Garment steamers – the iron replacement
It always surprises us how confused people are when they see our full size steamer. We’ve never thought of it as a very novel appliance. No, it’s not a Ghost-Busters slime vacuum. It’s a much easier, faster, and headache free way of removing the wrinkles from your clothing. Turn it on, let it heat up, and just glide it over your clothes as you hold them taught. If an iron’s ability to remove wrinkles and creases is a 9 out of 10, we give the steamer a solid 7.5. And that’s assuming there is an expert behind the helm of the iron, which we assuredly are not. As for convenience, the iron gets a whopping 2, while the steamer receives another 7.5. Do it.
The stand-up steamer from Conair ($70) is, in our experience, every bit as good as this more expensive model ($170) is described here:
No space in the apartment? Or want to travel with it? Get the Jiffy travel version ($50) here: