Steam iron With the feature of self-generating steam sprayed into the fabric, quickly smoothing wrinkles is being loved by many people. In order for the steam iron to last a long time, you need to follow the instructions below.
Some notes when using an iron
When using a steam iron, only filtered water should be used, because well water or tap water often carries sediment and clay that easily clogs the steam hole. Besides, it will also stain clothes. Also, do not add any fragrance chemicals to the iron as it can cause corrosion to the inner surface. When adding water, do not overflow the Max line on the water tank.
After plugging in the power, it is recommended to wait 3 to 5 minutes before starting to turn the knob. As the iron surface heats up, gradually increase the amount of steam. After each use, the excess water should be discarded to prevent scale build-up inside the iron.
Depending on the fabric to use the iron appropriately
Depending on different fabric materials, you should adjust the appropriate water mode, specifically:
_ Polyester and nylon fabrics: lowest temperature setting and minimum steam.
_ Cotton and linen fabrics need ironing at high temperatures with a high level of steam.
Woolen fabrics can be ironed at medium or high heat.
How to maintain and clean the iron
It is necessary to use a wet cloth to wipe the iron regularly, especially in the steam vent, which is prone to deposits.
If the iron surface is found to be rusty, do not use sandpaper because doing so will cause further scratches to the iron. It is recommended to use toothpaste, vinegar or wind oil to apply to the surface of the iron and then wipe it with clean water.
Besides, if the plug is found to be oxidized, use sandpaper to clean it.
With the above suggestions, hopefully you will be able to use your steam iron effectively and for a long time.