In this modern world, garment steamers vary from portable devices to industrial machines that are used to apply steam to fabrics. Light versions are favorites for domestic users. Travelers like them as they don’t require surfaces to work with. You may be asking whether these garment steamers function well. They work by turning water into steam. It allows you to blow this steam into a wrinkled fabric. It happens when the steam weakens the bonds among the long molecules known as the polymer in the garments. It decreases the number of wrinkles in the cloth. Below we look at its main features.
Parts of a Garment Steamer
1) Water Tank
You keep the steamers water here. It can be large in the case it’s used for industrial purposes or small if you are a domestic user. You can find more about this on Social Media.
2) Metal Rod or Heating Element.
You use this to heat the water. It heats the water to the boiling point and turns it to vapor.
3) Rubber Hose and Brush
You use the rubber hose to apply the resulting vapor onto the garment through the rubber horse. You use the brush to remove dirt, i.e., lint and hair. You then inject the steam onto your clothes in a gentle, slow and sweeping manner. You then hang your garments either on a clothes hanger or a metal rod.
You might be asking how long a garment steamer should take to remove wrinkles in a perfect way; that depends on some factors namely:
- a) The type of your garment and how much it is wrinkled. Dense garments take longer to smooth out. Fabrics like linen and cotton take a shorter time to steam because of their porous nature.
- b) Your machines heat and steam strength commonly known as steam power also matter. Industrial garment steamers are more efficient as compared to the lighter and portable ones used in homes.
- c) Your water tank size also matters as it determines how much steam it emits without refilling water.
To use a handheld clothes steamer, put the garment on your hanger, holding your device upright; direct the steam lightly against the garment. That should make the wrinkles disappear. Clothes that nap like wool and velvet get steamed by keeping a little distance between the steam and the fabric.