Most modern electric irons with a temperature controller have three operating modes, each of which is designed for a certain type of fabric. Temperature parameters are divided as follows:
- for nylon and silk: minimum - 75 ° C, maximum - 115 ° C, nominal - 95 ° C;
- for wool: minimum - 105 ° C, maximum - 155 ° C, nominal - 130 ° C;
- for cotton and linen: minimum - 145 ° C, maximum - 205 ° C, nominal - 175 ° C.
The mode with the lowest temperature is indicated by one point on the thermostat, the mode with average values is two points, and the high-temperature mode is three.
Reference: in order not to be mistaken with the choice of temperature, you must pay attention to the product label, which indicates the maximum permissible value.
Heating and cooling time for irons with different types of soles
For the manufacture of the working surface (sole), various materials are used: steel, aluminum, ceramics, cermets, cast iron.
A minimum of time to achieve the required parameter is required on an aluminum sole, devices with a surface of steel and cast iron are heated quickly enough, ceramics and cermets gain degrees slower, nor do they have the longest cooling time.
Some brands produce irons with titanium soles, they heat up slowly, but the strength characteristics and excellent glide of titanium determine the high price of such products.
Important: when choosing a product from one or another material, it is necessary to take into account not only the heating time, but also the uniformity of the temperature distribution on the surface, the smaller the difference, the easier the smoothing process.
Iron heating rate
The speed with which the surface heats up depends not only on the selected mode, sole material, but also on the power of the appliance, as well as on the presence or absence of a steam generation system, and if it is, then on its performance.
The average heating speed of a modern iron is from 3 to 8 minutes. Powerful appliances from 2.5 kW have the highest heating rate; such appliances are designed for professional ironing. For a small family, a device with a power of 1.5 kW to 2 kW with a lower heating rate is suitable, and the slowest are road options with a power of 0.8 kW to 1.3 kW.
Attention: the power of the device connected to the network must correspond to the state of the network and its capabilities. If the network capabilities and the power of the electrical device do not match, the connection is not allowed!
The heating rate and temperature value of modern irons depend on many factors, the optimal choice is determined by the purpose and expected intensity of operation.