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Can we take a travel iron on our carry-on?

Jun 6th, 2005, 08:18 PM
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Can we take a travel iron on our carry-on?

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Jun 6th, 2005, 08:33 PM
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Yes. I did so just last week when I went to Italy.
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Jun 6th, 2005, 09:20 PM
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Thanks!
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Jun 6th, 2005, 09:25 PM
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Sure you can - but Why? I haven't been in a B&B, hotel or vacation rental in over 10 years that didn't have an iron in the room or available from the front desk . . . . .
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Jun 6th, 2005, 09:42 PM
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Janis... we'd rather not, really. But we are stying at more quaint hotels in Italy, and weren't sure if they'd have an iron. Do you think we should take a chance, and wing it?
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Jun 6th, 2005, 09:46 PM
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We didn't have one at our B&B in Rome nor our apartment in Tuscany.

However, we didn't ask in Tuscany and in Rome, well, we had a problem with the B&B itself since we never saw anyone after we checked in.
Can you email them and ask?
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Jun 7th, 2005, 02:37 AM
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More often than not, irons in Europe do not have steam. You can get a nifty Rowenta (the travel iron I've found is better than the travel steamer) that does a really nice job (can also be used vertically) and comes with a nifty travel case.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 01:47 PM
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Are you also taking a plug and a voltage converter?
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Jun 7th, 2005, 01:54 PM
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My idea of a travel iron would be that you throw a wad of clothes and the travel iron into your rollaboard - - and when you open it up again, the clothes are all wrinkle free.

Tell me when they make one of those.

Otherwise, I am fine with hanging anything badly wrinkled in a hot steamy shower (well, you know - - in the bathroom where the shower has run - - not IN the shower!) for a few hours before dinner (or overnight).

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Jun 7th, 2005, 01:54 PM
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What bob said... remember you will probably need an adaptor, convertor, etc. If you are doing carry-on only for the flight, also remember weight and size restrictions for your bag.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 01:56 PM
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And yes I would wing it, packing clothes of fabrics that travel well, and borrowing an iron if possible, when needed. I'd rather be a bit rumpled than carry the weight of an iron for an entire trip.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 03:07 PM
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Thanks, everyone. I think we will forget the travel iron and wing it. Forgot about the weight restrictions!
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Jun 7th, 2005, 05:07 PM
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It's really very simple:

Don;t take anything that has to be ironed.

If desperate - use the steam in the shower trick.

If really desperate (unexpectedly invited to th opera) have the hotel iron it for you.
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Jun 8th, 2005, 01:26 PM
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I have one but haven't used one in years just because of the clothing I pack. But, I can see that it always isn't convenient to try to get one from a desk (and someone else may have it). I think travel irons are generally dual voltage to begin with so you don't need convertors, only a plug adaptor. That's part of what makes them travel irons or called that, anyway.
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