How to choose a good iron: practical advice
Iron can be safely called an indispensable and indispensable attribute, intended for daily household use. There is, of course, in every house. More recently, the standard of technological thought was an ordinary electric iron with a steel sole. Old-schooled people still remain true to these models (they rarely break down and may well be inherited), but mainly because they did not have the opportunity to appreciate all the advantages of their modern brethren. In this article we will tell you how to choose a good iron.
First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to the sole of the iron, namely its coating. It should have high non-stick and sliding properties, as well as special strength. In addition, it should be remembered that a good sole is not prone to scratching. It is difficult to find a model that meets all the above requirements - manufacturers are trying to find the best balance between them. Some firms pay increased attention to the strength of the sole and apply a special sapphire powder on it. Others focus on easy sliding and begin to produce models with a metal-ceramic coating. Still others try to combine both, developing radically new coatings and applying unexpected materials.
But, most importantly, keep in mind that a good iron is determined by its performance with water. Water can be sprayed onto things by pressing a special button or be fed through the holes on the sole in the form of steam. The more steam is able to produce an iron, the better it will smooth out the overdried and thick fabrics. The steam or turbo steam function doubles the steam supply. Please note that the presence of holes on the entire surface of the sole can not be better characterized by a good iron. Reviews about such models are mostly positive.
A very interesting and useful function is the "vertical steaming". It allows the iron, located in an upright position, to continue feeding steam. This function will simply be irreplaceable in certain cases. For example, when you need to pat the curtains, without even removing them from the window.
The main and additional functions that you should pay attention to when selecting a good iron are:
- power (it directly affects the heating rate and the ability to maintain the selected temperature regime);
- the possibility of using without a cord (such irons are sold with a special stand, to which electricity is supplied);
- groove for buttons (allows better ironing around the buttons);
- protection from scale and self-cleaning (such models have removable water filters or the ability to scum through a powerful steam supply);
- anti-drip system (protects the sole from the formation of droplets).
Each buyer is free to decide whether he needs a particular function. The main thing is that in pursuit of functionality, you do not forget about the indicators of ergonomics and the convenience of the model. After all, a cumbersome and heavy iron, which has many additional options, is unlikely to cause you a sea of positive emotions in the ironing process.
Taking into account all the above mentioned points, it is not difficult to choose a good iron. It is important to be guided by your own needs and preferences. After all, based on them, you can choose a model that can turn daily routine duties into real pleasure.