A War Between Steaming vs. Ironing
Benefits of The Steamer
- Removes wrinkles
- Faster than iron
- Kills germs
- Easier than iron
- Controls allergies
- Freshens items between washes
- Better for clothes
- Freshens items not suitable for dry cleaning or laundry
- Steam any sort of lining first, and always steam items from top to bottom.
- Longer lasting
- Don’t attempt to steamer anything while you’re wearing it.
- An ironing board is not mandatory
Steamer Good for
- Synthetic wool-like fabrics, cashmere, silk, silk blends, and other delicates.
- Heat sensitive materials like silk and some synthetics
- Items made of a material that can be crushed like wool, velvet or corduroy
- Suits and jackets
- Bed skirts
- Wool, Cashmere & Wool Blends
Fabrics To Avoid from Steamer
- Waxed jackets
- Anything plastic—it might melt.
The Cons Of A Steamer
- Hard to get a deep set crease
- Results are not perfect
- Tiring on the arm
Benefits of The Iron
- A crisp, clean finish
- More efficient than steaming on durable cotton or easily wrinkled linen items
Iron Works Good
- Dress pants
- Dress shirts
- Linen items
- Pillow covers
- Table linens
The Cons Of The Iron
- Ironing accessories needed
- Learning curve
- Keeping and taking out the ironing board
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