Will my iron turn off automatically if it’s not being used?

Will my iron turn off automatically?

I forgot to unplug it…

That’s the question many of you asked me through emails and Instagram.

Well in this article I’m going to answer this question and also tell you the consequences about that.

Will my iron turn off automatically?

Most of the iron comes with an auto-shutoff feature which turns off the iron automatically when it left untouched for 8 minutes vertically, 30 seconds face down or on its side. When in faced down position, your clothes may get burned depending upon the temperature setting of the iron.

For example, Rowenta DW9280 model comes with a 3-way auto-shutoff feature which turns off the iron for 30 sec on its side or face down position, and for 8 mins in the vertical position.

You should look for an important information about this auto shut off function:

How auto shut off save electricity & clothes burns?

Modern irons comes with auto shut off features having temperature sensors and gravity based switches. When the iron is left untouched for a certain period of time it will starts to reach it max temperature and the temperature sensor trips thus cutting of the power supply to heating element of the iron.

When placed in vertical mode, the gravity-based switch gets activated and the circuit board will cut off the power supply after a certain amount of time.

Is it recommended to leave your iron plugged in?

If you intentionally leave your iron plugged in, then you’re doing it wrong. By turning it off, first, it will save electricity and second, it’ll reduce the risk of voltage overload. These irons, hair straighteners, dryers draws huge amount of ampere. While the models will not catch on fire but their circuit and wires can cause short circuits after a certain period of misuses.

If you forgot to turn off by mistakes in a rushed morning then it is fine but as a responsible person you must check all the electrical connections like fans, lights, and other kitchen & grooming appliances, turn them off.

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