No time to go to the dry cleaners: try clothes steamers
If you're like most people, you don't like wasting your time. You are probably busy with your work, your family or your social obligations. The last thing you want to do is add another task to your list. What if we told you that there is a way to get your clothes crisp without going to the dry cleaners?
A real alternative, steamers (or steamers) are very easy to use and do not require any special skills or training. So if you're looking for an easy way to keep your clothes spotless, check out our steamers. You will not be disappointed.
What is a garment steamer?
A steamer is a household appliance used to smooth your clothes while removing wrinkles. Depending on the model, the steamer uses a certain amount of steam to relax the fibers of the fabric and make your clothes impeccable. 'Steamers' are a practical alternative to ironing and can be used on a wide variety of fabrics including cotton, linen, wool and silk.
Unlike ironing, which can damage delicate fabrics, it only uses hot steam to remove creases. If you are considering buying a garment steamer, here are some features to look at carefully.
If you're considering buying a garment steamer, there are a few things to consider.
The size of the Steamer
They come in different sizes. Depending on the amount of clothes you want to iron, it will be important to choose the most suitable model for your needs between the vertical and the portable.
For optimal performance, a steam output of 22 g/min is satisfactory. This power is adequate for treating lightweight garments and touching up already ironed garments. On the other hand, a steam flow of 30 g/min eliminates bacteria and unpleasant odors.
The amount of water
Most often having a removable water tank, it is important to choose a steamer with a large capacity in order to benefit from less limited autonomy. Indeed, choosing a removable tank of the right capacity will allow you easier steaming.
The type of fabric
Steamers can be used on a wide variety of fabrics including cotton, linen, wool and silk. Take the time to identify the material of the garment you are going to steam, as heavier and thicker fabrics will require more passes.
The advantages of steamers over pressing (or dry cleaning)
Better control your budget
The cost of dry cleaning can vary depending on the type of fabric and the number of items to be cleaned. Steamers, on the other hand, are a relatively new option for treating clothes that is becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and low cost.
Depending on the laundry, dry cleaning a blouse can cost around SGD 15, while a suit can cost around SGD 35. If you have 2 of these garments to dry clean once a month, it will cost you approximately $600 per year not including travel costs. On the other hand, a good garment steamer will cost around the same value but you can use it for years and on your other clothes and home interiors. As a result, it is much more economical than professional washing.
Fewer steps to perform and more time saved
On the other hand, professional dry cleaning simply takes more time; between preparing your clothes, putting them down, waiting and coming back to them and then putting them back in your wardrobe, the time is long!
On the contrary, using a complete device such as a Steam One steamer, hanging your clothes, to then steam them, requires fewer steps. Steam One clothes steamers are very easy to use and do not require any special skills or training. Fill the tank with water, turn on the device and watch the steam do its job. In just minutes, your clothes will be refreshed and wrinkle-free.
Steamers are also much faster to set up than going to the dry cleaners. Precision: unlike the classic iron, the heating time of a steamer is generally around 45 seconds.
A wide choice of clothes steamers for your different needs
There are many types of garment steamers on the market, so it is important to choose the one that best suits your needs. Handheld steamers are great for touch-ups and small areas. Discover the compact models of the Steam One range of portable garment steamers ; elegant, robust and ergonomic, they will become your allies for quickly ironing your clothes at home or when travelling.
On the other hand, an upright steamer is best suited for taller items. Check out Steam One's range of vertical home clothes steamers ; ideal for your dresses, shirts and suits.
It is also important to note that after buying the steamer itself, you will no longer have to buy bulky additional accessories (such as an ironing board and its cover, sleeve, steam generator, etc.); only complementary accessories to modify and optimize the use of your Steamer, such as rods, supports or storage pouches. Other accessories and spare parts can be found on Steam One.
Why using a garment steamer is environmentally friendly?
Caring about the environment is a collective concern that has grown significantly in recent years. Indeed, society as a whole seeks to reduce its impact on the environment. One way to do this is to take small steps, such as choosing energy-efficient products, such as a garment steamer.
A Steamer uses less water than a washing machine and can save you just as much money on your water bill (note: this only applies to the most delicate fabrics that can go without machine washing). Additionally, using a garment steamer does not require any harsh chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and to your clothes.
So if you're looking for a way to be more eco-friendly, consider buying a garment steamer. This is just one small change among many that, taken together, can make a big difference.
Clothes steamers are a great solution for busy people who don't have time to go to the dry cleaners and are looking to get their clothes up to speed quickly. They are easy to use and can save you time and money.