I am getting sick and tired of ironing. I suck at it and it just takes me too damn long. When I take my clothes to The Mens Wearhouse to get the wrinkles out they steam them. Then I read up on dry cleaners and I understand that they steam clothes too. So I think maybe steaming might be popular because it’s quick. But are there any drawbacks, like maybe the clothes don’t get a chance to dry so they get mildewy? Steaming doesn’t damage the clothes right? Naturally I won’t be steaming dirty clothes so I’m not worried about that. I have been taking my shirts to the dry cleaners and I know all they do is launder and STEAM them so why can’t I do the same? It might take me a bit more effort, but since I can’t find a decent reasonably priced dry cleaner near me I figure laundering and steaming might be easier for me, and cheaper.
So do any of you use a garment steamer? Any really sucky ones? Any really good steamers? I remember a few years ago one small one being advertised on TV. There are tons of these on Ebay for around $30. Are they any good? Be pretty nice for traveling. Or should I just shell out the $100 (on Ebay) for a larger model? I don’t want to spend a lot of time steaming. The idea is to get the laundry done lickedy split so I’d be willing to spend a couple of bucks more for a steamer thats faster. How much do real professional garment steamers run?
I’d appreciate any advise, thoughts or opionions. And models that you would recommend.