One of the first blog posts I wrote tackled the topic of steaming vs ironing your clothes. My steamer has been on its “last leg” for a while, so I’ve been doing the research on what I wanted to purchase to replace it.
If you are new here, let’s start with a quick review on why I believe you want to invest in a steamer. First of all, I want to emphasize that a steamer cannot take the place of ironing when you need a crease or crisp shirt collar.
There are many more times that I need a quick touch up rather than a crease and the steamer fills that need. It’s a huge time saver and I think it is easier than ironing. The steamer gets in the hard to reach corners and I don’t have the “shiny spots” the iron leaves on some fabrics. I like steaming my jeans. It’s so easy to steam around the pockets. My husband has also discovered the benefits of steaming and steams way more than he irons.
My $25 steamer from Costco has served me well, but I decided I did not want to go with the upright model that is a little cumbersome. Would a travel steamer be powerful enough?
I started to do my research and after a great deal of reading I decided on the Jiffy Esteam Travel Steamer. I decided to buy one for my college son who HATES to iron. And quite honestly, I have to admit being in the same position in college. Who had time to iron and who really cared? However, he works part-time in an office and has to look presentable so ironing is a necessity.
The steamer is hit and he is quite pleased with how easy it is to make his clothes look great.
The only downside I can find with this steamer is the fact that it has a small water canister so it needs to be filled frequently. You are only able to do a few garments before a refill. I rarely press more than a few garments at a time, so this negative really didn’t seem like a bad thing to me.
You can also purchase an upright steamer from Jiffy that received good reviews as well.
I ordered from Amazon. Google the Jiffy Esteam for more sources.
Let me know if steaming is the answer to your ironing woes.