November 20, 2016

How to iron clothes easily

Some people might despise ironing because of the focus and skill it requires but ironing is too important to ignore. It’s difficult because it’s disastrous if you get it wrong, so here are some tips you can follow to make sure you do it right.

1. Aluminum Wonder


If you’re running late for a meeting but your hopeless outfit of the day still needs some ironing, sweat no more because using an aluminum foil under the ironing board cover can actually help you iron faster. The aluminum foil reflects the heat of the iron back into the fabric, thus adding more heat and cutting ironing time in half.

2. Temperature Strategy



Switching temperatures from high to low then back again depending on the fabric you’re ironing takes time. If you don’t have time, it would be best if you organize the lineup of the clothes you’re ironing from those needing the lowest temperature then slowly moving to the highest. If you’re unaware of which clothing should use the lowest and highest temperatures, you can check your iron’s manual, or simply begin with the synthetics, followed by satin, then linen, and finally cottons. If you are unsure about the temperature, don’t worry because dry irons, such as the New Black & Decker Heavyweight Classic Iron Dry Clothing Flat Iron Model F54, normally have the Fabric Select Dial, which lets you easily choose the right temperature for your fabric.

3. Steam That Wrinkle


The use of steam, which was done before via kettle, is one of the most effective ways to remove creases. However, who still has time to boil water and steam clothes? If you need to use steam without the kettle, there are steam irons, such as the Philips PerfectCare Azur Steam Iron GC4919. By using steam irons, softening tough creases in most types of fabric is easier and faster. Steam irons with a large number of steam holes are also better because these would produce fuller steam bursts that make removing creases faster.

4. Wattage is Power


Here’s the basic idea: the higher the wattage, the more heat. More heat means more efficiency, and that means the lesser time you need ironing your clothes. If you need a high-wattage iron, check out the Rowenta DW9230 Ferro Vapore Steam Iron with 2750 watts of power.

5. Non-stick Soleplates Save The Day


Pick an iron with non-stick soleplates. Some irons in the market are made up of stainless steel or aluminum. While these transfer heat well, these are difficult to clean, often requiring scrubbing to remove built-up starch or dirt. Ironing is already time-consuming, why add iron-cleaning into the mix? Non-stick soleplates are easier to clean: simply use a nylon pad with water and soap, and then wipe the iron’s bottom with it and you’re done! A good example of an iron using non-stick soleplates is Black & Decker F210 Steam Iron With Nonstick Soleplate.

Let’s hope we helped you in your ironing dilemma. Now go forth and iron and look your best!