Three Reasons a Clothes Steamer is Better Than an Iron

Getting rid of your iron and ironing board and replacing it with a handheld steamer will save you hours of work.

Suitcase and steamer
Some steamers are portable and ideal for business trips where suitcases can sometimes wrinkle your nice clothes.Hilife

In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to deal with wrinkled clothes. Unfortunately, an ideal world doesn’t exist, so you’re stuck with clothes that wrinkle. The next best thing to a world without wrinkly clothes is realizing there is an easy way to get rid of wrinkles. No, it’s not mastering your iron and ironing board. Go ahead and toss those things to the side, because there is a better tool in town: the clothes steamer. This gadget will save you time and frustration. Here’s how to get one that’s easy to use and can save you hours of ironing time.

Speed

Hilife Steamer for Clothes Steamer
Setting up an ironing board and iron is something you can avoid if you use a steamer.Hilife

Say “goodbye” to taking the time to set up an ironing board (if you even have one in the first place), and waiting for your iron to heat up, only to struggle through ironing a shirt for the next 20 minutes. With a clothes steamer, you simply flip the switch and wait a couple minutes for it to heat up. Then, hang the clothes you’re steaming and get the wrinkles out quickly with short strokes, without making new wrinkles while you’re at it.

Ease of Use

MagicPro Portable Garment Steamer for Clothes
If you’re not good at ironing in the first place, a steamer is just what you need to get wrinkles out of your clothes.MagicPro

Ironing is an impossible skill to master, unless you’re willing to park it in front of the TV for the next six hours and iron. A clothes steamer puts an iron to shame in terms of ease of use. You can steam your clothes anywhere—all you need is somewhere to plug the steamer in and a place to hang your clothing.

Versatility

Lemontec Portable Travel Garment Steamer
You can get rid of wrinkles from much more than clothes with a handheld steamer.Lemontec

If you want to iron your curtains, go ahead and use a clothes steamer. The curtains can stay right where they are. With an iron, you would need to take down the curtains and then hang them back up afterwards. Steamers can also be used on more delicate items that an iron may burn. This is because the clothes steamer uses just steam to get rid of wrinkles, while the iron uses a hot metal plate.

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