Let me confess something to you – we don’t own and iron or even and ironing board. We had them when we were first married (20 years ago), but we hated to use them. When we had things that needed to be ironed they would just sit in a pile in the corner of the bedroom for weeks at a time. I hated to iron, and so did my husband. It’s a boring, mundane, tedious task.
When we purchase clothes we make sure to buy things that won’t easily wrinkle. We also hang things up the very moment they come out of the dryer to avoid wrinkles. We have gone so far as to dampen wrinkled things and pop them back in the dryer to get rid of wrinkles.
So far our tactics have worked OK, but there are times when we really need to have an iron. Especially when there is no time to put something in the dryer.
There is another way to get rid of wrinkles that is super quick and easy to do. It’s called the Turbo ExtremeSteam.
The Turbo ExtremeSteam is a lightweight, handheld steamer. We have owned other steamers in the past but they are big, bulky and awkward to use. The Turbo ExtremeSteam was made to be quick and convenient. It even heats up and is ready to go in as little as 40 seconds.
Not only is the Turbo ExtremeSteam a must have for keeping your clothing wrinkle free (and getting out existing wrinkles), it can also be used around your home to clean and disinfect things like curtains, pillows and pet beds.
Not sure if steaming is for you? Take a look some quick facts on why it could change up your entire routine.
To Steam or Not to Steam?
- Steaming is extremely time and cost efficient. It’s the fast way to wrinkle-free garments, so, no need to waste time and spend money on dry cleaning.
- Unlike dry cleaning, steaming is green and clean. It only uses heated water, so no chemicals are required.
- It’s gentle on fabrics. Your clothes and home fabrics don’t like the heavy chemicals used in dry cleaning. It makes them weak and sad. Steaming keeps them strong and happy.
- It’s easier! Who likes hauling out cumbersome ironing boards?
- Tough on critters. Kills them and prevents them. Bye-bye dust mites and bed bugs. Hello safe, clean furniture and mattresses.
- A fresh perspective. Steaming de-wrinkles and refreshes drapes, curtains, upholstery and more – you don’t even have to take anything off rods!
I do enjoy getting the wrinkles out of our curtains. I used to just leave them (as pathetic as that sounds). My son uses a tie to hold back the curtains in his room and they get really wrinkled. I have yet to think of a better alternative. I hated out horrible it would make the curtains look. With the Turbo ExtremeSteam I can quickly and easily remove those wrinkle, leaving them perfectly smooth looking, just the way I like it.
We have numerous pet bed, a cat tree and even our loveseat (aka – “The hair chair”) is covered in pet hair and who knows what else. We can wash some of them (they have slip covers) but not the pillow/padding. That is why I love using the Turbo ExtremeSteam to fresh up our pet’s things and kill any creepy crawlies that might have made home on them (or in them). Plus I think the steam helps to freshen them up and make them smell a bit better. I’m all for anything that helps with pet odors.
Unlike other steamers, this one is so easy to use. Simply fill the water tank, plug it in, turn it on and in 40 seconds you are ready to start steaming.
I believe one take of water will last for about 15 minutes of steaming. I have never steamed that long in one shot so I am not 100% positive. I also remove the water when not in use.
This is hand held and you can take it where you need to steam, providing that there is an outlet near by to plug it in. When I need to steam something where there is no outlet I bring the item/items closer to an outlet so I can use the steamer.
The steamer is safe with most fabrics. When in doubt I would test on a very small, inconspicuous area first and foremost. So far I have not had any issues.
There are also attachments for the steamer.
- Silicone band to pull fabric taut
- Delicate fabric spacer to protect trims and safely steam fine fabrics
- Bristle brush to ensure steam penetrates the fibers for the perfect press, even on heavy fabric.
I use the bristle brush attachment on the furniture to help grab any pet hair I might have missed. I ALWAYS “brush” the furniture with a special pet hair brush that we use, but just in case I missed something I like to use the bristle brush attachment (I just make sure to remove all the hair from it so it doesn’t end up on our clothes or curtains).
There is even a special piece on the steam to help create the most perfect pleats for your pants. My husband uses that from time to time on his work pants. It’s funny because his work pants lost their creases (pleats) after he wore and washed them many times. Being able to put pleats back in them again they look like new pants.
I’ve also use the steamer to fresh up things we bring up from our basement storage. Things in the basement tend to pick up that “basement smell.” Using the streamer helps to get rid of a bit of that smell.
So far we have put this to great use. Even my teenagers use it from time to time.
The Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam is available at www.Target.com and Target Retail Locations. You might be able to find it at other retail locations too.
The product has a retail price of $59.99.
For more information about this and other Conair products visit Conair.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of their links are found on their website.
I’ll leave you with this video from Conair that showcases this amazing product.
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.