Almost every modern iron uses steam and is considered a steam iron, except with rare exceptions, for example, models of travel irons. An iron with a steam generator differs from the best steam iron in that steam is supplied to the heated base of the iron from a separate tank through a special hose.
Buying an iron with a steam generator is beneficial for those who often iron a lot. Especially such iron is necessary for the studio. The steam generator will ensure uninterrupted steam supply and double the efficiency of the iron.
1. The Price of the Iron Depends on Its Power
Water from the chamber is supplied to the base of the iron through openings that can be evenly distributed over the entire surface of the base of the iron or only along the edges and on the tip of it. Of course, the more of them, the more steam is formed, and the folds of fabric are ironed more efficiently.
But for heating a large amount of water, an increased heating element power is required, and accordingly, energy consumption will be higher.
The price of the iron also depends on the power of the heater; the more powerful it is, the more expensive the iron. Actually, the power and volume of the steam are the main parameters that affect its price.
For home use, steam irons of the middle class or inexpensive models of irons of economy class are quite suitable. But for constant and intensive use in an atelier or a small sewing shop, you need a professional steam iron of high …Read More »