The vertical steam function is convenient for when you don’t have an ironing board handy. You can even use this iron to steam your upholstery and drapes. A motion-sensitive automatic shutdown avoids accidents. This well-constructed and sturdy unit takes two minutes to heat up to steam. The steam not only removes wrinkles, it freshens the fabrics – making them look cleaner. You can use this steamer on clothing, bedding and table linens and also to remove wallpaper. A steamer takes the wrinkles out of a cloth without making contact with the fabric. A garment steamer uses hot steam to relax the fibers in clothing. A jet of steam is directed at the cloth suspended on a hanger. A steam wand at the end of a hose is held a short distance from the cloth – providing a smooth look without the application of scorching heat to the clothing. Steamers are ideal for soft and delicate fabrics like silk, satin, polyester and jersey. Because a garment steamer does not actually touch clothing – there is little chance of burning the garment.