Top 10 Things You Never Knew a Clothes Iron Could Do

By: Annabel Love
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You probably don’t think twice about your clothing iron. You definitely don’t expect it to be a versatile, all-star appliance that you hate to leave home without. That’s because you haven’t met the right one yet. These days, your iron should (and can!) do more for you. 

Your iron should be a staple in the household. When presented with any size, shape, or fabric of clothing, you should never have to hesitate on whether or not your iron is up for the wrinkle-fighting job. How is that possible? With innovation and quality materials comes a new age for the ironing world. Here are ten things that you never knew or expected an iron could do.

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1. Replace Your Steamer

All steam irons emit steam in their horizontal position as they pass over your garment—but can yours act as a steamer on its own? A steaming function that operates independently from the iron’s soleplate (that hot, metal plate) is an absolute must if you’re looking to step up your ironing game. 

There’s no need to take up storage space in your home by storing two different wrinkle-fighting appliances anymore. Save space and be able to get wrinkles out of a wider range of fabrics by being able to use one appliance in multiple ways: an iron that is also a steamer.

2. Work With Delicate Fabrics

Almost everyone can say they’ve had some sort of laundry mishap with a delicate fabric that has scarred them from wanting to touch that fabric again. With a steam iron that can double as a dry iron, you don’t have to worry! The Nori Press is designed in a unique way that doesn’t let the water tank leak out onto the garment (the way other steam irons can) and ruin your delicate items. That’s huge news in the ironing world!

Your iron should be able to replace your need for all three ironing appliances: a dry iron, a steam iron, and a steamer. You can spend less time thinking about which tool is up for the job if you have an iron that can handle it all—even silk!

3. End Your Need for an Ironing Board

Yes, you read that right. Welcome to the future of ironing—an iron that doesn’t need an ironing board! Ironing boards are huge, heavy, and take up so much precious storage space. Think about what it would be like to never have to carry down and unfold that behemoth ever again! 

Perhaps you’ve already taken matters into your own hands and attempted to use your regular iron without a board. It probably looked like a wrestling match between you and the garment on the floor—and probably ended with your clothes still being wrinkled (and now a little dirty). 

The Nori Press, inspired by the classic hair straightener ironing hack, has the perfect design to be used vertically. Simply hang clothes from a hanger or lay the garments on a flat surface, and iron them. You can actually get rid of wrinkles without the need for a wrestling match with truly board-less ironing!

4. Smooth Out Your Delicate Fabrics and Save Money at the Cleaner

Everyone has an item of clothing sitting in the back of their closet that they never wear simply because it’s too much work to get it dry cleaned and pressed. That’s where the Nori Press comes in. You can use this steam iron on your most sensitive fabrics like silk to ensure that they’re wrinkle-free and ready to wear. Just think about how much money you’ll save when you don’t have to go to the dry cleaner! 

5. Fit in Your Carry-On Luggage

No, this isn’t a joke. We’re not pulling your leg! Who ever thought that an iron would be something you could consider bringing inside your carry-on luggage? The boxy, clunky irons of yesterday are gone. The Nori Press weighs 1.4 pounds and is designed with a compact body that can fold up to be completely flat. It’s the perfect travel-friendly tool if you need to look pressed and professional when you’re out on the road.

The Nori Press has two metal plates made out of aluminum—a lightweight yet strong and durable metal. Your Nori Press will deliver high-quality results without weighing you down. No need to struggle with old hotel room irons anymore. You can bring your own!

6. Use It Anywhere

Not only is the Nori Press an iron that can fit inside your suitcase or purse, but it can actually be used on the go too. With no need for an ironing board, a tank that won’t leak, and a clamp that protects from accidental burns—the Nori is the easiest iron to use in an airport bathroom or office. Forget everything you know about ironing because those rules don’t apply with the Nori Press.

The Nori Press is the perfect solution for linen pants and cotton dresses that get wrinkled in the car on the way to an event. You won’t have to worry about looking rumpled any longer! Just step into any bathroom for a few minutes with your Nori and step out looking fresh, polished, and ready to go.

7. Save You Time

Studies have shown that most people do their household chores on the weekend, as opposed to doing them during the week. Of that time spent doing housework, the average daily time spent was two hours, sometimes even more. That’s too much precious weekend time going to waste, if you ask us. 

If you’re spending hours on chores and laundry, you need an iron that’s designed to simultaneously smooth wrinkles on both the front and back sides of a garment. The truly unique shape of the Nori Press allows you to work on both sides of your garment—at the same time! It’s the unicorn of all clothing irons.

You can supplement your Nori Press with our Fabric Facial, an 8 oz bottle of deionized water with deodorizing technology that can help remove those tougher wrinkles. Ironing has never been this easy! 

8. Press Your Hems and Collars to Perfection

A regular steam iron can press the collars of your business shirts if you line it up just right. What if we told you that there’s an iron that can get it right every time? 

The double plates of the Nori Press ironing tool have a pointed tip that allows you to get in at the perfect angle on those hard-to-reach collars and hems, plus those tiny areas in between buttons. It’ll smooth them out the first time you try! Say goodbye to awkwardly pressed collars and having to re-iron the sleeves or edges of your clothes.

9. Help You Spend Less on Dry Cleaning

The moment you fall in love with a piece of clothing in the store is a wonderful feeling. Don’t let it be ruined by the sight of a “Dry Clean Recommended” label. The dry cleaning industry is a multibillion-dollar industry—give them less of your hard-earned money with an iron that lets you work with a wider range of fabrics.

The Nori Press can be used as a dry iron, with no fear of leakage or water spurts. A versatile iron is a great way to save money on having to continuously take your delicate items to the cleaners. There’s also no need to have a professional steamer for your long gowns or other hard-to-iron items—the Nori Press can function as a stand-alone steamer and is easily managed around uniquely shaped items. No more fussing over fitting lengthy or awkward-shaped clothes onto ironing boards.

10. Make a Great Gift (Seriously!)

This one might be our favorite on the list. Think about it. No one would ever expect an iron as a gift. Yet, the Nori Press would be the perfect item to give to any travel lover, recent graduate, newlywed—the list goes on! 

The Nori Press ironing tool isn’t just an iron; it’s a useful, high quality, and thoughtful gift that’s unlike any iron they’ve ever seen. You’ll pleasantly surprise your loved one with the gift of being able to look fresh and professional everywhere they go. 


In conclusion, your iron should be doing more for you. Your iron can save you storage space, save you money, and save you time—if you have the right one. Trust us when we say you’ve never met an iron like the Nori Press before. It’s a truly versatile tool that you can use every day and take everywhere. 

If the iron you have isn’t one that you’d easily be able to take on your next business trip or want to give as a gift to a dear friend, then we invite you to look at what Nori can offer you.


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The Nori Press

The Nori Press


Our viral steam iron that requires no ironing board.… read more

Attention: Use discount code "SHOP10" at checkout to save 10% on The Nori Press!

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