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Iron/Steamer Recommendations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by norcaltransplant, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    I realize that we had a LONG thread on steamers recently, but I was wondering if Forum members have any products that they swear by for eliminating wrinkles. I currently use a $30 Black and Deckerwith lighht starch on broadcloths and a few stubborn twills, with a mean ironing time of 12 minutes/shirt (1hr 15 minutes/week for shirts and two or three pants. Wool slacks are pressed and drycleaned). links and prices appreciated.
     


  2. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Senior member

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    I had been using a questionable hand held model from Sunbeam for years. It did the job but took a long time and was a pain in the butt to keep filling w water. About a month ago I bought a Jiffy with the metal head and I havent looked back since. The thing produces so much steam youd think you're in a sauna - enough to do both sides of my pants at once. Further - the build of the unit is superb - makes me proud that it was made in America. Its a little pricey, but it will pay for itself many times over.
     


  3. TomW

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    Rowenta - any of the 1400 watt models - hands down the best iron I've ever owned. Almost makes ironing a pleasure.
     


  4. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Sussman Senior W. Steam Iron w/Pump - 8 Pounds of cast iron
    Lasts a lifetime. About $500 - Sussman Automatic, Long Island City, NY
     


  5. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec....=507846 I have this steamer, it's apparently the same one Chuck uses, it's quite great. About $100 or so shipped if you buy it on Friday with the coupon.
     


  6. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Absolutely. Whenever I visit my mom, she want to iron my clothes to give me more freetime, I want to iron my clothes because she has a Rowenta.
     


  7. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Rowenta Pro, decent weigh, okay steam, $90 at Target.

    Rowenta's travel steamer, however, is worthless in my opinion. The "E-Steamer" is much better. In fact, my wife and I use our little E-steam unit much more than our big Jiffy commercial type steamer.

    I'd love to find one of those puffed out shirt steamers that the Cleaners use.
     


  8. jasonpraxis

    jasonpraxis Well-Known Member

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    Is this the same as the "Steam n' Press?" I just received one as a gift and it's pretty much useless. No reservior to speak of, spits water all over the place, and handles awkwardly over all fabrics.
     


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    TCN Senior member

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    (TCN @ 06 Jan. 2005, 10:22) Rowenta's travel steamer, however, is worthless in my opinion. Â The "E-Steamer" is much better. Â In fact, my wife and I use our little E-steam unit much more than our big Jiffy commercial type steamer.
    Is this the same as the "Steam n' Press?" I just received one as a gift and it's pretty much useless. No reservior to speak of, spits water all over the place, and handles awkwardly over all fabrics.
    I think that's either the new or deluxe version of what I had. Mine was worthless, about as much steam as a hot cup of coffee (but less consistent) . . . I even took the first one back as defective, the second one produced the same amount. I kept it out of laziness, I think it's in my basement someplace.
     


  10. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I bought this Conair off ebay and like it quite well for what I paid (~$30). I have only light steaming needs. One of these days I'll probably upgrade, but this is satisfactory for now. If I was going retail I'd get this one that drizz and Chuck have. It is on "Friday Sale" today for $99, I see.
     


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