Can I use a Steam Iron without water? Drawbacks Explained

Can i use my steam iron without water?

The above question came into my mind when my steam irons water reservoir gets empty.

Is is possible to use a steam iron as a dry iron?

In this article we’re going to answer this question with scientific facts.

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 fibres that can break down when exposed to steam is preferred to use a dry iron.

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 which 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 it 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 pre heating 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 to 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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