The story of the iron starts a long time ago.
Since the fourth century there were ways to smooth clothes.
The Chinese were the first to use a brass pot with ember and handled it by a long handle to achieve the desired effect.
In the following centuries, wood, glass, or marble were the most common materials for smoothing the West.
They were used in cold, since until the fifteenth century the clothes were starched, which made it impossible to work hot.
However, iron itself has its first references from the seventeenth century, with the grilled iron.
Only in the nineteenth century did other forms arise, such as laundry iron, hot water, gas and alcohol.
The evolution of the product culminated in 1882, with the patent of the electric ironing iron, made by the American Henry W. Seely and, only in 1926, would arise the first steam iron.
In Brazil, the first ironing irons were imported and their nationalization occurred during the 1950s.
Types of ironing irons
Whatever the intended use, domestic or professional, in both cases, the purchase of a fast, efficient and comfortable ironing iron not only to use but also to clean.
Dry irons: They are the traditional irons.
Although in disuse, they are still preferred by many housewives.
Irons: They facilitate the elimination of creases and wrinkles. They are generally indicated for domestic use.
Travel irons: Small, lightweight and portable make it very practical to carry and use on the go.
Bivolt, Spray, Folding Cable
Before using, always check that the voltage of your appliance corresponds to the voltage of your home or hotel, this iron has a switch on the base, allowing you to regulate the voltage according to the power grid (11OV or 22OV).
Be sure to check the care label for the garment label.
Some fabrics may be damaged when exposed to water or steam.
The power of dry appliances is around 1000 W and steam models between 1000 W and 1800 W.
The most important aspect to take into account is the existence of a practical thermostat and easy to use, having several options of temperature levels for the different types of fabric that you want to pass.
Some models have a non-stick coating base, which allows better cleaning and scratch resistance.