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1. Singer Magic Steam Press ESP2 ($206)

Singer's 2019 take on its classic steam press squeezes out wrinkles by applying 100 pounds of pressure. Capable of flattening a garment with just a few quick passes, "it's like having a professional dry cleaner right inside your house," writes Alison Freer at New York Magazine. Buy it at Amazon.


2. Sunbeam Power Steam ($60)

One of the only handheld steamers that doesn't spit water and leave wet spots on fabrics, the Sunbeam can smooth a cotton button-down or silk dress in seconds. It's "comfortable to hold," and its large water tank is easy to refill. Buy it at Amazon.

3. CHI Touchscreen Iron ($150)

With its titanium-infused ceramic soleplate and powerful steam blast, this iron from a company known for its hair straighteners is the best around. It smooths heavy fabrics superbly and also has touch screen for fine tweaks of the controls. Buy it at CHISteam.


4. Rowenta XEO All-in-One ($250)

This foldaway appliance combines an iron, an ironing board, and a steamer. The board can be positioned horizontally for ironing, vertically for steaming, or diagonally for both. Given its versatility, it might halve the time you spend on laundry. Buy it at Amazon.

5. Downy Wrinkle Releaser Spray ($7)

You can pay more for a natural spray or one with a different scent, but Downy is the value choice. A spray "cannot perform magic," but it will quickly loosen light wrinkles in cotton, often saving you from having to iron at all. Buy it at Walmart.