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Several facts before you buy Iron

Updated on April 14, 2010

First let me tell you about the different types irons. The choice of iron can become endless test for stress limit. I hope to prevent this with this hub.

1. Plate

Irons with a polished aluminum plate .Today, they are most cheap irons. Aluminum is material excellent conductor of heat. The plate is heated and cooled so quickly. The problem is that aluminum is easily scratched from buttons, zippers and other metal ornaments. Scratches collect deposits. With the wrong temperature leaving radiance in wool fabrics. They should be ironed through the towel.

Irons with the plates of high quality stainless steel. Me and my wife use one of this. Inox is next to impossible to be scratched. Is handy to drag-and-easy to clean. But this irons is heavier then aluminum plate and more slowly heated and cooled. But is not a problem for men of course.

Irons with special Teflon. So manufacturers recently added special coatings such as Teflon. Nothing stick on it. Is irreplaceable at ironing synthetic fabrics at low temperatures. Wool is not shining at directly ironing. Scratch problem is not resolved. Glass ceramics is better then Teflon because excellent conduct heat and reduced coefficient of friction between iron and fabrics.

2. Steam. For easier ironing iron use the power of steam. It is important how many openings there is on a heating plate. In good irons are about 100 steam openings. It is best to choose iron, which openings are distributed over the entire surface, not only front and side. Vertical steam function is very important function for ironing of collars, pockets and other hard to reach areas on clothing..

3. The Heater. For home best is 1500 watts, this iron will succeed with any fabric. More powerful (1900-1800 watts.) will deal with all creases. Iron used for home with more than 2 watts power are not recommended.

4. Tank. Average the tank (it is best to be transparent) collected 200 - 250 ml water, and in some irons 350-400ml. Special anti-limestone needle will protect openings and surface of the iron from limestone formed in the use of water from a water pipe. If this needle is not protected that way I recommend to use boiled or distilled water. Anti drip system will protect yours delicate synthetics from water. Special plate at a temperature lower than 100 degrees, close the openings for passing steam.

5. Function auto-off. After 10-15 minutes, if it stands vertically without moving, if iron rests horizontally without moving turns off after 10-30 seconds.

I Required grab iron to imagine how you will use this assistant a few years. If it is too light will be difficult to iron very large objects. But if it is too heavy you tired. The ideal weight for iron is 1300-1500g. Most popular models is from known producers of household appliances such as: Rowenta, Philips, Tefal, Braun, Bosch.

A few fun facts.

The flat heavy stone is the first iron. The wet cloth is placed between two such stones.

The ancient Greeks pressed coats with the help of a heated metal rod. Musical Iron. Creative users winning steak and eggs of iron or for drying herbarium. Electric Iron was born in 6 June 1882 year. Her father was Howard Seeley. Early electric irons were unsafe and electricity flows often. I conclusion I’ll say have fun with shoping and remember iron is an important instrument in the household.



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    • Fenrisiys profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bulgaria

      But choose carefully right? Good luck with shopping!;)

    • BeBrown profile image


      8 years ago

      When my Iron breaks, I will come here to buy my new one :)


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