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Which Iron to go for??

Dan_Bakke

Midshipman
and i don't mean golf..

I start at Dartmouth in April, and i've just been reading through the joining pack and it says to get a good iron. I just wandered if anyone has any particular types they would recommend?
I've done a search and can't seem to find any past posts, so what do people use and what do they think?
I suppose I should also ask how much i should expect to spend on a decent iron, as I haven't ever had to buy my own before.

Thanks for the help
 

slim

War Hero
chewychewy said:
and i don't mean golf..

I start at Dartmouth in April, and i've just been reading through the joining pack and it says to get a good iron. I just wandered if anyone has any particular types they would recommend?
I've done a search and can't seem to find any past posts, so what do people use and what do they think?
I suppose I should also ask how much i should expect to spend on a decent iron, as I haven't ever had to buy my own before.

Thanks for the help

Chris

Why not ask your mom?
Please don't tell me that a potential officer is asking questions of this calibre :pukel:
 
Kenwood or Morphy Richards are good, get one that has steam and a water spray option, you get what you pay for. As a trainee rupert once you finish basic you can then pack it away as your man servant will do it for you once you get drafted.


Fcuk....did I just answer that question semi sensibley?
 

Dan_Bakke

Midshipman
slim said:
Please don't tell me that a potential officer is asking questions of this calibre :pukel:

What's wrong with the question. I know that there's a big emphasis on uniform at Dartmouth. I was merely wandering if people had got better results with different irons? I apologise for asking a question that will help me be prepared.
 

Chaz

MIA
chewychewy said:
slim said:
Please don't tell me that a potential officer is asking questions of this calibre :pukel:

What's wrong with the question. I know that there's a big emphasis on uniform at Dartmouth. I was merely wandering if people had got better results with different irons? I apologise for asking a question that will help me be prepared.

Think you'll find its the operator more than the tool!
 

Dan_Bakke

Midshipman
wet_blobby said:
Kenwood or Morphy Richards are good, get one that has steam and a water spray option, you get what you pay for. As a trainee rupert once you finish basic you can then pack it away as your man servant will do it for you once you get drafted.


Fcuk....did I just answer that question semi sensibley?

Thanks for that, i've been looking at those brand so I'll probably go for one of those! Lol, and yes you did, thanks!
 
Have you considered the quality of your ironing board? metallic silver covers and such?

Or even getting the "right" kind of squirty bottle to give you the perfect water mist before you iron?
 

Guns

War Hero
Moderator
You need to get a quality steam iron, preferably with teflon base so it glides. A good quality cloth as well so when you iron you place the cloth over the item to stop it burning. Don't spend too much. A good iron board is a must and if you are tall check it is the right height. Bigger the board the better.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Sorry... :oops: :twisted:



 
chewychewy said:
wet_blobby said:
Kenwood or Morphy Richards are good, get one that has steam and a water spray option, you get what you pay for. As a trainee rupert once you finish basic you can then pack it away as your man servant will do it for you once you get drafted.


Fcuk....did I just answer that question semi sensibley?

Thanks for that, i've been looking at those brand so I'll probably go for one of those! Lol, and yes you did, thanks!

I put a sheet of tinfoil in between the board and the cover when I did my RAF basic, worked a treat (even with a crappy £5 Woolworths iron!).

I did have a nice Morphy Richards one, but it kindly fell out of my locker and onto the DIs nice shiny shoes one day...whoops!
 

Dan_Bakke

Midshipman
quite a range of answers, some with £5 ones, some with slightly more, I didn't honestly think about the ironing board. Definitely something I'll consider now. Although the tin foil idea sounds interesting. I take it the board isn't that important, it's more the cover?
 
Basically, the tin foil reflects the heat, thereby making your iron twice as hot and twice as effective (or just normal if you bought a pikey iron like me).

I really wouldn't bother with an expensive iron, I mean, what's the point? I made that mistake once, now I just buy el cheapo ones and when they get scaled up lob them away.

Tesco could be a plan....
 
Nah, get a decent iron. The bigger the board the less time you spend fcuking about rearranging the item getting ironed, now please can we talk about something like sexy chicks with ironing boards?

I'm in danger of giving sensible advice here.
 

jambosun

Lantern Swinger
Oh let's keep this going just because Harry's enjoying it so much :thumright:

When I was at Dartmouth (in a doddery old man voice) they used to actually teach you ironing! I must have paid attention because now I am an ironing-ninja. The only downside is I am now an ironing-ninja for myself, Mrs Jambosun and the Jambosun Juniors! 20 uniforms a week plus all the other stuff that girls wear. It's far too complicated, so many pleats and straps to worry about!

Right, that's enough of my femine side; I'm off to be butch and manly and do the dishes.
 

Chaz

MIA
jambosun said:
Oh let's keep this going just because Harry's enjoying it so much :thumright:

When I was at Dartmouth (in a doddery old man voice) they used to actually teach you ironing! I must have paid attention because now I am an ironing-ninja. The only downside is I am now an ironing-ninja for myself, Mrs Jambosun and the Jambosun Juniors! 20 uniforms a week plus all the other stuff that girls wear. It's far too complicated, so many pleats and straps to worry about!

Right, that's enough of my femine side; I'm off to be butch and manly and do the dishes.

Got taught it at Raleigh too, I assume they still do teach it?
 
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