Clothes steamer

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  1. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Can I get some current recommendations for a quality clothes steamer? I am looking for something compact that can travel. Anything new out there for 2010-2011?
     
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    gladhands Senior member

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    My mom, being my mom, bought something called My Little Steamer from home shopping, because it came with a free mini steamer. Again, my mom, being my mom lacked the arm strength to easily use the full-sized steamer when filled with water, so she gave it to me.

    The full-size is still small enough to travel with, and they're stupidly cheap.
     
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    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Maybe I should ask, do most SFers use these or only an iron?
     
  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I tried a travel clothes steamer several times over the years and tossed it. It took up room in my luggage and I found I really didn't need it. Hanging clothes up upon arrival and hanging them in the bathroom while taking a hot shower took out any wrinkles.

    I say try it if you want but you may not really need one.
     
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    JayJay Senior member

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    I use an iron that produces a lot of steam. I've never tried a steamer.
     
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    I can't comment or recommend any current makes of steamers, but I do recommend them.

    The only issue is unless you find a nice, compact one - they're kind of unsightly. Or unless you have a nice out of the way place to store it.

    But very useful. I use them to get increased wear out of my work slacks. Put them on the hanger as they would come from the dry-cleaner and spend 3-5 minutes giving them a steam. Wrinkles gone and will probably give you an extra 3-4 wears per slacks between trips to the dry cleaner.

    Works on a lot of garments from my experience, except certain button down shirts with stubborn wrinkles that only the dry cleaner can handle.
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I use an iron that produces a lot of steam. I've never tried a steamer.

    They work nice on sleeves and backs.
     
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    Can I get some current recommendations for a quality clothes steamer? I am looking for something compact that can travel. Anything new out there for 2010-2011?
    Do you currently have one that you use at home? I have thought about getting one in the past but have never done it. -LR
     
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    chasingred Senior member

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    Jiffy is what most people recommend here.
     
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    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Do you currently have one that you use at home? I have thought about getting one in the past but have never done it.

    -LR


    No, I use a cleaner for most garments and wool jackets and pants aren't really a problem. I was also going to invest in a good steam dryer. I was really thinking for travel. Even wool can be a problem as I roll my jackets.

    I found a link that said Jiffy was the best but it seems a bit large.
     
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    Jiffy ESTEAM is the way to go. I use mine all the time at home and when I travel.
     
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    No, I use a cleaner for most garments and wool jackets and pants aren't really a problem. I was also going to invest in a good steam dryer. I was really thinking for travel. Even wool can be a problem as I roll my jackets.

    I found a link that said Jiffy was the best but it seems a bit large.


    Thanks. I don't need one for travel, but I was just thinking about getting one for my shirts and suits when they are not being sent to the cleaner.


    -LR
     
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    ljrcustom Senior member

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    I bought a Whirlpool Fabric Freshener. I just set it up while I'm in the shower and forget it...well worth the $$$

    http://www.whirlpool.com/catalog/pro...?productId=513


    Has anyone else ever used or even heard of this?

    -LR
     
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