If there are difficult areas on the product (collar, pockets, cuffs, ruffles, fabric between buttons or decorative stones), then simply attach a board to this place on one side and iron it over the fabric on the other side. This will help you achieve the perfect result.
Feature of SALAV GS18-DJ/120 White Performance Series Garment Steamer with Folding Hanger
- Patented folding adjustable hanger extends to perfectly fit any garment and folds up for easy storage
- 4.6 ft. double insulated hose helps maintain steam temperature and regulate hose surface heat
- Telescopic aluminum pole for compact storage with adjustable height up to 53 inch; 6.5 ft. power cord length
A steamer – what is it
A steamer is an apparatus that emits a jet of steam, which acts on the fabric and smoothes its structure. It is small in size and looks like a mini vacuum cleaner. It has a water tank and a hose with a nozzle. Due to its dimensions, the unit can be hung on the shoulder and will not interfere.
The main task of the device is to iron textiles, disinfect, remove allergens and dust from clothes and eliminate unpleasant odors. For this, only water is used, no chemical cleaners are needed.
Types of steamers
There are such varieties:
By the principle of work:
Horizontal and vertical steamers
Horizontal steamers are used for cleaning and ironing clothes, while vertical steamers are used when working with curtains. The vertical curtain steamer allows you to manipulate without removing the curtains from the eaves, which will save time and effort.
How to consider before choosing a garment steamer
- Type: gravity or pump
The steam supply system can be of two types. In a gravity flow device, the flow is generated in the lower compartment of the housing. From there, it independently rises to the hose, passes through it and exits in the nozzle. During this time, he manages to cool down a little, but still works effectively. The pump units are equipped with a valve that keeps the vapors in the boiler. As soon as they gain the required pressure, the valve opens. A strong stream processes the web more efficiently.
You need to know that the powerful flow in pump-action varieties is not stable. It is served for several minutes, then it takes time for the formation and accumulation of a new portion of vapor. A stable flow occurs in models combined with a steam cleaner . There, instead of a pump, a pump is used.
Determines the amount of supplied steam and the rate of heating of the water. It is clear that the higher this indicator, the more efficiently the equipment works. But electricity consumption is also growing. Professionals advise choosing 1400-1500 W devices for the care of fine textiles and knitwear. For dense cotton such as jeans or coat fabrics, 1800 W is chosen. If you intend to handle winter coats, you can take an even more powerful device.
The steam supply is determined by the pressure at which the jet leaves the nozzle. The weakest are gravity devices, it is better to choose pump pumps. The optimum working pressure is 3.5-5 bar. Sometimes the technical specifications indicate the force with which the flow is supplied. The average value is considered to be 37-40 ml / min. More powerful models deliver 55 ml / min. and higher.
- Modes of operation
Several operating modes can be provided for devices. In this case, they are equipped with switches to select the appropriate temperature setting. This is very convenient and guarantees the most efficient and at the same time gentle processing. Such models are more often bought for shops or ateliers, since their price is higher. Devices with one operating mode are quite suitable for domestic needs. Therefore, they are recommended for those who do not know how to choose a steamer for home use.
- Tank volume
The larger it is, the longer the unit works continuously. But at the same time, the volume and weight of the tank affect the size and weight of the case. A bulky device is inconvenient. Therefore, a tank with a capacity of 1.5 liters is considered optimal. This amount of water is sufficient for approximately two hours of operation. Another point is the quality of the poured water. Expensive appliances are equipped with filters , so tap water is suitable for them. Others require only purified distilled water for filling.
- Features of the nozzle
The lower part of the ironing nozzle can be plastic, metal or ceramic. The most unreliable option is plastic. An additional heater can be built into metal parts. This makes it possible to get rid of condensation. When choosing, take into account the number of holes for the exit of steam jets on the sole. There should be a lot of them.