Which Steamer and Iron

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheDarkKnight, May 22, 2009.

  1. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    Hi All,

    I've read alot of archives on steamers and irons, and the recommendations seem to be -

    Steamer - Rowenta Commercial Steamer model IS 8100

    Iron - Rowenta DZ9080 Advancer Iron

    The technique for suit jackets and trousers seems to be steam to relax wrinkles (but also creases), then iron trousers to press in the crease again.

    Then leave for at least a day for the moisture from the steaming to dry out.

    Most of these archives are from 2006 though, are these brands still the best?

    Perhaps a sticky on definitive suit pressing?
     


  2. lichmd

    lichmd Well-Known Member

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    Personally I purchased a Jiffy from Amazon.
    I brush all my suits, let them hang (pants length-wise) for a few hours after use and then steam and let them hang outside of my closet overnight.
    I don't iron, so I can't comment.
    Cheers,
    J
     


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I've used the Rowenta Advancer for a few years and really like it. Great for both steaming and pressing.
     


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    Jiffy travel steamer
     


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  6. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    Tobi.

    Hey there, what model Tobi is that please?
     


  7. CharlesAlexander

    CharlesAlexander Senior member

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    I've used the Rowenta Advancer for a few years and really like it. Great for both steaming and pressing.

    +1 for Rowenta. It's the best Iron you can buy IMO.
     


  8. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Don't buy the Rowenta 8100 steamer - I bought one a month ago and the base of the hose wore down and frayed after a week of use.

    Will be replacing it with a Jiffy J-4000 commercial steamer.
     


  9. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Rowenta has been a bad experience for me, the iron completely stopped working after being used for 6 months.

    I used it as directed in the instructions, and always used filtered tap water.

    At roughly the 6 month point the steam plate stopped heating, then shortly there after the steamer failed.

    I replaced it with a Reliable Velocity for about 2/3 of the price, works much better.

    The steam actually comes out as steam (not water), it has a spray nozzle which fans nicely, and multiple settings for heat/steam.
     


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    mt_spiffy Senior member

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    The Tobi SUCKS. I like the $40 WalMart steamer better.
     


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    jcc123 Senior member

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    stay away from Rowenta, quality stinks. try Panasonic cordless. excellent iron with no cord to get in the way of your work.
     


  12. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    Bump, lots of mixed opinions!
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Don't overlook the B&D irons, they are very cheap, and nice and heavy, unlike all the plastic ones that cost more.
     


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    KObalto Senior member

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    I love my Rowenta iron and Jiffy steamer. No iron I've seen produces steam like the Rowenta.
     


  15. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    Kobalto,

    For best results then, is it better to have a steamer, plus a steam iron?

    The iron is required for pressing creases, the steamer for relaxing wrinkles and freshening the suit and trousers?

    How useful are steamers for shirts and knitwear?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     


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