Want that crisp, clean, pressed look at a moment's notice? Invest in an iron, ironing board, and related products and accessories to be able to smooth out those annoying wrinkles. The right tools make a big difference. Ironing will also save you money when compared to taking garments to a professional laundry or dry cleaner.
The number and quality of features are the biggest influences on the cost of an iron. In addition to the selection of features, the amount of wattage can also affect the price; a high-wattage clothes iron heats quickly and maintains its temperature. Starting around $10 for a basic model and ranging to more than $100 for top-of-the-line, handheld, cordless steam irons, your choice of iron depends on your needs and preferences.
A classic dry iron features a flat soleplate (the bottom or face of the iron) with a heat-generating electrical element. In addition to a dry iron's basic features, a good steam iron includes a variable steam gauge to adjust the amount of steam released and a burst-of-steam feature for stubborn wrinkles.
You might want to consider the following accessories and products to help you achieve good results when ironing.