Buy it online:
The Yoleo Handheld Clothes Steamer is a popular travel garment steamer that could offer a convenient alternative to ironing. One unique thing about this product is that it comes with an anti-scald glove to prevent you from getting burnt by the hot steam. Find out more about what this steamer can do and how it performs in this review.
- 130 ml water tank
- Heats up in 85 seconds
- Produces 8-10 minutes of continuous steam
- Handheld design
- Anti-scald glove
- Sold with a 12-month warranty
- Automatic shut-off that activates when the water tank runs out
Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.6 x 9 cm
Power: 700 watts
Weight: 621 g
This steamer is straightforward and easy to use. You simply fill the tank with water, plug it in, switch it on, wait a couple of minutes and then start using it to remove the creases from your clothes. The steamer should be used vertically with the garment hanging up rather than lying horizontally.
The steamer is quite small so it will take a long time to go over a large item like a wedding dress. The water tank runs out quickly, so you will normally only be able to do 1-3 garments before you need to refill it. This isn’t a problem if you just want to steam a single outfit, but can be frustrating if you have more clothes to do.
This steamer is a good alternative to an iron for using on delicate and embroidered fabrics. It’s also quick and convenient to use when travelling, especially if you don’t have access to an ironing board.
If you want to do a large pile of clothes you’ll find an iron to be quicker and more effective. This steamer has a small water tank, so after doing a couple of garments you’ll need to refill it and wait for it to heat up again.
The Yoleo Handheld Clothes Steamer has a compact design (22.4 cm tall), making it ideal for travel. It looks a bit like an electric kettle and comes with a useful anti-scald glove to stop your hand from getting burnt.
Does this steamer need to be plugged into the mains?
Yes, this steamer is mains-powered only, and doesn’t run on batteries.
Can this steamer be used on silk?
The manufacturer doesn’t recommend using it on silk and other heat-sensitive fabrics, but if you’re willing to risk it you will probably find this steamer quite effective. Be careful when using the steamer on delicate fabrics.
Pros and cons
The Yoleo Handheld Clothes Steamer is effective at removing creases from most fabrics, and is a useful gadget to have when travelling. It’s very similar to most other handheld garment steamers except for the addition of an anti-scald glove.
One steamer with a very similar design and almost identical specs is the Sterline Portable Handheld Garment Steamer. Like the Yoleo model it has a 130 ml water tank and is roughly 22 cm tall. Since these two models are so similar, your choice will probably come down to price.
One steamer with quite a different design is the Vitovill Garment Steamer, which looks a bit like a handheld vacuum cleaner rather than a kettle. It’s more expensive than the Yoleo (at the time of writing), but it’s also more powerful at 1000 watts rather than 700 watts.
For some more options see our roundup of the best travel steamers.