Gravity feed iron – distilled water?
I just purchase a Pacific Steam gravity feed iron, and I am wondering what kind of water others use in their irons.
I know I need to use the demineralizer pouch, but I was ALSO going to use distilled water as opposed to regular tap water. I thought this would be the best way to prevent build up.
Do any of you do this?
My understanding and practice is that if you use the demineralizer pouch you don't need to use distilled water.
Thanks for reminding me that I need to pick up the demineralizer for my iron. ;-)
Yes, that is correct. But I was wondering if anyone uses BOTH the pouch AND the distilled (for added protection).
This source recommends you use distilled water *after* the filtering beads run out. http://www.stanssewingsupplies.com/products/irons.htm
I would NOT use distilled water. There are no mineals whatsoever in distilled water and this makes the vapor point lower - its what ruins many regular irons - the 'burst' of steam is more violent and occurs at a lower temperature in distilled water. Unless it specifically states to use distilled water for something I wouldn't.
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