I have this one. I use distilled water in it because tap water where I live is hard and causes scale/buildup. As part of my Sunday evening prep for the week, I pick out my work outfits and steam them all at once.
I use a handheld one from Amazon- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1QE5ME/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
For toe boxes, I recommend a steam gun after packing the toe box tightly with socks. After that, use Angelus Shoe Stretch- soak the toe box and use a heat gun to dry it, repeat. That should take care of everything.
We have this Conair ExtremeSteam - it’s $30 on Amazon and we got it as a wedding gift 3 years ago and it’s still working just fine! We use it at least once a day.
What about something like this?
Conair Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer Dual Heat, White/Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006CR9KGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ZKJW5PN9VH05SKEMHDE2
Make your bed, then give it a steam along the wrinkles.
Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer, Purple https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KOLQ8P0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PMW97WPATG1XKMFPTCV2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have this Conair handheld and love it
Literally this. Buy a small steamer. This exact one is sold under a million brand names but it’s the best one
There’s no magic cure to traveling without wrinkles. steamer and get nicer suits with a relatively open weave so the wrinkles fall out more easily
I have the Pure Enrichment one from Amazon
I've had it since 2015. I've tried the "shower as steamer" thing and never worked for me. This steamer works great. I use it as an alternative to ironing (I find ironing more difficult and plus I don't want to have to own an iron + an ironing board/mat). I also use it to do a light clean (really focus on areas like collars/ arm pits, sleeves) on some dry-clean only delicates, which allows me to wear them 3-10 times before needing to take to the cleaner. It kills bacteria so you won't have odor issues.
So here’s the one I have
Conair ExtremeSteam GS23 C... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006CR9KGA?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Works great. You just need to not be afraid of how close you are putting the steamer on the clothes. Like, I have it pretty much touching it, but I only need to do a quick swipe by a wrinkled spot and it’s good to go.
Not the point of this post, but I’ve had way better luck with the ConAir steamer than the Rowenta one. I’ve had this model for 5 years running and it kicks ass. If you have to reorder, think about this one!
Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer, Purple-Amazon Exclusive, Plum https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KOLQ8P0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3-afDbDW7MD8D
This is what I use, I like it because it has a mesh attachment:
That being said anyone will do, if it doesn't have a mesh attachment just stretch some panty hose over it to prevent "spitting". AKA large water droplets coming out. Always use distilled water.
I use this one and like it. A lot of the super cheap ones will spill superheated water everywhere if you try to block something flat. This one has a closed reservoir and works great.
ok does this link work
seems like a good way to make up for the fact that I don’t hang my shirts up fast enough and let it sit in a hamper for a while
Not normally. However, I brought the below one on a recent trip to London. I had a taffeta ballgown skirt & satin top and I was carry on only. It’s dual voltage and only used an adapter, no converter. It worked well. I’ve used it at home too because it’s easier then my bigger tank unit.
This one. First one broke after 2 years and they replaced it free. Second one is about ready for replacement. That list price is fake, it's always around $25 and not bad if you just accept you'll not get more than a few years. By then the buildup and stuff probably makes it worth replacing anyway.
I disagree. I've had a handheld portable conair steamer, basically this one, for about 6 years, and it still works great. We use it at least once or twice a week for 6 years. Never used distilled, just tap and it's been great. Ymmv, maybe we're lucky, but we love it because it's portable too.
I am a prolific knitter and I block all knits with a handheld clothes steamer (like this oneConair - GS23N Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer with Dual Heat, White/Blue https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B006CR9KGA/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_0G8ET9GWYZFVR90935GB).
I use the high setting for wool and cotton and a low setting for acrylic, tencel, and various blends. I also always test the synthetic yarns on the wrong side first (or on your swatch if you make them). I block garments on a dress form but things like shawls on foam mats. I have a little Halloween foam skull that I use for blocking hats. Sometimes for shawls, I will pin them as I steam them. I do this if they have some kind of lace edges with chevrons or "flames" that need shaping. I steam a section quickly to make it maleable, then stretch and pin in place. Repeat until the entire shawl is pinned, adjust to make sure everything is even, then steam again a few times and let sit for like 20 min to cool down. Then unpin and shake out and it is done.
For blocking crochet, I will sometimes use an iron but in a VERY specific manner. I put down multiple towels to make an extra soft surface, then put the crocheted garment right side down, then a wet but not dripping cotton or linen cloth, then very gently bring the iron (on cotton or linen setting) down to the wet towel so that it makes SHHHHHH (water evaporating) sound. I don't ever put the iron fully down or apply any pressure.
Hope this helps!
I got the Conair CompleteSteam from Amazon. It works great. I like that I can just set it down on the counter and the cord is really long. It does only last 5 mins, so you might need a bigger one if you have more hair.
> I'm thinking the latter would be better as I could just pile my hair into the bowl where the face is supposed to go?
I wouldn't recommend piling the hair in. Steam is super hot initially out of it's source. You may accidentally end up frying your hair. Also, I don't think the water would distribute properly, it might just get stuck in the ends.
>Or the gun type could be better because it's easier to go around my whole head in sections?
That would probably be better. More control to get the steam where you need it.
Glad this helped!
No don't risk a metal iron, probably too hot. Use a blow dryer or steamer on the lowest setting. I got a few wrinkles out of my screen this way. Be patient and don't expect them to disappear all at once. Light treatment... Wait to cool, come back tomorrow and do it again.
Basically, but you can just use it on something hanging, without an ironing board, and they can emit steam constantly until they're out of water unlike an iron. They're super convenient and make flags look good ez.
My dress shop recommended this portable steamer and told me to steam the dress from inside the skirt before I get in it at the venue. (Often the photographer will take it around for photos)
The salon where I bought my dress recommended this small steamer for my wedding dress, my FH’s shirt etc. She said to make sure to use distilled water and use the steamer from the inside of the skirt. I’d ask your salon if you can use it on your dress.
I love the handheld steamer I got from Amazon. I’ve used it on several tops, blazers and my rep Burberry trench coat and it worked perfectly!
Amazon Handheld Steamer
You shouldn’t need different temperatures. Steam is steam. I used to work at a bridal salon and we used the same one for everything. For fabrics that don’t react well to steam, like silk dupioni, we just ironed it instead. The most important thing is that you get one that doesn’t spit water. Any droplets will leave marks on chiffon and satin, so just take extra care and maybe keep a little more distance from the steamer head. We had a big stand one, but I use this one at home and it works really well. Still going strong after 3 years, and it never spits water.
I use a small travel steamer like this, but I put a sock over it doesn't hit the bag full blast. I also condition after each steaming session so the leather doesn't dry out from the heat.
You steam your clothes with a clothes steamer like this or this. The heat from the steam kills bacteria responsible for odor.
Just scoop up one of these
Steamfast SF-680 Digital Steam Press with Multiple Fabric Settings and Steam Burst Function,Stainless/Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00061J2B6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_3TV9Q4ZGTCGFTDSWHVJJ
Get yourselves a fabric steamer, I got this one for clothing and used it on the underside of the rug while pulling/bending the opposite of the curve. I have that same Ikea rug and it worked
Yes! The Conair Extreme Steam handheld series is great. They have a wide output for steam, so you can cover more area and steam things more quickly. I’ve tried smaller steamers before, and it takes so long to steam clothes.
Conair Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer Dual Heat, White/Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006CR9KGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PD0V1W1Q3A5R1ZPCS0P4
I used a handheld steamer for mine backdrop. I bought this one from Amazon Canada. I put distilled water in it.
I used clamps to hold it relatively tight on 3 sides, to the backdrop frame it came with.
But do not pull on it while you are steaming it, you can cause it to stretch unevenly, and then it looks all fucked up, just let gravity do it's thing. I think I went over it once, which got rid of most of the wrinkles, and then I did some spots steams the next day to fix it up.
Idk it's on Amazon and it's like $70? One of the top results?
ETA this is it. I definitely recommend closing the door to the room and letting the room steam up a little (use a small room like a bathroom). This gets any creases in the fabric extra loosened. Sometimes when the room is really steamy I don't even have to use the steamer for some wrinkled items.
I was planning on bringing my portable steamer to my wedding, but I just found out my venue has one in their getting ready space. I'd check with the bride to see if there will be one for you to use before you buy your own! I have this one from Amazon and it works great.
BEAUTURAL 1200-Watt Steamer for Clothes with Pump Steam Technology, Portable Handheld Garment Fabric Wrinkles Remover, 30s Fast Heat-up, Auto-Off, 8.79 oz. Large Detachable Water Tank Aqua https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1QE5ME/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_uUD4DbPXQC3JB
I just have a small travel steamer! It seems to be one of the cheapest options, but it gets the job done for me.
Conair Complete Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XX5451R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1BoDFb82E2TB7
So, how does that work?
I have a steamer at home. https://www.amazon.com/Conair-Extreme-Steam-Fabric-Steamer/dp/B006CR9KGA
Should I just point steam at the cloth part, and use a clean piece of cloth to get the dirt out? How should I do that?
I have a $30 steamer from Amazon and it's the bee's knees. A small investment goes a long way.
BEAUTURAL 1200-Watt Steamer for Clothes with Pump Steam Technology, Portable Handheld Garment Fabric Wrinkles Remover, 30s Fast Heat-up, Auto-Off, 8.7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1QE5ME/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apap_XkCeKCPXOJZxw
Garment steamers tend to look more like this
Get a vertical steamer with wand. $180 on Amazon but worth it
J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer with Plastic Steam Head, 120 Volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000665TD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_6TBuCbV1B6G3R
Just read the instructions carefully
Hi I just got introduced to steamers as I hate ironing.
Is something like this recommended?
I read I should try to buy a good professional steamer to unwrinkle my shirts and wanted some advice. Thanks
Is this the same steamer you have?
PurSteam PS-910 Heavy Duty Powerful Fabric Steamer with Fabric Brush and Garment Hanger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JP45F7U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_x9hAyb6WWFDYE
It's $70... the low price has me weary.
I have this and it works quite well for me
PureSteam Fabric Steamer
Steamers is where it's at.
Go for Jeffy Garment. They are the ones used in most clothing stores because of the reliability (a big issue with steamers).
Keep your wardrobe. Just buy a travel garment steamer and a 500 watt inverter. These things knock out wrinkles in no time. Problem solved.
I would also consider a steamer. It's essentially the same concept. This sucker saved my life at UCLA
They're AMAZING and so much quicker and easier than irons. Haven't touched my iron in over a year. Love Jiffy steamer
Not sure on your question, but with the ironing I hope you're using a steam press such as this, or perhaps even commercial quality steam presses? It will make your job a gazillion times easier and faster once you know how to use them well. I used them a couple decades ago... amazing I tell you! Now days I just hang my clothes right out of the dryer and they're all good by me. ;P
Have you ever tried a clothes steamer? So fast and easy!
I dare say you have two shit steamers. A steamer should be able to remove all of the wrinkles in a single quick pass over the fabric. I have the Jiffy J-2000 and never had a problem removing wrinkles. If a winkle is really bad and more of a crease, I just leave the steamer over the crease for maybe 3-5 seconds and it is gone. Regular wrinkles are just gone instantly.