November 19, 2018 9:21 am
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How To Speed Up Ironing Using Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil is, of course, extremely useful when wrapping and storing leftover food — but that’s not all it’s good for. Just like vinegar can be used to clean lenses or Windex can be used to clean pans, there are also many alternative uses for tin foil. And the one you’re about to learn will completely change the way you iron your clothes.

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Brenda, a.k.a the “Ironing Board Queen” visits Dr. Oz to show viewers how to save some serious time ironing your clothes. Simply remove the fabric cover on the ironing board. Then, stretch a long sheet of aluminum foil across the ironing board, and put the fabric cover back on top. With all that heat reflection, you end up ironing out the wrinkles on both sides of your clothing, all at once. Since it’s such a thin piece of metal, aluminum foil is a great thermal conductor. It radiates at such a high speed that it quickly cools off. This technique speeds up the ironing process and makes it easier to smooth out any stubborn creases. RealSimple.com says, “Holding down the steam button, pass the iron over the fabric several times, keeping it three to four inches above the garment. Wet heat radiating from the foil will zap wrinkles.”