LG's Steam Styler Closet To Go On Sale In UK

Mike Wheatley

Taking time out from watching TV to do household chores can be a real pain in the arse, especially when it comes to doing the laundry. Washing clothes is a tedious affair at the best of times – first there’s the washing machine, then we have to place them in the dryer, or worse, hang them all out on the clothes line. And then we still have to iron everything and put it all away. And as for your more expensive, most delicate fabrics, well, it’s a trip to the dry cleaners for you.


Or alternatively you can just splash out £1,899 on a fancy new LG Styler machine, which does pretty much all of those tasks for you.

The LG Styler is an odd appliance, a kind of automated clothes manager that steams, shakes out and dries your clothes for you. All you need to do is put your clothes inside, and they’ll come out feeling and smelling as good as new.

LG says the Styler isn’t meant to replace ironing or trips to the dry cleaner entirely, but it can extend the life of your clothes by helping them to smell fresh and remove most of the allergens, dust, smoke, grime and sweat. It will even press your shirts for you, if you do desire. And best of all, installation is easy – there’s no need to plumb it in, instead you just have to plug it in and it’s good to go.

The LG Styler relies on LG’s TrueStream technology, which the company claims can eliminate up to 99.9% of the bacteria and germs that cling to our clothes. It’s equipped with a moving rail that helps to shake out the dust and unpleasant odours and remove most of the wrinkles. Then there’s a Gentle Dry function to remove any moisture. There’s also a Pants Crease Care function that helps to create a crisp-looking crease in your trousers.

The LG Styler has four different modes to cater to different kinds of garments and fabrics, which can be dried, steamed and sanitized at the press of a button.

The Refresh mode uses steam to remove wrinkles from your fabrics and dry them out in a quick, 20 minute cycle. Alternatively users can use the Sanitary mode for a more thorough clean. This adds heat as well as steam, and helps to kill off allergens such as pollen that might get trapped in your clothes.

The Gentle Dry mode uses LG’s “Heat Pump” technology to dry out your clothes slowly, which should be useful for fabrics such as wool that tend to shrink when wet.

Finally there’s a Special Care mode for special fabrics such as leather and fur, with up to 10 different cycles available to download via the special LG Smart Styler app. Some of the cycles include “Air Fresh”, “Rainy Day” and “Shawls/Neckties”.

“We believe that in the future, steam closet care systems like the LG Styler will become known as a household essential with their huge range of benefits, applications, and time and money-saving capabilities,” said LG’s UK Sales Director for Home Appliances, Shean Smith.

LG said the LG Styler will go on sale in the U.K. next February at John Lewis and other selected retailers.