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 Post subject: Steamer or Iron
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:14 pm 
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It's time to replace my aging iron.

I've seen those TV ads for steamers, but are they any good?
Any recommendations, anyone?

I love things ironed, I just hate ironing.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:10 am 
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hmmm trading ironing for a job you enjoy would be my method :D

I am curious if a steamer is easier as I too love the ironed look but don't like to iron (and rarely do).

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:45 am 
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I don't know if you'd get the crispness that an iron gives from a steamer. I think it simply removes the wrinkles.

Drycleaning is one option but an expensive one.

My only advice is plan to iron while you multitask. Listening to webcasts, watching an old movie (no tearjerkers...you'll get water marks on the silk!).

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:43 am 
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I can't even believe I asked you guys about this.
:oops:

I do seriously need something though. But since I'm a bit of a sucker for a new gadget, thought I'd ask. Susan, good point about the creases.

Agree, I have CBC Radio or a movie on while ironing - or it just won't happen. DH is starting to ask: have you seen this shirt, that shirt. (I washed and hung 2 weeks ago. Shhhh.)

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I had been wanting a steamer for a while just bought one! For the record I will do anything I can to avoid the iron! (when I was younger and worked in an office I would even iron the front of a shirt only if I was going to wear a sweater all day :oops: :oops: , I can't believe I just said that) I do like everything clean and pressed looking I just hate to do it. My hubby even irons his own dress shirts or they go to the dry cleaner. O.K. so some items need to be done and I was just getting so frustrated with the iron leaving marks on the material and I thought it looked awful. I just purchased the "tobi" 1500 watts was $100.00 I thought that was fine as the other models at 1500 watts were running at about $150 ish. When I got to the till to pay the clerk commented that she had that model and she feel's it it the best one. Any ways have used it a few times I like it for t-shirts lulu type pants or the types of articles that are just hard to iron with a conventional iron. I do not think you could just have a steamer though for some items you just need a proper iron.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:57 pm 
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gwentheeditor wrote:
I can't even believe I asked you guys about this.
:oops:


Isn't that the idea of Off topic banter?

When serious things are invading my life it is the insignificant chats or things that make it easier. I personally like to discuss almost anything :D Love discussing ideas!

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