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Old 10th Dec 2018, 09:16
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Originally Posted by krismiler View Post
I have a back up kettle, no element it sits on the hob and uses the gas to heat water, a saucepan would also do. It even whistles when it boils. Toasters are usually non repairable but the same result can be achieved by laying the bread under the grill. An iron is a different matter as there isn't really anything which can be used as a substitute and you normally only find out its broken once you start ironing which will be when the shops are shut and you need the clothes for the next morning, therefore I keep a spare.
One of life hacks seen on Youtube was someone using a saucepan heated to iron their clothes. Looked nuts but they did it no problem.

First Irons were heated with no steam.
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