Best Philips Handheld Steamers

A handheld steamer can be an incredibly useful investment. Making sure you buy the right model to suit your needs is important, and we know it can take some work, so we’re here to help.

We’ve reviewed various Philips handheld steamer models and have created a list of comparisons and reviews to take the guesswork out of your purchase.

Not only are handheld steamers brilliant for their main function, which is ironing clothes, but handheld steamers also have many different uses! Now, time to check out our handy guide below to find the best Philips handheld steamer for you.

Top 4 Best Philips Handheld Steamers:

Below is our top 4 best Philips handheld steamer list, with each product described in detail, including images, features, pros, and cons:

1) Philips Steam & Go Plus GC362/86 – Best for Power

This powerful Philips garment steamer is great for all clothing types, even your delicates! You can use it to steam on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, making it versatile enough for travelling and home use.

It heats up quickly, and one fill will easily steam one full garment. This model weighs in at .95 kilograms which isn’t the lightest model we tried but is still quite compact and handy for storage or travelling if needed.

Key features:

  • Heats up in 45 seconds
  • 1300 watts of power
  • Great on all fabrics
  • Continuous hot steam up to 24 grams/minute
  • Detachable 70 ml water tank
  • 2.5-metre power cord
  • Includes brush, glove, and heat-resistant storage bag
  • Does not burn fabrics
  • Can iron on any type of fabric
  • Super lightweight
  • Ready to use in just 45 seconds
  • Does not hold as much water as other steamers (needs to be refilled a lot)

2) Philips Handheld Steamer 3000 Series – Best Value

This Philips garment steamer model is very compact and would make a great option for travelling or keeping plugged in near your closet without taking much space. Despite its size, it packs a punch and can steam a whole outfit with just one tank of water.

This steamer does a great job at removing wrinkles and can be used on all fabric types without burning or leaving wet patches. It even works great for your silks and satins! It also folds away for easy storage, so no matter where you keep it in the house, it will be out of the way but easy to reach when needed.

Key features:

  • Heats up in 30 seconds
  • 1000 watts of power
  • The detachable water tank holds 120 ml
  • Continuous steam up to 20 g/min
  • 2-metre power cord
  • Foldable frame makes storage easy
  • Removes bad smells as well as irons fabrics
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Ready to use in just 30 seconds
  • Does not work as well abroad using foreign plug adapters
  • It can lose its power quicker than some of the others featured on this list

3) Philips Steam&Go Plus Handheld Garment Steamer GC360/36 – Best for Travel

The Steam and GO GC360/36 is the slightly less powerful version of the abovementioned Steam and Go plus. It has less power, but that doesn’t mean it’s inferior to other clothes steamers.

This clothes steamer will still work on all your clothes and help eliminate odours and wrinkles. It may be slightly less effective on deep creases, so if you intend to steam a ton of heavy fabrics or deeply creased items, this may not be the model for you.

Weighing in at 0.89 kilograms this model is slightly lighter than its souped-up counterpart, so it could be your best bet if you travel a lot and will store it in a bag or suitcase.

Key features:

  • 1200 Watts of power
  • Continuous steam up to 22 grams/minute
  • Detachable 70 ml water tank
  • Comes with a brush and steam-safe glove
  • 2.5-metre power cord
  • Lightweight and detatchable water tank makes it super easy to use
  • 1200 watts of power
  • Very long 2.5 metre cable
  • Detatchable brush for different fabrics
  • The water tank is comparitively small, requiring multiple refills per steam session depending on the amount of fabrics

4) Philips GC300 Handheld Garment Steamer – Best for Occasional Use

This Philips handheld garment steamer isn’t as portable as the above steamers but is still very manageable at just 1.02 kilograms in weight.

This is the least powerful model but will still do a great job relieving your garments from odours, and light wrinkles, whilst caring for pleats, frills, and the like. It heats up quickly and has an indicator light to let you know when it has reached usable temperature.

Key features:

  • 60 ml water tank
  • 1000 watts of power
  • Continuous steam up to 20g/minute
  • 2-metre power cord
  • Comes with a brush attachment for thicker fabrics
  • Lightweight and small making storage easy
  • Removes any additional odours and bacteria
  • No burns or marks guaruntee
  • Small water tank
  • Lower power wattage than others on the list

Additional Accessories and Information

While a few of the listed handheld clothes steamers come with accessories, like a heatproof glove and a brush accessory for pilling or thicker fabrics, the only one that has a heatproof bag is the Philips Steam & Go Plus GC362/86 If you don’t choose that model, we recommend picking up a heatproof bag for storage.

It’s also a good idea to have some spare heat gloves around in case the one that comes with your model gets a hole or if you’d like to keep one at home and one in your suitcase. A glove such as this one is a great choice.

Another great addition when you purchase your steamer is a pill shaver/remover. This little gadget will ensure your fabrics stay smooth and look brand new for wear after wear.

Finally, as a rule of thumb, it is recommended to use only distilled water in your steamers for the best results and keep the machines functioning at their best. Do not use tap water.

Our Choices

In addition to steaming and removing wrinkles from your garments, the models listed above also kill bacteria and help to eliminate odours. They are all safe for a wide range of fabrics. No matter what model you choose, you can use it on anything, from jeans to silks, and end up with a better result. No burning or damp patches to worry about.

If you’re travelling, we would recommend the Philips Steam&Go Plus Handheld Garment Steamer GC360/36 for its lighter weight while still carrying quite a bit of power. It will pack up easily in a suitcase, so you never have to worry about overweight bags or wrinkly clothes from the trip!

For the best value, we suggest the Philips Handheld Steamer 3000 Series as it’s still a great unit for space-saving and power but is a great option for those on a tighter budget and comes with a larger water tank than most.

No matter which option you pick, you’ll be making a great addition to your home clothing care, and it’ll make a big change in the time spent ironing, or rather, after this purchase – not ironing.