The 9 Best Towel Steamers
This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in May of 2020. These steamers allow you to heat multiple items simultaneously, giving you enough moist, steamy towels for a variety of treatments. They are well-suited for use in homes, beauty salons, barbershops, and restaurants. The models we've selected range from small appliances to cabinet-style units, and a few can also be used to warm up stones and other items, and sanitize face masks and babies' bibs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
September 08, 2020:
There are basically two types of towel steamers: pot-style and cabinet-style. Units with a plastic chamber are a great option for small washcloths and personal use. Some steamers like the Mibihibi Personal Warmer has a reservoir that you fill with water to generate enough steam to get the towels moist and toasty. Generally, cabinet-style options, such as the Elite Mini Cabinet, require that you wet the towels and wring them out before putting them inside.
If you are searching for a unit for personal use, a small steamer like the Barber Pro Hot Mini can handle four to five face towels. For medium-sized businesses, the Dermalogic 48 is a great option, as it provides space for 48 towels, and the Town 28501 offers room for up to 80 hand towels for busy salons, spas, and restaurants.
Although the use of steam naturally removes germs and bacteria, units like the ZeHuoGe Ozone Cabinet also features a UV light to minimize the risk.
Keep in mind, pot-style units can get extremely hot. So, please read the instructions for use and take special care when using them. Many brands provide tongs to reduce the risk of burns when lifting the lid and taking towels out of the chamber.