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Tumble dryer water in iron

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RidingMyBike Sun 29-Oct-17 14:49:08

With old iron we used to just put the condensed water from the dryer in the iron to stop limescale building up - very hard water area. That iron eventually broke, bought next iron which said not to use tumble dryer water and instead use self-cleaning thing, which turned out to be a right faff once a month. Iron now so gunked up it no longer works properly so have bought iron three. This one also says to not use tumble dryer water and instead the self-clean thing, only this one is once a fortnight! hmm

Am I going to do something awful to the iron if I just use the tumble dryer water instead of faffing around with the cleaning mechanism.

Battleax Sun 29-Oct-17 14:51:30

Can't you just get a normal steam iron and use ironing water?

I gave up the condenser water thing when we bought a TD with an absolutely monster water tank that was difficult to handle.

RidingMyBike Sun 29-Oct-17 14:58:12

They’ve all been just normal steam irons! They’re all fairly basic models that cost between £20 and £40. The instructions say not to use tumble dryer water or ‘ironing water’ but don’t specify why.

The first iron I used ironing water with, then moved in with now DH, who owned tumble dryer and suggested using the water from that instead of buying ironing water.

WhoKn0wsWhereTheSlimeGoes Sun 29-Oct-17 15:08:49

I would imagine tumble dryer water would contain millions of tiny fibres which would eventually clog up the iron.

RidingMyBike Sun 29-Oct-17 15:15:00

Hmm, so far they’ve all eventually ended up clogged up with limescale anyway!

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