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Old 29th Sep 2020, 19:22
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It's people that iron their underwear that worry me
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 19:36
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Mrs SB has an obsession that bed linen must be ironed and put away the moment it is dry. No chance of doing it later.

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Old 29th Sep 2020, 20:18
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In Lewis's once, the one before John. I seem to remember a sales person took his suit our of the washing machine, ringing it dry and put it on without ironing. I'm not sure if they were added to drip dry or non-iron.

Personally I prefer a Chinese laundry in the garden and failing that, a bat man.
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 21:36
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Thanks for the replies guys (and gal)
To give a little more context, my wife is 72 years old and is recovering from having a stent fitted a couple of month ago, so I am trying to find out if these machines are easier than an iron as she now wants to try and do her own, very determined lady!!
I can understand the whole iron or not to iron, but the focus of my original question was to find out the pros or cons of a steam press machine versus a steam generator iron.
Seems that there is a divide between people whether to iron or not, but only a couple have attempted to answer the original question, maybe I should post this on "mumsnet"
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 22:47
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I've had a Philips steam generator these last few years and it is amazingly easy and comfortable to use. No more backwards and forwards filling a normal steam iron with the constant lifting in between onto its heel. One tank does a weeks ironing, (apologies to the apostrophe police). Would highly recommend.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 00:08
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My wife also has a Philips steam generator iron. She has a small craft business involving fabrics, many of which get ironed before sale and she depends on the iron. A steam press wouldnít be as useful to her. These things arenít cheap; it cost almost £400.

A few weeks ago it stopped steaming and made a croaking noise. Unfortunately itís out of warranty so I was asked to take a look at it. I managed to remove the cover (security type screws fitted) and worked out that the water pump which transfers water from the tank to the boiler had failed. These donít appear to be officially available anywhere, certainly not from Philips. Similar looking pumps cost almost £100 from UK suppliers.

Using the part number on the pump body I managed to find a similar one on sale from a factory in China. Problem was, the outlet manifold was different. I bought one anyway because it was only £14 delivered so worth a punt. When it arrived, I realised it was the same as the Philips branded item apart from the outlet. I dismantled both motors, swapped over the internal valve mechanism in the manifold and made a good pump out of the two.

I was pleased to find it worked perfectly and it earned me a whole bunch of brownie points for not much expense....obviously the latter only lasted a day or two, although the iron has lasted for a couple of months since....
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 00:08
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I will try and answer the question. A good friend bought a 'press' type ironing machine and although good in its day it was not the easiest to use and from my observations not particularly quick to use.

For the past 30 years we have had a steam generator type iron. These generate a great deal of steam making light work of ironing. We have had two Tefals but recently bought a Philips. It is an amazing piece of kit. Not cheap but by some extraordinary process determines the correct temperature needed for whatever material is being ironed. The bonus of a steam generator type iron is that the actual iron is very light. This model also deals efficiently with hard water deposits.

The weight of the iron itself is just 0.8kg. ALthough the whole unit is 5.1 kg.

Phillips Elite Iron
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 01:51
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my wife is not sufficient precise with the folds
Amen
Hehehehehe...
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 03:48
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I'm in the company of proper blokes. However, I so often feel outclassed.

I've not used an iron for a very long time. If I need a white shirt for the increasing funerals, I unpack a new uniform shirt. They're still nice and white. Uniform tie as well. Oh, and uniform trousies. Really smart, me.

Price Charles has his shoelaces ironed twice a day sometimes. One would like such a fuss made of one, but it would have to be by a nubile lady, I'd hate to be buttled.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 05:14
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This works:
Amazon Amazon

Steam Fast SF-680 Digital Fabric Steam Press
Wear gloves when you use it, as the steam's a little toasty, and don't brush any exposed flesh on the upper portion when moving fabric.

Pulling out the drawer to add water is teeny bit tricky; no brute force needed.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 05:33
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And she's recovering from a stent...

Ahem, isn't it time for you to hone your ironing skills?

But yes, a steam press is maybe easier than lifting up a regular iron over and over.

And make sure they have an automatic cutoff if left on too long.

In general, you need to stand up when using either implement.

The steam press can handle much more material at a go, so will get the job done sooner after you wait for it to heat up.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 08:41
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Ahem, isn't it time for you to hone your ironing skills?
Oh yes, v3m, I have tried for years to do it but evidently the skills that I learned in the RAF do not meet her standards.
Since the stent we have taken the ironing to a local lady but now madam wants to do her own.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 09:01
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It's people that iron their underwear that worry me
In some countries you have to iron undiewear - to kill off any wee beasties that tend to lurk in the seams etc.
If any of the aforesaid beasties survive in the seams they can then lay eggs in your skin from which they eventually hatch and erupt
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 12:26
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It's people that iron their underwear that worry me
ISTR reading somewhere that Jackie Kennedy always had her stockings ironed....

....... and insisted her lavatories were flushed with hot water.

The second sounds not a bad idea, but as for the first.......??
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 19:57
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As the Nį One Dhoby Waller in our house, I have used the industrial type when in Northern Ireland which was brilliant at doing trousers and Irish Rangers' kilts. we purchase for the home an iron with an external steam reservoir but was not impressed. I have gone back to a good owd standard steam iron with a board, good for the Long-Haired House Amiral's delicates.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 22:44
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OK chaps/ladies. I do wonder if I'm the last person on this planet who actually enjoys ironing? And no I'm not accepting orders:-)
Not getting into the whys or wherefores of what items need/should be ironed. The Philips steam generator has revolutionised my ironing regime. No more wrist wrangling, this machine is ergonomically designed. Easy peasy. Regarding the weight...I was able to hoick it from the cupboard whilst on crutches (distal femur shattered kneecap).
Chose not to buy a steam press as it was good for things like bedding, but rubbish at shirts/blouses etc.
Excellent for Madam Denachtenmai wanting/needing to try and get back to a semblance of normality, we all need this.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 23:37
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and insisted her lavatories were flushed with hot water.
Was in Quilpie, in the GAFA of Oz, in the 70s. This town is on an artesian basin, so the groundwater comes out hot and strong - and sulphurous. When you use the toilet for the morning constitutional, it smells bad enough, but flushing makes it so bad you need to evacuate the block. They even wash the streets with hot water, and it stinks.

Back on ironing, I do the household ironing to give Mrs Charlene a break. The Laurastar does an outstanding job, press the steam button on the handpiece, and a vacuum pump pulls the clothing item down onto the board and sucks the steam through it. Or, select the blow setting, and it puffs up the cover to give the flimsies a better chance, with a lighter touch.
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Old 1st Oct 2020, 00:36
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Hmmmmmm . . . One is mindful of Ben Elton's sketch about underpants. Just how many ways you can turn them about to prolong the current wearing cycle.

That was from a memory at least 30 years old but I glanced into googoo and got a slew of links to Elton and underpants. Weird.

I hated fashion. If "they are all wearing this now" I'd rip up anything that even looked like a new craze. I have to confess to liking the brightness of 60's America and found myself in IIRC, 'Austin', on Shaftesbury Avenue. I paid a lot for a new 'Dacron' suit, twenty quid I think. Lightweight material and very light grey. It was fantastic. Washed in a moment and hung up to iron itself. Eventually the trousies wore out leaving the jacket. It fitted in a small Samsonite suitcase, taking up less space than the Times. If it wasn't pressed when I set out, it was by the time I put it on. :-)
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Old 1st Oct 2020, 02:38
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_ironing



Extreme ironing (also called EI) is an extreme sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing. According to the Extreme Ironing Bureau, extreme ironing is "the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt."[1]Part of the attraction and interest the media has shown towards extreme ironing seems to center on the issue of whether it is really a sport or not. It is widely considered to be tongue-in-cheek.[2]
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Old 1st Oct 2020, 04:15
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Pah, that's for woosies. I'd depart the rock with the items, and iron while I was in free-fall.
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