As Seen on TV: Mister Steamy

Mister Steamy claims to be the fastest way to get wrinkles out without getting the iron out, and he is green because he is supposed to be able to make your clothes fluffier than dryer sheets.

However, would Mister Steamy leave us "steamed" following our "As Seen on TV Test?"

The claim here with Mister Steamy is that you get soft, wrinkle-free clothes without having to use a dryer sheet or an iron, so we are going to do two loads of equal size: one with Mister Steamy and one with the dryer sheet. We have two 100 percent cotton dress shirts, and we are going to wash one shirt with the load that we are going to dry with the dryer sheet, and then, we are going to do a load with the other shirt and dry it with Mister Steamy.

So how does Mister Steamy work?

There is actually a sponge inside Mister Steamy, and you pour the tap water into the sponge and it absorbs it, then the heat from the dryer activates the water and creates the steam that supposedly will take the wrinkles out of your clothes.

We are going to dry each load for exactly 60 minutes.

Two cotton tee shirts were in the respective loads. A red one was in the dryer sheet load, and it looks pretty much the same as the black tee shirt that was in the Mister Steamy load. So, I really do not see any difference between the tee shirts in terms of wrinkles.

There were also two bath towels that were in the respective loads. One was in with the dryer sheets, the other in with Mister Steamy, and I think the one that was in with the dryer sheet is actually a little fluffier. The softness is about the same but Mister Steamy did not do a better job in terms of fluffiness and softness.

It is pretty much even, but the edge going to the dryer sheet.

When we take a look at the shirt we dried with just the dryer sheet, you can see the shirt has wrinkles. It is certainly not wrinkle-free.

How about the shirt we dried with Mister Steamy? The wrinkles don't seem to be as pronounced, but it is still a wrinkled shirt.

Let's say you have a wrinkled shirt that already dried, like the two that we just compared. Mister Steamy claims if you throw him in for fifteen minutes with a wrinkled shirt, it will save you from using an iron.

So, we'll throw a wrinkled shirt in with Mister Steamy and set it for fifteen minutes on high heat. When this one is done, then we will do the other shirt with the dryer sheet for fifteen minutes and compare.

We had both shirts in the dryer for fifteen minutes. A blue one with Mister Steamy, a yellow one with the dryer sheet, and it looks similar to the last side-by-side comparison.

Maybe Mister Steamy's side is a little less wrinkled, but it is not wrinkle-free and that is the claim Mister Steamy made. So, Mister Steamy is going to get the thumbs down.


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