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.
Find out more by reading 5 Reasons to Love Your Ironing and Ironing 101:
We sent the Reliable Velocity V50 Iron for some Hollywood fun in the California sun! Our little star was embraced by many well known actors at the recent Primetime Emmy Awards Celebrity Gift Suite (hosted by the Borgnine Group). Our Juicy celebrity ‘pressed’ elbows with Estelle Harris! Estelle is best-known for her supporting role as Estelle Costanza, George’s (Jason Alexander) mother and Frank’s (Jerry Stiller) wife on Seinfeld, her role as voice for Mrs. Potato Head in Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, and her role as Muriel on the Suite Life of Zack & Cody. More Velocity Hollywood adventure pics coming soon!
I was delighted to pick up this months GQ Magazine (okay, having images of Kim Kardashian didn’t hurt) to discover a well thought out article on the joys of ironing.Yes, I said ironing.
Seems that the modern male might be taught a thing or two about looking after their most precious Armani’s and Hugo Bosses. The article, written by Mark Healy, hits the nail right on the head, “beyond the environmental factors, the real reason you should be washing and ironing your shirts is that they’re your shirts”. Hallelujah!
Okay, as an iron manufacturer we’re a little biased (a review of our Digital Velocity V95 is on the same page) but if I can take my company hat off for a minute, doesn’t it make sense that ironing should join other movements du jour, like the slow cooking sensation? Isn’t it time to take back those every day tasks that our pre-recession brains deemed as too petty. Maybe we can learn something from these tough times after all.
Heck, Mr. Healy even suggests ironing while watching the football game. Throw in a beer or two and I’m sure we could enlist some willing guys.