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How to choose between Cirrus 2 and Cirrus 3

In case you are having a tough time choosing between Cirrus 2 Handheld Steamer and Cirrus 3 Iron Steamer, we hope that this quick comparison will make your choice easier.

Pressed or natural look

We will start with the most significant difference between the two steamers. As revealed in its name, Cirrus 3 Iron Steamer is a hybrid tool between a steamer and an iron. The steamer is equipped with a hot ironing plate that heats up to the equivalent of level one on an iron. Depending on how you steam, you can achieve either a pressed or more natural look.

Like our other steamers, Cirrus 3 will freshen up and smoothen out your clothes and home textiles. But unlike other steamers, it can also iron the cuffs and collars on your business attire to create a more defined, professional look. So, if you are looking for a powerful and versatile steamer that can do more, Cirrus 3 offers a unique two-in-one solution.

In comparison, Cirrus 2 Handheld Steamer is equipped with a mouthpiece made of stainless steel, but it does not heat up to the same temperature as Cirrus 3 and will not achieve that same ironing effect. That said, Cirrus 2 is still a powerful and efficient steamer that will make your clothes fresh and wrinkle-free.

Cirrus 3 Iron Steamer in Sand and Charcoal

Steaming efficiency

When it comes to overall performance, Cirrus 3 is the more efficient steamer of the two, both in terms of energy efficiency and steam quality. It runs on only 1000W, while Cirrus 2 runs on 1500W. As for steaming efficiency, Cirrus 3 produces more steam per minute compared to Cirrus 2 and it has been upgraded with a drier type of steam.

The ironing feature on Cirrus 3 also contributes to a more efficient steaming experience. With most steamers, clothes will get a little damp when steaming, but the hot front plate on Cirrus 3 helps dry the fabric during use, which is helpful when you are in a rush.

Safety features

Cirrus 3 has received some significant upgrades in the safety department. For instance, it will automatically shut off after 30 minutes of inactivity, so that you never have to worry about accidentally leaving it on. It has also been equipped with an on/off switch in addition to the steam button, which means it can always stay plugged in.

In contrast, Cirrus 2 does not have an on/off control and must be unplugged immediately after use. Due to its design and shape, it must also be held or put down horizontally during use and therefore requires more attention. Cirrus 3 allows more freedom to move around while steaming since it can both lay down horizontally and stand upright on its own.


In terms of accessories, Cirrus 3 includes a wearable ironing tool that can be worn like a glove or a mitten. It serves both as heat protection for your hands and as a helpful tool for creating those defined pressed details. Cirrus 3 also comes with a silicone mouthpiece cover that makes it possible to pack the steamer before it has completely cooled down.

Cirrus 2 does come with a heat protection bag that can be used for storage and travel. Although Cirrus 3 does not come with a similar bag, a fitted travel bag can be purchased separately.

Design aspect

Both steamers are designed with a Scandinavian, geometric, and minimalist aesthetic, but there are some obvious differences in their visual profiles. Most notably, Cirrus 3 can stand in an upright position; a conscious design choice that contributes to an easier user experience and that gives the steamer a unique silhouette that looks good in any home.

Similarly, the exterior coating has evolved with the different generations of Cirrus steamers. The predecessor, Cirrus 1 Handheld Steamer, had a shiny plastic coating. Cirrus 2 was upgraded with a distinct matte rubber coating that gives it a discreet, muted look, and Cirrus 3 has a glossier finish that pairs well with its bold innovative design.

All in the details

Now that we have stated the most obvious differences, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty details that separate these two steamers. Here is a side-by-side comparison of their specifications:

  Cirrus 2
  Handheld Steamer
  Cirrus 3
  Iron Steamer
  Weight   0.75-0.78 kg   0.86 kg
  Water tank   90 ml   90 ml
  Cord length   1.9 m   2.3 m
  Dimensions   33 x 15 x 9.5 cm   24.65 x 14 x 8 cm
  Power   1500 W   1000 W
  Warranty   1 year   1 year
  On/Off switch   No   Yes
  Auto shutdown   No   Yes
  Iron effect   No   Yes
  Mouthpiece cover   No   Yes
  Ironing tool   No   Yes
  Heat protection bag   Yes   No

Steaming curtains with Cirrus 2
Steaming a shirt with Cirrus 3

Choosing the right steamer

In summary, Cirrus 2 Handheld Steamer is an easy-to-use and powerful steamer, while Cirrus 3 Iron Steamer goes the extra mile in terms of overall performance, design, energy efficiency, steam quality, and the unique two-in-one combination of a steamer and an iron in one tool.

All steamers in the Cirrus family were designed to be lightweight, portable, and easy to pack in your weekend bag or carry-on luggage. It is worth mentioning that if you want to steam larger quantities of clothes at home or in an industrial capacity, a professional or home steamer with a larger water tank may be a better fit for you.

Hopefully, this comparison provided you with some clarity to help you make a well-informed decision. Good luck and happy streaming!

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