Steamer instead of regular iron.

@stary1 (6622)
United States
September 7, 2011 12:45pm CST
I have been thinking of buying a steamer for getting wrinkles out of my clothes and wonder what others experiences with these are? I remember years ago I had one but it kept dripping water on my clothes so I stopped using it. I would assume the product has improved. I also wonder if I have to invest a lot of money to get one that doesn't drip water. TY in advance for any input.
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• United States
7 Sep 11
I've seen them on TV and they seem to work good there, but it seems like a lot of work to get rid of wrinkles. I like the look of freshly ironed clothes.. I rarely iron though.. I just take stuff out of the drier and hang them up and they are free of wrinkles.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
7 Sep 11
I too like the look of freshly ironed clothes and I htought this would be easier than a flat iron. I need a new iron and was looking at the cordless ones, but then remembered my steamer. I thought it would be less work??
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• United States
7 Sep 11
The ones I see on TV they keep going over the area and over it to get the wrinkles out.. it would be quicker to just iron them. I wish I had a cordless iron.. I might look into one of those. The cord always gets in my way, which is why I don't use an iron much. I'd use a cordless one.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
7 Sep 11
Hmmmm I will keep that in mind...I don;t want to spend more time ironging thannecessary even if I don't do it often.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 11
Hi stary1, I can see salesgirl working with steamer iron whenever passing by clothing store or department. They seem like doing the ironing work pretty easy and relaxed just holding the iron. And no dripping water was seen at all like what you had experienced The wrinkles on the clothes disappeared in a short while. I nearly purchased one after seeing them ironing without using an ironing board or table following a sudden impulse then I gave up finally due to it's not frugal as well as my iron still works well Happy posting!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
8 Sep 11
That's my problem now..do I get a steamer or regular iron and ironing board. I don't iron very much so I don't need both.
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@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 11
I try not to wear clothes that need ironing After taking out my tshirts and jeans from the washing machine I do all my best to lessen the wrinkles available I then dry them under the sun. So they still look decent when putting them on. My husband seldom wears tshirt and all his clothes need to be ironed. He seems to be rather picky in his clothes
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
8 Sep 11
Do you have to iron his clothes? I married someone who was living on his own and was used to doing his own laundry, ironing etc. so after we married he just continued..works for me I too try not to wear clothes that need ironong but some just look so much better if ironed so I break down and do it if I have time.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 Sep 11
I don't have one but my neighbor across the street swears by hers.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
7 Sep 11
Good to know..is she a neat freak??
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
8 Sep 11
yikes..I hope you know I didn't mean freak as nasty..just as 'overly neat'
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 11
I knew what u meant, lol. She is very meticulous in the way she looks when she is going out & always looks nice. I'm a neat freak w/my house but long as i'm clean i don't worry about my looks much unless i am going somewhere special. I don't get out much & don't fix up like i should but that's just me.
@marguicha (88023)
• Chile
7 Sep 11
I saw them on TV last year and called. They were so expensive that I gave a thought as to what clothes really needed iron. There were that many. I place the board in such a way that I could iron in a jiffy and that was that.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
7 Sep 11
Could be less of a hassle I guess. I need to buy something because all I have now is an old small travel iron w/o steam that I bought years and years ago..
@marguicha (88023)
• Chile
7 Sep 11
I have a normal steam iron, quite unexpensive. The only thing it needs is decent water so tar does not clog the holes. I use the water I buy for the car.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
8 Sep 11
I too used filtered water when I had an iron..my problem is usually too much calcium in the water and it builds up in appliances.
@bagarad (10552)
• Paso Robles, California
8 Sep 11
I'm afraid I haven't ironed since I moved into this small house 15 years ago. There's no place to set up and ironing board. So I don't iron. i do have a steam iron -- two in fact -- mine and my mom's. They worked OK. Now all we wear are jeans, shorts, and T-Shirts and pants and shirts that look pretty much OK right out of the dryer. We don't have to dress up anymore except for some weddings and memorial services, since we both work at home.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
8 Sep 11
I plan to buy an ironing board that fits over the door and you just pull it down whenever you need to use it. I don't have a lot of storage space either and an ironing board is the last thing I want to store I don't iron very much either..except I really like ironed jeans...