PSA: Hat Care Tip For The Rest Of Us

Discussion in 'Hats' started by OldStrummer, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. OldStrummer

    OldStrummer Practically Family

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    Thanks to this forum, I have obtained a lot of information about the make, style, history and care of men's hats. I wear one every day, except for those days I don't go outdoors (which I try to do every day). I'm on the hunt for a particular color/style presently, but that's for another thread.

    Hatjacks, headband expanders, brushes, different straw types, and feathers have all been part of my education and acquisition sprees. The one thing I have not purchased is a steamer. Jiffy Steamers are mentioned by the cognoscenti here, but I've found them too costly and too bulky for my meager needs. When desperate, I've resorted to trying the steaming teapot solution. Usually inadequate.

    However, today while birthday shopping for my daughter at Bed Bath & Beyond, I saw a display on Conair CompleteSteam travel steamers listing at $19.99, so I picked one up.
    Boasting an 1100 watts of power, spill proof protection, high velocity continuous steam for up to five minutes, I figured, what can I lose?

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    Conair has it listed for $24.99 at their site, but the $19.99 is "regular price" at BB&B. If you're a member, it drops to $15.99. This may be old news to the old heads here, but for the hoi-polloi like myself, this could be a real game-changer!
     
  2. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I have 2 ROWENTA hand held steamers, one an oldies actually made in W Germany and the other newer, of course, China made. The latter was $50 at Costco.....it works very well but the small reservoir is a bit vexing. If the Conair works it is a steal at that price....5 minutes is enough for a single hat.
     
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  3. Steam is steam and the source doesn’t matter. My Jiffy puts out a lot of steam and is very focused, but I’d expect any steamer would work.

    Good to see you, Fred. Don’t be a stranger.
     
  4. OldStrummer

    OldStrummer Practically Family

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    Thanks, guys.

    I just ordered a new hat today. It should be here in about a week. I'll "debut" it here then. :)
     
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