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Old 11-03-2008, 01:46 AM   #11
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Woohoo! I got it off!!!

Thank you kitchenelf for the suggestion to try an old towel: it worked! Phew!

Now I just have to figure out how to get the baking soda residue off . The towel got rid of the plastic stuff brilliantly, but it left the residue there from the baking soda/cleaning vinegar, so I'll wait until it's cool again and just try water on a cotton bud.

Thanks again for your help
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:05 AM   #12
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I do not know the exchange rate for AUD, however, $1600 seems like a lot for an iron. This makes me curious, is the bottom of the iron metal, or is it coated with some kind of non stick or something? If so, then you need to be cateful that you do not damage any coating.

Is it possible to contact the manufacturer?

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Old 11-03-2008, 05:24 AM   #13
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lol, adillo.

you're a lot like me. you have to be told when to stop fixing or re-engineering stuff.
i was wondering the same, about the surface: wheter it was ss or non-stick.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:33 AM   #14
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:35 PM   #15
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I do not know the exchange rate for AUD, however, $1600 seems like a lot for an iron. This makes me curious, is the bottom of the iron metal, or is it coated with some kind of non stick or something? If so, then you need to be cateful that you do not damage any coating.

Is it possible to contact the manufacturer?

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Yeah, it is pretty expensive. I think DH even got a discount, so it was originally even more expensive. This is what they look like, I found this website LAURASTAR - system with active table, steam iron, high quality ironing

You may have noticed that I did manage to get the stuff off the iron with an old towel (phew!). I also got the baking soda residue off with a damp cotton bud, so it's all clean again.
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Pretty fancy. Leave it to the Swiss to come up with a $1,200 solution to wrinkle removal. The dry cleaner that I worked for when I was 14 years old had a steam press. Wasn't something I wanted to get close to. I felt sorry for the guy who spent most of his day operating that machine.
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Pretty fancy. Leave it to the Swiss to come up with a $1,200 solution to wrinkle removal. The dry cleaner that I worked for when I was 14 years old had a steam press. Wasn't something I wanted to get close to. I felt sorry for the guy who spent most of his day operating that machine.
Yes, 'tis rather fancy. DH saw it being demonstrated at an expo and just *had* to have one . If it had been my money I don't think we would have one, but if that's what he wants to spend his cash on and it happens to make ironing a bit easier, then who am I to complain
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