Even if you don’t use it every day, every household should have a steam iron. You may have thought about getting one but were overwhelmed by all of the choices available to you – there are so many different choices out there, they all look the same but cost anywhere from $10- $100 – so you found yourself moving on to items you knew you needed instead.
But choosing the right iron for you doesn’t have to be so hard! All you need is to figure a couple of things out, and next time you’re at the store, you’ll be able to pick one up with confidence.
First, you need to figure out just how much ironing you intend to do. If you’re planning on just ironing sheets or curtains, you’re going to want to choose a different iron than if you need it to iron all of your work clothes as well. Different irons produce different amounts of heat and steam – if you need an iron to get out tough wrinkles, you’re going to want one that produces more.
Panasonic NI-C78SR Steam Dry Iron with Stainless-Steel Soleplate
You also need to consider the weight of the iron – heavier irons will do a better job than lighter ones.
You also need to take the sole plate into consideration when choosing your iron. Some of them come with non-stick and non-scratch options while others don’t. If you’re not very experienced with ironing, you’ll probably want to spend the extra couple of dollars on these options – it’s going to be cheaper in the long run than replacing all the ruined fabrics.
Irons are also sold with or without cords, so you need to decide where you’re going to do most of your ironing and then find out if there’s an electrical outlet available to you in that spot. If there’s not, a cordless iron would be more practical (although a little more expensive).
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