Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Letting Off Some Steam about Ironing

For the first 31 years of my life, I was completely perplexed by the care instructions "cool iron". It might as well have said "Just don't wrinkle" (Similar to "Dry Clean Only", which in my world means "Don't clean. EVER."). I always wondered if a cool iron had ever actually worked for anyone. I could barely get my piping hot iron to get the wrinkles out of my clothes, and now I was supposed to use a cool iron? And then there was the even more puzzling "cool iron under cloth". HUH??? As if the cool iron weren't ineffective enough, let's add another layer of something to remove it further from any possibility of actually doing anything at all! Great idea!! 

UPDATE: I've since googled "cool iron" and done a bit of asking around (How come I never did this before?), and it seems that "cool iron" actually just means putting your iron on the lowest setting (which will still be warm). Very confusing! NOT COOL!

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