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This or That Thursday
Iron or Clothing Steamer?
Jun 15, 2017

You wake up for your first day of the conference only to discover that the shirt you were planning on wearing is wrinkled! No need to fret because you left yourself enough time to get those wrinkles out. The hotel room came with both an iron and a clothing steamer… and now you just need to decide which to use so you can get dressed and start your day. Although you might not be thinking about energy usage because you’re at a hotel, you should be! We’ve rounded up some data that compares how much energy each appliance typically uses!

Let’s look at wattage.

Iron = 1,000 Watts < Steamer = 1,000 Watts

Conclusion: This one is a draw! Both the iron and the steamer use the same amount of energy. We say go with whichever you prefer. Whether you like a freshly steamed or nicely pressed shirt the energy use is about the same! Now, finish getting ready for your day!




Ashley Leach

Ashley Leach is a freelance writer and digital content marketer with a background in journalism, digital reporting, and marketing for numerous industries. She's found her perfect fit at North American Power in writing about home maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency, and smart home technology.