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How to choose a dry iron


Suché žehlení má i v dnešní záplavě moderních napařovacích žehliček své zastánce a právě suchá žehlička může být pro vyznavače klasiky ta nejlepší. Pokud vybíráte novou suchou žehličku, náš průvodce Jak vybrat suchou žehličku vám poradí, na co se při výběru zaměřit a jaké parametry jsou pro suchou žehličku důležité.

Despite how wide-spread steam irons are, dry irons still have their fans. The main reason is their ease of operation and low purchase price.

Suché žehličky
Pros and cons
  • Simple operation and maintenance
  • Low purchase price
  • Slower ironing
  • Not suitable for ironing synthetic materials

Frequently asked questions when choosing an iron

What type of ironing is better? Should I buy a dry iron or a steam iron?

This question has no definite answer, because people have different needs. Dry irons are very easy to use and the lack of a water tank also makes them lighter. It also eliminates the limescale build-up issue, unavoidable with steam irons. On the other hand, steam ironing is much faster and comfortable. Additionally, steam irons and steam generators tend to have a number of extra features, such as automatic shutdown or vertical steam.

Are dry irons suitable for all materials?

Dry irons are well-suited for ironing natural materials, but some synthetic materials may stick to the soleplate. Make sure to iron them at the lowest temperature settings.

Dry irons

  • Traditional way of ironing
  • Lowest price

Important Parameters



Generally speaking, the higher the wattage, the faster the iron heats up. Most dry irons have a wattage of about 1000 W.

Materiál žehlicí plochy

Soleplate material

The soleplate material affects not only how well the iron glides, but also its scratch resistance. A damaged soleplate surface burns, which reduces its gliding properties and destroys textile fibres.

Aluminium and stainless steel are regarded as low-resistance materials. Conversely, ceramic and sapphire are highly resistant. Some manufacturers give their highly resistant surfaces their own brand names (e.g.: SteamGlide by Philips or Ultragliss Diffusion by Tefal).

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Cord length

Although it may seem like a trivial detail, the cord length should not be overlooked. It determines the reach of the iron, so a short cord can seriously hamper any ironing. Most modern irons have a cord length ranging from 2 to 2.5 meters, which is enough for most households.

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