Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a quick question..........

Do you iron with water in your iron and let it steam? Or do you empty your iron and spritz with water? Maybe this is a silly question and everyone in the world uses an iron the way it is supposed to be used- I know it is a lot easier to let it steam, but every once in awhile we get rusty water on whatever we are ironing. Is it maybe something about the water and if I used bottled water it would not rust??

On a different subject- I love What I Wore {a fashion blog}. Look at today's outfit- totally adorable! It has inspired me to paint something with black and white stripes, orange dots, pink & red floral, & some solid tan and black thrown in.

10 comments:

Brooke said...

We have hard water with lots of minerals. I used distilled water in my iron, otherwise I get residue as well.


If you have rust, or any other residue on the plate of your iron, try sprinkling salt on craft paper and ironing over it. That will usually clean the iron really well!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I always thought rust was due to the iron having rust in it's holes, maybe the metal was old. I have not had rust in 10 years- since I bought a more expensive new iron.

Debby said...

I have no idea where my iron is. I haven't ironed in years. I hang my laundry straight out of the dryer. A smidge damp works the best. If there are still wrinkles I hand them in the bathroom so when I take a hot bath the steams takes the wrinkles out. If I put something on with a wrinkle. I spray it with water, lightly, wear it and it goes away. Who has time to iron?

Jill said...

just have to say on a totally unrelated note, that we tried the recipe you posted for the mexican shells with the cream cheese in the meat mixture- everybody liked it, even my 2 year old! gonna have the leftovers tonight. (i went ahead and made them all, rather than freezing half. the smaller second batch, i put only a tiny bit of salsa in the bottom for my pickier eaters!) we'll definitely do this one again! thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

(no ironing in this house, either.)

Monica said...

Funny you should mention this today...my iron has started refusing to hold water! Hadn't thought about spritzing. I'll have to try that; it should be cheaper than a new iron!

Leslie Lee said...

I iron on occasion. I recently ironed and I find I have good results letting the iron do the steaming. I appreciate the advice above about how to clean an iron though.

And, just FYI, I have one coat of chalkboard paint up above my kitchen stove and I think it will turn out great! Did you paint your kitchen cabinets yet? :)

Shelly said...

I use the dewrinkler setting on my dryer! Hahaha. But when I HAD to use the iron I put the water in the iron

Sue said...

http://www.ehow.com/how_112384_fix-iron-leaves.html will tell you how to get rid of the rust. Avoid it all together by not storing your iron with water in it.

I only iron men's dress shirts and try not to buy ANYTHING I have to iron. I also take everything straight from the dryer and hang it immediately. If you have to iron it, it's just gonna get wrinkled anyway is my philosophy but that doesn't fly with my husband and his dress shirts. Go figure.

Can't wait to SEE you here!!!

BlueCastle said...

I do both: Load my iron with water, let it steam and use a spray bottle of water to dampen the cotton clothes before ironing them. :)