Ironing 101 Tips. How Do You Knock Over-Filling Your Iron On Its Head?
Water Spillage. The Bane Of Filling Your Steam Iron. Facts. Facts. Facts.
It’s a given. You fill your steam iron. Lose concentration. Or patience. And suddenly. There’s water spilling out of the tank. All over your ironing board cover. Everything is soaked.
We’ve all been there.
No one is more careful than me.
But even I used to over-fill the iron.
But. No more!
I’ve ditched the measuring cup that came with my Russell Hobbs top of the range iron. And opted instead for a one litre recycled bottle of soda water. Filled with tap water. With a pouring spout inserted into the neck of the bottle.
I have never. Ever. Over-filled my iron using this bottle with its pouring spout.
It’s fool proof!
Ironing 101 Tips. Water Spillage. What Do I Recommend?
The measuring cup that comes with most irons doesn’t fit into the opening of the water tank. So even if you don’t over-fill your iron. Water can still splash over the top of the opening.
It doesn’t hold enough water to completely fill my water tank.
I use a one litre recycled soda water bottle. Filled with tap water. Because I drink soda water. And. It’s already clean. A different soft drink bottle needs to be washed. And I hate having to do more work than is needed to get a job done!
The pouring spout fits down into the opening of the water tank. So I can watch the water level while it’s filling. And the bottle holds more water than I need for the tank.
This is so foolproof. And saves us the mess of mopping up excess water.
Give it a try!
If you have another way to stop water spillage that you love. Email me below with your technique. And why you like it. And I’ll include it in this tip. My readers – and me – will love you for it.
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