We believe that what we wear is much more than fashion. It’s the layer between our inner selves and the outer world. What we wear has the power to hide or express our true selves. And when we unlock the potential in our wardrobes, we free ourselves to show the world who we really are.
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions
Can I replace my iron with a steamer?
A garment steamer is not an iron, so it won’t give you the same results especially on thick cotton or linen shirts. Instead, a garment steamer is ideal for de-wrinkling thin fabrics, delicate fabrics and garments with difficult designs, such as pleated skirts. It is also great for touching up and refreshing all kinds of garments, including woolens and jackets.
Is the garment steamer safe to use on all garments?
Yes, your garment steamer is safe and suitable for use on all ironable garments. There’s no risk of scorching or burning.
What type of water should I use in my Philips steam iron or steamer?
Using the right type of water will help prolong the life of your garment steamer. Here are some tips and tricks:
Both are designed to be used with tap water. If you live in an area with hard water, though, limescale may build up quickly
If this is the case, try using distilled or demineralised water (50% demineralised water mixed with tap water can be used too).
Do not use perfumed water, water from the tumble dryer, vinegar, starch, descaling agents, ironing aids, chemically descaled water or other chemicals. Not only are they unsafe but they may also cause water spitting, brown staining or damage to your steamer or iron.
To fragrance your clothes, instead try:
• Using perfumed washing softener in your wash
• Using essential oils (aromas) during washing
• Spritzing your garment with perfumed water after ironing or steaming
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