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How to steam your silks?

Smooth in seconds for the party season

 

Looking fab for the festive season

Silk is a stunning fabric that looks great on, especially when there’s a party to be enjoyed. Silk looks so good, it makes the extra effort a little bit more worthwhile. Whilst it can be a delicate and luxurious natural fabric, the downside is It can easily tear or stain. Although many garment labels recommend you dry clean, you can wash, dry, steam and press silk at home using your own gentle methods. Should you want to look that extra bit fabulous during the holiday season, you may want to equip yourself with the knowledge on how to approach this and what tools you will need.

Preparing your delicates with care

#1 Wash carefully

First things first. You’ve made your selection for what you want to wear. Now it’s time to ensure your silk garment is looking its very best. If you’re uncertain whether your silk can withstand the washing machine, you can always give it a gentle hand wash. Simply add a few drops of detergent to your container, and then gently rub the fabric together to remove the marks. Then change over to more lukewarm water and  rinse the soap away until all of the bubbles are gone. By squeezing the silk gently together, you’ll release the excess water. Just make sure you don’t wring it dry, as this may damage your delicate material.

 

#2 Don’t iron it, steam it!

In drying out the silk, you should turn your garment inside out and hang it carefully to dry. By hand-smoothing out the creases while it’s still wet can save a lot of the work needed later on. In most cases with your delicates, try to avoid using an iron; knowing whether your favorite piece can withstand the extreme heat can be risky.

You can always opt for the gentler and more effective approach with a hand-held steamer. The heat generated will help remove smells, clean away the bacteria, smooth out the surfaces, and set you up for a great evening.

Which steamer should I use?

A Philips Steam&Go handheld garment steamer is perfect for removing wrinkles and freshening up your winter silks. This compact handheld steamer heats in seconds to steam vertically, or horizontally for smoother results. Its steam will gently penetrate your delicate silks. And thanks to a SmartFlow heated plate without the risk of scorching or burning that ever so important silky piece.

 

Suggested steamer below ↓

Steam&Go

Handheld garment steamer

GC362/86

Steam&Go Handheld garment steamer

GC362/86

Compact solution for easy de-wrinkling

Easier steaming with SmartFlow heated plate. Use vertically or horizontally on difficult-to-iron areas and to refresh clothing - no burns guaranteed. Lightweight & compact design makes it easy to use anytime anywhere. Just steam and go! See all benefits

Compact solution for easy de-wrinkling

Easier steaming with SmartFlow heated plate. Use vertically or horizontally on difficult-to-iron areas and to refresh clothing - no burns guaranteed. Lightweight & compact design makes it easy to use anytime anywhere. Just steam and go! See all benefits

Compact solution for easy de-wrinkling

Easier steaming with SmartFlow heated plate. Use vertically or horizontally on difficult-to-iron areas and to refresh clothing - no burns guaranteed. Lightweight & compact design makes it easy to use anytime anywhere. Just steam and go! See all benefits

Compact solution for easy de-wrinkling

Easier steaming with SmartFlow heated plate. Use vertically or horizontally on difficult-to-iron areas and to refresh clothing - no burns guaranteed. Lightweight & compact design makes it easy to use anytime anywhere. Just steam and go! See all benefits

How to steam your silks?
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How to steam your silks?

If you’ve never steamed your clothes before, you’ll be surprised how quick and easy it is to use. Simply place your garment on a hanger to prepare it for the steamer. The Steam&Go will take 45 seconds to heat and then you can apply it to the garment. For those trickier creases, by placing it on a horizontal surface and tip the head forwards, you’ll achieve an even smoother finish - all this and without all the spills, drips and loss of steam! Its SmartFlow heated plate means it’s safe for all fabrics, and avoids those nasty wet spots.

On the go or at home – no excuses to look good for your party! 

Philips Steam&Go will steam through your fabric with ease. And with ergonomic thinking, the steamer is light, comfortable, and easy to use. Its compact hand-held design is ideal for travel or storing away when not in use. Now you know how to stream your delicates, you can safely prepare your party outfit in no time.