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What is this clip thing on my iron cord for?

(8 Posts)
TheKitchenWitch Sun 28-Jun-15 18:02:57

I think that it's got sometimes to do with holding or storing the cable but I can't figure out how!

SecretSpy Sun 28-Jun-15 18:05:02

I think it's to keep the cord tidy when you've wound it around the lower half of the iron?

SecretSpy Sun 28-Jun-15 18:05:22

Same as on a vacuum

Tinkerisdead Sun 28-Jun-15 18:05:55

Yes when you've wrapped your cord around the iron you clip it onto the cord thats wound so that the plug isn't flailing about.

SecretSpy Sun 28-Jun-15 18:07:30

like this?

TheKitchenWitch Sun 28-Jun-15 18:11:27

It's this iron which doesn't have an obvious bit to wind the cable around at the bottom (or does it?).

SecretSpy my vacuum cleaner has a retractable cable!

TheKitchenWitch Sun 28-Jun-15 18:12:06

But I think you're right, it's to stop the plug, I hadn't thought of that!

Tinkerisdead Sun 28-Jun-15 18:37:38

I had that iron you wind the cord on the "waist" part. That flat plain area where the soleplate ends but theres a good few inches of plastic that the iron stands up on.

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