Have you ever wondered how you could save space in your kitchen cupboards? Tefal Ingenio is a revolutionary concept that brings a whole new take on versatility, with removable handles that allow your pans to transfer from the hob, into the oven, onto the table and into the fridge.

Why not visit one of five participating John Lewis stores from the 5th-11th October to see the Ingenio concept in action with live demonstrations running throughout the week. John Lewis Oxford Street, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Southampton and Birmingham are running the demos and the gift-with-purchase offer.

There is also an exclusive gift-with-purchase offer running in these stores, offering you a free Ingenio removable handle when you spend £60 or more on Ingenio cookware.

Come down to one of the five participating stores to see the Ingenio demonstrations or any John Lewis store to find out more about Ingenio!


Ingenio Induction 13 Piece Set


Ever since you got a new irongetting the creases out of trousers  and ironing shirts are mere child’s play! But some of your clothes seem just as daunting as ever – how to iron your beloved pleated skirt, or the embroidery on your favourite blouse? Follow our advice and all will be well!



Pleated skirts, Embroidery – Anything Is Possible!

Whatever the garment, there’s always a little trick to ironing it easily and well. Even that pleated skirt of yours can be easy, regardless of how good you are at ironing! Place the pleats flat on your ironing board and, for guaranteed success, attach a clothes peg over the end of each. Then all you have to do is iron!

Now for that embroidered blouse that’s been waiting patiently in your cupboard – all creased! To iron embroidery, simply place a flannel (or a piece of fairly thick material) between your blouse and the ironing board, and iron your garment inside out. This will ensure your embroidery doesn’t get flattened during ironing.


Whether you’re ironing shirtssuit trousers  or embroidery, for perfect results you need to adapt your technique to each specific garment. To guide you through all eventualities, here are a few extra tips for your next ironing sessions.



Tea towels, Tablecloths and T-shirts

We’re help to help whatever the situation, so here are a few more tips for totally carefree ironing:

- Tea towels, sheets and towels should be ironed the right side out and lengthways. Fold and put away as soon as you’ve finished ironing.

- Don’t bother ironing tablecloths on an ironing board. By ironing them directly on the table, you’ll avoid unsightly creases.

- Always iron T-shirts inside out to avoid any printed motif sticking to the base of your iron! Start with the sleeves, then do the front and back – any creases should come out with the help of a little steam.

- For black clothing, it’s a good idea to pass a damp cloth over the garment before ironing, to avoid ugly shine marks.

Top ironing tip: use a well-padded board to avoid marks on your clothing. Adjust the height so that you can place your hands flat on the board without having to bend forward, and try to relax after each ironing session.


Every time you iron, it’s the same old story — as soon as you see a pair of trousers, you start to panic. You often end up with creases and seams in all the wrong places and iron marks everywhere, until you just give up in the hope that you’ll do better next time! If you dream of one day being able to wear a perfectly-ironed pair of trousers, then follow our tips.



Tips For Simple Yet Effective Ironing

The first thing you should know is that, whatever you’re ironing, a soleplate that’s clogged with limescale will leave marks and stick to the fabric. So for perfectly-ironed trousers, you first need to ensure that your steam iron is clean. Next, to avoid shine marks on linen pants and suit trousers, cover them with a sheet (or kraft paper) for zero iron shine and perfect pleats.

Iron your trousers one section at a time. Start with the pockets (by turning them inside out and placing them flat on the ironing board), then do the waistband and lastly the legs. Follow the advice on the label – your iron needs to be cooler for suit trousers than for a pair of jeans! And finally, learn how to use the steam function. It’s there to help you smooth out creases, so you don’t need to keep it held down all the time. Some irons even work vertically, which is very handy if you do a lot of ironing.


Ironing shirts is your idea of torture! All those creases and badly-ironed collars – there’s always something to go wrong! And yet, with the help of a few ironing tips, you should be able to handle any shirt that comes your way without a problem. From finding the right temperature to using the right technique, it’s all under control!



Tame Those Shirts and Blouses!

Before starting to iron anything, check the label because you need to adapt the temperature of your iron to each specific fabric. Synthetic shirts need a cool iron, while cotton should be ironed at 200°C. Prepare each shirt first by undoing all the buttons, even the ones on the sleeves.

If you want easy ironing, you need to get organised – the collar, sleeves and shoulders need to be ironed first, before moving on to the rest of the shirt. Whether you choose a steam ironsteam generator or garment steamer mainly depends on how often you iron. Finally, don’t fold your shirts too soon – put them on a hanger and do up the top button. This will avoid creases forming while they cool, and will ensure an impeccable turn-out.

Top tip: Limescale on the base of your iron may stain a coloured shirt. Either turn it inside out, or adapt your ironing water in order to prevent limescale formation.


Whatever the season, black is always in — you have your black trousers and skirts, and then your black T-shirts for chilling out. In other words, you love black, because it always looks elegant and goes with anything. There’s just one problem — your iron leaves marks on your clothing and then you have to start all over again ! Don’t panic, here are a few practical tips for perfectly-ironed black clothes.



How to keep your black garments looking perfect

Even the slightest trace of white limescale can ruin a black garment—and you can’t wear a suit that doesn’t look absolutely impeccable ! To avoid catastrophes, clean your steam iron regularly and say no to limescale – the enemy of perfect ironing. Then use this very simple yet highly effective trick — place a damp cloth (a smooth, clean tea towel is ideal) over your black garments before ironing them. This technique avoids the unsightly iron shine that makes your clothes look old and worn-out. It’s recommended that you soak the cloth in a mixture of a pint of water and a glass and a half of white vinegar.

If possible, store your black clothes with other dark colours and avoid putting them next to woollen jumpers that may moult. When hanging up your clothes, leave a space between each garment, because wardrobe overcrowding quickly leads to very unsightly creases.


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