How a Steamer Works
A steamer is an appliance that transforms water into steam. The water travels from the water tank to a boiler that heats it to 100°C. The water then, compressed to a high and steady steam pressure, comes out through the mouthpiece’s small vents. Instead of pressing the fibers in the fabric like an iron, the hot steam makes the fibers swell, and the garment becomes fresh and wrinkle-free. The steam also removes bad smells, shallow dirt and bacteria.
One thing to be aware of is the risk of limescale getting stuck in the steamer’s pipes and vents. Think of a steamer as a coffeemaker. Unless you run it on certain water qualities, a coffeemaker needs descaling once in a while. The same goes for a steamer.