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 1200W, 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.
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.
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: