As suppliers of commercial irons and ironing tables for the sewing, dry cleaning and alterations world it’s only natural that the team here at Reliable would become an ironing resource for those using our home ironing products. As such, we are often asked ‘pressing’ questions. Here’s one:
“Why was the shirt that I ironed yesterday wrinkled when I took it off the hanger today?”
The simple answer lies in the balance between steam and heat. The steam from the iron will relax the fibers of the fabric making the pressing part easier. The key however, is to ‘dry’ the freshly steamed garment with the heat of the sole plate in order to ‘set-the-press’. If the garment is still damp with steam after you have pressed it the fibers will simply bounce back to their pre-ironed state while drying in your closet. It takes very little effort to press with a Reliable iron because of the steam quality that they produce (remember: no spitting! no leaking! no kidding!), and the placement of the steam holes at the tip of the sole plate (just like our commercial-grade irons). By placing the steam holes at the tip the remaining part of the sole plate takes on the job of setting the press. It’s that simple. The iron does the work so you don’t have to.