Can I Use Reverse Osmosis Water In My Steam Iron?

Using tap water for your steam iron can clog the iron, making the steam sputter out or not come out at all. Regular tap water contains minerals, like calcium, that will build up inside your iron. Even with a water softener, your tap water will still contain trace amounts of minerals that will eventually clog your iron. Distilled water varieties are best for use in irons.

Can I use RO water in my steam iron?

YES…Reverse osmosis is another way of purifying water. It removes ions and dissolved substances that would be left behind in a steam iron when the water was heated and removed as steam. 

The Best Water to Use in my steam iron

The best water to use is water that does not contain minerals. Distilled water, which can be purchased at your local grocery store, is mineral-free. Distilled water can be used in your iron for years without causing any buildup or clogs.

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