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How-To | Steaming vs. Ironing

Sep 19, 2017


Wrinkles are cute on bulldogs, but not your wardrobe. Lucky for you, those pesky creases are no match for a hot iron or strategic steam. But, which is the best wrinkle removing weapon for the job? When deciding between your iron or your trusty steamer, turn to our guide before making your choice.

The Steamer

Provides the safest option for removing wrinkles with a natural look. Gentle enough for use on delicate fabrics like silk and won’t burn or cause unintended creasing. Removes up to 99.9% of bacteria, germs, and dust mites.

Benefits:

  • Kills germs
  • Controls allergies
  • Removes wrinkles
  • Freshens items between washes
  • Freshens items not suitable for dry cleaning or laundry 

Works Especially Well for:

  • Heat sensitive materials like silk and some synthetics
  • Items made of material that can be crushed like wool, velvet or corduroy
  • Suits and jackets
  • Curtains
  • Bed skirts
  • Pillows
  • Mattresses
  • Upholstery
  • Silks
  • Wool, Cashmere & Wool Blends 

Get our tips for steaming with ease here.

The Iron

Benefits:

  • A crisp, clean finish
  • More efficient than steaming on durable cotton or easily wrinkled linen items

Works Best On:

  • Dress shirts
  • Dress pants
  • Table linens
  • Linen items
  • Sheets
  • Pillow covers 

Learn how to iron like a pro with these tips.

 

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