How to Use and Store a Steam Iron Properly
1Using a Steam Iron
Step 1: Prepare the ironing plate
Before using a steam iron for the first time, it is important to clean the ironing plate. Remove any remaining glue or debris by gently wiping the plate with a soft cloth.
Using a damp cloth to clean the ironing plate
Step 2: Add water to the steam iron
Pour water into the water tank of the steam iron before use. Avoid filling it up to the maximum mark to prevent water overflow or leakage during ironing. It is also recommended to use clean water instead of well water or tap water to avoid water stains caused by minerals in the water.
Adding water to the water tank of the iron
Step 3: Adjust the temperature and power
After plugging in the steam iron, set the desired ironing temperature by turning the temperature knob. Wait for the power light to turn off, indicating that the iron has reached the desired temperature and is ready to use.
Selecting the appropriate temperature for ironing
Step 4: Choose the ironing mode
Modern steam irons offer various ironing modes, such as dry ironing, steam ironing, water spray ironing, and vertical steam ironing. Adjust the lever or press the corresponding button to select the desired mode based on your needs.
Choosing the desired ironing mode
Step 5: Safety precautions
After using the steam iron, turn the temperature knob to the minimum position and unplug it from the power socket for safety purposes.
Unplugging the iron after use
2Properly Storing a Steam Iron
Adjust the ironing temperature for different fabrics
Set the appropriate ironing temperature for each type of fabric to avoid damaging the clothes:
- Silk fabric: Use the lowest temperature and iron the wrong side.
- Synthetic or nylon fabric: Use low temperature for ironing.
- Wool fabric: Adjust the ironing temperature to a medium level.
- Linen fabric: Use a higher temperature and steam level to quickly iron out wrinkles.
Using an iron with temperature settings for different fabrics
Regularly clean the iron
Regularly clean the steam iron to prevent clogging and stains on clothes. Wipe the surface of the iron with a soft damp cloth after use. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to clean the steam system and remove any deposits.
Regularly cleaning the iron to prevent stains on clothes
Use clean water for ironing
Use clean water instead of well water or tap water to prevent water stains on clothes. This helps maintain the steam system’s effectiveness and prevents the accumulation of mineral deposits that can clog the spray nozzles.
Using clean water for ironing
Use a dedicated power socket
When using a steam iron, plug it into a dedicated power socket to prevent electrical risks such as short circuits and fires. This ensures safe operation and avoids overloading shared power sockets.
Using a separate power socket for the steam iron
Above are the steps for using and storing a steam iron properly. If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a comment below for quick assistance!