The Types of Residential & Commercial Laundry Ironing Systems Explained

Iron sitting on ironing board next to a rack of clothesAfter washing and drying, ironing is the final step in laundry care to ensure a crisp, professional finish. Whether you're running a commercial laundromat or managing an on-site residential laundry facility, having the right ironing system is vital. This blog post will explore the different types of ironing systems for commercial and residential laundry.

1. Traditional Irons

The traditional iron is a familiar staple in many households. It's a versatile option, capable of handling a variety of fabric types. These irons are perfect for small-scale residential applications where the ironing load is light and precision is required.

2. Steam Irons

Steam irons are similar to traditional irons but have the added benefit of producing steam, which can make ironing faster and more efficient. The steam helps relax the fabric fibers, making it easier to remove wrinkles. These irons can be used in both commercial and residential settings.

3. Ironing Presses

Ironing presses, also known as steam presses, are excellent for commercial settings where there is a high volume of laundry to iron. They have a large pressing surface and use pressure and heat to iron clothes quickly and efficiently. These presses are perfect for linens, uniforms, and other large items.

4. Rotary Irons

Rotary irons, also known as ironer finishers, are another commercial option designed for high-volume ironing. These machines consist of a heated roller and a press that irons and dries laundry as it's fed through the machine. Rotary irons are particularly efficient for large items like sheets and tablecloths.

5. Ironing Centers

Ironing centers combine an ironing board and iron in one convenient unit. They're often built into the wall, making them space-saving solutions for residential laundry rooms.

6. Automatic Ironing Machines

For commercial laundromats seeking the highest efficiency, automatic ironing machines are the pinnacle of convenience and speed. These machines can automatically dry, iron, and fold laundry, which significantly reduces labor requirements.

Choosing the right ironing system depends on:

  • The volume of laundry you need to process
  • The type of items you're ironing
  • Available space
  • Your budget

At Lakeside Laundry, we offer a wide range of ironing systems to cater to all commercial and residential needs. Want to know more about the best ironing system for your needs? Contact us today for expert advice!

In the next blog post, we will cover common on-site laundry machine part failures and how to address them. Stay tuned!

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