Information on the main features of the steamer:
The power : expressed in "Watts " means the amount of energy the device uses, not its efficiency.
The power varies based on the size of the boiler, the steam production method (different if high or low pressure) and the amount of water to heat for the steamer "tank."
This power then determines the heating time. It can impact the efficiency of the steamer.
The trend is to reduce electrical usage as much as possible for the following reasons: saving energy and the capacity of the electrical network to support several devices at the same time (in a storage, for example).
The steam flow : expressed in " gr/min ", means the amount of steam emitted by the device (one gram of water consumed per minute).
The steam is the " active " element in the steamer.
The higher the steam flow, the better the steamer efficiency.
Pressure : expressed in "KPa " (kiloPascal) or "Bar "
1 Bar = 100 KiloPascal.
low pressure: 100 Kpa = 1 Bar
high pressure: 350 KPa= 3,5 Bars (equivalent to a classic steam system)
The pressure indicates the outgoing steam power when it leaves the diffuser (the part that comes in contact with the fabric).
The stronger the pressure, the more steam can penetrate heavier fabrics.
Which steamer is right for you?
There are two types of users: individuals and professionals.
Professionals : The products to steam are new collections, often coming from production. These products require a light steam to remove any creases due to packaging and transportation before being put on display in stores. In general, the materials are processed at the factory with static guard and are easy to steam.
A professional line steamer is best. The investment will then depend on how often the machine is used and the type of material to steam. The Salamandres line steamers (MS03, T33) meets most needs.
What are you looking or?
1) If you are a looking for a steamer to supplement your ironing needs to give your most delicate fabrics an impeccable look like wool, silk, satin, lace, embroidery, pleats, etc... you should select a steamer from the: low pressure steamer line (same solution for professionals) : GK05 or GK07.
2) If you are looking for a more multi-use solution that can revitalize your steam system you should select from the: high pressure steamer line : Blackstorm SP06