Whether you have a formal meeting or a dinner party, you can’t be ready without ironing your clothes properly. Using a steam iron instead of a conventional one makes it way easier to remove all the hard wrinkles. These irons are largely used in garments where thousands of clothes need to be ironed every day.
It is an undefeated tool against all wrinkles in almost all kinds of fabrics. Bought a new one but in no clues how to use it? No problem, it just not the matter of using the best steam iron, it is also to make the proper and accurate use of it. Put your clothes on your iron table, follow our steps, and get the best outfit for the program.
How to Use Steam Iron With Water
Steam iron’s functioning is a little bit different than the conventional one. They need water to be stored in the storage tank. Here are all the steps that need to be followed.
At first, of course, you need to prepare your iron table with proper arrangements. Your ironing performance greatly depends on this arrangement as well. Place the table on a flat surface, open it up totally then flatten the outer surface by hand.
Now place the cloth on the table and also flatten the cloth as much as possible by hand. These processes are the same as you do with a conventional iron.
Make sure that the water storage tank is clean and clear having no water that might be used before.
Pour the tank with water. Use the measuring cup and prefer filtered water or distilled water. Don’t overfill the tank or vice versa. You can follow the manual to determine the best amount of water for different conditions.
Plug in the iron and wait for it to be hot enough. There you will find a red light that will indicate that the iron is hot.
At the front of the handle, you will find 2 medium-sized buttons. One is for spraying water from the front nose where the other one for spraying hot steam water from the holes of the metal plate.
You need to spray water from the front nose before you are going to iron your cloth. Wet some portion of the cloth with this water and it will eventually help you soften the cloth. As a result, the hard wrinkles will never be a problem to be removed for the iron.
On the other hand, spraying hot steam will make the ironing more furnished and make your clothes look better. Steam permeated the fabrics of the cloth and after that when you heat the cloth with iron, it makes them stay at the place. So, using the cloth or curtain several times will not make further wrinkles easily.
Spray water from the front nose and then move the hot iron over the cloth. Remember you don’t need to make wet the full cloth. Just spraying over some regions will be enough and then iron the whole area.
If you found that there are some hard wrinkles then you need to press the other button that will eventually spray hot steam from the holes underneath of the metal plate. This hot steam permeates the fabrics of the cloth so that the hard wrinkles become softer.
And when you heated them with the iron, it makes them stay at the exact place. As a result, they will never make wrinkles even after several usages.
When you are dome with ironing, wait some time till the metal plate becomes cold. After that, press the small button near to the adjustment knob that will remove all the water of the storage tank through the holes of the metal plate. Thus, the storage tank will be clear and ready for another day!
How to Use Portable Steam Iron
There are some differences between a steam iron and a portable steam iron that is also called a steamer. A lot of portable travel iron with steam option may also fall into the category.
A steamer can not be pressed on the fabrics thus your cloth may not look crisp but still, they are preferable as they are light in weight and quick. Here are the steps to be followed
For the portable steamer, you don’t need an iron table but you will need a hanger to hand the cloth. Ensure that the cloth is hanged vertically and straight. Flatten all the wrinkles by hand as much possible.
As similar to the steam iron, you need to pour the storage tank with filtered or distilled water. Use the measuring cup that is provided with the product. You may need more amount of water in this case.
Plugin the power cable and wait un-till the red indicator lit up. After that, you are ready to go.
When all are ready, aim the steamer straight to the cloth, touch the upper curve but keep a distance from the lower end. Now press the button, this will make a flow of hot steam from the front nose for steaming curtain and clothes like that we see in the steamer for curtains.
Move the hose around your cloth slow and steadily. Thus, cover the whole cloth and every corner.
How to Use Steam Iron as a Dry Iron
If you want to use the steam iron as a dry iron, it’s not a difficult thing to do. Here the steps to be followed.
As a conventional dry iron (like a proper Rowenta iron), after preparing all the arrangement you need to plug in the power cable and let the iron be heated. One thing you need to remember that in this case, you don’t need to put any water on the water storage tank. Better to leave it empty. Wipe out the metal plate to be sure that there is no water particle.
Set the mode on dry from steam and adjust the temperature knob according to your fabrics. When the iron is a metal plate of the iron is hot enough, you will find that the red indicator will lit-up.
After that, move the iron back and forth over the cloth and push it on the wrinkles un-till they are gone. When you are done, unplug the cable from the power source and keep the iron in a safe place and let it be cooled down.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is steam coming out of the side hot?
Ans: Yes, steam coming out of the side is hot and they eventually can you’re your hand if they are too close though you haven’t touched the metal plate. So, always keep a distance from the side also.
Q: Is it necessary to use filter water?
Ans: It is not necessary but recommended to use filter water or distilled water because it decreases the chance of the iron being damaged by different particles of water.
Q: How to clean the holes?
Ans: You can use vinegar with water to clean the holes.
Whether you use it for business purposes on garments or in the home to prepare your clothes, it is always advised to follow the above steps. Using a steam iron with proper steps will make your cloth crisper and sharper that will increase the outlook on a big scale. Using a portable steamer will make the whole task more flexible.
One thing you always need to be careful is about safety. These tools are very heavy and a little mistake may burn your skin. So, learn how to use the steam iron, follow them with care, and make your cloth looks like a new one.