Even with today's easy-care fabric and "wrinkle-free" garments, if you want to look your best, you probably still need to do some ironing. Natural fibres such as linen and cotton especially need pressing. Permanent press fabric also benefits from an occasional touch-up. The buying guide information below helps you select the best iron to suit your needs. Lowe's is happy to provide this information as a service to you.
For an iron to do its job it must have heat, water (in the form of steam) and a surface(soleplate) to apply them to the fabric. Buying an iron requires attention to the distinct features of each iron and finding the best one for your needs. Each manufacturer is likely to have their own term for their irons' features. Here are the basics to look for when buying an iron: