Because of Such Mistakes, The Iron Won’t Last a Month: Stop Doing It

Many housewives do not know how to use an iron with steam, and therefore with their own hands put the technique out of order.

Almost every home has an iron, but not all owners of the device know how to use the iron correctly. Some people handle the iron carelessly or do not use many of its useful features.

Is it possible to use the iron without water or not pouring it out – a breakdown of the main mistakes
First, with regard to liquid – you can only pour and pour water into a steam iron when the device is unplugged. This sounds obvious, but not everyone knows it.

Also, it’s imperative that you pour the water out of your steam iron after ironing. This will prolong the life of the appliance. In addition, water residue can leak into the soleplate of the iron and burn your hand the next time you turn it on.

In addition, there are other rules that are important to keep in mind:

  • Do not iron from left to right, but from top to bottom. This will keep things from being stretched or deformed.
  • Many people iron wet clothes to make them dry faster. Cotton and linen things “love” wet ironing, but it is not necessary to iron wet bedding, otherwise, it will lose softness.
  • Woolen things should be ironed dry, but through a damp cloth, otherwise, the wool can deform and stretch.
  • Silk and corduroy should only be ironed on the wrong side with a very light iron if the label states that ironing is allowed.
  • Terry towels should not be ironed at all, even if ironing is allowed. They can lose the softness for which they are so prized.
  • Only completely clean clothes should be ironed. If there is even a small spot on the cloth – it will penetrate deeper into the fabric under the influence of heat, and it will be much harder to remove the stain.

Don’t forget that using an iron if it has bumps and damage on the cord is a bad idea. And it’s especially not a good idea to try to tape the cord yourself. This is a frequent cause of fires.

Store your iron in an upright position, not horizontally. Then its soleplate will last much longer. Steam irons can get limescale in the water tank. You can remove it with vinegar or lemon juice.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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