Iron vs. Steamer?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by anamznazn, Jan 22, 2008.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Steamer

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  2. Iron

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. I like my clothes wrinkled

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    50.0%
  1. anamznazn macrumors regular

    anamznazn

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    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    #1
    Which one do you guys use and why? I just bought me a steamer and I'm not too quite happy with it. I found a good deal for a $40 steamer so I just went with it. I know it's pretty cheap so I can't really expect much for it. Just wondering if the more expensive steamers are actually better or not.

    I'm probably going to return it and either buy a more expensive steamer or a better iron. Just need some pros and cons on each first.
     
  2. Spizzo macrumors 6502

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    Pacific NW
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    I like my iron. I only use it maybe 4 or 5 times a year, no need to dress up. But when I am not using it, it hides away really easy.
     
  3. pjarvi macrumors 65816

    pjarvi

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    Location:
    Round Lake, IL
    #3
    I've used an iron once, but that one more time than a steamer, so I went with iron. Usually i'll just toss something in the drier if it's wrinkled, though.

    Edit - Oh, for the pro's cons: when I used the iron it was to iron a nice tie that I have. I just put the tie on a dish towel, on-top of a breadboard and ironed away. No need for any fancy hanging system, and no mess. Just plug the iron in, and use a surface to lay your clothes out on that won't burn (too easily). Worked great. The only real con for me, is the fear that I might touch the hot surface of the iron. I'm a bit schizo like that.
     
  4. themadchemist macrumors 68030

    themadchemist

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    Location:
    Chi Town
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    I've used a steamer but once. I had the concierge at the hotel bring me one once, and then I said, "I don't know how to use this. Pleeeease, help me..." And then he did. And then he tied my tie, because I didn't know how at the time.

    Yes, I am that pathetic. I wear suits very, very frequently; I own nearly half a dozen; I understand how to pair a tie with a shirt and coat; I have strong opinions about suits. Yet, I only recently learned how to tie a tie, and I still can't manage to iron or steam my clothes in any effective way.

    Hats off to me.
     
  5. annk Administrator

    annk

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    #5
    I've used an iron hundreds, maybe thousands of times, and hated every minute.

    I'd love to hear how well decent steamers work, if anyone has tried one.
     

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