Home Touch PS-200 Review
Are you looking for a steamer that is inexpensive yet still offers good results? Read our Home Touch PS-200 review to see if this steamer can perform. The Home Touch PS-200 is made by HoMedics, which is responsible for developing commercial grade products for the home. HoMedics Inc was founded in 1987 and since that time the company has dominated the health and wellness market by providing top of the line products. Their innovative steamer is designed to enhance users’ lives by adding convenience and dependable garment care.
The Home Touch PS-200 is a great alternative to ironing; it has all the benefits of a commercial press, without making an unnecessary trip to pick-up dry cleaning. The unit is also designed to refresh fabrics, eliminates odors and release difficult wrinkles.
Home Touch PS-200 Design
The Home Touch PS-200 is a lightweight commercial grade garment steamer with a steam nozzle and a “SafeTouch” hose that attaches to the clothes hanger hook for easy storage, when not in use. There’s drain plug at the hose base to allow for quick emptying of any water remaining after steaming.
The PS-200 uses 1500 watts of power and has a steam output time of 45 seconds. The base is small and the unit is very stable and the rolling casters make for convenient transport. The PS-200 also has an adjustable telescopic pole with a large water tank providing an advertised 40 minutes of use. This steamer does require the use of distilled water, otherwise the steam holes will get clogged up in time.
The steam comes out of a 5-1/2-by-2-inch flat nozzle at the end of a flexible 5-foot hose, which is covered by a durable heat-resistant fabric.
Some other notable design elements include a low water auto shut-off which is a great safety feature and a convenient drain for the water at base. While we did not experience any issues, we recommend some caution as the drain plug is a plastic screw and could potentially strip out.
The PS-200 includes a flexible, heat resistant steam hose that is covered with a material which keeps it safe to touch. There is also a fabric clothing brush included.
The PS-200 also has a garment pole, which is a great feature as it is more convenient to use the steamer. However, the PS-200’s pole could be made a little stronger for heavier garments and a little longer for us taller folks. The power cord is 5ft long which will work fine in most instances but we typically like to see steamers with 6ft or longer.
The steamer was extremely easy to set up and the company stands behind their product with a 2 year warranty whereas most steamer companies will only warranty them for 1 year.
Home Touch PS-200 Performance
Even given the low price of the PS-200, HoMedics has made what appears to be a sound product.
During our Home Touch PS-200 review we were able to get consistent steam for 46 minutes and was quickly ready to use in 46 seconds. With this unit, 46 minutes should be enough to do 10-20 articles of clothing depending on the garment and your attention to detail. Many steamers in the PS-200 price range will tend to sputter often, leaving water on your garments, our PS-200 was mostly sputter free. Also this steamer has a powerful 1,500 watts which is impressive at this price point. The performance of the PS-200 was good, and one of the best in the $50-$60 range. It works great on lightweight fabrics such as knits, t-shirts, dress shirts, etc but did struggle on heavier garments. While it would typically get the wrinkles out of those, it did take more time than an iron would have.
While the PS-200 is good, there were a few things we would like to see improved. During use, our unit rolled around a bit, which is a minor annoyance. An inexpensive locking nut located on the wheels would easily solve that. As noted in the design section, a taller and stronger garment pole and/or a more stable base to decrease the tendency of top-heaviness would be great but we have yet to find a steamer under $150 with a pole we felt was of sufficient quality. If this feature is important check out the Haan GS30 Review or the Rowenta IS6300 Review
In addition to using distilled water, in order to keep the steamer performing at optimal levels, ensure that all water is completely removed before storing to ensure long life.
Overall, we were pleased with the performance of the Home Touch PS-200 review. This garment steamer, while not perfect, offers a lot of value and performance for such a low priced steamer. If you are looking for an inexpensive or entry-level steamer, the Home Touch PS-200 is an excellent choice.
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This garment steamer, while not perfect, offers a lot of value and performance for such a low priced steamer.