The Auto-Lift iron might just save my clothing collection from dying at my very own hands. A quick glimpse at my ironing techniques demonstrates that I learned how to iron through teaching myself and general practice. However, I still cannot stop myself from the occasional burning of my favorite pieces of clothing. This comes from pushing too hard on the iron, leaving the iron in one position for too long, or having the temperature settings set at the wrong levels. A company called Ariete has been offering the Auto-Lift iron as a solution in Europe for over a year and finally plans to offer it in the United States.
A close friend of mine who works in the home appliance industry was able to come across one of the Auto-Lift irons. I was so excited about the iron that I had to try it and see if it really did work. This is because I am a cynic and never belief anything until I see it for myself. So the following is a quick review of my experience with this product and how well it worked for me.
My first glimpse of the Auto-Lift iron left my eyes being visually pleased. The iron has a very slick baby blue and white design that certainly makes it appealing to both males and females. You will quickly notice a set of retractable “legs” in the front and back of the iron. These “legs” are perhaps the most important design to the Auto-Lift iron and what allows it to function properly. Besides these two distinctive attributes, the rest of the iron appearance is as basic as any other iron out there.
The concept of this iron is to prevent dummies like myself from causing damage to their vast collection of clothing. It is actually kind of amazing that it took a company this long to implement something so simple and easy to do. What the Auto-Lift iron does is simply lift itself up when you are doing ironing close. For example, let us say that you are ironing your shirt and applying basic pressure. The instant that you let go of the iron, the legs prop up the iron for you so that your clothing does not get burned.
Ariete’s has a basic price established for this unit in Europe. People over there have been paying the equivalent of $92 USD. Some of you might gasp at such a price and shout out loud that you would never pay that much for an iron. After you let that gasp out, consider how much most of your clothing costs you and how many of them you have ruined over the years. You will see how the iron is not as expensive as you might think it to be. My opinion is that the Auto-Lift iron is a unique product that I will soon own on my own and you should as well.