Elements to consider in an iron with boiler
Elements to consider in an iron with boiler
In commerce there are many typologies of steam irons with boiler, each of it with its characteristics and therefore with its price. Obviously the girl who lives alone in the house will not have to equip herself with the same iron that the housewife needs with a working husband and two or three children to take care of. In this paragraph you will find a series of tips that will guide you towards a more conscious choice. The first thing you need to know are the basic elements that make up a ironing system with boiler: the plate, the tank and the tip. Let’s see one by one what are the characteristics of each element.
The plate: there is no doubt that the plate is the most important element for an iron. On the market there are plates of different materials, basically 3. There are stainless steel plates, Teflon plates and aluminum plates. These alloys are the most used because they are the best in heat conduction and avoid overheating the iron. The tank: there are two types of tanks, internal and external. In case of internal tank the capacity is reduced compared to the external one. The tip: the irons made of aluminum are usually the best and the heat is concentrated in the tip. This feature is very useful when dealing with difficult areas such as collars and corners.
So before purchasing your new iron, several elements have to be taken into consideration, including tank capacity and plate material. Other elements to consider are: the power of the jet, the comfortable and ergonomic handle and a not excessive weight of the iron (never over 2 kg). Other minor features to be taken into consideration are: the possibility to iron on different fabrics, the anti limescale function, a self-extinguishing system, vertical steam (useful to iron for example jackets and curtains vertically), an anti-drip system and the Microsteam plate (with micro holes for the steam outlet).
Steam iron, with or without boiler?
Steam iron or without boiler.Well, by now you’ve decided to buy your new steam iron, but you still don’t know which one to choose. Maybe you’ve always used the traditional one and you don’t know if switching to the one with boiler could actually be an advantage. Before deciding whether it is better to buy an iron with or without boiler, consider a few points. First of all, decide the budget you want to devote to this expense. If this does not exceed 100 euros, my advice is to buy a good steam iron, but without boiler. At these prices you can find really good ones. On the other hand with 100 euros you would buy a poor quality iron, which would not help you at all.
If ironing is one of the activities that you do most often in your home, then consider buying an iron with boiler. This will save you time and effort. Compared to traditional irons, the boiler iron, even cheaper, allow you to have a larger tank and therefore a continuous steam for longer. Having to fill the tank less times will certainly save you a lot of time. Also consider the type of clothes you find yourself ironing more often. If you usually iron a lot of shirts and clothes, then you need a boiler iron. The steam in boiler irons has more pressure, so the ironing quality is higher, and with clothes that usually require more passes, with boiler irons the passes decrease considerably.
Finally, consider where you are going to iron and position your iron. If your house is big enough and you have a table where you can keep the iron constantly, then do not think twice, this is the best choice for you. When you have everything at hand and you don’t have to start the ironing process by taking the iron from the furniture, the easel, the clothes etc., the process takes much less time. The advantages in terms of speed and quality of ironing with a boiler iron are considerable compared to traditional iron. If all the points listed here reflect your situation, then you will have no more doubts about which is the best product to buy.
Obviously not all of us have the same budget and not all of us have the same needs. In this regard, it would be useful for you to start compiling your first ranking of steam irons with your favorite boiler. This list will help you later on to make your choice much easier and shrewd. In general it is not possible to say that one iron is better than another, but only that one is more suitable than another to your needs.
Which boiler iron is better suited to your needs
For simplicity of ironing, robustness and capacity, the boiler systems that we have had the opportunity to try are all equipped with excellent quality As you may have guessed when you arrive here, the purchase of an iron with boiler brings considerable advantages, even to those who have never used it before. The advantages are: time and effort saving, better ironing quality and more practicality (always in case you have a place where you can leave it). The disadvantages as a result are two: the size is always generous compared to traditional irons and the cost.
The best iron (miglior ferro da stiro) with boiler steam is one of those appliances that we all want to avoid buying, first of all because they are too bulky and then often you do not know where to put them and then also because they are quite heavy and not all housewives want to carry around the house such a weight. Moreover, because of their size and weight, they cannot be placed anywhere and on any surface. In order to be used to its full potential, the steam iron with boiler needs a special support base, maybe a strong ironing board.
If you want to buy a steam iron, it is good to think first of all where you are going to store it. Not everyone can say they have a room for the ironing unfortunately, so before considering the purchase of the iron with boiler you have to make a local mind and decide first a couple of very important things. As advice I can tell you, if you do not have much space, to buy a product not very bulky, but especially not too heavy.
The choice of the ironing system
Have you entered a department store of household appliances and fallen in love with a boiler iron? Have you seen more models and don’t know which one to choose? To make a sensible choice, start from the beginning: what will be the use of your new ironing system? How many people live in your household? In a family made up of only a couple of people, ironing problems are not the same as in families made up of 4/5 people, who may use a lot of clothes and shirts for work. There are jobs, and we know something about it, where in summer in the office, you have to take the spare part with you, so as not to arrive at the end of the day and give off bad smells.
In addition, many problems in recent years have arisen thanks to the spread of dryers. Today with dryers, all clothes have to be ironed! The advantage is that you can wash your clothes even during rainy days, but then everything has to be ironed. In short, what I want you to understand is simply that a newlywed couple, for a couple of shirts to be ironed a week, does not need to face the expense of a steam iron with boiler. We already know how hard it is nowadays to find the money to get married, if some expenses can be postponed to a future where we will really need it then it’s fine.
There are cases in which, even if there are only two people in the house, you may still need an ironing system with boiler. Just imagine that you and your wife are both people who come to the office every morning. You will probably end up with dozens of shirts to wash and then iron at the weekend. In this case the boiler solution is the one that suits you best. Let’s say that at least in this case you could move towards a mid-range model, avoiding at least for now the top of the range. Buying the top at this time is not very convenient, both for the pockets and because you would not be able to take advantage of all its features at 100%.
Obviously the quality, as happens in all fields, is not always the same. The price in this case depends on several factors, the quality of the plate, the presence of functions such as anti dripping, auto off, tank capacity and much more. I certainly can not say that the cheapest ones are the most appropriate purchase, as they lack all these features, which make the purchase really useful.
A boiler ironing system of superior quality can cost even more than 250 euros. In this case you have available all those features that will make your new purchase, a product that you can no longer do without. Excellent pressure, excellent tank capacity, continuous steam always perfect, energy saving and also an absolutely unmistakable style. On the other hand, we all know that the more you pay, the more you have avant-garde products available.