Once you’ve decided to treat yourself to a steam generator iron will you need anything else? A special kind of ironing board for example?
The following review is taken from Amazon UK and summarises one customer’s experience with their brand new steam iron (in this case a Tefal GV8360 steam generator iron).
It also removes BLACKHEADS LOL, 19 Jun 2010
|By||S. Docherty (Scotland)|
After reading all the reviews I decided this was the iron of my dreams. so I got one, plugged it in, pressed a button and it shot from my hand, I managed to grab it by the cord. I soon discovered why, My ironing board wasn’t suitable for a generator iron , you need one with vents or mesh. So… I got one and had another bash at ironing. I do B&B so my linen has to be pristine. I’ve got lots of victorian tablecloths that are a nightmare to iron, this thing whizzed through them in minutes. Everything I ironed with it was perfect.
As you can see, Mrs. Docherty was very happy with her iron – after she got over her initial fright of course.
Steam generator irons do produce much more steam than conventional steam irons. That’s why they help you to zip through your ironing in about half the time. However, do be sure that your ironing board has vents so that all that extra steam can escape.
If you plan on doing large amounts of ironing you may want to get a special steam generator ironing board. These have a good solid platform at the end of the board to mount your steam generator iron and also have traps which collect the water which condenses after prolonged use as a result of the steam produced.
In all probability – as long as you’re not doing huge amounts of ironing (and don’t forget, your steam generator iron will cut your ironing time in half – more or less) – a normal ironing board with a suitable mesh will be fine for you.