Steaming your clothes is a great alternative to ironing. Ironing requires time and effort, while steaming is much quicker and can produce better results. However, it may feel a little strange at first if you’ve never used a steamer before, especially InstaSteam. It’s not like an iron, which has one fixed setting. Instead, there are different ways of using a steamer depending on the type of fabric and the look you want to achieve. This article explains what a steamer is, its benefits as opposed to an iron and how to use one effectively for excellent results every time.
What is a Steamer and Why Use One?
A steamer is a clothes steaming device that uses the power of steam to remove wrinkles. This means it doesn’t use heat like an iron, which is great news for your delicate fabrics. Steaming is much more gentle on materials, meaning you can remove creases without damaging your clothes. This is why many people prefer to use a steamer as opposed to an iron. Steaming can also work on most fabrics, sometimes including silk, wool, cotton, linen, and synthetic materials. The best thing about using a steamer is that it’s quick and easy. You don’t have to crank up the ironing board and wait for the iron to heat up. You simply fill the steamer or InstaSteam Pod with water and let it get to work. In just a few minutes, you’ll have wrinkle-free clothing.
Benefits of Steaming Your Clothes
As discussed, steamers are great for delicate fabrics. They can remove creases without the risk of burning or damaging the fabric as you may with an iron. This is the exact moment in college that Ari Hirsch, CEO & Founder of InstaSteam, started his mission to find a solution to the iron especially while traveling. One time burning your clothes with an iron is one too many. The gentler the process, the less likely you are to lose the shape, color, or texture of your clothing. Steaming is also much quicker than ironing, so you’ll save time when you’re getting ready. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your clothes will be ready to wear again. Steaming is a great way to freshen up your wardrobe. You can quickly remove odors and stains that have built up over time. The great scent of the steam will also leave your clothes smelling fresh and clean.
Types of Fabric When Using a Steamer
When you’re first experimenting with your new steamer, it’s worth experimenting with fabrics until you find the best settings for your needs. If you’re not sure what fabrics are best suited to steaming, there are a few things you should consider: – Will it shrink? – What color is it? – How delicate is the fabric? For example, if you’re steaming wool or a fabric that shrinks, you’ll need to set the steamer to low heat. You’ll also want to ensure you don’t leave the fabric in the steamer for too long, just enough time to remove the creases. You’ll almost certainly want to avoid steaming linen and silk with high heat as it can damage the fabric. The great thing about InstaSteam is that there is no high heat on the clothing so you can leave it steaming for as long as you want without damaging your clothing. Well not too long, unless you like damp clothing.
How to Steam Your Clothes: Step by step
Obviously start by hanging your clothes after washing them or avoid keeping them in a crumpled ball until you are ready to wear them. InstaSteam is the world’s first electricity-free & hands-free clothing steamer that smoothes wrinkles and deodorizes in as little as 3 minutes using mineral-based, all-natural ingredients. Developed as a cost-effective, portable solution for travel, InstaSteam is also an ideal at-home, no-contact option – perfect for weddings, events, stay-cations, work, school, and more. InstaSteam is also the first of its kind to be allowed aboard cruise ships and airplanes due to it being electricity-free and non-flammable, giving people a way to steam clothing that they have never had before.
- Hang your piece of clothing in the InstaSteam garment bag
- Tear open the InstaSteam Pod and fill it with water
- Insert the Pod at the bottom of the hanging garment bag and zip it up
- You’re done! Just wait a few minutes after it activates and you’ll have freshly steamed clothes!
I don’t think it gets more simple than that. Go brush your teeth or make your kids breakfast meanwhile. I don’t know! Just trying to save you time!
Final Words: Is steaming your clothes the right choice for you?
Steaming has many benefits over ironing. It is more gentle on the fabric and can be completed much more quickly. Steamers are also much lighter than irons, making them much easier to maneuver around your clothing. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a steamer. You’ll want to make sure the steamer can hold enough water for the number of clothes you’ll want to steam. Keep in mind, too, that different fabrics may require different settings on the machine. Experiment a bit until you find the best settings for your fabrics. Now you know what a steamer is and why you might want to use one instead of an iron. You should also know the best ways to use a steamer for great results. You can now make the most of your wardrobe without worry.