Electricity usage of an Iron

An iron or a flatiron is a small household appliance used for removing wrinkles and creases out of clothes and fabrics, the base metal is heated and pressed against a fabric to straighten it. Modern clothing irons may also come with a special water reservoir which is heated to provide steam during ironing. An iron will use 800 to 2000 watts, with an average iron using 1100 watts when heated on high.

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To save energy you can avoid ironing most clothes if you hang them or fold them right after they have been dried in a drying machine. Another tip is to hang clothes in the bathroom while you take a shower, the steam produced in the shower can help eliminate wrinkles and ironing may not be needed. Always be careful with an iron, never leave it unattended when heated or plugged in. Do not leave an iron facing down when it is heated, place it in the correct resting position and always make sure the iron is cooled before storing it away.

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