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Posted on: 6/9/09 4:57 PM
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My iron tends to over shoot the heat setting when I first turn it on and I've scorched or melted many projects before I figured out this technique. This also works well for quickly changing heat settings from cotton to synthetic.

I use the burst of steam function which works like a charm to remove excess heat from the iron. Simple right?

I used to use a damp terry cloth towel as a heat sink but found this is much more effective and less messy. I still iron a damp towel to easily and effectively remove starch buildup though!

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flossbob said... (6/15/09 4:50 AM) Reply
Smart tip! Thanks
flossbob said... (6/15/09 4:47 AM) Reply
Smart tip! Thanks
katie lynne said... (6/14/09 8:16 PM) Reply
Thanks RocketBoy! Great practical ideas. You're a gem.
ryansmumAria said... (6/12/09 11:55 PM) Reply
great idea about the damp towel for starch removal - I will use it. thanks
marycds said... (6/10/09 3:51 PM) Reply
I like the starch removal idea. My iron seems to be a starch magnet! Thanks.
nancy2001 said... (6/10/09 8:29 AM) Reply
That's a hot idea, Rocketboy! But for a moment, I thought you were going to recommend that we cool our irons in the freezer...LOL.
 
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