You love your woollies so much that you’ll make any excuse to wear them ! But, despite washing them in cold water, they always need a bit of an iron when they come out of the machine. So here are a few tips on how to iron wool, for zero damage and maximum style.

 

 

Gentle ironing

You need to be particularly careful when ironing wool, because it won’t withstand excessive heat. Set your iron at the lowest temperature – the soleplate should be lukewarm rather than hot. And, just as when ironing black garments, use the damp-cloth technique for guaranteed success!

Dampen a clean cloth (you can simply spray it with water – it shouldn’t be soaking), and place it between the iron soleplate and your woollen jumper. Now all you have to do is iron over the cloth, instead of directly onto the wool. Your garment will come out unscathed and you’ll be able to carry on wearing it as often as you like!

 

How do you like your steam? From the soleplate of an iron or the tank of a generator? Find out what your steam dream is with our helpful decider!

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Ever wondered how ironing really works? Let us explain…

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In the recent “Best Small Appliance Brands” report published by Which?, Tefal has claimed the Which? Best Brand overall title for steam irons.

The title is based from the results of a survey of nearly 6,000 Which? members and recent lab test programmes.

The steam irons were tested in a number of characteristics, including; reliability, customer score and test score. Our performance in these proved important, with the report acknowledging that  “Tefal’s high scores earned its best brand”.

In addition, the brand must not have any ‘Don’t Buys’ in the category. Showing the quality of Tefal’s overall product range, highlighted by the FV9630 Ultimate Anti-Calc being Which?’s pick of steam irons.

 

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Emmanuel Couppey, Linencare Product Manager, was very pleased with the title:

“Which? is hugely respected within industry for being a reference for consumer goods. It is fantastic to be acknowledged by an institution such as Which?. What this means for us is that the Tefal quality is recognised at every level and it shows that our hard-working attitude is paying off. This is not a random title given to us but a result of our efforts towards excellence and innovation.”

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Whether it’s for a job interview, your best friend’s wedding or an important business meeting, there’s often a suit to iron! Follow these ironing tips to ensure perfect results and zero fabric damage.

 

 

Jacket, Trousers and Tie – You Really Look The Part!

The first ironing tip to remember is that you should never iron a tie! The fabric is usually extremely fragile, so instead roll it around a bottle of hot water or remove the creases with steam. And when it comes to ironing your jacket and trousers, don’t panic! All you need is a little organisation and a good iron and you’ll look like a pro!

The best thing for your suit is steam, and with a steam generator, you don’t even need to iron – you can simply steam out the creases vertically! If you come up against a really stubborn crease, make sure you always iron it inside-out. Ideally, you should place a sheet or towel between the suit and your iron, to avoid damaging the fabric. The shoulders of your jacket and the waistline of your trousers are easier to iron using the rounded end of the board.

Hang your suit on a wooden clothes hanger (not a metal one, which may leave marks in the shoulders), and space your suits out as much as possible in the wardrobe. Finally, for a totally impeccable and crease-free turn-out, follow our tips on how to iron a shirt!

 

Once upon a time, you were quite happy to fold and put away your sheets straight from the tumble dryer. Now, all that’s changed – you long for well-ordered cupboards and perfectly-ironed sheets. So here are a few tips for hassle-free sheet ironing.

 

A few ironing tips to simplify your life 

Before ironing them, you first need to wash your sheets at the right temperature (check the label) and dry them properly, ideally on a large clothes line or in a tumble dryer. Steam generators are perfect if you often have a lot of sheets to iron – highly user-friendly, they feature a very powerful steam jet to get creases out in an instant.

But don’t panic – a steam iron will work just as well if your sheet is laid out right. Above all, don’t let it trail on the floor – you may walk on it, get it dirty and have to start all over again! Fold your sheet lengthwise and use horizontal strokes from the centre to the outer edge. Once you’ve finished the section on your ironing board, gently slide your sheet forward and continue until you reach the other edge. Then turn it over and repeat the process on the other side. A few jets of water or steam will quickly get rid of any creases and make the task even easier.

 

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