The Deneve portable garment steamer looks like the ideal utility item for a traveler.
It sells itself as both conveniently small and powerful. Added to which, its low price definitely grabs attention.
Who wouldn’t want a cheap hand-sized steamer with a lot of oomph behind it? Let’s see if this little engine really could.
The Deneve portable garment steamer looks like a little electric kettle.
It has a transparent window so you can see the water tank fill level against the recommended water level.
It comes with a hook on a suction cup you use to hang up the garment that needs work.
The suction cup needs to be used on a very smooth surface such as a mirror if you don’t want it to fall off.
There’s an on/off switch for manually controlling the steam, which is nice.
The 9-foot power cord is sufficiently long for some maneuverability.
This garment steamer is made to be light and easy to hold up while steaming, but doesn’t feel or look cheap.
Once you fill up the Deneve, you just need to wait a couple of minutes.
The 7-ounce water tank gives you about 10 minutes of steam time, which is pretty good. It also keeps the garment steamer pretty light as 7 ounces isn’t that much to lift.
Ideally, you’ll want to wear a heat-resistant glove on the hand holding the garment to be steamed.
Note that, contrary to the description, you should not use tap water. Distilled water will avoid mineral stains on fabric if some water should drip out.
More importantly, using distilled water avoids clogging from mineral buildup—which eventually shortens the lifespan of your garment steamer.
The Deneve portable garment steamer makes a terrific traveling companion.
It’s small and light enough to tote along in your luggage, and powerful enough to get even the most frightening travel wrinkles out of your clothes (and you didn’t have to pay the hotel to iron them). Added to which, the price is right!
The cons aren’t a big issue, especially now that you’ve been forewarned about the recommended water level line.
Perhaps the only common remaining annoyance is the refilling and having to wait for it to cool down before heating up again, but this is helped somewhat by the quick 2-minute heating.
This pint-sized powerhouse is a great buy that does the job, and is worth every penny.
Last Updated on March 27, 2019