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Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: earache
Date: October 16, 2009 12:46PM
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Unplug the iron every time I use it 21
 
81%
Let the auto-off do its thing 3
 
12%
What's an iron? 2
 
7%



The wife and I iron the clothes we wear every morning and have the ironing board permanently set up in the bedroom. We leave the iron plugged in all the time and rely on the auto-off to power down the iron instead of unplugging it. Curious to know what others do.



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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: billb
Date: October 16, 2009 12:54PM
I have fully accepted wrinkles as being 100% natural.


(and any clothes that don't respond to proper washing and drying get tossed)
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: Rolando
Date: October 16, 2009 01:17PM
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Unplug the iron every time I use it )

I prefer to unplug after I use it.
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: vicrock
Date: October 16, 2009 01:22PM
We have one of those in the wall ironing boards with a built in plug on a timer - so we leave it plugged in and have the timer turn it off.
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: guod
Date: October 16, 2009 02:09PM
Oh crud......... I thought this was going to be about golf clubs.
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: Lance Birk
Date: October 16, 2009 03:23PM
Message to guys on this forum:

Do NOT iron in the nude.
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: billb
Date: October 16, 2009 03:36PM
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Lance Birk
Message to guys on this forum:

Do NOT iron in the nude.

can't be any worse than frying bacon
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 16, 2009 03:42PM
Lance, that entirely depends on where your male appendage stands in relation to the top of the ironing board. (wince)
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: decocritter
Date: October 16, 2009 06:01PM
Condo building here burnt down in late fifties, someone left iron on and it caused the fire.

With all this stuff made so cheaply, I don't trust any small appliance or the electrical cords. The self timer has not worked properly on the 2 Rowenta irons I have owned and the cords get very hot.

I would never leave an iron plugged in. It could get knocked off the board or catch the pad on fire.

Drying rubber in a clothes dryer is a no for me also, no tennis shoes, rugs.
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: Black
Date: October 16, 2009 07:06PM
Unplug.
I've trained myself to eyeball the receptacle that the iron plugs into to make sure it's empty before locking the door on my way out in the morning. Will go back if I'm not sure, within reason.
I wasn't aware of an auto-shutoff feature, but I wouldn't trust it anyways.
I also keep the washer inlets turned off when the washer's not in use.
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Re: Speaking of irons - Iron safety
Posted by: msienkiewicz
Date: October 16, 2009 09:43PM
I almost never use my iron so of course I unplug it when I am done...
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