My iron always gets clogged from the hard water we have and the steam gives up way before the iron does. I was ironing (a rare event now that I use wrinkle spray) and using my spray water bottle and realizing that it's as good or better than steam. I have an old sprayer connected to a large old plastic bottle on an ironing board I found on the street! (which is better than the newer one I had.) And if you carefully align the flat surfaces of what you are ironing, you will only have to touch up the rear side. That's thrifty fun living!