Ironing: the third part of our series.
There are many different ways of preparing linens for ironing, and I’ve used many of them through the years. In this series, I’ll share with you the routine I’ve “settled into.” If you missed either of the previous topics, we covered washing HERE and drying HERE.
I once received an email from a blog reader who asked this question:
If I may ask, what iron do you use? My iron doesn’t seem to work very well for getting the wrinkles out of linen. Maybe it doesn’t get hot enough?
When I’m ironing just a few small pieces at a time, I use a Rowenta PowerGlide2 steam iron that I’ve had for years. When I have a lot of ironing – or large tablecloths – I use a 1940s Ironrite ironer.
I suspected, however, that the iron really wasn’t my blog friend’s problem. Let me show you the basic steps I take when ironing linens.
Start with a clean iron!
That may seem obvious, but you just might be surprised… Your iron needs to be clean both inside and out. It’s a good idea to check your manufacturer’s recommendations for what products to use, but I’ll make some suggestions.