What kind of iron do you use?

Steam Press - So easy to do and so much of a time saver , Looks so professional
@weemam (13389)
February 18, 2007 11:42am CST
When I was first married 45 years ago, I used a flat iron heated on the gas ring on my cooker the handle had a piece of cloth on it to save me burn my hands, You tested it by spitting on it ( sounds disgusting I know lol ) then there was the electric iron ( brilliant) then the steam iron ( even better ) as some of you know I now have carpal tunnel syndrome) and my hands get really sore at times, About 2 years ago my Mum bought me a steam press, It is the best invention ever, I fold the T shirts like they are when you buy them already packed ) I lay it on the bottom of the press fold down the handle, turn it over then repeat and that's it done, It looks so professional and the time saved is just brilliant, it was quite expensive but they are getting cheaper all the time, xx
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
Yes I heard all about these kind of irons from my mother, I bet you were very happy when they invented the electric iron, and then the steam iron, I am very lucky as my husband does the ironing for me with a steam press, I do not like them as I am afraid of all of the steam otherwise I would use it myself so when he doesn't do it I will use the steam iron.
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@weemam (13389)
18 Feb 07
OK so you told him you were afraid and he believed you ,, yessssss xxxx
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@wolfie34 (26877)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 07
I loved this one, I thought it was another joke which I laughed at, because quite simply I don't know what an iron is, because I can't use one for toffee! I am absolutely hopeless at ironing and the clothes I buy I make sure they don't need ironing or I hang them out to avoid creasing. My housemate has an iron, it's just an ordinary Ion from Morphy Richards he's the only one to use it, if I iron, which I've given up doing I seem to iron creases in not out and you'd laugh at my feeble attempts!
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@patootie (3593)
20 Feb 07
I was hopeless with a regular iron too .. but the steam press I now have is super .. ironing was the household job that always made me lose my temper .. hate it hate it hate it .. but now i actually look for things to iron !!
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I dont know if I am going to disgust some people, but since I worked in a medical environment some years back,when I had to starch and iron my uniforms every day I cut back on my ironing and only bought clothing in wrinkle free, non iron materials. I still have box of stuff from when I moved 8 years ago and the iron is still in it! xxx
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@weemam (13389)
18 Feb 07
My son goes through 3 T shirts some days I am now off to bye iron free the ones you shake and hang lol xx
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• Nigeria
18 Feb 07
Thats a good to know the type of iron you used.Well im an african and we in africa also have our own type of iron different from the electric.I make use of charcoal iron which is very easy to use without electricity.This unique kind is very common in africa.And you know what its a good as the electric type and can be very hot but you need to control the temperature so as not to get your cloths burnt.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 07
Well Weemam 45 years ago I was not using an Iron as I was only 8 months old then hehehe so I really would not have been using an Iron. Actually I do not have clothes that need Ironing as I hate Ironing I really do. When I was a Kid my Mother used to have to baskets full of Ironing every week and guess who had to spend a whole day Ironing?
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@cvarvell (1116)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I have a Rowenta Steam Iron. It works beautifully. Actually my mom got it for me from QVC. I don't like to iron either. I try to stay clear from ironing if at all possible. Meaning I buy things that won't wrinkle, or I'll take tee shirts out of dryer while still damp.
@taramoon (742)
• Spain
18 Feb 07
LOL you just made me chuckle cause i always but products from QVC...but don't think an iron will be on my want list, i'll stick to the Liz Earle beauty products..
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@taramoon (742)
• Spain
18 Feb 07
well i cant help you out on this matter as i do not iron, only if very very nessasary which is probably once a year, i take my clothes out of the washing machine and stand there shaking the creases out of them, and i do try and buy clothes and items that are made of materials you can get away with it on, and if there is anything urgent i sneak it down to my mums and put it on her pile. I remember when i got married i told my husband to be that i would not iron and he (now ex)use to be a chef (re-phase that cook...meow..)and needed his whites ironed, out of the 7 years we were married i never ironed one top.
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@weemam (13389)
18 Feb 07
Thats because you can't wait to get out in the sun lol xx
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I dont !!If it needs ironing I dont buy it I watched my poor mon when she used the old irons that had to be heated on the stove top and i vowed id never do that if it needs pressing it goest to the cleaners !
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@redfang (969)
18 Feb 07
Sorry about this i saw the title and i have just got to say this " i use a hot one" lmaooooooo sorry in a funny kinda mood lol. smack my handies now go on.
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@taramoon (742)
• Spain
18 Feb 07
LOL weeman this post is from a very true and dear friend of mine we have know each other for years i met him over here, unforunately he moved back to the UK but we always keep in touch he has a great sense of humor and i love him dearly
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@weemam (13389)
18 Feb 07
nice to meet you redfang and mine is hot too lol no use cold pmsl xxall mad together lol
@redfang (969)
19 Feb 07
like wise weeman, i just had to put that post because it popped straight into my head when i read it
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
19 Feb 07
When I do iron, which is not very often, I use the typical electric iron. I swear I can hear my mom up in Heaven telling me off for not ironing my clothes as much as I should! LOL
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@weemam (13389)
19 Feb 07
LOl kat and You still not listening to her eh !!xx
• India
19 Feb 07
hmmm very nice discussion, well i have steam press too,n its also very hot, like cheap n best..
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I have seem the flat irons but never used one we even had one we used as a door stop ha ha I hater to iron so I make sure I buy clothes that dont need it
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I would probrobly like the press the most. I have problem with my hand too, I have atheritis from Lyme so it can be a real pain. I just don't like most of the irons out there today, they just don't seem to work as well as the old ones do. I have no idea if the more expensive ones that cost over 100 dollars would be even better, but I just can not bring my self to buy something that expensive. I usualy take my clothes out of the dryer and hang them quickly so that when I do iron them, it is faster and easier to do so.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Feb 07
when im still single my mom used the one wuth charcoal inside so primitive..but right now when im already married i used the electic one already much convenient..
• United States
19 Feb 07
My mom just bought me my own iron. It's a SunBeam and i love it! I use it mostly for my quilting and such. At work we have one of those little travel irons we us for getting the hoop rings (i work in an embroidery shop) out of clothes. that was what i had originally wanted, but i would trade my sunbeam for the world now!
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I use the permanent press setting on my dryer. Otherwise they don't get ironed. I also buy a lot of wrinkle free shirts! I hate to iron!
@DeathGods (100)
• Israel
18 Feb 07
dont know.
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@patootie (3593)
20 Feb 07
I have a steam press .. I was finding using a 'normal' iron was getting harder and harder .. it's surprising how many muscles you need just to make an iron glide over a few tops and trousers .. My steam iron was only £79.99 (but still a lot of money to me), bought in a sale (of course it was and anyone who knows me would know I only buy 'big' items in sales) .. and it is the very best thing ever .. I can get 3 t-shirts on the base of the steam press at once .. I fold my clothes as they come out of the tumble drier some items I just hang up straight away as they don't need ironing .. but those that do need a quick press I pile up ready folded ... then I turn on the steam press and I can easily be done in 8-10 minutes at most .. even fiddly clothes with pockets, lapels, fold over bits etc etc only take a few seconds .. and it's so light and easy to use .. For the very first time EVER in my whole life I have actually enjoyed doing some ironing .. I'd never go back to a 'regular' iron again ..
@Fishish (698)
• India
19 Feb 07
i dont have a steam iron here, but its great for cotton clothes, had it at my mum's place. i am looking for one and shall buy it when summers are around the corner and i shall be wearing mostly cotton...
• United States
19 Feb 07
Iron? What is that...hehehe. I received an iron as a wedding gift 35 years ago. I used it a few times and then kept it up in a cupboard in the laundry room. When my daughter was about 6 she was helping me clean that cupboard. When I got the iron out she asked what it was. I only buy knits. When I look at a top I squeeze it in my fist. When I let go if there are wrinkles it stays in the store. Maybe I am lazy. My mom is 75 and still irons. I had an aunt who used to iron her cotton bras. Guess I am not as domesticated as I should be.