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Thread: What I use to fill my iron with water

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    I have a little Rowenta iron that I use for pressing, and I have found that a plastic squeeze bottle with a pointed nozzle is excellent to use to fill the iron with water without drowning the ironing board.It works great!!

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    I just refill a water bottle. Its easy and has a cap. I had a habit of knocking over the water pitcher I was using.

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    I use distilled water and I keep it in one of my creamer bottles. It has a spout on it and pours right in.

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    Where do you get a plastic bottle with a point ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Where do you get a plastic bottle with a point ?
    I use one of those plastic ketsup bottles they sell in dallor stores. The ones that resturants used to use with the pointed (kind of) tops.

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    I use an old water bottle with a pull up top.

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    that is a good idea, I use distilled water in my iron

    Quote Originally Posted by granniebj
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Where do you get a plastic bottle with a point ?
    I use one of those plastic ketsup bottles they sell in dallor stores. The ones that resturants used to use with the pointed (kind of) tops.

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    I get mine at Sallys beauty supply .It is used to touch up the roots on your hair etc..

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    thanks for letting us know, good idea for the bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by finch
    I get mine at Sallys beauty supply .It is used to touch up the roots on your hair etc..

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    I can see me now. I get the water in the bottle, put the pointy tip on, and when I tip it down to put in the iron, it goes all over the place. Kind of like using the turkey baster. :roll: :oops:

    My new Rowenta came with a little container to fill the iron.

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    Mine also came with a little container ,but this lasts alot longer and I hated running back and forth to the sink to fill it up.I have never had a spilling problem yet.I hope that I never do.

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    i'm a barber and i wash & rinse the little 8 ounce plastic squeeze bottles that come in perms, or one could buy plastic bottles at wal mart with screw on tops that are pointed.

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    I have done that also,but the bigger bottles hold more water and you don't have to do so many refills.The little Rowenta that I have uses a lot of water because it is smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie0808
    I just refill a water bottle. Its easy and has a cap. I had a habit of knocking over the water pitcher I was using.
    Ditto for me too!!

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    So clever, don't know why I never thought of that :oops: Thanks for all the suggestions :thumbup:

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    I bought a funnel that fit perfectly in the iron and don't spill a drop using a regular water bottle.

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    I use an old 4 cup plastic measuring cup with a very pointed v spout/lip, works great and you know how much water your adding.

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    I also use a non dairy creamer bottle. It has a nice little spout and can hold a lot of water.

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    That is a great idea. Thanks.

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    I fill up a squirt bottle with water and vinegar

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    You know the plastic water cans for indoor plants. That's what I use. The long pour spout is very easy for me to see what I'm doing.

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    I use an old water bottle that is supposed to clip on to the bicycle. You know those semi-clearn nalgene ones that were popular for a while? I was going to throw it our because the opening had discolored and no one really wanted to use it anymore. It works great. Best part, I already had it in the cabinet. I try to repurpose before I go buy something new. Must the the engineer in me. I'm glad to know someone else out there does this too. I am grateful to be able to close the top to prevent it from spilling when I (or one of my 2 cats) knock it over.

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    I pour straight from the gallon jug of spring water. I'm getting pretty good at not spilling, too!

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    I use a Dawn dish liquid bottle. Pull the top up, fill the iron, and push the top back down. Works great for me.

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    Sounds like it functions like the "recycled" water bottle I'm using. It is always interesting to see how people solve the same problem.

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