Best ironing products according to redditors

We found 452 Reddit comments discussing the best ironing products. We ranked the 165 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Ironing Products:

u/ShotFromGuns · 266 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Oh man. Brace yourselves, I am a total Amazon junkie. (Note: These may not all be BIFL, but I'm responding to the OP in specific.)

  • $9 butter keeper. (I bought a slightly different one that's no longer available, but it's the same basic design.) Keeping butter that isn't for cooking or baking in the fridge is for chumps. Mine is always perfectly spreadable room temperature while staying fresh for weeks... sometimes months.

  • $9 TV antenna. I didn't own a TV until a few years ago, and it didn't have a built-in antenna. I don't watch much broadcast TV, so I grabbed the cheapest one I could find. Case in point for why digital is better than analog, this one picks up every digital channel perfectly.

  • $13 shoe rack (now $18). Over the past year of living in this flat, I'd developed a bad tendency of kicking my shoes off at the bottom of the stairs just inside the front door. This looked like a cheap piece of shit, but I figured for the price I couldn't go wrong. Now almost every single pair of shoes I own is in one spot where it's easy to grab—and, more importantly, everything's out of the way of people coming in and out of the house.

  • $14 jug of earplugs (50 pair). Essential for sleeping with the window open in loud neighborhoods, sharing rooms with snoring friends on a trip, or sharing beds with snoring dudes or gals you're sleeping with. These were also my go-to earplugs for shows until I got a pair that's better for listening to music.

  • $22 electric kettle. The coffeemaker in our office puts out water that isn't nearly hot enough for a proper cuppa, and I got sick of microwaving it to boiling a mug's worth at a time. No bells and whistles, but it's performed perfectly since day one, with no breaking-in period like you get with kettles that have plastic parts in contact with the water.

  • $32 32'/10m HDMI cable. Ran it between the computer in my bedroom and the TV in my living room, allowing me to watch all kinds of streaming TV and downloaded videos with friends in a spot more comfortable than standing in front of my desk.

  • Slightly over the $50 limit, but $53 space heater. My best friend and roommate is one of those dudes who's built like a furnace, and our place uses radiators for heat. We had a few days of him sweating his ass off even with the thermostat set to 68, before I realized that we could just turn it way the hell down, and I could heat my own bedroom separately. This sucker dumps out a ton of heat, with a slew of features to sweeten the deal (my favorite being the remote control).

  • Another that's slightly over, but $55 garment steamer. Collapses small enough to fit pretty much anywhere I've ever needed to store it, puts out steam within maybe 30 seconds of turning it on, and with a full tank has enough water to steam as many items as I've ever needed to do in a row. I haven't touched my iron once since I bought this thing, and my only regret is not buying one as soon as I started college over a decade ago.

    And, saving the best for last:

  • $43 heated footrest. Hands-down, this is one of the best things I've ever bought in my life. I was looking for an unobtrusive, unobnoxious way to help myself stay warm in the office, which tends to be chillier than my taste year-round. When I opened it up, I was skeptical, since it looked like a cheap injection-molded piece of shit. Now, I'm pretty sure I'd rescue it from a fire before my mother. I don't want to imagine ever trying to get through another winter without it.


    EDIT: As requested by /u/Mogrix, I posted List Part II: Electric Boogaloo, with more items from my Amazon history.
u/ElleFuego · 114 pointsr/AskWomen

I’m listing it because it’s pretty darn close ($22 instead of $20) but it has seriously changed my life: my handheld steamer. It takes minutes and I just feel so much more put together in wrinkle-free clothes.

u/galaxy_m104 · 70 pointsr/AskMen

A steam iron.

Ditch the heavy iron and the board! You'll never be more than 5-10 min away from wrinkle-free clothes and that helpful little purchase tucks away nicely in your luggage or day bag when you're taking a trip.

u/kzei · 49 pointsr/lifehacks

Honestly buy a little portable steamer for about 20 bucks. They work great, only take a few minutes, and don't require an ironing board. Something like this. I never used my iron because it was a hassle but I use this all the time.

u/harvey_milf · 26 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Not PP, but this is the steamer I use, and it was life changing:

u/awake-asleep · 22 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I'm really sorry for the nonconstructive comment but GIRL please GET YOURSELF A GARMENT STEAMER!

u/valde0n · 21 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

i have a travel steamer from amazon.

i hate ironing. before the steamer, i used to pretend that the clothes while showering trick worked (it didn’t) or i would put my clothes in the dryer with a wet wash cloth. then, i started working as a sales associate in a store that did finishing touches on items, like steaming. it changed my life.

i like my travel steamer. i’ve had it for about 3 years now and use it very regularly — some times every day. it takes between 3 minutes to start boiling and steam. occasionally, though not often, it will sputter and splatter water droplets onto my clothes. i have definitely gotten $20 of use out of it. i usually use it for woven fabrics, though occasionally i will go over a knit with it. the steam only lasts for 1 or 2 garments and it’s shape (as compared to a large floor unit steamer) can be a bit awkward. i will definitely continue to use my travel steamer, but i also am thinking about purchasing a floor unit as I use the steamer so much.

some comments/tips i have after using a steamer for so long:

  • try to use distilled water. salt solids can build up in the boiling chamber, especially if you go below the “minimum” water level. they’re difficult to clean out.

  • the steamer will never fully replace an iron. you will never get the crispness on a cotton shirt that you would get with an iron.

  • steaming in the summer sucks because your clothes have the potential to stay moist in the humidity. it also makes the room humid.

  • you have to be careful with the steamer as you can burn yourself with the steam. also, with the travel steamer, you run the risk of pouring the boiling water out and burning yourself if you don’t hold it at least reasonably upright.
u/cvltivar · 16 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have this one. I use distilled water in it because tap water where I live is hard and causes scale/buildup. As part of my Sunday evening prep for the week, I pick out my work outfits and steam them all at once.

u/avelertimetr · 14 pointsr/LifeProTips

The best thing we ever got was a steamer. It's actually like an upright iron - you hang a heat-proof protector over your door, then hang your clothes on it and use the steamer to get the wrinkles out. I know irons have the steam option, but being upright is so much more intuitive not to mention faster than trying to figure out how to jam a sleeve in to the triangle thingy on the ironing board.

Edit: if anyone is interested, we got the Shark steam iron. There is also one from Conair for half the price but I don't know how good it is.

u/FruitTree · 12 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I just bought this nifty little garment steamer and I'm so thrilled with it. I always knew conceptually I would look better with crisper/unwrinkled clothes, but now that I actually see the difference in person, just wow.

I've also made a couple of big Old Navy hauls lately. I know it's ~fast fashion~ but I need cheap workout clothes and they've been having a lot of sales. I also picked up this cardigan (link) and this blouse (link) in a few different colors.

u/jforres · 12 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I love this one! I originally had this one which I used all the time and it worked fine, but I had to get one that would work in european outlets for travel. I'm glad I did, because I like my new one better. :)

It looks like the bad reviews are from people who can't follow directions. Don't fill it above the "max fill" line and you'll be golden.

u/GoljansUnderstudy · 12 pointsr/medicalschool

Watch this.

Buy one of these.

Hang your suit/shirt in the bathroom and take a hot shower before your interview.

u/dsmaxwell · 11 pointsr/Cartalk

The other commenter's suggestions of various chemicals will work, but that is quite tedious. That haze is remnants of the adhesive, obviously, and it is easily softened with some heat and moisture. Anytime I take tint off I use a clothes steamer to apply that heat and moisture. Works amazingly! The type with a base you fill with water and a hose to a hand unit are most maneuverable and therefore work best. Any spots that still don't come up just rub down thoroughly with acetone on a rag.

Admittedly, this works best if the tint film is still up and usually takes all the glue with it, but will work for just the glue as well.

u/Poopyloggins · 10 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Only iron you'll ever need:

It may not have all the bells and whistles other irons promise, but it gets the job done and it's durable. Time tested.

u/Aurora-class · 9 pointsr/videos

This is the Jiffy Metal Head Steamer I use at home every morning.

  • Put your shirt on a hanger.

  • Button up all the buttons on it

  • Make sure your steamer is filled with water

  • Turn on the steamer

  • 1 minute later, the head is pumping out steam

  • Take the head in your hands and steam your fucking shirt, son! You'll be done in a couple minutes!

  • All wrinkles are gone immediately

  • NEVER iron again. I used to iron every day, obviously, but when I bought this steamer 3 years ago, I realized how foolish I was. Steaming is so fun, I feel dumb for using an iron my whole childhood.
u/guyincognitoo · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Rowenta makes some of the best irons. I got the DW5080 for $60 at Bed Bath and Beyond (actually used one of those 20% off coupons you get in the mail). Make sure to get one that says Made in Germany on the side.

u/nixfu · 8 pointsr/everymanshouldknow


You DONT iron, get a steamer. It's 5000x faster, easier, and much less damaging in your clothes.

u/p-aeruginosa · 8 pointsr/medicalschool

Good idea to invest in a suitcase such as (Samsonite Aspire Xlite Wheeled Garment Bag, Black

Made specifically for traveling with suits. This plus a hand steamer such as (PurSteam Fabric Steamer, Fast-Heat Aluminum Heating Element With Travel Pouch, 180ml Capacity Perfect for Home and Travel You won’t regret it. Trust me

u/slipkick · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'd advise against doing this in your own house. Doing this often/long enough will leave a lot of warm moisture & condensate in your bathroom which will cause mold problems.

Steamers are a good alternative.

u/onan · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Oh, one other thing that absolutely everyone should do: buy yourself a clothing steamer. Something similar to

Ironing is slow and annoying, but wearing rumpled clothes will kill just about any look imaginable. The secret way out of this dilemma is to pick up a steamer, which is incredibly fast and easy to use, and will make everything look neat and fresh.

u/_CitationX · 7 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

That's definitely a steam iron. Looks similar to this model:

Edit: could be this black and decker iron - looks exactly the same but it seems like this iron is only in black colour which wouldn't match that of the picture.

u/mikarm · 7 pointsr/HistoryPorn

I was curious how much they cost so I looked it up.

This site mentions a steam iron in 1959 that cost $9.99, that would be $82.99 today. You can still easily spend $50+ on a really nice iron today. Something like this.

u/resting__bitch__face · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

This steamer saved my life:
Conair Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer with Dual Heat; White / Blue

u/Smashleyyyyy · 7 pointsr/onebag

PureSteam Portable Fabric Steamer...

This is the best one. I carry it in my tom bihn aeronaut all the time. Doesn’t take much space and it’s so nice to have. My only real luxury.

Only thing is it doesn’t work in Europe - I had it over there and it blew the fuse on my converter

u/Zentraedi · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just bought a $35 travel steamer on Amazon, considering I really only need to do two or three shirts at a time.

u/ZackD89 · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

A lot of your shirts look wrinkly. I'm sure packing them and traveling overseas is the cause, but I would definitely use a bit of that Amazon credit to buy a travel steamer like this.

u/icanhasbukkit · 6 pointsr/weddingplanning

I brought a [travel sized steamer ](PurSteam Fabric Steamer, Fast-Heat Aluminum Heating Element With Travel Pouch, 180ml Capacity Perfect for Home and Travel to my destination wedding and I would really recommend this to any bride. I steamed my veil, dress, and all of my bridesmaids' dresses. It's super convenient and portable!

u/prosecco-proclivity · 6 pointsr/BravoRealHousewives

PAX brand - got mine on Amazon. Heats up in a minute or less!

u/diatho · 5 pointsr/malelifestyle

the collar is hard to keep straight but if you use a good collar stay (something metal) then it should keep properly. Also keep a bottle of wrinkle releaser at her place ( ). Before you go to bed spray the shirt and let it hang, when you wake up the shirt will be wrinkle free. OR get a small steamer for her place ( and steam your shirt in the morning or before bed. I use both regularly and rarely have to resort to using an iron.

u/KingOCarrotFlowers · 5 pointsr/rawdenim

Like, a fabric steamer?

I bought this one a couple of months back, and I like it well enough.

u/Shigofumi · 5 pointsr/AskCulinary

Use some of this stuff

it works great for irons so it should work for cast irons.

u/the_fourth_wise_man · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I bought this one a couple of year s ago and still like it very much. No bells and whistles, just a simple iron for $24.

u/BZeeB · 5 pointsr/beadsprites

You can try following hardcore perlers vids if your goal is to flat iron. Personally I've found it VERY VERY hard to get it flat with no holes. Try to find pics of flat iron sprites that are perfect, you enlarge it enough you'll see some imperfections.

My typical strategy is to over iron back side (dont mind what it looks like) - could look like this. Then light iron the front side and my beady side ends up to be my presentation side.

I do recommend a good iron if your goal is flat ironing. I like this one, its the one hardcore perler uses.

u/khando · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Get yourself one of these clothes steamers and you'll never have to iron again. I literally use my every day before work and never fold laundry anymore.

Conair Garment Steamer

u/EngineerNate · 5 pointsr/AutoDetailing

It was one of these:

I wrapped a medium pile microfiber around the head and using the high heat setting I went over everything with light to medium pressure (the head is hard plastic so I didn't want to grind into any of the surfaces). I then used the detail brush + interior detailer/leather cleaner to agitate. Last I wiped the surface clean with a second microfiber. I repeated those steps until no more cleaning could be achieved or it began to feel like pushing any further began to risk damaging the surfaces.

u/adrhenum · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This is the one I bought

u/caudric · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Jiffy is usually what is recommended by some of my friends who work in media. is a good deal for a solid machine - check out the reviews on it.

u/ProbablyHighAsShit · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

Unless you clean the bottom of your pots like taking the chrome off a trailer hitch, seriously, get a cheap travel clothes steamer and hang the clothes over a door if you don't have a steaming bored. They are like $20 bucks.

Edit: Exact model I have.

u/snubdeity · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Try one of these.

Absolutely amazing.

u/piperandcharlie · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

I bought it for my fiance for Xmas, but he LOVES his new clothes steamer. It's so much faster and easier to use than the iron and ironing board, not to mention no setup or worry about the cats burning themselves while we're not looking.

EDIT: This is the one I got him:

There are a bunch of them with really good reviews (better than this one, even), but I think I got this one bc it was the most affordable one around Xmas time? So look around if you're interested :)

u/trixylix · 4 pointsr/sewing

Hot iron cleaner, I wouldn't be without it...

u/stfucupcake · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

Old heavy irons are the best -- they are heavy and the Linen/Cotton settings are actually HOT!

Easily clean up a dirty sole plate with a hot iron cleaner such as this:

u/ValarDohaeris · 4 pointsr/quilting

I have a Rowenta Focus; it has about a bajillion steam holes. It's glorious. Also, the nose has a curved edge which is great for pressing seams open (which I do). Also the auto-off has literally prevented a house fire for me.

u/MelancholicAddiction · 4 pointsr/consulting

This little guy has been awesome when travelling.

u/lemon_and_ribena · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I actually wouldn't recommend mine because it leaks if you let water sit in it when you're not using it, but here's one that looks like it has good/real reviews!

u/mlc2475 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This one is fantastic for the price:

Most 1500 watt steamers range in the 100+ range.

I use both a steamer and iron. The steamer gets out the wrinkles but it doesn't get the crease in the collar of polos that I like (cuz I ain't poppin' that shit)

u/popeye44 · 3 pointsr/photography

I use a floor based rolling Garment steamer with a wand.
Similar to this one

u/tooodrunk2knit · 3 pointsr/sewing

I got this iron for sewing and I have really enjoyed it so far!

u/Billy_Brubaker · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

My spicy mango margarita I got last night for my birthday dinner was fucking choice. Y'all got no idea.

Amazon has irons on sale, get your shit together MFA.

I'm getting sushi tonight.

u/Iforgotmyother_name · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Rowenta is a really good brand. Most of their products are made in Germany. I have this model.

u/edheler · 3 pointsr/preppers
u/InformalBlackberry · 3 pointsr/NewVegasMemes

A steamer like this one works to get wrinkles/folds out without worrying about marks from an iron.

It works best when a second person holds the flag taught while you steam. Be careful when getting close to fingers, it's hot!

Experience: Was an honor guard member for a while and may have burned my fingers several times.

u/lurkielurker · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

My old roommate has this one and loves it for her work clothes.

u/mstewart986 · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

So here’s the one I have

Conair ExtremeSteam GS23 C...

Works great. You just need to not be afraid of how close you are putting the steamer on the clothes. Like, I have it pretty much touching it, but I only need to do a quick swipe by a wrinkled spot and it’s good to go.

u/ohwolfman · 3 pointsr/kilt

I own a kilt shop. This handheld steamer is our little workhorse. It even has a pleat attachment.

Conair Steamer

u/_Tebro · 3 pointsr/Repsneakers

Yeah I have this, Conair ExtremeSteam Hand Held Fabric Steamer with Dual Heat; White

u/gingko_muse · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I just bought [this] ( one the other day. I like it so far, it heats up fast and is easy to use. The only thing I don't like is that it is kind of bulky, so even if it's handheld, I wouldn't necessarily want to travel with it.

u/philosophicaldragon · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Got a cheaper version of this at Target. It was like $20.

u/frightmolt · 3 pointsr/knitting

I love steam blocking! Before I steam-blocked a fair isle project for the first time a few months ago, I didn't understand how colorwork ever looked perfectly even. Steaming makes a huge difference in the appearance of a fair isle item (far more than wet blocking does). For non-colorwork projects, it's about as effective as wet blocking in my experience.

If you have a decent iron with a steam setting, I would recommend using that. I have blocked with both steamers and irons, and while using an iron takes longer, it is equally as effective as a steamer. If you don't, try a nice standard fabric steamer like this one.

u/dr_photo8914 · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

PurSteam PS-910 Heavy Duty Powerful Fabric Steamer with Fabric Brush and Garment Hanger

u/yeah_iloveit · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Sweaters are high maintenance items. They need to be handwashed with a handwash detergent, rinsed with fabric softener, and laid flat to dry. Smooth out the shape while they're still wet and then turn them over to dry on the other side later that day.

I also recommend a clothes steamer to freshen up your sweaters when they don't really need a full wash - this reduces the stress the sweater experiences during washing.

Wherever possible stick to high quality materials like wool, cashmere, and pima cotton. Avoid nylon and acrylic - if it's an acrylic/nylon blend it might be fine. . Also, your sweater should never be tight. That's going to destroy it. Fitted is fine, but if it has to stretch out after you put it on, it's not going to last.

u/ILikeBigTubs · 3 pointsr/consulting

Used this for the last three years while traveling regularly for work. Does a great job. Just make sure not to steam your suit if it's fused--those must be ironed.

u/midnightjasmine1 · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

Gift cards are always nice - generic ones like Amazon, Michaels, Etsy, or more specific experiences, like a mani/pedi, facial, dinner out?

For items - a nice picture frame if she's done engagement photos? Ultrasonic jewelry cleaner? I personally was a total disaster with organization, "wedding crap" all got stored in Amazon boxes that we collected over time, but maybe nice storage boxes for stuff and folders for contracts? A travel garment steamer to have on hand for last minute stuff? Or to go in a completely different direction, adult coloring books are great for stress relief.

Or, I know a lot of brides debate on what pinteresty getting-ready stuff to get - they're all extra and not necessary, but oh so pretty. So maybe one of those popular personalized hangers for her dress, or a nice robe, or champagne flutes?

u/raise-your-weapon · 3 pointsr/crochet

I use this mat and this steamer. You can buy a blocking mat anywhere online but the puzzle mat is the exact same thing and it's much cheaper. I steam block all my acrylics with the hand steamer and for my wool I just get it wet in the sink with cold water, pat out the excess, and then pin onto the blocking mat and let dry.

u/sudosussudio · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have the Pure Enrichment one from Amazon

I've had it since 2015. I've tried the "shower as steamer" thing and never worked for me. This steamer works great. I use it as an alternative to ironing (I find ironing more difficult and plus I don't want to have to own an iron + an ironing board/mat). I also use it to do a light clean (really focus on areas like collars/ arm pits, sleeves) on some dry-clean only delicates, which allows me to wear them 3-10 times before needing to take to the cleaner. It kills bacteria so you won't have odor issues.

u/queenbeluga · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice
u/ladyofatreides · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have this one: PAX Powerful Clothes/Fabric/Garment Steamer. Wrinkle Remover/Clean/Sanitize/Sterilize/Defrost. Perfect for Home/Travel

It was on sale when I bought it, looks like it’s $20 now. On stubborn wrinkles I have to pull the fabric taut with my free hand while steaming. I have used it on cotton, wool, linen, silk, and polyester/viscose/blends of mystery fabrics. I haven’t had a problem with damp fabric except for when I have stupidly overfilled the max fill line and then the steamer ‘burped’ water on my clothes.

u/themintyness · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

I liked this steamer. My recommendation is that you try to put a cheese cloth or a clean cotton sock over it so waterspots don't get on the dress. Usually tap water works fine, but sometimes it can leave a lot of mineral deposits in the steamer--so if you have distilled water (you can get it from the grocery store) then that's better.

u/esquilax · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Jiffy Steamer J-2000... although it looks in that photo that they changed the steamer head from cast metal and wood to something else. Not sure what that's about. Anyway, everything is very durable and also replaceable should one part fail.

u/eyejayvd · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I do product photography, and shoot tons of apparel. It all has to be steamed. I have used this steamer to steam easily 3,000 pieces over the last two years. There are days where we never turn it off. Just keep adding water and it never stops. Have never done any maintenance on it either. Probably should...

Its pricy, but seems to be a great product.

u/lordnecro · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I also recommend a Jiffy Steamer for wrinkles if you hate ironing. I am lazy, so it is way faster and easier (plus you cant damage clothes) than an iron.

Not as easy as the spray though.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Black and Decker D2030 and Wide ironing board like this one. look into the product reviews for the B&D and for the price it beats out most of the competition.

u/JoeMental · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I don't know about for life since I've only had it for 6 months or so but I love this iron by Black & Decker. It's really heavy and works wonders.

u/abhikavi · 2 pointsr/quilting

I have this one:

I love it. I got mine for $35 at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It seemed like the best iron by far in the <$50 price range. It isn't cordless, though.

u/carachangren · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ok, I work in a textile lab. We iron practically 8 hours a day. We've tried almost every iron out there. Some are absolutely better than others, but none of them last more than 3 years with a lot of daily use.

Now, we're using them far more than the average person. That being said, we mostly use Black and Decker, this one. Once in a while you'll get a dud, you'll have to return it but when you get a good one, it's much better than the alternatives. It lasts longer, has better steam and overall gets much hotter.

u/anonanon1313 · 2 pointsr/sewing

We bought this one a couple of months ago:

Black & Decker D2030 Auto-Off Digital Advantage Iron

Figured with 4.5 stars and 2600 ratings it couldn't be bad. Now at $45, but I think we paid $36.

I haven't used it myself much, but my SO loves it.

u/TheVoice0fReason · 2 pointsr/GoodValue

I murdered the first one by dropping it too many times. I've had this one for 5 years. It's awesome, especially if you like using steam. I wear lots of linen, and this makes for a quick and easy job. I also gave one to a friend who hates ironing, and he raved about it. Grab a coupon, head to BBB, and you're set.

u/souryellowfruit · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Something like this

The main thing you need to think about when ironing is the material the cloth is made out of. The iron will have settings for each, do not go hotter than what is recommended or you can ruin your clothes.

u/BeeZaa · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I bought a portable clothes steamer as I honestly suck at ironing. Best money I've spent and my clothes always look good.

u/folderol · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

This is all I can find but it looks about the same. It's not all that light weight or compact but it has worked well for me. 800 Watts ought to do the trick.

u/cathpah · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I own this one. It's a full-time steamer, as an iron that blows out steam just isn't nearly as good at giving a solid amount of output or preventing spraying water.

u/FloreHiems · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

The ones with the fully metal heads are indestructible and work so well. The metal head can help because it kind of doubles as an iron. This is a newer version of the exact one that has my heart!

u/throwaway_okc_ · 2 pointsr/OkCupid

Clothes steamer! Come on, you'd no doubt look better with non wrinkly clothes.

u/zepppelin · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

One of these things. On a side note, if anyone has one of these let me know how it is.

u/imfm · 2 pointsr/offbeat

Faultless Hot Iron Cleaner Excellent stuff; the "shirt girls" used it to clean their hot head presses at the commercial laundry where I worked many years ago, I used it on my irons at work (I worked as a seamstress back then) and I've used it ever since. I press shirts with heavy starch, which can make a pretty decent mess of the soleplate. You don't even have to wait for the iron to cool.

u/My168 · 2 pointsr/quilting

Do you drop your iron often? Cuz, I just got the Steamfast SF 717 Home and Away Iron for quilting. It's great but I dropped it a few times and sometimes water leaks from the grey area. From what I know, there is no auto shut off feature.

u/bly2425 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Never looked back. Artisan calibre iron.

u/Sparkdog · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've seen this one recommended a few times as a good entry level iron, since its heavier than most crap-plastic cheap irons. Basically you want lots of steam and the heavier the better. Its a get-what-you-pay-for situation, but I can't recommend any specific brands any better than Google can.

u/bcain204 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

To piggyback on the Rowenta comments. I have had one for years (~5) and the thing still looks and feels brand new, aside from a 1 inch burn mark from ironing black scrubs everyday. This said, save up and spend the money on the more expensive models made in Germany. Much like other companies (looking at you Redwing), the cheaper models in their lineup are made in China (or other cheaper labor locations) and are really not any better then other low quality irons. However, the German made ones, will last you a long time with the proper care and storage. I would argue that these irons are probably not BIFL in the truest sense, but definitely will last you awhile. Good luck!

Here is the iron I own:

u/DAEFlair · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Looking for the best deal on an iron and ironing board. I know I should stick with a Rowenta iron, maybe something made in Germany I read? But ironing board I'm lost on. Anyone have their favorites they'd like to suggest?

I'll probably get this one

u/goldiiloxxx · 2 pointsr/sewing

I use a Rowenta. They make fantastic irons! Here is one I found on Amazon similar to mine. This one is about $70 and has 4.5 stars.

u/niccig · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

It's a Conair one that I got at walmart for something like $30 - similar to this.

u/paammm · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

i have a conair steamer similar to this that i love that i have had for about two years now and had no issues with. it also came with a travel/handheld steamer when i bought it (although i rarely use it but it does work as well)

u/yaminokaabii · 2 pointsr/beadsprites

Well, I use a tiny travel iron, but even it has some holes for steam. I'm honestly not sure if any modern irons don't have holes. I like the little one though because less weight means I can move it around easier on large projects without having to worry about dislodging any beads. I always just keep my iron moving in small circles and that seems to do the trick!

u/grenston · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Hi, congrats on your internship. I remember asking myself the same questions at my first office gig. I think you are off to a good start in terms of the look you are going for, but as you mentioned, there are some things you can do for a little more polish.

First off -- buy a steamer pronto! I am happy with this one. I hardly iron anymore at all. When in doubt, turn clothes inside out to steam and use distilled water to prolong the life of your steamer. Try to find the least crumpled top when shopping.

Next - level up on some skin-tone bras for wearing under white and sheer blouses.

Your Monday outfit is beautiful, timeless, and classic but I find black shoes with brown pants to be jarring. Though I do love flats for comfort, a low heeled pump is a more professional look, esp. if you are only 5'1". If you walk a lot in your commute, you can always bring the heels with you and just wear them in the office. Heels vs flats is also seasonal, with summer being more casual. Look around the office and assess. If you are pretty much going to wear these with flats, have them hemmed.

Tuesday is nice but you need a shorter chain instead of the one hitting your collar. Add a subtle bracelet to take some focus off of the neck and balance it out. If I were to get really picky, I would say that maybe this top doesn't fit you; notice the pull across the bust, but it's very slight so no worries. And you wear those heels like a boss! An excellent choice to go with a blend-in color, as that top already has enough going on.

Today's outfit is nicely put together. Being picky about fit, the pants look very loose around your waist which leaves a lot of room for the top to move around. You may need to wear belted pants for a more polished look. Getting even pickier, I think the pants are a teeny bit short for those shoes. In fact, I'd almost swap Monday and today's shoes and see how that looks.

You are off to a great start. Rock on!

u/bamboobroom · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've used 2 steamers (mine and my roommate's), this one and this one. Personally haven't had any issues with either of them after 9 months of use between 3 roommates. I prefer the first one because it:

  • heats up faster (in like 20 seconds, what a madman)

  • stronger/more steam

  • fits a bit more water (can do like 3 shirts compared to 2)

  • easier to use (the Rowenta one is really awkward. It lacks as an iron and lets out very little steam as a steamer)

    The 2nd one is smaller/lighter, but it's just not as efficient. If I'm steaming a tee, it takes longer to straighten out all the wrinkles (1min vs 3min). Sure it isn't much of a difference, but you can really feel it for formal button-ups.
u/velveteenbritches · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've used this Conair steamer for a year and a half

It works really well: heats up in 30-60 seconds, comes with some helpful attachments, budget-friendly (~$30). The water chamber lasts me 2-4 garments before I have to refill it (and refill is super easy, I just keep a water bottle next to it so I don't have to go to my kitchen in the middle of steaming)

The only downside to this one is portability. It's not huge, but it's definitely too big to pack in luggage

u/auf_der_autobahn · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
  • Use a garment steamer. If you can't get your hands on one, try hanging your suit in the bathroom while taking a shower. If you can't do that either, take it to a dry cleaner and ask them to help get the wrinkles out.

  • When it needs it. And to be clear, you should never "wash" a suit (like in a washing machine or even by hand in a bucket of water etc.)—always always always get suits and jackets dry cleaned. You don't want to do this too often because the chemicals used in dry cleaning can break down the fibers in the wool, so take it in if there's an obvious issue (a stain, a funky smell, etc.) or maybe no more than a couple times a year.

  • I use a couple of old Altoids tins, but it's kinda up to you.
u/SorenShieldbreaker · 2 pointsr/Entrepreneur

I've never been in a smaller city or even a town that didn't have at least one dry cleaning place. They're everywhere.

Maybe in addition to just ironing you could do like total in-home dry cleaning? I've used these kits to some success when I'm too busy to take clothes to the cleaners. Maybe you could get one of these clothing steamers along with ironing and pitch your service as ideal for busy professionals who don't want to deal with the hassle of gathering up their business clothes and dropping them off somewhere, and then having to go pick them up? Your service could be that you come over while they're at work and take care of their clothes with zero effort on their part?

u/too-many-books · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

This is the one I currently have!

PurSteam Fabric Steamer, Fast-Heat Aluminum Heating Element With Travel Pouch, 180ml Capacity Perfect for Home and Travel

u/Rave-light · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Me too. I think steaming is easier.

You should try a small 20 buck ones. The travel sized? I bought one after an ASKreddit thread. I don't even own my iron anymore. I wanna move to a stand alone one in the future.
I have this one.
I like to steam while watching netflix but occasionally a quicky in the morning is great too. ;)

Worth thinking about!

u/TurbulentEmployer · 2 pointsr/ManyBaggers

PureSteam Portable Fabric Steamer...

This is the one I have. It’s fantastic. Fits in a small packing cube (get one that’s water tight).

It’s an indulgence but for work travel who cares.

I use it in lieu of an iron whenever I travel and it works incredibly well.

One note ; for international travel you need a dual voltage one that is bigger and more expensive.

u/ilalli · 2 pointsr/sewing

This is the same model I have, But the price has gone up to $24.99 (with a used one available at $18.99). There are many streamers available at a similar price point, just check the reviews before ordering.

u/jamesc1025 · 2 pointsr/consulting

This is the one I have, bought it in 2015 and still going strong.


u/jixie007 · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I got this travel steamer. The quality of the device is good, I haven't had any issues with it. I have mixed feelings about the small size. On the one hand, the water reservoir is small, it gets done about 1.5 shirts before you have to refill it, which is a hassle if you're working on 4+ articles of clothing. On the other hand, even the small one gets tiresome to hold after a while, and I imagine a larger size would be much heavier. It would probably be easier if I just did one garment as-needed, but... if I'm doing one shirt and have several others that need steamed, why not do them all at once?

General steamer advice: use distilled water to prevent hard-water mineral build up. Do not fill the reservoir over the fill line, it will sputter out boiling water and possible mess up your cloths. Don't tilt it for the same reasons. I find hanging cloths (on a hanger) from the shower curtain rod the easiest.

u/Anemoni · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I use this cheap steamer. It hasn't given me any problems so far - it does have a small reservoir, and if you tilt it it'll spit water, but as long as it's upright it does the job well.

u/cardiolove69 · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have the URPOWER steamer it works great. I use regular sink water.

u/loratliff · 2 pointsr/delta

I travel with this one: Lemontec Portable Travel Garment...

It’s great!

u/ept91 · 2 pointsr/consulting

Thia is the one I have, but there are a ton on Amazon that are in the same price range and also have great ratings: Lemontec Portable Travel Garment Steamer 180ml Handheld Fabric Steamer Fast Heat-up Powerful Garment Clothes Steamer with High Capacity for Home and Travel

u/amariran · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

Yes! It isn't easy (I get a bit too impatient) but I have had success with a simple hand steamer. You can get them for very inexpensive on Amazon (I have something like this: Good luck!

u/birthday-party · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I have this Jiffy steamer, which is AMAZING, truly. As far as a handheld steamer goes, I prefer the Rowenta over the Jiffy—I only had two handhelds because I left water in one and had major mineral buildup. I don't know much about other brands.

I got the Jiffy after my mother got one on a recommendation from a friend that sells clothing. Since then, I see them everywhere—tucked in a corner at J.Crew, etc. They seem to be the industry standard.

u/chrsty · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I'll probably go 10 times before dry cleaning, but often I will just avoid buying and wearing such fabrics (I'm so lazy). However, my always-at-the-cleaners friend has one of those amazing standing steamers and she hardly ever has to pay for professional dry cleaning anymore because of it. Depending on how many garments you get dry cleaned, something like this may pay for itself very quickly (there are cheaper options, too).

u/cschneid · 1 pointr/Anticonsumption

I bought a Jiffy Steamer a while back, knowing it was well made, but the thing that really sold me on mentioning it now in this thread is that it wasn't just well made, but came with a full circuit diagram of how the parts work. Presumably if it goes wrong in the next 20 years, I just go down to radio shack, buy the electric part that blew, and fix it.

I am willing to spend more money on equipment like this, knowing that it'll last. I suppose this is a BIFL question, but anybody else have similar experiences with other similar equipment? I want to put in the money up front for an awesome set of household equipment, then live off that forever.

u/ancientmadder · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I like this one.

u/makingnosmallplan · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These are supposed to be pretty good. I personally own this one from black and decker.

u/projects4dais · 1 pointr/quilting

I got this guy:

Edit: And this is the spray I've been using: Mary Ellen's Best Press, Clear Starch and Sizing Alternative

u/killpro · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I bought this iron instead of a Rowenta. Did I make a mistake?

u/az0606 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Better features, but mostly the ability to hold a temperature consistently while ironing.

This one has been great for me and the computerized modes make it easy to use.

u/lse138 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Buy a steamer(ie: ) and steam them. Other than that, dishwasher top rack with cups on top holding them down (it works).

u/etrangent · 1 pointr/chicago

i have a compact steamfast! it's worked for 3 years and i've used it on clothes, cosplay wigs, curtains, everything. you can get them on amazon!

u/shiplesp · 1 pointr/knitting

I have this and I am very happy with it. I use it for most things (except where you need a sharp crease), and for blocking.

u/locke990 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Yep. I had one (I can't remember the brand, but it looks exactly like this Steamfast on Amazon) and it sucked. It's too top heavy, so any little jostle will almost tip it over, the water container leaked and was designed terribly, and it didn't work nearly as well as I thought it would. I've been told that if you want a legit one, buy an industrial one that they use in clothing retail stores. I have yet to do this. Just go into a nicer store and ask them if/what steamer they use.

u/ReverendDizzle · 1 pointr/AskMen
u/awgoody · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Dedicated devices for clothes such as this that provide the steam more directly than your shower. I use mine in conjunction with the iron sometimes, but will even just hold the iron up vertically near the garment and have it produce steam.

It's definitely not as perfect as real ironing, but I've enjoyed doing it for a while, and it really doesn't take long at all. (BTW, the one I linked was just the first on Amazon, I have no idea if it is a good one or not. I bought my black and decker one a few years back)

u/dbinkerd · 1 pointr/WTF

You're obviously doing it wrong - you should be using a steamer.

u/SuperiorHedgehog · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

I think it was this one.

u/StuffyDoll · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I started wearing a lot of button downs recently and invested in a clothing steamer

It's not a referral link or anything so don't worry about's been a life saver for my shirts and I tend to get a few wears out of my shirts before I wash them. Great on pants/jeans to, to give them a nice "refresh". I suck at ironing plus I'm scared ill burn the house down by accident so this has been a nice quick go to way to get wrinkles out of shirts. Just make sure you use distilled water! It's not answering your question but I figured I'd shoot ya an alternative!

u/trioprice · 1 pointr/WTF

Well, kind of. More like:

u/disposable-assassin · 1 pointr/howto

Why the home remedies? They sell soleplate cleaner. That 1oz tube will last you for years. Your edit talks of being thrifty and it's not like Rowentas are cheap irons. Probably don't need to replace unless you had a non-stick soleplate and scratched the heck out of it.

u/just_wok_away · 1 pointr/quilting

I bought this for my MIL and she has taken it to all her quilting groups and really l likes it. It's so portable and irons very well.

Steamfast SF-717 Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron

u/mofukkinbreadcrumbz · 1 pointr/onebag

OP, I know you’re looking for a steamer, but have you thought to try an iron? There are some pretty compact ones out there.

Steamfast Mini Travel Steam Iron with Dual Voltage, 1-Pack, White

u/pegasus_x · 1 pointr/beadsprites

Thanks to /u/danthol, I bought this iron which has consistent heat from Amazon:

Black & Decker F67E The Classic Iron with Aluminum Soleplate, Steam-surge button by Black & Decker

I also highly recommend watching /u/danthol's YouTube videos for ironing tips and techniques

u/PurpleComyn · 1 pointr/gadgets

This is one of the best irons you can buy in my opinion, and its always around $20.

u/Herro_city_wok · 1 pointr/beadsprites

For what it's worth, this is the iron I use; it has steam holes, but it serves me well in all of my projects I post here.

u/KungFuKao · 1 pointr/beadsprites

I went from a crappy $6 Wal-Mart ceramic faceplate junk pile to the Black & Decker Classic. It's pretty hefty, but it irons like a champ. :)

u/mctogher · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Better than an iron, which requires an ironing board, try a travel steamer.
Ultra Mini Travel Steamer

u/ShirleyFunke482 · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I have this one, no complaints so far. Heats up quickly and produces a lot of steam. My only complaint is that the steam comes out continuously, rather than at the push of a button but that's pretty minor. If I run out of water I just refill it.

u/MavisGary · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

The steamer comments have been buried! Why? The humanity.

Hand steamer.

Steam shirts on hanger. Takes seconds. Never iron again. Don't you look smart?

u/BaronVonFunke · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

A garment steamer is the way to go. I'm the sort whose laundry moves in a herd from chair to bed to chair every day, until I'm able to slowly dwindle the population of clothing, or my girlfriend is coming over. I've used a steamer like this every day for four years. It's wonderful, and much more convenient than ironing. It won't get anything crisp, but it will get it smooth. Need to be careful around seams though.

u/kittenmommy · 1 pointr/raisedbyborderlines

> I was thinking about asking for a steamer for christmas, so I don't have to wear wrinkly shirts to the office anymore.

We have this one, and it's amazing! I know how to iron, but it's tough with all these cats. I'm constantly afraid someone will grab the iron cord and pull the iron down on top of themselves if I turn my back for a second. Maybe I'm paranoid, but I just don't like taking the risk! 😮

u/Rolen47 · 1 pointr/beadsprites

I have a mini iron like this:

However you have to be very careful with it, it's very easy to accidentally melt a spot too much and end up with a divot. But if you don't display the melted side that's not even a problem.

You can also try a "travel iron":

u/smokingmeat · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

My roommate had this one and I used it all the time. Looking at reviews, it seems hit or miss though in terms of quality:

u/fleakered · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I own this Conair steamer. Is it safe to use the lower heat setting for a 100% silk top and a 100% wool skirt (which has a liner)? Thanks in advance!

u/ClaraSelene · 1 pointr/sissymaid

I like it; consider something like a steamer to remove wrinkles:

u/princessnary · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Here is an example. It’s a handheld steamer that you would use to take wrinkle out of clothes. It also deodorizes. It’s great to use even with a normal mattress. I steam my mattress all the time. There are some that are specific for even helping to get rid of bed bugs and such - which is great as a preventative measure.

u/NotYourSouthernBelle · 1 pointr/poshmark

I use this conair one.

It does have a small tank but I have a weak upper body so it allows me to rest. Also stores well in a linen closet

u/oceanalwayswins · 1 pointr/Flipping

Is this the same steamer you have?

PurSteam PS-910 Heavy Duty Powerful Fabric Steamer with Fabric Brush and Garment Hanger

It's $70... the low price has me weary.

u/waitingtodiesoon · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Is this a place to ask about garment steamers? I am looking to buy one for my clothes. Was wondering which one was better this one from Costco, Sams Club, or one of these from Amazon or this one

u/BearBong · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

[This Pur-Steam PS-910 ](PurSteam PS-910 Heavy Duty Powerful Fabric Steamer with Fabric Brush and Garment Hanger

u/UnlimitedEgo · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I use Joy My Little Steamer for travel. And I use Puresteam with clothes hanger for home.

u/poophead831 · 1 pointr/UCSC

This is the one I bought.

PurSteam Garment Steamer For Clothes, Elite Powerful 7-1 Fabric Steamer For Home/Travel. Remove Wrinkles/Steam/Soften/Clean/Sanitize/Sterilize and Defrost with UltraFast-Heat Aluminum Heating Element

u/RickySuezo · 1 pointr/navy

Buy yourself a hand steamer and never worry about it again.

u/QueenNymeriaStark · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I purchased this mini from Amazon for its 3 year warranty.

I have a regular sized steamer and there is not a huge difference in quality of steaming between the two. I'd recommend it!

u/meriendaselgato · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Steam them! I hate ironing so much, but steaming clothes is somehow actually fun? I use this one and it's been great for me. It works on everything I own. Don't know if you can crease with a steamer though. Steaming is mostly good for wrinkle removal.

u/MKittyFantastico · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I have a Shark brand but it's a little bulky. My mom has something that looks like this one (maybe even smaller?) and it does the job just as well! I feel like hers is Joy Mangano's brand, maybe?

u/m1001101 · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I've had this steamer on my wishlist for awhile. I don't own it, but the reviews seem good enough.

u/DamienJaxx · 1 pointr/videos

While it may not be travel friendly if you stuff your suitcases, I use something similar to this. I've never once ironed my clothes, this is so much faster.

u/ThereKanBOnly1 · 1 pointr/944

I've already got one like this. Will that work?

u/miss_me_puddin · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

A steamer is a real godsend if you're on the go, just add water and plug it in! Don't overfill though or it spits water on your clothes. Also, as someone who is not a morning person, I recommend checking the weather and picking out your outfit before you go to bed each night. It seems you already have figured out that wrinkles/tears/hair can make a perfectly good outfit look disheveled. Keep a lint roller at work also--set yourself up for success.

u/coastguardthrowaway1 · 1 pointr/uscg

Never used a steamer on clothes, for wrinkles? Something like this would work?