Steam iron are clothing irons that have holes in their sole plates from which the steam comes out and helps iron clothes more efficiently. Pixmania provides you with a wide choice of steam irons from different brands to suit your pockets and needs.
The essential steam irons
Steam Irons come with an integrated water tank or a separate water tank, which serves as a boiler and generates steam. This steam is then stored in the iron and forced down the sole plate with just a touch of a button whenever needed. Steam irons are great at removing the most stubborn and toughest creases. These irons with different settings for different types of fabrics and provide vertical ironing as well.
Why using a steam iron?
Simple steam irons use steam to eliminate creases and often come with a button that enables you to pump a large amount of steam on the fabric if required. The problem with such type of steam irons is that they cannot be used on clothes that get damaged by the hot steam. The steam/dry iron is the solution for above problem as they come with a choice of using the iron as a normal dry iron and the steam function can be used if the fabric has tough creases. The steam generator irons are a mixture of steam irons and garment teamers. In this case, the iron and water tank are two separate units. Water is heated in the water tank and the steam is transferred to the iron through a hose pipe. These particular types of irons can be used for horizontal as well as vertical ironing. Many big brand names like Philips, Bosch manufacture all kinds of steam irons.
One of the most important features to look for while buying steam irons is the quick heating capacity. The iron must heat up quickly to provide quick ironing, which is the requirement of the day. The quantity of steam it produces must be large and evenly distributed along the sole plate. Variety of steam options for different types of fabrics should also be provided. Safety features like auto shut off should be considered as it reduces the danger of causing a fire.