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  • kenneth
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    @NC - What has been seen can never be unseen.....

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  • n0rm
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    my experience is the complete opposite...my wife married me because I can iron :P


    with that being said, I have both. Iron for items that need to be pressed or need a crease. Steamer for everything else.

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  • technojinn
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    i would say both. like someone said you get what you paid for. however, when you use a steamer on a shirt for example, it dampens it, a little bit. so unless you intend to wear it later, ironing is much faster and releases wrinkles better than steam.


    on item like suits and stuff, steam is definitely effective. but on shirts and chinos for example, i find ironing to be much faster whether in a hurry or not.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Can we not use the word steamer? It means something else to me. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=steamer

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  • nftmlk
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    I also have the jiffy steamer and it works well. I definitely agree with hornsup. If you're lazy, in a rush, or just need the job done quickly, the steamer will do the job.


    If you're looking for completely crisp and unwrinkled looking clothes, I'd iron them.

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  • hornsup84
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    Ah yes -- on that note, I have this guy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000665TE/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00


    Easily the best steamer I've had (3rd one I think). Steamers I feel as though, to an extent, you get what you pay for. Cheap ones will break.

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  • jicarv
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    I agree with everything @hornsup84 said above. I have this Jiffy steamer and I love it:

    http://www.amazon.com/Jiffy-Steamer-...ywords=steamer

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  • hornsup84
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    Steamer is great for suits, pants, etc., but will not get you a fully pressed look for dress shirts. It definitely gets the wrinkles out a good bit, but it won't be perfect. (I have all my shirts laundered, so that's how I do without an iron) I also use my steamer for tshirts and polos that have been folded for a while, and it does pretty well with getting those folds out.

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  • bremersm
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    Iron vs. Steamer



    So I admit it. I can not iron. I am just really bad at it. One of the reasons I got married was so my wife can iron. With two little ones at home the last thing she wants to do at the end of the day is stand up for an hour while she irons.


    This got me thinking of getting a steamer. Will this work as a substitute for the iron? Does anyone else have a problem ironing and how has the steamer worked out for you?

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