Have you run out of Christmas Gift Ideas? Why not consider giving the busy family in your life a garment steamer. With family outings and office parties to attend who has time to mess around with the old conventional method of using an Iron and ironing board. Not to mention there are times when an old-fashioned iron just doesn’t do the job. I wouldn’t say that it really refreshes clothes either. Using a steamer on your clothes will save you the money and the hassle of going to a dry cleaner.
You most likely have seen a clothes steamer used in clothing stores. My daughter’s dance studio uses a garment steamer to keep dance costumes fresh and steam out the wrinkles.
What is the difference between an iron and garment steamer?
The difference between an iron and a garment steamer is that the garment steamer does not need to make full contact with the wrinkled fabric in order to remove tuff wrinkles. While a garment steamer will not give you that fresh pressed look that an iron can give, a steamer like the Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer can freshen up and remove creases from fabrics like silk, satin and polyester.
We own a travel Aicok Clothes Steamer, which is a powerful little steamer which provides continuous-steaming for 5 minutes. However, my wife wanted a larger steamer as she was tired of filling the portable steamer after one use.
We shopped around and set our eyes on the Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer from Hammacher Schlemmer.
How can this garment steamer help you at home? Let me count the ways!
Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer is a full size garment and fabric steamer that will handle all of your home needs. It has the capacity for steam cleaning draperies, rugs and carpeting along with the day-to-day steaming of your fine linen and clothing.
Also, you can use the garment steamer to clean fabrics and clothing that is rated dry-clean only. This saves money in the long term and like most families I am always looking for ways to save my household a few dollars.
The Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer also has some health benefits too. You can use it on your mattress to kill bed bugs, and bed mites.
Conventional hand held steamers cannot reach a high enough temperature to kill nasty bed bugs, or bed mites. The Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer will kill bed bugs up to 2-3/8” into any gap. Before steaming, vacuum the areas to be treated. This will increase the effectiveness of the steamer. If possible, use a vacuum cleaner with a bag, as this allows for easy disposal of any bed bugs.
Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer
The steamer is rated with 1550-watt heating element which allows for rapid heating of water and steam within a minute of turning on the unit. There’s no need to wait. It is ready when you need it most.
Unlike our Aicok Clothes Steamer which lacks the ability to hold enough water to complete multiple garments the Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer is equipped with removable 3 quart water reservoir, which gives you up to a full hour of use. This was a HUGE selling point for my wife!
The steamer is also equipped with a six foot hose to make it fully diverse and capable of handling most jobs around the house. This is useful for steaming the drapes in the bedrooms and living room.
Raising the telescopic arm is easy as just releasing the thumb lock to raise or lower the telescopic arm. The hanger attachment is capable of holding jackets or sweaters, and it even equipped with pant cuff clips. There is even a spot for the wand to attach so you can remove your garments from the steamer safely. Getting the Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer out is also very easy with its tilt and roll capabilities. You can go room-to-room and conquer all your jobs easily.
The steamer features foot operated on-and-off with a light indicator, so there’s no need of continues bending over.
Rowenta Master Valet Power Garment Steamer includes the following accessories: fabric brush for more efficient steaming, a separate lint pad for a perfect finish and steam bonnet to use on those delicate garments.
The steamer features a telescopic hanger arm. Therefore you can store the unit in a much smaller space, like a closet. This is a plus for us as we store the unit next to our dryer.
If you’re in the market for a clothes steamer then I recommend a visit to https://www.hammacher.com.