Originally Posted by zeero3
Never used steam before. What's wrong with a water spray bottle?
I'm still a newbie to the world of ironing but my understanding is that if you're spraying water, then you're having to remove all that moisture with heat. Steam imparts less moisture+heat at the same time - which means less heat necessary to remove the just-added moisture. Less heat = less wear and tear on the material. Plus, the steam is less than dense than liquid and will actually permeate - if not pass entirely through - the material at hand.
Again, I'm still learning - but I'll tell you this: 1 shirt with the dg5030 steam generator, and I'm at least a believer in steam generators (even if that model isn't the best one at the job out there). The steam it produces literally melts wrinkles - it makes the whole job just so much easier, heck almost enjoyable.