A War Between Steaming vs. Ironing

Fabric Steamer

The Steamer

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
  • Curtains
  • Items made of a material that can be crushed like wool, velvet or corduroy
  • Pillows
  • Suits and jackets
  • Upholstery
  • Bed skirts
  • Wool, Cashmere & Wool Blends 
  • Mattresses
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Fabrics To Avoid from Steamer

  • Suede
  • 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

The Iron

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
  • Sheets
  • Pillow covers 
  • Table linens

The Cons Of The Iron

  • Ironing accessories needed
  • Learning curve
  • Keeping and taking out the ironing board

Now, It’s Up To You…

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