The Pros & Cons of Steam Gaskets
Some Typical Gaskets
Using gaskets keeps virtually 100% of steam in shower.
Not using gaskets keeps 98% or more of the steam in shower.
When customers choose the “no gaskets” option, we intentionally make the air spaces around the door tighter, to minimize escape. The understanding is that a little steam might escape around the edges of the door, but it will not be sufficient to adversely affect the quality of the steam experience, or enough to adversely affect areas outside the shower with excess steam. The only drawback is that the tighter gaps may not be able to accommodate gaskets in the future. We have found that most people only use the steam generator on a periodic basis, so if a little steam escapes it is not problematic.