Ask Belle: Steamer Questions
Aug 4, 2014
I know you aren’t running a lifestyle blog, but do you have any knowledge on choosing a good clothing steamer? I don’t have any experience steaming clothes other than with an iron, but I think I would get a lot of use out of a steamer.
Thank you!! Jenna
A steamer is a great purchase. Owning a steamer will save you money on dry cleaning. Skipping a few trips to the dry cleaner will help your clothing last longer.
The first thing you need to decide is if you want a handheld steamer or an upright one. If you’re looking for a professional-quality steaming, I recommend an upright steamer. I owned this upright Conair steamer for awhile, and it is a good choice for under-$75. For a steamer that replicates commercial quality, don’t miss the Rowenta master steamer for $150.
Prefer something hand held, the Jiffy Esteam is a great option. It’s also small enough to fit into a medium-size suitcase on work trips.
For tips on using a steamer, try this tutorial video from About.com.