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  •  wow! Using an iron like that, though I'd sure (2+ / 0-)

    I'd sure want to be there to keep an eye on it!  Very interesting!

    •  ok, what you do is, (1+ / 0-)
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      CroneWit

      you take an UNPOWERED iron and lay it upside-down on a level surface, so the flat of the soleplate is facing upward.

      Now you wrap books in foil or find clean bricks and use them to hold it in place (think leveling blocks/ doorstops), and arrange them so the cord comes out a gap between two and the whole upper surface is as level as possible.

      NOW you plug it in, turn it on and adjust the temp. You don't want steam. "Cotton" or "Linen" settings are usually best if you're using it to imitate a hotplate.

      It should probably not be used with cast iron utensils.

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 08:39:30 PM PST

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