This is how you dry clean your own bedding!
Once you've made your bed with freshly laundered bedding, you can use a steamer to get rid of creases in the duvet cover and pillowcases. If you really want a perfectly sleek look, we recommend not using the clothes steamer and ironing the duvet cover before making it up. However, the STEAMR is ideal for getting rid of light creases and creases when the bed is already made! Also, it can quickly freshen up your bed.
Did you know that the STEAMR handheld steamer is often used for photo shoots and video shoots of well-known bedding brands to give the covers a wrinkle-free, sleek look?
How are you doing this?
- Make your entire bed with your favorite fresh bedding.
- Plug the STEAMR into the wall socket - tip: use an extension cord.
- Wait 20-25 seconds for the unit to heat up and the light to turn green.
- Press the steam button and let the appliance start and produce steam. The first bursts of steam may drip some water, so don't aim the steamer at the fabric just yet.
- Press the garment steamer onto the fabric and press the steam button at the same time. Make an ironing movement with the steamer over the bedding - tip: use your free hand to pull the fabric taut for the best result.
Kill bacteria and dust mites
House dust mites die when cleaned at a minimum of 60 degrees Celsius. Whether you wash or steam a duvet depends on the material. The most common materials are wool, down and synthetic duvets. Each material requires its own way of care, so check the care label carefully and follow the instructions. This way you can be sure that your duvet will remain nice and soft and warm after cleaning.
Do you find it a hassle to put your duvet in the washing machine and then put it in the dryer? Or does it not even fit in your machine? Then you can choose to take it to the dry cleaner. If you think this is too much work
Fun-fact: STEAMRS hand steamer is very often used for photo shoots & video shoots of well-known bedding brands, to give the covers a wrinkle-free, sleek look!
How do I steam my bedding with a handheld steamer?
Make sure your handheld steamer is filled with water and fully heated up.
Lay your bedding flat on a flat surface, such as your bed or an ironing board.
Hold the handheld steamer about 4-6 inches from the fabric and move it slowly over the surface. Hold down the steam button as you move.
Focus on areas of the bedding that are wrinkled or wrinkled. Move the handheld steamer over these areas until the wrinkles disappear.
Repeat this process until you've steamed all parts of the bedding you want to refresh.
Let the bedding dry before using it again. This usually takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the temperature and humidity of the room.
It is important to note that the handheld steamer is intended to refresh and disinfect textiles, not to remove stains or moisture from textiles. If you have stains on your bedding, it's best to treat them before steaming.
You don't see it, but your bed linen gets dirtier every night. Everyone loses moisture in their sleep through sweating. In addition, skin flakes come off your body due to the rotation. The dust mites that live in your duvet, in your bedding and in your pillow feed on these flakes. Make sure that you wash or steam your duvet once or twice a year, and sleep well again!
Would you like to kill dust mites and bacteria in bedding, but are you afraid of washing duvets at a minimum of 60 degrees Celsius? Then it's good to know that steaming your duvet is also an option. Depending on the material of the duvet, it is best to wash or dry clean it. Therefore, always check the washing label and follow the instructions carefully. This way your duvet will remain wonderfully soft and warm after cleaning.
Do you find it difficult to put your duvet in the washing machine and dryer, or does the duvet not fit in the machine? Then you can choose to take it to the dry cleaner. But if you find this too much of a hassle, you can also let the duvet air out in the open air first and then steam it yourself with a hand steamer. Keep in mind that the clothes steamer is only intended to freshen up and cannot remove stains or moisture from textiles.
In general, it is best to dry clean a wool duvet, because wool has a softening, protective and water-repellent layer called lanolin. Washing irreparably damages this layer and can cause wool to shrink and become stiff.
How does the steaming process work?
An iron can flatten and damage the fibers of a fabric, causing the fabric to wear out more quickly. A hand steamer, on the other hand, has a special pattern on the metal plate, which lifts the fibers of the textile and does not damage it. The hot steam (97-99°C) kills 99% of all bacteria and removes unpleasant odors, so that textiles are wonderfully refreshed. The textile regains its natural shape and remains wrinkle-free, similar to the natural drying process in the open air. In addition, after steaming, the fabric will feel thicker and colors will appear shinier and richer than ironing. Steaming is not only a gentle way to care for fabrics, but also an easier and more sustainable option than ironing.
Can I steam my Duvet with a handheld steamer?
Of course! You don't see it, but your bedding gets dirty every night. Each person loses moisture by sweating in their sleep, and spinning sheds dander from your body. Dust mites feed on these flakes and live in your duvet, bedding and pillow. Make sure that you wash or steam your duvet once or twice a year, so that you can sleep well again!
Can I use my garment steamer to steam my bedding?
Yes, you can use your clothes steamer to steam your bedding. Please note that you only use the clothes steamer for steaming and not to remove stains or remove moisture from the textile.
Is it safe to steam bedding with a handheld steamer?
Yes, it is safe to steam bedding with a handheld steamer as long as you follow the manufacturer's directions and use caution when handling the hot steam.
How long does it take to steam bedding with a handheld steamer?
This depends on the size of the bedding and the power of the handheld steamer. In general, steaming a duvet cover or sheet takes a few minutes. With the STEAMRS garment steamer it takes about 5-10 minutes on average.
Do I need to wet my bedding before steaming it?
No, the bedding does not need to be wetted before you steam it. You can steam the bedding directly.
Can I steam all types of bedding with a handheld steamer?
Not all types of bedding can be steamed with a handheld steamer. It is important to check the care label of the bedding to see if it can be dry cleaned. In general, synthetic, cotton and linen materials can be steamed, while wool and silk often cannot be steamed.
How often should I steam my bedding?
This depends on personal preferences and the frequency of use of the bedding. It is generally recommended to steam bedding once a month to remove dust mites and bacteria and to keep bedding fresh.