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gravity feed irons

Tessa | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hello all

I have a new iron which I am not sure about. 1.)It is made by the Kobe company in Korea. I can’t find it on the web.  It is their Silver Star model. Does anybody know of it? 2)Does it matter which side of the iron the attachment for the water hose is on? Does it get in the way of your fingers? 3) It has a rubbery handle coating, not a cork one. Does it matter?

Thanks, Tessa in Toronto.

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  1. FitnessNut | | #1

    Hi, Tessa.

    I have a Silver Star gravity feed iron and love it. It has been used pretty much daily for almost 4 years. I'm not sure I understand your second question....my iron has the hose and electrical attachments on the right-hand side of the iron. You can't attach it any other way. Like all professional irons I have seen, there is an assumption that the person using it is right-handed. How would it get in the way of your fingers? The attachments are to the rear of the handle.

    My iron also has a rubbery coating. It would prefer the cork myself, because it doesn't heat up as much. If the iron is on the high setting for any length of time, the handle gets hot. It is the only thing about it that I don't like. On the other hand, I find that the rubbery coating gives a secure grip. With very dry skin like I have, your hand just slides along the cork. Other than that, it really doesn't matter whether it is cork or rubber.

    Sandy

    1. Tessa | | #2

      Thank you , Sandy. I wrote my questions before I had used it. Now I see that the water attachment is to the rear. My teacher is left handed and she can not use the irons in my school because now I see that those attachments are in the center!  I used it today and I was worried about the rubber grip. But, I too have dry skin so I would rather hold on well than slip on the cork. OK - then I'll keep it. Thanks so much. Happy ironing

      Tessa in Toronto

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