DH violated the "Nothing with a cord" rule this Christmas (but he did make up for it with his other presents -- so that's okay) and got me a steam press.
I had seen them before and was interested for I do a lot of pillowcases, tablecloths and napkins.
I LOVE it!!!! I wish I had gotten one years ago -- the napkins are perfect, it makes ironing tablecloths a cinch (and I may start ironing sheets).
If you iron a lot of flat things, it does make sense to get one. And actually, they're not all that more expensive than a really good iron.
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A couple of older friends had purchased used commercial "Mangles", similar??
They always said also that it made ironing those napkins, sheet edges or cases fast and easy!
But mangles take up alot of space. Linderhof, how big is yours and is it portable?
I started with one probably 20+ years ago when my 3 boys were young, DH wore lab coats, and time was at a premium. I used it for EVERYTHING so I lowered my ironing board a bit and it sat permanently on there. It was wonderful! I used it until it died and then, at that time, I could not find one that steamed, so I went back to the regular iron...it wasn't long before I had DH & the oldest son doing their own ironing.
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Yes, the old-time 'mangles.'
I think Sears and maybe Penny's still carry them or a local appliance store may be able to get some in.
They have made a come-back of sorts.
I was just thinking about them Sat. as I was ironing some flannel shirts.
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