How to Steam – Easily Digested Guide for the Impatient
What’s the ultimate way to steam a garment? (If your patience is wearing thin).
First of all, compared to locating and setting up the old ironing board and an impractical iron, there’s a totally different threshold just to get started. Underneath you will find a bullet list of easy steps to follow. This should be accurate for beginners as well as intermediate steamers
(if you’re a pro steamer and just lazy, feel free to skim through).
- Fill the water tank and connect the plug
- Find a suitable place to hang your garment. If you have access to a clothing rack that’s great, but it works just fine to put the hanger on a door handle/knob or frame
- Grab the hem and carefully stretch the fabric
- Push the steam button and press the mouthpiece of the steamers against the fabric, then move it slowly in the direction you find ideal*
- Try to steam from the inside – this is the most efficient way when steaming shirts, blouses, t-shirts and similar garments
- Use the heat protection bag/glove – don’t be afraid to press the steam head against the fabric, using the bag/glove like a mobile, small ironing board
- If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. Use an extension cord – that way you can use the steamer where it suits you best
If you suffer from lack of patience, keep in mind that it’s almost impossible to fail at steaming. If the result isn’t satisfactory, you can always start over. Set you own standard! If you’re wearing a cardigan on top of a t-shirt – just steam the neckline and the front. If your sweater smells a little funny – prioritize the armpits.