Can You use a Steam Iron without water?
Is it possible to use a steam iron as a dry iron?
In this article, we’re going to explain if you can use iron without water and if so, how to use it.
Let’s get started:
Can I use a Steam Iron without water?
A steam iron without water inside the tank works like a dry iron and it’s OK to use. However, you cannot use the steam spray function and it’ll require more time to remove wrinkles from clothes. So if you’ve time and patient, use the steam iron as a dry iron by removing the water from the tank.
Some fabrics, made from fibers that can break down when exposed to steam are preferred to use a dry iron.
Ironing without water is hard and may damage fabrics quality. Water helps to loosen up the fabric and heat allowed them to be tightened properly.
Most laundry experts suggest using a steam iron or fabric steamer to prolong your clothe’s life and save lots of ironing time.
Here’s how to use your steam iron as a dry iron:
Step 1: Start by washing your clothes. Washing removes any dirt, debris, and oils that can sticks to the soleplate of the iron easily while ironing.
Step 2: Remove the water from the water tank. Some steam irons come with a removable water tank, some will comes with a built-in water tank. Remove the water by turning the iron upside down.
Step 3: Select the dry setting. Most of the iron comes with a dry setting to use as a dry iron. If your iron doesn’t have a dry setting, just use the lowest minimum temperature and gradually increase it.
Step 4: Start the iron and let it pre-heat. When you’re ready to iron, start the iron by connecting it to the power supply. Some iron will take anywhere between 2-5 mins to reach the ironing temperature.
Step 5: Ready your clothes & use an ironing board. While preheating the iron, ready your clothes to be dry ironing and when doing so use an ironing board or ironing pad for better protection.
Step 6: Do the ironing and unplug it when done. After ironing, let the iron cool down and unplug it from the electrical supply. Don’t re-fill the water tank while the iron is hot.
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