If you are thinking about getting a clothes steamer, it is important that you compare the different products available in the market first. This is because there are so many types of products that are available already. If you do not make a good selection of the available products, you might end up getting one that is insufficient for you.
Silk is very easily burned, misshapen or stretched when ironing. Steaming is highly preferred with silks. Your dryer may have a steam setting, you can hang it in the bathroom with the shower on hot, or you can use a best garment steamer. Hang your silk items on wide clothes hangers to ensure that they keep their shape. Cedar hangers will keep the garment’s front and back from touching and absorb moisture that may be left in the shoulder seams.
If a tag says to dry clean only, then you probably should follow that advice. But, if the fabric is safe to steam, you may be able to avoid dry cleaning until the end of the season when you are ready to store the garment. Put some vodka in a spritz bottle and spray areas that might start to smell. Your body can leave bacteria on your clothing and vodka safely kills the germs that cause the odor. You can let the garment air dry or use a steamer for garments to further freshen up the clothing. Steaming causes less damage than ironing and can be used on many fine fabrics.
There are two sizes available. The full size unit and the hand held unit. The full size unit usually will have a few more functions than a hand held. There may be an automatic shut-off, the ability to control the amount of steam, and a place to hold the steam nozzle. The hand held garments steamer will be cheaper in price. The nozzle will be smaller, which may be good depending on the garment you are steaming. It is easier to store and it can be used in any room of the house, as it can easily move with you. The one drawback about the smaller units is that they need to be refilled more frequently.
There are many benefits of using a steam cleaner as oppose to the one of the many chemical cleaners on our market. They are environmentally friendly and are great to use if you or your family suffers from allergies. The steam cleaner has been widely used in Europe and have only recently been brought to America which is why it is not as widely recognized. Once you start cleaning with steam, you will find that it is all that you need!
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