How to Dry Clean in a Steam Dryer

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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.



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.