Do clothing steamers really work?
A garment steamer is a great addition (or alternative!) to a traditional steam iron for quickly removing wrinkles and freshening fabrics. It works wonders on clothing made of soft or delicate materials, like flowing skirts and silky blouses and on suit jackets, sequined tops, and other difficult-to-press items
Can steam ruin clothes?
Most vertical clothes steamers do not have heated plates, which means that they work solely using steam. Using steam alone is much better for delicate materials. There isn't a hot angry plate which can burn or damage clothes. It's actually nearly impossible to damage any material using a clothes steamer.
What fabrics should not be steamed?
Know which fabrics you can steam. Most cotton, silks, wools, and polyesters can be steamed. Waxed jackets, suede, and materials that could possibly melt, like plastic, should not be steamed. If you are unsure about a material, check fabric care labels for advice.