Another brilliant thing from the online tech shop (not just for women but yes for women) Soda, which is dangerous because you will go on there and want. Literally. Everything. (e.g. the Gaucho Tech Roll the Phone Lanyard and this lamp projector).
But they sent me this clothes steamer and I was a bit circumspect about it until Kat Farmer (from Does My Bum Look 40) raved to me that she never goes on holiday without hers.
Spikers can get a discount with the code SPIKE10!
It works! You have to get the hang of moving the wand in confident ironing strokes over the material rather than sort of rubbing at creases; not as brutally efficient as an ironing board and a table but sometimes those things are not available.
This is £100 which I know is rather steep but it definitely works and feels lovely and sturdy – can cheaper models be as good? Please feel free to leave a comment in the handy box below.
Hi Esther, have seen Kats blog about these and seriously considering one… how big and heavy is it? Thanks x
Lily @ SODA says
Hi Andrea, it weighs 0.58 kg and is approx. 30cm long. The head of the steamer is aprox 15cm wide.
Laura OC says
Can you link to the steamer on their site? I mean, I can navigate to it, but didn’t want you to miss out on any sort of commission from the hordes of us flocking there upon your recommendation!
Lily @ SODA says
The website is http://www.soda.shop and there’s 10% off the steamer if you use the code SPIKE10!
Oh god I didn’t do that did I? what a idiot. I actually don’t get any commission on this so that’s probably why unconsciously I didn’t … but bless you you are so kind to think that
Oh I like Kat! (non steamer related) she seems so funny and lovely.
Kat is exactly IRL the way she is on Instagram
Kathryn Irrgang says
I agree, these steamers are the best thing since sliced organic seeded bread! I have six children and couldn’t even attempt ironing all those school uniforms at home without one. And on holiday? Going out to the Middle East and ironing all those long flowing gowns would be impossible if I didn’t have my steamer wand. Good choice!
SIX? MIDDLE EAST?! I need more explanation about your life
Good Housekeeping have tested them: https://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/institute/product-reviews/garment-steamers/reviews
thanks Jo! good thinking
I have a Rowenta hand-held steamer and although it’s good, it tends to spit water, which is ok on cotton or wool etc but very bad news on silk or other shiny or velvet (ie evening) fabrics … which makes it less useful than I’d hoped. Don’t know if this is the brand or the price point; my previous one spat AND dribbled, so this is an improvement.
It’s one of those circular things, isn’t it – you don’t know if you’ll use it until you have one but if you get a shit one you won’t use it. Solution? This is the sort of thing I ask my mother-in-law for so if it’s rubbish I have no qualms about rehoming it, and she gets to choose the price point!
Sophie that thing about spitting and dribbling made me laugh. This one does neither
Liked the idea of the phone lanyard but the nice pictures on the Soda website don’t show how you actually use it. Must be one of those tech things we are just supposed to understand. Their website has no help or contact button either. Grrrrrrr sale lost!
Lily @ SODA says
Really sorry to hear that you SODA experience wasn’t the best.
You can email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions about products!
Lily @ SODA
So spooky you have posted this! I was stood in a changing room queue today watching the shop assistant use one of these on all the new arrivals she’d just unpacked. Being a bit of a pessimist I thought “yeah right, if only it was that easy” but apparently it is then ??!!!! She was definitely using brisk downward strokes, as if you were brushing someone’s long hair that you didn’t like !!!
Carmen what a good description! Shops and stylists have proper huge steaming machines like vacuum cleaners, this one isn’t quite as muscular but it certainly gets the job done
Anna S says
I bought this much cheaper one off Amazon in Jan and think it’s brilliant! So much better than ironing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075SWZSW8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I have one from Aldi, which was £15. It’s a lot bulkier and much less pretty than that nice pink one, but it does the job. I find it easiest to do the steaming in strips, holding each bit quite taut at the bottom. It’s great for things which are creased but v difficult to iron, like coats. Or curtains (I don’t iron my curtains but maybe some people would like to)