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Sole plate Sole plate


  • Failure mode Heat distribution becomes uneven with use.
  • Durability feature Use scratch resistant and non-stick coatings, ideally ceramic.
  • Cost

Good practices

  • Good practicesUse scratch resistant materials and non-stick coatings (ideally ceramic).
  • Good practices Include anti-scale/auto-descale and anti-drip features.

Bad practices

  • Bad practicesMovement becomes less smooth when ironing.
  • Bad practices Heat distribution becomes uneven with use.

Key facts

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  • Durability features Durability features
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