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Old 29th Sep 2020, 11:19
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steam press ironing machine

Question, Is anyone "nerdish" enough to know if their wife uses one of the above?
My wife's steam iron has finally given up the ghost after 9 years and she is now looking into another but has been given advice to go for a machine.
Problem is she has no idea how to use this, so any input from the members, via their spouses would be appreciated.
Basically are they easier to use than standing up with an ironing board?
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 11:30
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Are you talking about a two-element item where the operator pulls the top bit onto the bottom?

Or something like the LauraStar, looks like a regular board but has the steam generator and the big reservoir, vacuum pump under the board cover to suck or blow as required? I have one of these and it is brilliant, irons both sides of an item at once.
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 11:48
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Why do you need an ironing board? Just choose clothes that don't ironing. I think we have an iron stored away somewhere but haven't seen it for years. Life is too important to waste it ironing clothes.
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 11:51
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Um, never heard of the LauraStar, I am sure that she is looking at the other one.
Like this.
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Oooh, Sallyann, for a start it's the doing away with the board, that's the point and secondly we are not scruffy ba****ds.

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What about a portable steamer ? Looks a bit like a vacuum cleaner and they're used in both the film and fashion industries to take the wrinkles out of clothing. You hang the item up on a hanger and steam said item with the hand held head of the steamer. Worth a look imo. There's a good UK manufacturer based near London, but the name escapes me at the moment.
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Jack, to my wife that would be an addition not a replacement.
She likes the look of freshly ironed clothes and, turn away Sally , bed linen and all she wants is an easier way to achieve this.
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Originally Posted by denachtenmai View Post
Um, never heard of the LauraStar, I am sure that she is looking at the other one.
Like this.
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They are okay, but you have to spend lots of time making sure everything is flat, otherwise you will be ironing in creases when you use it.

My wife had one but went back to a normal steam iron. At least you can see what you are doing as you use it.
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Thanks, fellow Saints person, madam has just taken that on board, forgive the pun.
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I guess wifey could watch old episodes of Prisoner to get an idea on how to use one.
But after having seen what the top dog does to people she disagrees with then maybe not.
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Originally Posted by denachtenmai View Post
Jack, to my wife that would be an addition not a replacement.
She likes the look of freshly ironed clothes and, turn away Sally , bed linen and all she wants is an easier way to achieve this.
Why the would she iron bed linen? It's not on display, and as soon as you use it it's creased again.
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Mrs rogerg is the same, bed linen is always ironed, says no one will see it but she knows its creased. Same when decorating she insists on painting behind things that will never be moved.
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I do the steam ironing in my household.
When Iím home that is
Mrs N2 could t get a seam straight if she got paid for it.
Go for a higher end hand held steam iron.
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Why the would she iron bed linen?
She has standards.
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Originally Posted by denachtenmai View Post
She has standards.
Mine are flagging...
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Mine are flagging...
Fortunately for us, Treadi, ours aren't, that's what age does for us i suppose.
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I suspect that my granny might have ironed bed linen. I am not sure that I have ever slept in ironed bedlinen, except when travelling.
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Smile

I am not sure that I have ever slept in ironed bedlinen, except when travelling.
You don't know what you are missing.
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 18:19
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Why do you need an ironing board? Just choose clothes that don't ironing. I think we have an iron stored away somewhere but haven't seen it for years. Life is too important to waste it ironing clothes.
Ever since I, at age five visited the ship where my father was a chief mate I've loved the smell of starched clothes.
Every morning his cabin boy would wake me up with a freshly ironed and starched set of underwear, socks, shirt and shorts.
Ever since I've always ironed and starched my shirt, my wife is not sufficient precise with the folds, besides there's that smell.
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 18:28
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Why do you need an ironing board? Just choose clothes that don't ironing. I think we have an iron stored away somewhere but haven't seen it for years. Life is too important to waste it ironing clothes.
^^^^ Exactly this. Only golden rule about buying clothes, bedding, etc in our house is that they have to be non-iron. Years ago I discovered Rohan, clothes designed to be screwed up into a rucksack and come out looking fine. I've no idea how many hours of my life have been saved from not having to iron things since then, must be hundreds, maybe thousands.
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