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effie can iron up to 12 items per load
effie can iron up to 12 items per load
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effie can iron up to 12 items per load

Most of us use a washing machine to do our laundry, instead of washing it by hand. Well, effie is an ironing machine. According to its UK-based creators, you just hang damp clothes up in it – straight from the washer – and they come out dried, pressed and wrinkle-free.

You can put up to 12 items of clothing in the device, hanging them up on special adjustable hangers. There's no need to sort the clothing, and materials such as polyester, cotton, silk, viscose and denim can all be handled.

After you press the Start button, those clothes are pulled inside effie, where a pressing system contacts the fabric in order to dry it and smooth out the wrinkles. It takes approximately three minutes to iron each item.

In the case of delicate items, the device can simply steam them without touching them. The water comes from a removable/refillable reservoir, so effie doesn't have to be hooked up to the household plumbing system. In fact, it has wheels, so it can just be rolled off into a corner when not in use.

Plans call for effie to be available for preorder starting next March. The early bird price will be £699 (about US$913).

You can see it in use, in the following video.

Source: effie

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3 comments
Raimund Appel
i really like the excution, i hope it works as advised
TheSplund
Not that I care about properly ironed-in creases (someone once gave me a mug saying 'success means not having to wear a suit' - I'm not successful, I just don't need a suit) how does it put creases in the right places in a shirt, suit etc? it simply can't be done as not ever fold in a hung shirt's torso runs parallel to one in the sleeve - and you don't want one across the shoulders either. I'll stick to hanging my shirts up as they come out of the dryer or popping them on the washing line to reduce unwanted creases
Ned Newberry
Well, TheSplund, if you've seen the video, you'll have seen that it is just a high-tech version of hanging your wrinkled shirt near a hot water shower/ bathtub. You still need to fold it.