When choosing a garment steamer, there are a number of features to look out for.
you know that with the iron you have to lay down your fabric, press it, put the iron down, move your fabric, pick up the iron, and press it again¦ aagh! this will wipe you out. it’s such a tedious process.
With a good garment steamer, you only need to hang your fabric and then let the high-temperature steam pass through it removing the creases and killing germs.
Wait! Did I say germs? Yes, germs.
The steam kills germs, better than a dry iron, and leaves fabric refreshed, as well, and without causing any shininess.
Garment or clothes steamers are generally suited to all materials and some that are not suitable for ironing.
So if you are looking for a fabric steamer, there are a number of features to look for.
10元红包扫雷押金This page seeks to explain what these are. but you may think of more.
The features of a Garment Steamer are:
Model type and Size
Generally, fabric steamers come in two forms, floor standing models and hand-held designs. The floor models are generally larger and are limited to in-house use and may be mounted on wheels. Small, hand-held models, on the other hand, are very portable and intended for travel and office use. Larger hand-held models are more suited for home use where there may be a greater demand for its use in a shorter space of time. They often have added accessories for other uses around the home or workshop10元红包扫雷押金 but are not so portable.
10元红包扫雷押金if you have a large amount of fabric, floors, walls, etc or a large family, a laundry or a tailoring shop, then you should consider a floor model. it will serve you better, though it is slightly more expensive.
However, for personal use, especially when traveling, a hand-held model should be more than adequate; however, if you want a handheld steamer to use in the home, rather than traveling, you may want to consider one with a larger water tank and extra attachments10元红包扫雷押金 that allow you to carry out a variety of cleaning jobs.
Many steamers, on sale in the USA, work only on 110v supply; therefore if you wish to use a clothes steamer for travel outside the USA, you will benefit from a dual voltage model, as this will save you the cost of a voltage regulator.
There are very few Dual Voltage models available and some of those may not be readily available, thereby limiting your choice to a single voltage one used in conjunction with a Voltage Converter.
You may however still need to purchase a plug adaptor10元红包扫雷押金 unless they are included with your chosen converter, as they vary in differing countries.
For more information on Voltage Converters or Voltage Adaptors
Tank Capacity and Performance
The tank capacity is determined by the scale of work you will carry out with your fabric steamer. They range all the way from a few milliliters capacity all the way up to about 2.5 liters capacity tank. A standard capacity of 2.5-liter can last for about 2.5 hours of continuous steaming. On the other hand, a standard 1-liter capacity tank can last you up to one hour of continuous steaming but a 100 ml e.g. a travel steamer, will only last between 6 and 10 minutes.
the tank capacity, together with the wattage steam pattern and the maximum heat temperature, determines the performance of the fabric steamer. the higher the temperature and wattage, then the faster the water tank will be emptied. the only benefit of a smaller water capacity is the convenience for traveling and the high crease removal from your clothes whilst traveling.
- Safety should be a two-way thing. First, it should prevent damage to your fabric steamer and second, and most important, it should keep you safe from burning or scalding.
You should get a fabric steamer that automatically turns off when the water tank is empty. Otherwise,
- you risk losing your device.
- The heating element can burn out and
- the excess heat can melt out the plastic parts of your steamer and
- you will be at a loss.
A fabric steamer with a burn prevention safety cap will be an added advantage as well. Such steamers will prevent opening of the water tank when there is hot pressurized steam inside or hot water that could potentially scald you.
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