Ironing 101 Tips. Does Your Steam Iron Spit At You?!
This Is How A Steam Iron Works. Facts. Facts. Facts.
Is your steam iron spitting? Leaking? Intermittently? On a high setting? The most common cause is the soleplate isn’t hot enough to create steam. Wait until you hear the beep that says ‘I’m HOT! Before you put iron to fabric. On the other hand, the lower the setting, the more likely it is that it can’t get hot enough for steam.
This is how a steam iron works. Water from the water tank flows down to the soleplate. When the soleplate is hot, it transforms the water into steam. It’s very simple technology. When it’s not hot. It’s not hot enough to generate steam. There’s no middle ground.
Irons also work much like all heating elements with a temperature control. To maintain temperature control, an iron will cool down somewhere in the ironing cycle. When this happens, your iron spits. Or could leak. It’s telling you the soleplate isn’t hot enough right then to create steam. In most cases this is temporary.
If your iron spits and leaks constantly, this is a different problem. It’s telling you that the heating element is faulty. Past its use by date. And it’s time to purchase a new iron.
Ironing 101 Tips. Steam Irons. What Do I Recommend?
Not all irons are created equal. Some have better heating elements than others. Read the online reviews. And choose the iron that rates high on the checklist for steam generation. If an iron has two water tanks, it has a better chance of maintaining an even high heat for steam.
How Do I Source My Tips
I have 25 years experience talking to tens of thousands of people who iron. All recommendations are my own. From my own research. And customer feedback.
I receive no compensation from any company for recommending their products. Because. I only recommend best quality. You do get what you pay for.
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
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