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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by westinghouse View Post
Refurbished Jiffy's on ebay for $120. MSRP $180.
Nice, thanks.
post #32 of 44
I have a Smartek handheld steam I have using. I got on sale for around $30 online from Bonton. It isn't very fancy but It works just fine for steaming things like Shirts and Pants. Seems to get the wrinkles out pretty good.
post #33 of 44
Another note - you must use distilled water in jiffy steamers and rinse them out once in a while. Still - we steamed wedding gowns all day 6 days a week and no problems for 3 years.
post #34 of 44
Interesting thread. I've purposely not jumped into this thread 'till now for 2 reasons: One, I wanted to get a sense of how SFers use their steamers and, two, I have a bias...I own a high-end dry cleaner and shirt laundry. I'm glad to see that many folks state, rather specifically, that they use their steamers to "touch up" wrinkles in the crotch, elbows, underarms, etc. But there is also a common misconception amongst many that "steaming" is 'pressing". It's not. I've seen this misconception advocated on so many threads that I wrote a blog post in May 2010 entitled "The myth of pressing a garment with steam". Truth is, steam can be a dangerous tool if used incorrectly. For the complete blog post, please see.... http://ravefabricare.com/true-qualit...ith-steam.aspx Website: www.ravefabricare.com Daily blog: www.truequalitycleaning.com
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post
Has anyone else ever used or even heard of this?

-LR

I have one (the Whirlpool). It's useful for linen trousers. Won't take the wrinkles out of polo shirts after they come out of the dryer though.

Much better is a Jiffy steamer. Significantly faster than an iron.
post #36 of 44
He wanted travel. J2000 is a machine. ESteam once got a decent blog review. Can't find the blog http://www.amazon.com/Jiffy-Steamer-..._bxgy_k_text_b
post #37 of 44
I bought this one for $20 and it works well. Just don't hope to get a press like a steam iron will. But for eliminating some wrinkles especially for the lady's dress, it works wonders.

post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post
He wanted travel. J2000 is a machine.

ESteam once got a decent blog review. Can't find the blog
http://www.amazon.com/Jiffy-Steamer-..._bxgy_k_text_b

I have never used Esteam, but it is made by jiffy
post #39 of 44
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I was looking at Esteam but it still seems a bit bulky to travel with.
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Paging jefferyd...paging jefferyd...


- B

I've given up.

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Originally Posted by stubloom View Post
Interesting thread. I've purposely not jumped into this thread 'till now for 2 reasons: One, I wanted to get a sense of how SFers use their steamers and, two, I have a bias...I own a high-end dry cleaner and shirt laundry.

I'm glad to see that many folks state, rather specifically, that they use their steamers to "touch up" wrinkles in the crotch, elbows, underarms, etc. But there is also a common misconception amongst many that "steaming" is 'pressing". It's not.

I've seen this misconception advocated on so many threads that I wrote a blog post in May 2010 entitled "The myth of pressing a garment with steam". Truth is, steam can be a dangerous tool if used incorrectly.

For the complete blog post, please see....

http://ravefabricare.com/true-qualit...ith-steam.aspx

Website: www.ravefabricare.com

Daily blog: www.truequalitycleaning.com

Bless you. But damn you for posting that YouTube video. Now I'm going to have bad dreams for a week.
post #41 of 44
Just get a Rowenta Steam Generator Base + Iron system for $100-$150 new. Cant be beat for the money. I have a Delonghi Steam Generator Iron + Base much like the Rowenta, and its totally awesome, but after a couple months it leaks water. Just got my new one (service is surprisingly good) and I'm more than happy, but if I could go back in time I'd get the Rowenta.

Cant beat a really quality flat iron that basically IS a steamer as well. Loving mine.
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post
I've given up.



Bless you. But damn you for posting that YouTube video. Now I'm going to have bad dreams for a week.

I'm better at Ironing because of you Jeffery.

I also use steam less often, unfortunately at work all I have is a steamer.
post #43 of 44
so what happens if you steam the seams?
post #44 of 44
What about for international travel? Dual voltage model?
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