Why Using a Steamer is Better than Ironing for Clothing

Steamers can be a gigantic help in making your day-to-day tasks easier. Whether it’s for personal use or you work in the dry cleaning industry, hospitality industry or for an altercation studio, steamers have a range of benefits for making your fabrics look as good as new. With one of the most comprehensive ranges of steam machines in New Zealand, we’ll talk you through the five foremost benefits of owning a steamer. Take a look at our compact to industrial size steamers and use the following guide to help you decide. 

5 Benefits of Using Streamers


Steamers are a great way to sanitise your clothes to remove bacteria and germs. This is especially useful for people with allergies or sensitive skin. The high temperature of the steam kills off any unwanted organisms, leaving your clothes fresh, clean and odourless which is particularly useful for delicate clothing or difficult-to-wash garments. Steaming can freshen them up if they aren’t due a full dry clean - which can also save you money.

Wrinkle-Free Fabric

Steamers are a great alternative to traditional ironing (not to mention more fun). The steam penetrates the fibres of the fabric, relaxing the wrinkles and leaving your clothes looking as smooth and crisp as they were off the shelf. This makes steaming a quick and easy alternative to freshen up your clothes, remove wrinkles and make garments, like shirts, look brand new again.

Gentle on Fabric

Steamers are much gentler on fabrics than traditional ironing methods. The heat is evenly distributed and there is no direct contact between the steamer and the fabric, which reduces the risk of scorching or burning. This makes steaming a great option for delicate fabrics such as silk or linen. Over time, ironing could potentially break down these types of materials. Steaming is a safer method.


Steamers can be used on a wide variety of fabrics including cotton, silk, wool and more. They can also be used to freshen up more than just clothing. Try curtains, upholstery, and even bedding. This makes steamers from Sewington a versatile tool for keeping your entire home looking and feeling fresher than ever. After completing a product on your Juki sewing machine, finish it off with a steam to give it that professional look.


With all the aforementioned benefits of steamers, you might be awaiting some drawbacks like them being cumbersome or difficult to use but it’s quite the contrary. Our range of steamers are nimble and easy to use, requiring minimal setup. Opt for a portable design, making it easy to take them with you on trips or use them in different rooms of your home. Direct your questions to our helpful team if you want to know more about how to use any of our products.

Make life easier and refresh your wardrobe with a domestic or industrial steamer from Sewingtime. Contact us today to find out more.