If you decide to buy a new iron you will have to pay special attention to many features and parameters of this small household appliance. Undoubtedly the most important part of the iron is its soleplate. The final ironing results depend strongly on this part.
It is the soleplate which comes in contact with clothes while ironing. The final ironing results depend strongly on this part of the iron. The type of soleplate decides how the iron glides over the fabrics, which in turn has an influence on the user comfort. You must be aware of the fact that the low-quality soleplate can make the ironing more complicated and even uncomfortable. Let alone the fact that it can also damage the fabric.
Before you decide to buy a new iron we recommend you make yourself familiar with the various types of soleplates which are installed in ironsavailable on the market and what is characteristic of them and what is the difference. This will enable you to choose the appliance according to your needs and expectations. By and large, every iron soleplate is made of steel and what really has an influence on its quality is its finish.
The Teflon-coated soleplate guarantees perfect gliding properties. What is more, it is a non-stick material leaving absolutely zero glossy spots on the garment. Another advantage of the Teflon-coated soleplate is ease of cleaning. On the other hand, this type of soleplate can be scratchedextremely easily. That is why it is very important to do the delicate cleaning of this part of the iron. The soleplate with Teflon finish is generally speaking very prone to possible damages.
Very popular nowadays are the soleplates with ceramic finish. Undoubtedly the main advantage of these technical solution is its high resistance and perfect gliding over various fabrics. Thanks to that, every ironing is extremely easy and pleasant. Another advantage of these types of soleplates is their high resistance to possible damages and scratches. The purchase of theiron with ceramic soleplate is the perfect solution for those who value an easy and quick ironing. We recommend you for example the iron KERNAU KSHI 2616T with ceramic soleplate Titanium. This is an appliance which comes equipped not only with the right soleplate but also with many other practical features. It has the Anti-drip system which prevents the water from leaking when the iron is switched off. The built-in Anti-calc system considerably reduces the build-up of limescale inside the iron. In order to make the cleaning of this appliance as easy as possible, the iron is equipped with the Self-Cleaning system. This appliance is very comfortable to use and delivers perfect ironing results. This appliance heats up quickly, allows for the steam amount adjustment and has a functional water spray.
Enamel coated soleplate
The steam iron with the enamel coated soleplate glides very easily over the fabrics – this is the soleplate which has the best gliding properties of all irons available on the market. This in turn makes the ironing faster. Unfortunately, one of the biggest drawbacks of this type of soleplates is the fact that they are rather hard to keep clean. Besides, this soleplate is highly brittle and is extremely prone to damages – especially cracking or local chipping. If you use the iron with the enamel coated soleplate you must be careful not to damage it.
Steam irons with sapphire soleplate are also available on the market. This type of soleplate is distinguished by its high durability and resistance to possible scratches. These steam irons can be successfully used for ironing of different fabrics. But this type of soleplate are among those which may cause a lot of problems while cleaning.
Choosing the appropriate soleplate depends first of all on your individual preferences. There are people which care for a soleplate which is durable and resistant to possible damages and there are still some users who care for a soleplate which glides easily over the garment. Before you decide to buy an appropriate appliance we recommend you make yourself familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of the particular type of soleplates and then choose the most suitable one for you. On the market of household appliances you will find many models of irons so you will surely buy the appliance which will meet all your expectations.