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5 Important Factors To Keep In Mind While Buying A Dry Iron

  • 20 July

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

– Coco Chanel

In a society where your clothes create a lasting impression, you shouldn’t settle for anything but the very best. With the increasing demand for freshly pressed clothes and a seamless ironing experience, dry irons have quickly found a very special place in homes all across India. To help you select the best dry iron for your home, we have put together a list of 5 factors to consider before you go shopping for your next dry iron. Read on!

1. Efficiency 

When it comes to dry irons, the wattage and size of the soleplate play an essential role in determining how efficiently your iron will work. For example, Crompton’s Instaglide Dry iron comes with a 14% larger soleplate and curved edges to give you well-ironed clothes that are bound to make a good impression. A larger soleplate ensures that you cover more surface area with each glide and a high wattage will help quicken the heating process, which saves you precious time when you’re in a hurry! 

Pro Tip: If you iron your clothes frequently throughout the week, i.e. three times or more, then a good range to consider would be 1000 W – 1100 W whereas if your requirement is less than twice a week then a lower wattage of 750 W or more works perfectly fine as well. 

2. Durability 

Most modern dry iron models come equipped with a non-stick coating. This coating helps not only prevent the iron from sticking to your clothes but also makes it more durable in the long run. For example, Crompton’s irons like Rhino are coated with a thick double-layered American Heritage coating which lasts for about 3-4 years on average while giving you a smoother and more polished finish.

3. Safety 

A hot iron is a safety hazard not only for the clothes but also yourself. Newer models like Crompton’s Instaglide dry iron has variable temperature control that provides customized settings for 6 different types of fabrics. Apart from that, it also comes with a precautionary auto-cut feature. This protects your iron from overheating and burning your clothes. So make sure to look for safety features like these when you select your dry iron.

4. Convenience 

Ironing can get quite frustrating at times, especially when you have to constantly keep adjusting the direction of the iron. This happens due to the restricted movement of the swivel or simply because the chords are too short. Making sure that you go for an iron like Crompton’s Rhino which has a 1.8-meter power chord and 360-degree swivel movement helps you bring ease back into the ironing process. 

5. Weight 

To get an even and smooth finish for thicker fabrics like denim, wool, etc it is crucial to add some weight to them, unlike lighter and more soft fabrics like silk or nylon. Therefore, the weight of the iron becomes another important deciding factor when you choose a dry iron. 

So, there you have it! Our list of factors to consider while selecting the best dry iron for your home at an affordable price. Check out Crompton’s extensive range of irons to get the best of dry ironing!