After reading another thread about bringing a steamer in place of an iron for getting wrinkles out I had to ask why people advocate this?
Both have the same heating elements in them and if left on create a fire hazard, right? A steamer boils the water but if the water is completely gone then the heating elements are still energized and create the same hazard.
Agree, Thomas. I still think the shower steam will take out most wrinkles in even the finest gowns and jackets. Used to carry the steamer but found I never used it...there all always ironing boards onboard.
Fire is my greatest fear on a ship and anything that can lessen that danger is fine with me.
Susan..who scolded you?...I take a mini travel iron, and have also hung things in a steamy bathroom.... Whatever works, I refuse to walk around wrinkled..Now, it scares me when I have read posts from people who want to bring candles on a cruise for a romantic evening...PULEEEEEZE..
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Irons or steamers on board? Yikes!!! Of course, not one *intends* to start a fire, but it happens. Please leave your irons at home and opt for the laundry facility, the ships pressing service or the steam of your shower.
Those wrinkle-removing sprays do a good job, too, even on "finer" fabrics. We normally wear clothes that are care-free. We also don't mind a wrinkle here and there on informal clothes, such as shorts, and T-shirts. I seldom iron anything at home, so I'm not going to worry about doing it on vacation.