How to Dry Clean in a Steam Dryer

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Tip

The steam dryer uses heat and a mist of water, so whites should only be washed with whites, and colors should be washed with with colors to prevent the dye from transferring and staining other items.

A steam dryer uses steam to remove wrinkles and odors.

A steam dryer uses a combination of heat and mist to produce steam. While a steam dryer is not able to remove stains or spots from clothing, it is able to freshen up the clothing and get rid of wrinkles and odors. A steam dryer will not eliminate the need to take the clothing to a dry cleaner, but by keeping the clothing fresh, wrinkle-free and free of odors, it can prolong the number of times an item can be worn before it must be taken to a dry cleaner.

Step 1

Spray the garment with a fabric odor eliminator, if desired. The fabric odor eliminator will help remove strong odors.

Step 2

Place like-colored, dry clean only garments in the steam dryer.

Step 3

Begin the steam cycle on the steam dryer.

Step 4

Remove the clothing immediately after the cycle ends. Hang up the clothing so it doesn't wrinkle.

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Kallie Johnson

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.