Ironing? An easy task with Kiriko’s Ironing Water
For some, ironing is the most boring and hated of all household chores. For others, it is a relaxing task they comply while listening to music or watching their favorite TV series. In either case everybody likes a little help to diminish this mountain of ironing in front of us. Using Casa Kiriko’s ironing water – Agua de plancha – greatly easens the task.
Today almost every household has a steam iron. Most of them allow using tap water, but it’s always recommendable to make sure you know the hardness of your municipal water: If it is very hard it might occlude the steam vents, since sooner or later the lime will settle on the iron.
Due to this sediment the iron takes longer to heat up and the steam con not exit properly through the holes, resulting in higher energy consumption in addition to hindering the task of ironing, shortening the appliance’s useful lifetime and staining the just washed clothes with ugly spots.
For this reason, most steam iron manufacturers advise using special water – such as Casa Kiriko’s ironing water – or at least a mixture of tap water and special ironing water. If the water in your home is soft, the ideal mix would be one to one, i.e. the same amount of tap water and special water. If the water is very hard, the ratio should be one to two, i.e. twice the amount of special water than tap water.
It is further recommendable to keep your iron clean (modern ones have an automatic system to unclog the steam holes), to drain the excess water, to keep the device always in vertical and to regularly remove any sediment traces.
And here’s one last tip: Adding any softener by Casa Kiriko to your laundry facilitates the ironing since your clothes will be less wrinkled after the washing – besides being softer and smelling nicely.