The clothes iron is an indispensable part of life, without which people would have to walk around in wrinkly, sloppy clothes that don’t necessarily make them look the best. Anyone who has ever done laundry knows just how important a good iron is in preparing clothes. Traditional presses use a combination of weight, steam, and heat to remove unwanted wrinkling from clothes. Thanks to technology, we no longer have to fiddle with complex mechanisms just to get irons to the right temperature that will keep wrinkly clothes straight and smooth. In fact, recent models feature all kinds of automatic mechanisms, including digital readouts and timed/automatic shut off for convenient use. Many versions also offer power-saving features to help you reduce power consumption and save money on your electric bill. Here are some things you should remember when in the market for 220 volt irons:
• Clothes irons today feature sole non-stick plates that help the device to move more smoothly over the fabric. They prevent clothes from sticking to the bottom of the iron plate, reducing accidents caused by excessively high temperatures and leaving the iron too long in a particular area.
• There are also cordless irons that feature internal, rechargeable batteries that supply power to the device. With the heating element powered internally rather than a DC connection, it is easier to move through clothes, saving you time from constantly adjusting the cord or reattaching the plug to the wall.
• Most models also feature adjustable temperature control, which enables you to select just the right heat level for a particular type of fabric. Textiles respond differently to temperature, and some fabrics are significantly more delicate than others, which is why this feature is such an important consideration when shopping for a press iron.
• Additionally, choose an iron with automatic shut off features designed to turn the device off when it reaches certain levels of heat or when it’s been left upright for a certain period. This helps prevent fires and related accidents.