Steam Genie Handheld Steamer Review

The Steam Genie handheld steamer is a fantastic steamer for both travel and home use. I’ve been looking for a great compact garment steamer that can easily be taken with you on trips and I think I found a solid candidate that you should consider.

Handheld steamers made specifically for clothes are lifesavers when you find your freshly washed and dried dress shirt has a few wrinkles. You can quickly and easily steam the wrinkles out without messing around with an iron and ironing board. The quick heat-up time of this unit makes it my go-to choice for touching up wrinkles.

Our Rating


Ease of use











  • Affordable
  • Lots of Accessories
  • Easy to Use


  • A Little Clunky

For Home and Travel Use

SteamGenie Handheld SteamerThe compact size and power of this steamer make it ideal for home and travel use. I still cannot believe such a small package can be so powerful! The Steam Genie comes in at 8.7 x 6 x 4 inches in size and just over one pound. While some may buy it specifically for travel, it serves well in the home for quick touch-ups when you are in a hurry.

The Steam Genie comes with a 900 Watt heating element which means the unit will fully heat up in about a minute. This powerful steam will easily satisfy your needs when it comes to removing wrinkles. You can actually see the water boiling inside the unit after about two minutes.

I feel the quality of this garment steamer is top-notch and there’s a reason it’s doing so well in sales on Amazon.

Features and Specs

  • Its compact design is ideal for home and travel. At 8.7 x 6 x 4 inches and 1.46 pounds, it does the job extremely well for its size
  • Quickly heats up thanks to a 900-watt heating element. In 1-2 minutes you’ll see steam and boiling water in the tank!
  • Steams out wrinkles quickly and easily. Great for clothes, bedding, tablecloths, linens and more.
  • Gentle on delicate fabrics. Use it on satin, nylon blends, cotton, wool, linen, sequins, beads, embroidery, etc.

Customer Ratings

We sifted through the product reviews for this steamer and found a lot of positive reviews. Currently, the most praised feature about the Steam Genie was that it works so well for being so small. We found an overwhelming majority that thought this was the perfect little steamer for travel and vacation. “I thought it worked really well for removing wrinkles… It is great for quick on the go steaming.”  One happy customer points out that while irons are not permitted on cruise ships, they can easily take this steamer with them, I was pleasantly surprised at the power of this compact steamer! … I go on cruises where you’re not allowed to have irons in your room but I can take this!”

We have found no real negatives with this steamer in our search for common pain points or quality issues. There are so few moving pieces to the Steam Genie that there isn’t much to break or parts that become inconvenient. When used as it’s intended to be used, it cannot be beat. Sure, other steamers may have larger tanks or can steam more garments in one fill up, but these will not be as portable, as easy to use, or even as good in build quality.

Check out this user video of the Steam Genie in action!

I am confident in that you’ll love the Steam Genie handheld steamer for your home and travel.


The Steam Genie handheld steamer is a steal at this current price. Arguably the best handheld garment steamer on the market right now. It’s ability to heat up in 1-2 minutes and steam out any wrinkle it it’s way, all while maintaining a compact, lightweight design makes it an easy choice to add to your travel suitcase.

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