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Gravity feed iron – distilled water?

Nadine | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on


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?








  1. FitnessNut | | #1

    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. ;-)

    1. Nadine | | #2

      Yes, that is correct.  But I was wondering if anyone uses BOTH the pouch AND the distilled (for added protection).


      Nadine  :)

  2. diday | | #3

    This source recommends you use distilled water *after* the filtering beads run out. http://www.stanssewingsupplies.com/products/irons.htm

  3. jjgg | | #4

    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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