Travel iron is important if you are a traveller who wants to look good. But everyone has a doubt when it comes to buy a new item. Are you still hesitating which travel iron to buy and what to consider the most?
Well don’t worry then. Today, I am happy to share with you a small guide to help you buy a travel iron. Let’s see what to consider before buying a right travel iron for you.
Size and Weight
It is obvious that during a travel, everyone tends to carry their items as compact as possible. You can not imagine how smaller things can save space, weight, and also your nerves? By nerves, I mean the bigger suitcase, the more stress. Not only just being compact, they are much easier to move.
Some people might be thinking those tiny travel irons won’t be good as regular, big irons. But I’d confidently say “they’re wrong”!
Although, the small buddies might look so tiny and cute like children toys, they have “exactly same” qualifications that the big ones have! As the technology grows faster, there are always various kinds of small irons with great quality, so remember “the smaller, the better”.
Do you know some countries use different voltage system? For example, most of the European countries work on 220V and it’s the most used voltage system in the world. But USA and Canada use 110 V. And some south Asian countries such as India and Cambodia use 230V. Keep i mind that you’d better get an iron, not only iron, electrical devices with duo-voltage feature. Or you can bring a voltage converter!
Sometimes ironing quality depends on its plate. We all know that an iron that sticks and burns clothes is a real problem. Therefore you need to buy the iron with non-stick sole plate. There are different types of iron sole:
- Aluminium: Lightweight and affordable compared to other sole plate irons. Heats and cools down quickly.
- Ceramics: Its advantage is it glides down so easily on a textile. However it cools down slowly, it can keep a same temperature for a long time.
- Stainless steel: The most wide-spread type. Probably heats and cools down a little bit slowly. One thing that makes stainless steel plate special is it doesn’t get scratched easily.
- Teflon: Irons with teflon sole plate might cost more. Burn-resistant, but less durable than other types.
- Titan: Doesn’t cool down easily. More expensive than aluminium, ceramics or teflon irons. Mostly used for professional purposes.
As I mentioned before, most travel irons have exactly same features that regular ones have. But consider following things:
- Controls: Especially, travel irons needed to be easy to navigate buttons and comfortable to use.
- Water tank: Bigger tanks are better, because it will save your time to refill the water tank.
- Cord length: 1.5 m-2.0 m length is considered as the best length for a travel iron. But remember there are also cordless irons. Yay, just prefer the cordless one!
- Spray: Almsot all of travel irons have sprays.
- Light: It would be much cooler if your iron has a tiny light.
- Power on/off light: It’s so important feature that lets you know that whether your iron is still working and ready to start a fire or just turned off.
With looking at those few things, I hope you can possibly choose a perfect travel iron, which suits you the best!
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