The only use of garment steamer you have heard so far is steaming clothes; what if I say there's certain unexpected use of steamer you might have never thought of? You can incorporate its use into your everyday routine and can thank me for having informed you about the miracles a fabric steamer can create!
1. Steam Your Upholstered Sofa Clean
A sofa in the living room might be the most used sofa in your house, isn't it? It attracts dusts and houses all kinds of germs and bugs when not cleaned routinely. Power your steamer and just move it upon your sofa the way you steam clothes. (Check your sofa label/tag before performing cleaning operation).
2. Remove Grease From Stove & Oven
Your kitchen bears all the mess you create while cooking. Even after your umpteenth cleaning there's certain stain that sits stubbornly in your kitchen. Apart from that, there's grease covering your stove and oven. If you have a hectic time cleaning it for the 4th time with little or no success then worry not! I have the best solution! Just run your steamer over the greasy spot and watch the grease loosen up until it's turns wipeable.
3. Defrost Your Freezer
Defrost your freezer without pressing the defrost button. Defrost button essentially defrosts your freezer until no ice is left but with a steamer in hand you can selectively defrost until you reach your required optimum. Just empty your freezer and place a towel underneath (make sure your steamer is not in the full-steam condition) then point the head at the ice mount and watch as it drips and gets absorbed by the towel.
4. Steam Your Car Clean
Sounds tacky? Well, this might be one of the best option for sanitizing your car. The seats, steering and other nooks and corners of the car interior have stubborn stains that was left due to accidental spilling of coffee or baby puking in your car. Now garment steamer have the most handy solution. Use your steam vapours to loosen the mess and wipe it off soon before it sticks back again.
5. Clean Your Dirty Mirror & Window
Has your mirror reached a level where you can just make out your silhouette and your window reached a level where it looks untouchable? Use your steamer and run it multiple times upon the mirror/window surface including the corners until it looks like mist. Use a squilgee (or wiper) to wipe off the condensed water
6. Get Crayons Off Your Wall
Rub some toothpaste on the spot and let it stay for 2-3 minutes. The abrasives in the toothpaste do half the work and for the other half, use a steamer. Wipe the wall clean!
7. Clean The Blades of Your Fan
Fans collect a lot of dust and grease. It's very difficult to clean it with just spray and cloth. Clean the dust with a cloth and then run the steamer upon the blades carefully. Let the grease loosen and simply wipe it off with a piece of cloth.
8. Remove Limescale Buildup in Faucets
If you stay in an area that has got hard water supply then you are aware of the limescale buildup in faucets. The stains add a degrading look to your faucet. Use your steamer to remove lime deposits and stains from your faucet.
9. Disinfect Wire Pet Cages
Pet cages get dirty every other day. Pets spill food while eating or poop without knowing. The stinky surface stays unless you take it out to scrub it off. Now you don't need to do that. Empty the pet cage (along with the pet) then use your steamer to melt the grease in the surrounding and every unreachable corner. Simply use a piece of cloth to wipe it clean.
10. Drive Dirt Off Rugs, Carpets & Drapes
Not only clothes but rugs, carpets and drapes too can be disinfected using a clothes steamer. The soiled spot on the drapes, rugs or carpet can easily be penetrated with gushing steam and cleaned. Do not use the same for heavily soiled fabric as it may leave permanent stain on your fabric.
You guessed only vacuum cleaners can do the work but I might have surprised you with the other uses of clothes steamer. There are myriads of things you can clean and disinfect with a clothes steamer but I would strongly recommend to go through the instruction manual before attempting to clean any item. If you have any queries, leave a comment, we shall get back to you.