Aug
4
2011
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of Valet.

$94 (with free shipping), by Panasonic

Smooth Operator

Let's face it: Nothing's ever going to make ironing sexy, but the 360° Freestyle from Panasonic certainly makes the chore faster and easier than ever before. To start with, it's cordless. Meaning there is no cord to get tangled or twisted in your freshly ironed shirt. And that it easily converts to a handheld steamer. The iron also heats up extremely fast—in just under a minute it's piping hot and puffing steam. The other great innovation? The stainless steel soleplate is shaped like a football. The double points and added steam vents mean you can easily smooth your clothes in all directions rather than just one. Such dexterity and precision is extremely helpful in such tricky spots as collars, cuffs and pockets. And to make the lightweight iron even more foolproof, the steam vents are engineered to prevent water drips and the auto shut-off means there won't be any fire risks.

Tip

Use distilled water in your iron. Tap water can lead to mineral build-up, which clogs irons and can stain your clothes.
  • We asked the production team at Thomas Pink's London studio for a detailed, yet uncomplicated guide to the perfectly ironed shirt. Here's how they do it.
 

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