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Probably, is difficult to find the person to whom process of an ironing would give pleasure: as a rule, the ironing either is just not loved, or fiercely hated. Also visitors of the website 7ya adhere to the similar point of view. ru, participating in poll about the most unloved homework. Agree, it and no wonder: from such monotonous house occupations as washing and washing of ware, us, hostesses, convenient modern units release. Cooking at that quantity and the range of products with which shelves of shops are filled now, and those functions which supplied modern plates, ovens and the microwave oven - furnaces can be reduced to couple of tens minutes. On “pylesoseniye“ sometimes it is possible to vouchsafe a strong half of mankind. And here the ironing almost in 100% of cases was and remains, alas, purely female “prerogative“.

the Iron belongs to that category of household appliances without which it is simply impossible to do, probably. On importance and need for life he can safely compete with the refrigerator and a plate, having left far behind obvious outsiders - the hair dryer, a toaster, the mixer, etc.

Today when the market of household appliances is flooded the hugest quantity of goods, to make a right choice of “the hot friend“ (and the iron has to become your friend - a lot of things including the most important - your mood depend on convenience and comfort at an ironing!) quite not easy.

So what it is necessary to pay attention to, wandering in shops and in the markets of household appliances among show-windows and shelves with irons?

the Platform, a working surface or a sole of the iron to

Irons with a sole (platform) from of aluminum are easy for

, quickly heat up and quickly cool down, easily slide on a fabric surface, but they more, than irons with other coverings, are subject to formation of dents and scratches.

In ancient Russia was ironed with the help rubelya * and rolling pins. The linen, clothes or fabric were wound on a rolling pin, holding with one hand, and from above other hand rolled rubel. The linen was smoothed, and it was called “to roll linen“.
Was also other way of an ironing - a hot bottom of the frying pan filled with the smoldering wood pieces of coal...
* Rubel - a wooden board with cross fillets .

Teflon a covering, preventing fabric burning, alas, worsens sliding of the iron on it. It is considered very short-lived. Besides many complain of bad sliding of teflon on fabric.

High quality of an ironing the irons having ceramic or ceramic-metal provide to

a sole covering since in comparison with metal coverings at them the best coefficient of sliding. Minus ceramics - fragility. Having met a metal button or a rivet on the way, the iron with a ceramic surface will hardly manage to avoid scratches which provoke flaking of a ceramic dusting subsequently.

Statistically, irons with a sole from stainless steel are most popular

with buyers . At these irons good sliding, it is easy to clean them. The stainless steel is quite strong and steady against negative external impacts.

One of the most known museums of irons is in the north of France, in the city of Longvi. His founder Jean - Pierre Zouccali collected a collection from 4500 exhibits, including 3800 irons. In its meeting there are unique copies dated the 16th century. There is a museum of irons and in Russia, in the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Seeking to improve material of which the iron sole is made, producers set the task to make it the most durable and steady metal accessories against artful influence.


of BRAUN irons with a sole from stainless steel with a dusting from sapphire powder ( of Saphir ), to a no - Hau from ROWENTA - a sole of Platinium (the stainless steel processed by the Lazer method with an additional top covering). Among developments of BOSCH there are irons with surfaces of Granit glissee and of Inox glissee . PHILIPS will offer you irons with soles of Careeza or of Anodilium (the anodized aluminum which passed special heat treatment). Among “utyuzhny“ developments of TEFAL there is a covering with the amusing name - of Durilium :-)... Names of many soles are not only material of which they are made, but also a form, and also other characteristics.

However to the buyer especially should not go in cycles in these technical terms - as a rule, these are only commercial names which are used by firms - producers for own technical developments. The exact structure of these alloys is kept strict secret.

At full speed

Surely pay attention to characteristics of steam functions of the iron . Intensity of supply of steam is measured in grams a minute (g/min). The iron is more powerful, the, therefore, there is more than the speed of steam emission. At variable supply of steam its intensity is regulated in the range from 15 - 30 g/min., at strengthened - from 35 to 50 g/min., and at a turborezhima (this function is not in all irons) emission of steam can reach 60 g/min.

the Function steam or ekstraparovy blow or ekstraparovy explosion (short-term emission of a large amount of steam which in a number of models can reach 100 g/min.) will facilitate smoothing of the small strongly rumpled fabric sites.

in the presence of the function of a vertical otparivaniye the iron can, being in vertical position, on weight, to throw out from a sole powerful vapor jets sideways. It is so possible to iron curtains, without removing them from a window, or to refresh upholstered furniture in a textile upholstery, pillows, mattresses, covers. Steam perfectly refreshes things, destroying dust and smells.

the BRAUN SI Iron - 8530 is equipped with function of supply of steam through a nose that is convenient for smoothing of cuffs, frills and other fine details of clothes.

Pay attention to how openings for a steam-out on an iron sole are located. For a good parouvlazhneniye they have to be distributed on all sole, but are not concentrated only in its nasal part.

some irons (for example, UFESA Millenium PV - 4325 and Tefal 1828) on a sole have so-called active lines or depressions in the ground: at hit of steam in them between the iron and fabric the airbag facilitating sliding of the iron and consequently saving your forces is formed.

of the Opening at the Krups 768 iron are supplied with special silicone guides by means of which steam deeply gets into fabric, providing excellent quality of a parouvlazhneniye and ironing.

Buying by

the iron, it is worth paying attention and to the tank for water : than it is more, those less often to you should add in it water at an ironing of the overdried linen. The majority of irons has capacity for water of 200 - 250 ml, however some producers release irons with the tank for water to 350 - 400 ml. It is desirable that the tank for water was transparent that it was easy for you to measure by eye when it is necessary to add water, but not to shake the iron about an ear.

In some models of irons the opening for the gulf of water is supplied with the closed valve which allegedly prevents a water effluence from the tank. If you iron on a ceiling:-), of course, buy such iron. And if it is serious, then hardly this parameter is so important. Openings for the gulf of water at the majority of irons are located in the top part of the case, and it is necessary to try very strongly to spill water. However at a novelty from Tefal - the Aquaspeed iron - the opening for the gulf of water is located behind - here precisely not to do without the screwing-up cover.

Some irons (for example, Panasonic NI - B35TSATQ) are equipped with the removable tank for water: you should not bring the iron to the crane or to pour water from a measured glass, risking to spill it at the same time. Just disconnect the tank and you bring to the crane only it.

If in your clothes it is a lot of things from natural silk or thin synthetics, buying the iron, be convinced that it is supplied with the function “Aqua - stop“ or as it still sometimes is called, the kapleotsekatelny system allowing to iron without problems “whimsical“ fabrics at low-temperature condition when in the tank there is water, without risk of hit of drops on fabric.

Forgive to

- boiled!.

Many owners of steam irons face

such unpleasant problem as the scum littering channels on which there is steam that causes an overheat of temperature sensors. How producers of modern irons fight against this misfortune? At some irons is self-cleaning, i.e. when pressing a certain button the iron with a strong vapor jet leaves also scum particles.

experts advise
At absence at the iron of protection against a scum to use for an otparivaniye the mix consisting on 1/3 of tap water and on 2/3 - from distilled (as show researches, the 100% distilled water badly forms steam).

a Number of irons is supplied with the built-in filters from a scum which neutralize hardness of water.

of the Cartridge from a scum which supplied some irons needs to be changed with the frequency depending on hardness of water and the frequency of use of the iron - usually 1 - 2 time a month.

Are irons with special antilimy cores which need periodically to be taken from the iron and to immerse in solution of water and vinegar or water and lemon acid.

With a cord or without cord?

the Important element of the iron to which, unfortunately, often buyers do not pay attention is a cord. Surely choose the iron with spherical fastening of a cord which length - not less than 2 - 2,5 meters. The leader in cord length (3,5 m) is the TDA 8330 iron (BOSCH).

Many hostesses estimated advantages of wireless irons at which the heating element is located in a special support, as at electric kettles. Certainly, such irons should be put periodically on recharge - on it you will be informed by the alarm lamp located on the iron case). According to some owners of “tailless“ irons, during this time you will be able to prepare the next thing for an ironing. The average wireless iron demands 8 seconds on recharge and allows to iron normally within 11 seconds. It is necessary to recognize that for an ironing of large things, for example, of bed linen or curtains, such iron is not really convenient.

what to pay attention to...

Important criterion at the choice of the iron - its power . The it is higher, the quicker the iron reaches the set temperature much quicker, there is a steam formation more effectively, and working temperature after intensive emission of steam is restored quicker. As a result - you perform work quicker.


At the market presented irons with a power from 350 (road irons, for example Philips HI - 152) to 2400 W (for example, Rowenta DX - 9100 or Tefal FV 9135). Low-power irons (to 1200 W) will not cope with a serious problem. Optimum power for the iron of the average user - 1500 - 1700 W. Well, and if you iron much and often, then buy more powerful iron.

Painting with

advantages of irons, sellers, as a rule, speak about a sole and steam abilities of the iron much. Certainly, it is important, but I recommend to you to pay surely attention to a sole form, iron weight, ergonomics of its handle.

are convenient to

of Model - “uzkonosa“ for smoothing of fine details, cuffs, levels between buttons, etc. More “brutal“ irons:-) are irreplaceable at an ironing of bed linen, curtains and other large-size things since do not rumple fabric.

“be not bought“ by

on too easy iron - will iron them large things very not easy. The ironing will quickly tire with too heavy iron you and to carefully smooth with it ruches and frills will be very problematic. Optimum iron weight - 1,3 - 1,5 kg.

the Handle of the iron has to be quite wide and convenient in a grasp. Choosing the iron, surely “try on“ it to a hand. Pay attention to “balancing“ of the iron: lifted in air, it should not “be outweighed“ forward or back. The rubberized inserts in the top part of the handle of the iron are very convenient - they prevent sliding of a palm on the handle (such handles still call two-component handles “soft-touch“).

Pleasant and useful “trifles“

Forgetful hostesses, certainly, will estimate irons with the autoshutdown function : if the switched-on iron is without the movement, then it will be switched-off itself - in 8 - 15 minutes if is in vertical position, or in 10 - 30 seconds if costs on a sole or lies on one side.

Some irons from the Braun company (for example, Braun FreeStyle 6575 or Braun SI 3120) are supplied with a special nozzle - Textile Protector which prevents emergence of the shining spots at an ironing of delicate fabrics.

Toropygam, seeking to remove somewhat quicker the iron from eyes down with at once after the termination of an ironing, will be to the taste special the heat-resistant cover for storage of the iron created by experts of PHILIPS which is easily put on a sole and allows to remove at once the device in a case, without being put at the same time at risk to burn or spoil the shelf.

the question Price

Exposure of temperature conditions at the Philips AZUR GC 4250 iron is carried out by pressing of the button: you expose power, and all actions made by you are reflected in the special liquid crystal display located on the case handle. Price of this miracle of equipment about 120 USD.

Conditionally irons at the price can be divided into 3 groups.

models which cost makes $20-30 belong To the irons of the first price category . As a rule, it is inexpensive irons of firms Vitek, Binaton, Ufesa, Clatronic, etc.

the Second price category - $40-60 - the irons of firms Tefal, Moulinex which are in the greatest demand in the Russian market, and also some Philips, Braun, Bosch and Rowenta models.

the Third price category - $70-100 - full-function irons of Philips, Braun and Rowenta firms.

Average service life of the iron - 2 - 3 years, but are not excluded that your iron will serve to you much longer if, of course, you follow certain rules during its operation which are stated in the instruction to your iron.

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