To ask you to recommend a clothes steamer
HildaZelda · 25/10/2018 23:12
Preferably a handheld one. I hate ironing and will only do what is really necessary. DH does his work shirts and if the mood takes him, will iron bedding. I can't be bothered.
It's probably a rebellion against my mother who ironed EVERYTHING when I was growing up. Pyjamas, underwear, towels and even dusters ffs!
Anyway, I have a few tops that no matter how carefully I hang them up, just seem to come out of the wardrobe creased, so I've decided a steamer might be the way ahead.
Don't need anything fancy. Budget is absolute max £50, but anything less would be even better.
Has anyone got one, what do you recommend?
HildaZelda · 26/10/2018 00:18
Hopeful bump, or else I'll be a mass of wrinkles!
Theperfectchangeling · 26/10/2018 10:51
Following! I want a decent portable one, plus, I would like something that I can use to steam duvets when they are already on the bed, I avoid Ironing like the plague... hate it!
IJustLostTheGame · 26/10/2018 10:55
I don't have a portable one, it stands alone and cost about £25 from eBay.
It's brilliant at dropping creases out of clothes from the wardrobe and freshening up dry clean only things.
It doesn't replace my iron though. It drops creases from shirts but they don't look ironed. And it probably takes the same amount of time to be honest.
RandomMess · 26/10/2018 10:59
I have considered trying my wallpaper steam stripper (has several smaller heads to go on it) just not got around to trying it yet...
Xiaoxiong · 26/10/2018 11:18
We did the opposite, replaced the iron with a Tefal steam generator which does both ironing and steaming. It was expensive but it's paid for itself within 3 months in saved dry cleaning costs - DH used to send out his suits regularly more for steaming than anything else and now he does them all at home doing the vertical steaming and the creases just drop out. You can also vertical steam synthetic fabrics that can't be ironed at high temperatures.
Bonus is that the old iron was very heavy when full of water - the steam generator water tank sits on the floor or a table and the iron part of it is much lighter, and you can iron a shirt beautifully in about 30 seconds because the steam is so amazingly strong.
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