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My ironing board is wet and I see water stains on the floor

Published on 30 November 2023

You might experience wet stains on your ironing board cover or on the floor under the ironing board. There are a couple of things that are good to know.

When the foam or felt in your ironing board cover has worn out, this might cause condensation drips.

Replace your ironing board cover. You can also add an extra layer of material under the ironing board cover to prevent condensation on the ironing board. For the best solution, we recommend that you use the Philips Easy 8 ironing board with PerfectFlow cover (GC260) specially designed to avoid dripping on the board and floor.

Your iron is not defective.

Your Philips iron is equipped with high steam output (to produce powerful levels of steam). This helps to achieve great ironing results and easy crease removal but may cause condensation on the board cover, meaning the board or your clothes might get slightly damp. Also because of this, after a long ironing cycle, the floor under the ironing board might become a bit wet as well.

If your iron has an Eco mode available, using this can help you to lower the rate at which your iron will produce steam.

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