Post # 1
I’m in the market for a new washer and dryer. One of the new options is a dryer with steam, so you can sanitize shoes, pillows, sports equipment or re-fresh clothes.
Does anyone have one of these dryers and uses the steam function? Is it worth the extra money? Does it actually work? If you use it, what kinds of items do you use it on?
What I’d really like is something we could use to replace dry cleaning for things like suits and wool coats, not sure if it is suitable for that or not.
Post # 3
DH and I just purchased a new washer and dryer with the steam option this past weekend. We are closing on our house in a couple weeks so needless to say we haven’t used it yet! Hoenstly, there was an amazing sale this past weekend which convinced us to buy them. I have friends who say they use the steam function all the time and love it, and others who don’t use it as much. I decided that it was something I would probably use, and since I hope to have these for a while, I would rather get the options I wanted rather than wonder if I should have just done it.
Sorry I can’t really help more, I just thought I would share that I am going through the same process!
Post # 4
If you use it, it’s awesome! But it all depends on if you use it a lot or not… I like mine for steaming dresses because I absolutely hate ironing, or for freshening up clothes that don’t need to be washed yet. It won’t replace dry cleaning.
Post # 5
When we got a new dryer, I was so excited it had a steam option! But I have to say.. I haven’t even used it once in the past year. I do like that it’s there though, just incase I want to use it. Although ours does have a seperate “sanitize” cycle that we do use.
Post # 6
Is this different from the sanatize cycle?
Post # 7
If I had the opportunity to get it I think I would. We would definitely make use of it. If you can swing it, I say go for it.
Post # 8
Yes, yes, yes I LOVE it. You can throw something in there for 10 minutes and have your clothes completely de-wrinkled. You can use it for deep clean cycles (gets rid of any mildew smell, great for other dirty things like towels, guest bedding, etc.).
I use this feature all the time and would be really sad if I didn’t have it.