5 Ironing Tips That Everyone Should Know
Have you ever put on a crisp shirt and felt your confidence levels go through the roof? This is the power of a good press. While ironing definitely helps elevate how your clothes look and feel, it also comes with its own set of problems which can be quite the task to deal with. So, to help your clothes get that perfect, sharp, confidence-enhancing look, we have listed 5 common ironing problems that everyone faces and some simple yet effective solutions. Let’s begin!
1. Are your clothes sticking to the iron’s soleplate?
Does your iron keep sticking to your favourite clothes and ruining them? This generally happens if the temperature setting has not been adjusted as per the fabric of your clothes. Not only that, even after adjusting it if you don’t wait for a couple of minutes and immediately start ironing, it could cause your clothes to stick to the hot iron.
This has a relatively simple solution: Always start low. If you are unsure of the right setting, then make sure you start at a low temperature and work your way up to ensure that the heat doesn’t end up burning your clothes. Also, make sure to avoid direct contact with zippers, buttons, etc to prevent getting scratches on the soleplate. This could ruin the non-stick coating and make it difficult to get a clean, even press.
To tackle this very problem, Crompton introduced the Instaglide dry iron. It comes with 6 Fabric setting and also has a durable scratch-resistant and Non-Stick coating which prevents the iron from sticking to your favourite clothes.
2. Is it difficult to get a smooth press and iron your clothes properly?
Sometimes, in spite of making sure the iron is set at the right temperature and setting, your clothes don’t look as crisp and well-pressed as you would like. To avoid the crumpled effect and get a smooth press, try using a water spray. Spraying water on the clothes helps moisten the garment molecules and makes it more malleable. This makes it easier to straighten any creases formed with just a few strokes of the iron.
We know that switching to a spray while ironing can get quite tiring, so Crompton introduced a range of Steam irons which comes with an in-built water spray feature. This will help you get the best result with maximum convenience!
3. Do your clothes keep getting stuck while ironing?
We have all been in this situation. You try to smoothen one part of your clothing and end up getting stuck during the back and forth. This happens due to the sharp edges of the soleplate which can get entangled in loose threads and corners which make it difficult to get a uniform press. To ensure that your iron glides with ease, try investing in an iron with rounded edges. This ensures a smooth transition from one angle to the other without the hassle of getting stuck.
To help find a solution to this problem, Crompton introduced its Instaglide iron which comes with a larger and more curved soleplate so you can get a seamless ironing experience.
4. Does your iron have a build-up of calcium around the steam holes?
While using a steam iron, the process of filling in water before use is crucial. But once you are done, what should you do? Ideally, you should get rid of the water because it can lead to a build-up of dirt and minerals. Prolonged exposure to minerals like calcium start blocking the steam holes which degrades the performance of the iron over time. So, make sure to regularly clean your soleplate with water and a fresh cloth to extend the lifetime of your iron further and prevent any future visits to the repair shop.
To make your iron more durable in the long run, Crompton introduced the Pyro steam iron which comes with its own Self-Clean function. This helps get rid of any calcium and keeps the iron clean.
5. Does your iron end up staining your clothes?
Steam-pressed clothes do have a charm of their own but sometimes, you could end up with unwanted spots on your clothes. This usually happens when your iron is not heating up as quickly as the steam is being produced which causes water to drip over and stain your clothes. To prevent this from happening, Crompton launched the Pyro stream iron that comes equipped with Anti-Drip Technology. This prevents water from dripping and ruining your garments.
So there you have it, all the solutions to your ironing woes. To know more about how you can get a flawless ironing experience, check out Crompton’s exclusive range of Dry and Steam Irons!