: 4.5 kg
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 35 g/min
  • Ready To Use: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM175-400

First of the upright garment steamers in this list:

Midea’s GS-120D is stable with its adjustable (3 levels) dual-pole rack.  

A huge water tank capacity and continuous steam output of 35g/min will help you get through heaps of delicate clothing and light fabrics faster!

5. Faber FGS PINK 1916 Garment Steamer

Faber FGS PINK 1916 Garment Steamer
  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,580 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.2 L
  • Weight: n/a
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 38 g/min
  • Ready To Use: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM199-337

Next, the Faber FGS PINK 1916 Garment Steamer has a 360-degree rotating hanger (with adjustable height) that will enable you to steam your clothes from every angle effortlessly!

The detachable water tank means you don’t have to move the entire steamer to the bathroom or closest sink for a refill!

  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,580 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.2 L
  • Weight: n/a
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 38 g/min
  • Ready To Use: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM199-337

6. Philips GC481/76 Easy Touch Garment Steamer

Philips GC481/76 Easy Touch Garment Steamer
  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,600 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.4 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.8 m
  • Steam Cord Length: –
  • Weight: 2.94 kg (Iron + Base)
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 32 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 2 minutes
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM259

No need for instructions with the Philips GC481/76 Easy Touch Garment Steamer. It pushes out an average amount of steam (32g/ min) relative to other models on this list.

Move it anywhere you please, it only weighs a mere ~3kg! And after refilling the 1.4L tank, it’s ready to steam within 2 minutes!

7. Panasonic NI-GSE040 All-In-One Garment Steamer

Panasonic NI-GSE040 All-In-One Garment Steamer
  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,345-1,600 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 2.0 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.5 m
  • Steam Cord Length: 1.2 m
  • Weight: ~3.2kg
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 25-35 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 55 sec
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM318

Sleek and attractive, the Panasonic NI-GSE040 has a lightweight steam head with relatively large surface area!

The steam holes as well as the water tank, are designed to be cleaned easily!

You can toggle between standard and long steam for different fabrics (e.g. long steam for cotton). The steamer is not very heavy so you can move it to another room if you like! Maybe to tackle curtains!

8. Electrolux EGS2103 Garment Steamer

Electrolux EGS2103 Garment Steamer
  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,600 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 2.1 L
  • Weight: n/a
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 35 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 55 sec
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM325

Have no fear of burning yourself on the heat-resistant aluminum sole plate of the Electrolux EGS2103 Garment Steamer!

Get through your entire pile of laundry (or ~70 minutes) with the large transparent water tank!

There are rollers at the bottom so you can relocate the steamer as needed.

9. Tefal IT3420 Pro Style Garment Steamer

Tefal IT3420 Pro Style Garment Steamer
  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,700 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.5 L (~40 minutes of steaming time)
  • Weight: n/a
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 30 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 45 sec
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM329-399

Professional-level steaming is what Tefal claims its elegant IT3420 Pro Style Garment Steamer can do!

With higher power and hence, faster start-up time than its competitors!

There are 3 steam levels which gives you more leeway for different types of fabrics! You can even use it on sofa upholstery and curtains!

10. Philips GC487/86 Stand Steamer Easy Touch Garment Steamer

Philips GC487/86 Stand Steamer Easy Touch Garment Steamer
  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,800 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.4 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.8 m
  • Steam Cord Length: –
  • Weight: 3.4 kg (Iron + Base)
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 35 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 2 minutes
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM405

Philips GC487/86 Stand Steamer Easy Touch Garment Steamer is light and easily moved, even with the steam stand and support! Thus, it can fall over sometimes.

Heat up time is fast (~1 minute) and refilling requires little effort on your part! The handle does get warm after a time but it’s not uncomfortable.

11. Philips GC552/46 ComfortTouch Garment Steamer

Philips GC552/46 ComfortTouch Garment Steamer
  • Type: Upright
  • Power: 1,800 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.8 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.6 m
  • Steam Cord Length: 1.3 m
  • Weight: n/a
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 35 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 1 minute
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM665-753

If you can afford to, there’s ~RM200 between this lightweight model and the GC524/66!

Its upgrades include a lock feature for the sturdy hanger, a longer support board and a flexible steam head!

Another thing you will be able to appreciate is the PVC-free steam hose made of silicone!

How To Choose A Garment Steamer

1. Price

Handhelds are usually around RM100. While upright garment steamers can be between RM200-RM700.

2. Power

This will affect your electricity bills and how fast the steamer heats up before you can use it.

Higher power does mean more steam (i.e. faster ironing) too.

3. Water Capacity

How long do you need to steam before refilling the tank again?

It’s a compromise between the size of the steamer. And the number of times you have to refill the tank!

4. Steam Head

A wider head is best to cover more surface area efficiently.

Metal steam heads get rid of wrinkles faster. But often, are not great for creating sharp creases where you need them to.

5. Pole Height

For upright garment steamers, you don’t want to be stooping over your clothes.

Make sure the height is suitable for you! And it can be extended high enough for curtains!

6. Other Features:

  • Pole can rotate ( applicable for upright garment steamers)
  • Brush to remove hair from clothes as you’re steaming
  • Power button is foot operated (i.e. no bending required)
  • Ease of storage – can the pole be packed away?

Maintaining Your Garment Steamer

  • Using distilled water (or a water filer) is best. To avoid a built up of lime scale which can clog up the steam outlets!
  • If you do need to clear lime scale from your water tank or steamer, flush them out with distilled white vinegar. Followed by distilled water.

Conclusion

You’ll have no regrets getting the best garment steamers money can buy in Malaysia! To keep your clothes fresh and wrinkle-free!

For the best handheld model, try EcHome’s GSB1500. And for upright models, Philips GC524/66 has the best value. While Electrolux EGS2103 is an honorable mention!