Sole Plate – There are four types of sole plates to be considered: Aluminum- Aluminum sole plates are not preferred because they get sticky after a time and sticks to clothes, sometimes even burns them.
Coated non-stick- As it has a non-stick coat, this type of plate rarely sticks to a cloth, the smooth and non- sticky surface glides over the cloth, preventing any damage or burning to the cloth.
Stainless Steel- A stainless steel sole plate is known for its smoothness and uniform distribution of heat while ironing as a result reducing the time for ironing clothes but zips, buttons or studs can scratch the plate.
Ceramic plate- Ceramic plates are considered as the best as they are durable, have a non-sticky surface and glides smoothly over the cloth working properly on wrinkles.
Weight The iron should be light weighted. Heavy irons have higher pressing capacity but are difficult and tiresome to use. Lighter irons reduce muscle strain and glide more easily making ironing an easy and quick process.
Water type : Only tap water should be used in irons. Distilled or softened water and scented water cause brown staining and spitting resulting into damage to the appliance.
Water Capacity : Large water tanks give the ease of no refilling of water tank time to time and results into more constant steam generation and flow.
Cord : A longer cord offers more flexibility. Some Irons are cordless, which makes the ironing process easier and simpler and offers ultimate freedom of movement.
Anti Drip : Anti-drip is a very useful feature as it prevents staining fabrics while ironing. And also avoids water leakage when iron is stored.
Safety: Irons, which have an automatic, shut-off which turn off by themselves when not used in minutes are considered as the best. And if it is placed horizontally, the iron would automatically turn itself off in ?s time to make your wardrobe wrinkle free and creased to leave that ever- lasting impression.