A garment steamer is an appliance that has been specially designed to steam wrinkles out of clothing, as opposed to using an iron–even a steam iron–that presses out the wrinkles. Over the last several years, this appliance has been gaining more recognition and acceptance in the home for use on a number of different fabrics and is steadily becoming a handy and staple household item.
Why use a garment steamer?
A garment steamer can be used to eliminate wrinkles quickly and easily in those delicate and fine fabrics, not only for clothing, but also for a number of other items around the house, for example, curtains and draperies, bed linens, pillowcases, tablecloths, curtains, furniture upholstery, dresser doilies, cloth napkins, and even canvas; moreover, it can be used conveniently in lieu of the age-old iron and ironing board.
As you may well know, it’s just plain careless and risky to use an iron on business suits or formal evening attire, even to smooth out just a few wrinkles. Within a short period of time, you’ll start noticing that tell-tale fabric “shine”–which means that a ruined suit or dress is well on the way. On the opposite side, this also means that your iron has picked up numerous microfibers from these and other past fabrics which contributes to the development of that brown gunky residue on its faceplate. Get it hot enough and it will melt off onto whatever you’re ironing at the moment and instantly ruin it. Attempting to clean the iron’s faceplate can also turn into a challenge. Scrubbing it with a cleanser or applying a harsh cleaning chemical can cause irreparable harm and thereby void the warranty.
A garment steamer can also save you time and money from those inconvenient and needless trips to the dry cleaners. Why does one think that they need to take several outfits to the cleaners just to get rid of a few wrinkles while shelling out good money in the process? After a while, the garment steamer will more than pay for itself with all of the effort, time, and money saved.
There are several different sizes that will fit your budget: commercial, compact, portable, and handheld/travel steamers. One of the most significant conveniences is that for travel. A handheld/travel garment steamer is made to fit compactly into your luggage. Regardless of how carefully you’ve packed, you will always have some wrinkles in that important business suit or evening dress. Once you’ve reached your destination and have gotten settled into your hotel room, you can break it out and immediately start removing those…