'A life changer': This compact steamer has over 10,000 positive reviews and is 54 percent off right now

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It's time to put the old iron away for good. (Photo: Amazon)

There’s nothing worse than finally checking into a hotel room after a long day of travel, only to unpack and find that a clothing iron from the Mesozoic Era is staying with you. (You know what we’re talking about, the dull off-white clothing irons that have probably been around in the hotel since it opened.)

You can take your chances, wipe the dust off of the thing and try to iron out your clothes. Or, for $17, you can invest in an updated alternative from this century. 

PurSteam’s Garment Steamer is an absolute hit on Amazon. Compact enough to fit into a carry-on without taking up precious real estate, it’s perfect for travel or for keeping in the back of your closet.

With more than 10,000 positive reviews and a 4-star rating, it’s clear Amazon shoppers are obsessed with this gem. What’s more, it’s on sale for 54 percent off. Originally $37, you can grab the steamer for just $17!

One traveler in need of a steamer for their trips wrote that this steamer is “everything I need,” adding “This steamer does a great job of getting out tough wrinkles with little effort, which is great when you have a business meeting to go to that morning. This product is now an essential part of my travel gear on every trip.”

Taking out the board and firing up the old and rusted iron can be time consuming (and can potentially harm your pricy clothes). With the PurSteamer, all you have to do is plug it in, hit a switch and shimmy along whichever article of clothing you’re hoping to reinvigorate. This thing works fast: it takes just 90 seconds to start steaming!

“I LOVE this thing!! I bought it as an alternative to an iron (who has time to take out a big ironing board and heat up an iron in the morning??), and it was perfect,” writes one five-star reviewer.

Plus it’s so powerful, the brand promises the steamer works on thicker materials, too, like comforters and outerwear.

The shopper continued, saying “I have used this steamer on all kinds of clothes: sweaters, dresses, blazers, light blouses of all colors; it works very well on everything. Super easy to use and very easy to travel with as well.”

This reviewer put it best: “This steamer was a life changer for me (as someone that hates to whip out the iron). It's small enough to fit in any small space, it heats up VERY quickly (within seconds) and it has successfully smoothed out the wrinkles in my clothing.”

Compact enough for carryons, the PurSteam garment steamer is perfect for travelers. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: PurSteam Garment Steamer, $17 (was $37), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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