{Disarmed} Ironing is going to end (or not): buying guide with the latest technological advances to iron less

Ironing is going to end (or not): buying guide with the latest technological advances to iron less

Wash with a few clothes, hang it on a hanger as soon as you take it out of the washing machine, hang by stretching and following the seams ... there are several strategies you can follow to avoid ironing, but truth be told: there are shirts and suits that resist and Finally, it's time to dust the board. If you hate ironing, technology comes to the rescue: in this buying guide you will find solutions to iron less (or with less effort) and effectively to have your clothes impeccable .

Some say that ironing dates back to the Shang dynasty, first as an instrument of torture to burn the skin of prisoners and later, with the Han and Qin dynasties, reconverted as an instrument to straighten clothes. In Europe the first references are from the 4th century BC in ancient Greece, where it was the slaves who used to pass a hot metal cylinder over the linen to eliminate wrinkles and mark the folds.

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Throughout the centuries, civilizations have used different devices to eliminate wrinkles using weight and heat . But the modern iron as we know it, that is, electric, dates back to 1882, when Henry W. Seely presented the plans at the New York patent office.

Those were times when the electricity grid was not fully deployed and was essentially focused on lighting, so it took several decades for its use to become popular in the domestic sphere , back in the 1950s. In that period of time, it was They had introduced improvements that we are used to today, such as the thermostat or the steam dispensing tank.

Much has happened since then, design has been refined, prices have been lowered, technologies that made ironing easier have been democratized and there are a lot of options that you can buy. As a good millennial , I have grown up with essentially three types of irons:

  • the classic basic steam iron . Inexpensive and easy to use, simply by connecting it to the power, regulating the temperature and adding water to the tank to keep the most difficult wrinkles at bay. It is the most common.

  • Travel irons are more compact and serve to carry in the suitcase, solving the problem of wrinkles resulting from carrying folded clothes in our luggage.

  • For those who iron frequently and looking for the best results, the ironing centers . They have an independent tank of greater capacity that allows to have an extra steam always ready to use and, as they do not have it integrated, they are lighter.

You are born, you grow up, your parents iron your clothes and one day you become independent, and now what? Although there are a few tricks to avoid having to iron or at least iron as little as possible, sooner or later you have to face this arduous task. Don't despair: technology comes to the rescue.

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Vertical ironing: irons and ironing centers

If you don't have a lot of time or don't like ironing but don't want to go with wrinkled clothes, then vertical ironing might interest you .

Essentially, it is pointing a steam gun (by form factor, it looks more like a drill) at a certain distance to the garment you want to iron, which you will have previously placed on a hanger, although you can also use it horizontally.

This type of ironing has certain advantages compared to the traditional format , such as that it adapts better to any type of clothing and its "mishaps" such as buttons or zippers, you do not need an ironing board, thereby saving space and forgetting From that position, being able to hang the garment in question on a hanger at your height and by not having direct contact with the garment, you minimize the possibility of potential accidents.

If you have a coat rack or "donkey" to hang your clothes and irons from time to time, then you could do with a vertical iron:

Ufesa

This Ufesa model ( 39 euros) has a power of 1700W, it constantly supplies steam at 25 g / min and you have it ready in about 40 seconds.

It serves both to reduce wrinkles and to disinfect and deodorize clothes. With a comfortable 2 meter cable and a 220 ml tank. With brush for thicker fabrics

Ufesa GS1700 Vertical Steam Iron, Travel, 1700W, 220ml Deposit, Eliminates Wrinkles, Odors and Disinfects, with Brush for Thick Fabrics, Ready in 40s, Auto Off

Ufesa GS1700 Vertical Steam Iron, Travel, 1700W, 220ml Deposit, Eliminates Wrinkles, Odors and Disinfects, with Brush for Thick Fabrics, Ready in 40s, Auto Off

Today on Amazon for € 38.40 Price at El Corte Inglés € 39 Price at MediaMarkt € 39
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Another easy-to-use option is the Rowenta DR8150D1 Access Steam + ( 49 euros ), with slightly less power (1600W) and a slightly smaller reservoir (190 ml). Of course, in return it provides a more generous steam jet of 26 g / min and you will also have it ready in 40 seconds.

With a 3-meter long cable and a very intuitive handling, it stands out for including five accessories for thick fabrics, delicate garments, a hook to hang it, a clip for the trouser stripe and a bag to store everything.

Rowenta DR8150D1 Access Steam +, Steam brush, 1600 W vertical iron, 190 ml tank, eliminates wrinkles, odors and disinfects, accessory for delicate and thick garments, 3 m cable

Rowenta DR8150D1 Access Steam +, Steam brush, 1600 W vertical iron, 190 ml tank, eliminates wrinkles, odors and disinfects, accessory for delicate and thick garments, 3 m cable

RRP in MediaMarkt € 49 Today on Amazon for € 49.99 PVP at El Corte Inglés € 55

Ironing centers

If the classic ironing centers were the most interesting solution for those who iron a lot and seek the best results in the home environment, this proposal also has its counterpart in vertical format with the ironing centers.

In this case there is not an iron to use, but an ironing brush similar to the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner, but in reverse: instead of sucking, they spit steam that smoothes the clothes. In this way we gain ergonomics and ironing is faster. How to choose a good ironing center?

  • Hanger and brush design , allowing you to operate as comfortably as possible. In this sense, look for a hanger adjustable to different heights and an ergonomic and light ironing brush. This is a purchase that will theoretically last for many years, so the quality of the materials and finishes is important.

  • What accessories it includes : hangers, brushes for thick / delicate garments, tweezers, additional tanks ... Having a lot of accessories is good news, but make sure that you are going to use them because you still do not need as much.

  • The ironing power , measured in Watts (W), is responsible for the rate of heating of the water to convert it into steam and the force with which it is fired through the holes in the ironing brush. The more power the better for optimal results.

Tau

This minimalist and functional Taurus Sliding Care Non Stop ironing center ( 119 euros ) offers a great steam flow of 130g / min that it will launch from its 2-liter tank thanks to its 2,500W of power, a very powerful technical sheet for what it costs.

It comes with an accessory for delicate garments and best of all, its base is removable and multi-position, allowing you to use it in parts or adjust it to your needs. A basic center in terms of accessories, but very solvent and adjustable to achieve agile and quality ironing.

Taurus Sliding Care Non Stop 2500 Vertical Ironing Center, W, Ceramic, Black

Taurus Sliding Care Non Stop 2500 Vertical Ironing Center, W, Ceramic, Black

Price at El Corte Inglés € 119 Today on Amazon for € 119.95
Polti

The brand specialized in steam cleaning has this Polti Vaporella Vertical Styler GSF60 ( 119 euros ), a vertical ironing center that you will have ready in less than a minute. With 1800W of power, a 2-liter volume tank and an adjustable aluminum structure, it shoots steam to iron your clothes with a flow rate of 34 g / min. With a comfortable handle and six steam settings.

Polti Vaporella Vertical Styler GSF60 - Garment steamer, with continuous steam with 6 functions for each type of fabric, blue and white

Polti Vaporella Vertical Styler GSF60 - Garment steamer, with continuous steam with 6 functions for each type of fabric, blue and white

Today on Amazon for € 169.00 Price in El Corte Inglés € 199
Phi

Also very attractive and functional design that of the Philips ComfortTouch Plus GC558 / 30 ( 129 euros ), which is also adjustable for greater comfort. It includes accessories to improve the results, a protective glove and a head that provides fragrances to the clothes.

With a power of 2000W and five settings, it is capable of providing a steam flow rate of 40 g / minute from its 1.8 liter tank.

Philips ComfortTouch Plus GC558 / 30 Vertical Iron with Brush, Fragrance Head, Integrated Hanger, 2000 W, 1.8 liters, Ceramic, Purple and White

Philips ComfortTouch Plus GC558 / 30 Vertical Iron with Brush, Fragrance Head, Integrated Hanger, 2000 W, 1.8 liters, Ceramic, Purple and White

Today on Amazon for € 129.00 Price at El Corte Inglés € 129
Rowenta

If you have little space and you are going to leave it in sight , the Rowenta Pro Style Care IS8460 ( 139 euros ) enters through the eyes, which is already enough for an ironing center.

It is also well stocked with accessories to make your clothes perfect : brush for thick fabrics and delicate garments, clip for trouser stripe, lint remover and glove to protect your hand.

Let's talk about its ability to iron clothes: with a power of 1800W, it heats the steam from its 1.3L tank in approximately 45 seconds with which you can smooth clothes with a flow rate of 35 g / min

Rowenta IS8460D1 - 1800 W steam brush, 1.3 L tank, eliminates wrinkles, odors and disinfects, ready in 45 sec, accessory for delicate and thick garments, vertical table XL head with 5 accessories

Rowenta IS8460D1 - 1800 W steam brush, 1.3 L tank, eliminates wrinkles, odors and disinfects, ready in 45 sec, accessory for delicate and thick garments, vertical table XL head with 5 accessories

Today on Amazon for € 149.99 PVP at FNAC € 161
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LG Vapor Cleaner Styler Steam Cabinet

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The vertical ironing centers are used to straighten clothes, eliminate odors and disinfect thanks to steam. We have already seen its advantages over traditional ironing, but there is a thorn that is still there: it is a manual process that you have to do yourself.

If you want to completely forget about ironing, then there is an appliance for you, but we warn you that it is not cheap: the LG Vapor Cleaner Styler ( 977 euros ) is a connected steam closet that, in addition to eliminating wrinkles, dries clothes, refreshes them and sanitizes it.

A four-in-one that we were able to thoroughly test, which allowed us to discover its strengths and virtues. It does not have the drying capacity of a dryer and its results are not as good as those of the iron, but the versatility and comfort are undeniable , since it can be controlled even from the mobile, where you can even download personalized programs.

But there is a fine print, an investment aside: you have to place the carefully folded clothes inside , and that takes time. However, this premium and "whimsical" appliance can be very interesting for people whose usual wardrobe is especially delicate.

LG Vapor Cleaner Styler - Garment Care System, Mirror Color

LG Vapor Cleaner Styler - Garment Care System, Mirror Color

RRP on Amazon € 1,529.00 PVP at Media Markt € 1799 PVP at El Corte Inglés € 1599

Change your strategy and buy fabrics that do not wrinkle

Another option not to iron is to renew the wardrobe with clothes that do not wrinkle, an idea that sounds unwise to do at once, but interesting in the medium long term. And it is that although there are garments such as shirts with which you can save the ironing ballot if you stretch and fold well, but there are others such as shirts in which you do not escape.

For this context, there are projects as interesting as the Spanish clothing company Sepiia, which in addition to not wrinkling, repel stains. Come on, a winning combo for weddings .

They are made of 100% recyclable antibacterial technical polyester and to avoid stains they have a treatment that produces a nanostructure in the form of a layer, so that the molecules of the liquids "slip" on it and do not stay. Its textile structure and the nature of the material prevent wrinkles.

Sepiia sells shirts, t-shirts and polos , and has even partnered with the El Ganso brand to launch a collection .

Seppia

A must in any wardrobe is a plain white basic shirt and Sepiia has it for both men ( 79 euros ) and women ( 69 euros ), with a classic cut that is most wearable.

Sepiia Anti-Stain Anti-Wrinkle Breathable Odorless No Brand Sweat Slim Fit Long Sleeve Shirt for Women (White)

Sepiia Anti-Stain Anti-Wrinkle Breathable Odorless No Brand Sweat Slim Fit Long Sleeve Shirt for Women (White)

Today on Amazon for € 69.90
Men's Long Sleeve Slim Fit Dress Shirt (White, XL)

Men's Long Sleeve Slim Fit Dress Shirt (White, XL)

Today on Amazon for € 79.90

Cover illustration | Shirt Vectors by Vecteezy

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