Irons Buying Guide
Yes, using an iron can be cumbersome and even annoying at times, but ask yourself this question: did you buy that spectacular dress or shirt to go out on the town looking like a vagrant with all those wrinkles? Of course not! Although you may not be able to tell the difference between an ironed shirt and a shirt put in the dryer with a dryer sheet (a common quick-fix), chances are others will. Once you get the hang of it, ironing is a breeze and the pay-off is looking great. What have you got to lose other than wrinkles? Use this guide to pick out an iron or your own and literally crisp up your wardrobe!
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- Check the garment to see what type of material its made of, and set the temperature dial accordingly.
- For cotton blends, use a slightly lower setting.
- Smooth the material flat before using the iron.
- This will keep you from 'ironing in' wrinkles.
- For stubborn wrinkles, use a burst of steam if your iron has the option
- Never leave an iron while it is plugged in.
- Always use a proper surface to iron; the heat and steam can burn or melt surfaces that are not designed to withstand the heat.
- After use, put the iron on a hard surface, facing away from any flammable materials (fabric, plastic..etc).
- Be sure to wrap up or secure the cord as it can pose a tripping hazard.
- Always keep the iron moving
- Holding the iron over one spot for too long can burn or melt the garment.