As ironing is one of my rare things I DO NOT like, actually I hate it and I have been avoiding it as much as possible, it was about time, to give it a try with my new Philips garment steamer. Well, surprisingly... it's just perfectly suited and amazingly effective for quick emergency ironing!
The iron comes nicely packaged and out of the box is pleasingly built and fairly lightweight. To set up it's simplicity itself. Simply open the water reservoir, fill it with tap water, close it and switch it on. Within 45-90 secs you are ready to rock. Or iron. You need to pump the trigger a couple of times before applying it to clothing just to clear any water and make it steam only.
Thanks to the innovative PureSteam technology with quick calc release, the scale does not stick to the heater and is easy to remove. Philips even claims it is so effective that the steam is powerful for years to come. I know I will try it out!
So, simply hang up your crumpled item of clothing, pull the trigger to release the steam and drag the head down over the item (it's generally productive to pull the item out flat with your free hand too). Within seconds watch those creases magically vanish! It really is as simple as that.
For denser materials, it comes with a brush attachment to give a deeper steam too and it can also be used to freshen up curtains and bedding and the like.
Below you can have a look at my crumpled pants and ironed after just few minutes, not even finished, just to give you the feeling of what this thing does. So I would say, this steamer won't replace your iron but will be extremely useful for use on dry cleanable items and other clothes not generally suitable for ironing. And YES, my life just became easier and happier when it comes to ironing! Happy, happy!
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