I absolutely hate ironing. I usually do the hang-up-quickly-out-of-the-dryer method to avoid it, but there are times when something has been in the closet for a while and ended up wrinkled or creased or some special occasions where ironing can’t be avoided.
So, as you can imagine, I was super excited to try the ExtremeSteam Professional Hand Held Garment Steamer . It’s a dual temperature steamer that you simply fill with tap water and press the trigger and it will provide 15 minutes of steam. It’s got 3 attachments – a brush, a soft cushion attachment for delicate fabrics, and a creaser. I was really pleased with how well it works. It heats up quickly and nicely removed the wrinkles. It also has a nice long cord which lets you hang the article of clothing that your steaming and easily move around it (I used the shower door to hang it on) and it even lets you steam your drapes easily.
It quickly and easily steams my husband’s shirts and the other day I used it on a pair of my capris that had been folded up too long. You just make a couple of passes over the wrinkles and they disappear. I also steamed my valance in the bathroom (yeah, I know, its summer – a bit late for spring cleaning, but better late than never) It worked great and was totally easy to do. The steamer even has a little button on the trigger that you can use to get it to keep it pressed without having to hold it.
I think my favorite thing about it other than how easy it is to use is that you can’t mess up. I’m not the best at ironing (I guess I don’t really apply myself since I hate it) and I have a track record of leaving accidental creases on some things. But with the Fabric Steamer, you don’t have to worry about that. Overall I was very pleased with how well it works, and very happy that I may never have to touch my iron again! You can see a video of the Conair Garmet Steamer in action or find out more on their website.