If steaming garments is really fun for you, the Philips All-in-One 8000 garment steamer is the best you can get now. It features a multi-angle ironing board, six levels of steaming and built-in wheels for easy movement. You will pay a premium for this though, as it's about twice the price of Philips' other garment steamer, the ComfortTouch, which I own.
- Board size: 41.2 x 78. 9 x 5.2cm
- Steam modes: 5 modes and Eco mode, continuous steam
- Tank capacity: 2L
Setting up the steamer is easy. It comes in a few parts, but you can't muck it up. The design only allows you to put the stand in the correct way. Adjusting the height isn't the smoothest, the rails can get a little stuck. There's a hook on top to hold your clothes. The tapered ironing board can be angled so you can work as you like. If you're old school, then you'll want it perfectly horizontal. Even then, there's no leaking from the steamer head when holding it flat down. I'm not sure if this will hold up after a few months of use — my older steamer had this issue despite being fine at the start.
The All-in-One 8000 takes about 90s to start. Once the power light is solid, you just need to press the trigger to start. Eco mode uses the least amount of steam, while the rest of the five modes varies the amounts of steam. There's also a continuous steam mode. The iron head features what Philips calls OptimalTemp technology, which promises no burns on ironable fabric. I wasn't going to ruin a good shirt to test this by leaving the steamer head on my shirt though, but normal ironing passes seem to have no issues.
Also included with the garment steamer is a single glove. It's designed to protect your hand while holding onto your clothing while you are steaming them. I tested it by getting close, but not directly. It seems to block out the heat fine. It will get stuffy after a while, and you won't have much use of your fingers. You'll have to take it off if you need to grip stuff. It's a bit tight for me, and I have medium-sized hands.
At S$519, the Philips All-in-One 8000 garment steamer is a bit expensive, but makes up for it with its multi-angle board and a great steamer head. I like the thoughtful design behind the garment steamer, though I think you are also fine with Philip's cheaper models if you don't fancy the multi-angle board. Get it from Lazada.
Note: Review unit provided by Philips.
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