You’re probably reading this in your slacks while working from home.

If you happen to have a Zoom meeting you’ve forgotten about in 15 minutes, however, that’s another story. You’re scrambling to look presentable from the waist up, but the only appropriate shirts you have are wrinkled from being neglected all this time.

Yet, the thought of ironing your tops is tiring you out already: pulling out the ironing board and perfecting each crease just for an online meeting? That’s not exactly how we want to spend the extra time we get working from home.

Thankfully, we’ve got just the solution: clothes steamers. These handy devices aren’t just a quick alternative to straighten wrinkled clothes with, they’re also incredibly useful for refreshing up stale fabrics you haven’t worn in a while, and sprucing up pieces that are too delicate to be pressed with an iron.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of best clothes steamers in town to guarantee a quick, wrinkle-free fix you need.

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The KONKA Portable Handheld Garment Steamer only needs a minute of your time to warm up before it’s ready to use in a jiffy. Coming it at a light 600-grams, the rosy-pink device is also equipped with a wear-resistant panel for longer shelf life.

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The 1.4-litre detachable water tank that the Philips Easy Touch Stand Garment Steamer has makes it a convenient option for those who need to steam a number of garments at a go, armed with a steam plate that’s 40 percent larger compared to previous models for an even more efficient steaming session. Better yet, it’s designed with two steam settings — one for thinner, lighter clothes and another for thicker fabrics. This product also comes with a 24-month warranty.

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If you find yourself fretting over all your delicates and the wrinkles from lightweight garments, then the Xiaomi Garment Steamer is a great alternative to the conventional iron. Besides a super quick 30-second warm-up time, it also supports horizontal and vertical ironing, meaning you’ll be able to steam your clothes on just about any surface. The Xiaomi Garment Steamer comes with a three-month warranty.

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You’ve packed a cute sundress for your staycation (or beach holiday, when that used to be a thing) but you realise it’s crinkled under the weight of all the other items you’ve brought. This is where the DEM-HS011 Handheld Garment Steamer comes in. The portable steamer is also foldable, which means you’ll able to bring it on your trip with no worry at all.

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The easy-to-use Tefal Expert Precision Garment Steamer is perfect for larger families. With a whopping 3.2-litre removable water tank, you won’t have to worry about constantly refilling the device to steam more clothes at a go. It has also been designed to give users spot-on precision on demand with two different steam functions: concentrated or diffused steam. What we like most about the Tefal Expert Precision Garment Steamer is definitely its design. Apart from two robust poles that help to support vertical steaming, it also has a hanger and large easy-moving wheels for the ultimate fuss-free experience. This product comes with a 24-month warranty.

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Jocelyn Tan
Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer who's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.