Rowenta DR8120 X-Cel Powerful Handheld Garment and Fabric Steamer

You have probably heard about the benefits of garment steamers. They are convenient, efficient, time-saving and steam things to a perfect state. It is unfair, but there is practically no information on the Internet on how to use this modern device correctly, how to steam different types of fabrics correctly, and what tricks will help make a steamer for clothes as effective as possible

Rowenta DR8120 X-Cel Powerful Handheld Garment Steamer

Feature of Rowenta DR8120 X-Cel Powerful Handheld Garment and Fabric Steamer

  • FAST AND POWERFUL – 1600 Watts of power with 26 Grams/Min. of steam and ready to use in just 40 seconds. Steam your clothes in no time
  • HEATED METAL FACEPLATE – Easily iron away any stubborn wrinkles with the heated metal faceplate
  • STEAM ANY TYPE OF FABRIC: DELICATE, LARGE, OR THICK – With different modes of steaming and high steam power, this steamer can dewrinkle and sanitize any type of fabric, even suits or jackets
  • USE TAP WATER – Rowenta Steamers work great with regular tap water.

Preparation for work

The first thing to do before turning on the device is to pour water into a special compartment or into the boiler of the steamer. We recommend using distilled water or at least filtered water. This condition is especially important for regions with high water hardness. If you use hard water from the tap, we predict that the device will soon fail, and you will have to take it to a service center.

Next step: turn on the device and wait for a while. The iron should warm up. As soon as steam begins to escape from the special holes, you can start working.

How to prepare things for steaming

How to properly steam clothes with a garment steamer

If you have a hand model, then the clothes can be placed on a regular hanger before steaming.

If you are the owner of a floor model, then use a special rack with a hanger. Outerwear and shirts, T-shirts and T-shirts, evening dresses and jackets will comfortably fit on the hangers. To fasten trousers, jeans and skirts, floor models usually have special clips that are fixed at different distances.

Steaming process

Using the example of a classic shirt, we will consider how to steam a cotton product correctly and as efficiently as possible. Let’s divide this process into 4 simple steps:

Step 1
Place the shirt on a hanger.
Step 2
Pour distilled (or filtered) water into the special compartment, then turn on the device.
Step 3
Wait for steam to build up and then start work. To tidy up the shirt as quickly as possible, you need to slightly stretch the fabric and press the iron against it. Thus, the product is not only steamed, but also smoothed by the heated ironing sole.

Make the most of the device’s capabilities. When steaming the collar or cuffs, use a special board (usually included). As a rule, this accessory has a V-neck, thanks to which the collar fits comfortably on a hard surface. The other side of the board is ideal for steaming pockets, cuffs and other small parts.

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.

Step 4

Turn off the steamer and let the shirt hang on the hanger for a couple of minutes.

As you can see, there is nothing complicated in the steaming process. You need to know a few tricks that will help you quickly and efficiently put things in order.