27 Of The Worst Ironing Fails People Saw And Shared Online


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There are things in life you take for granted because they are so easy and mainstream that you think nothing could go wrong. In reality, a lot of things can go wrong, and ironing is one of them. A moment of distraction is enough to make things a lot harder than you expected them to be. As you are about to see, ironing is something that could cause a lot of trouble. Better play it safe next time you grab that iron.

1. The candy

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Now, this is something that we thought was very appropriate to start the list with, and you can see why. This person was not careful and left the iron next to a bag of candy. The result is obvious, and it is a disaster, to say the least.

2. The laptop

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Wow, this must have been really hard for this person to accept. Of course, there is little they could do because the damage is done. That carbon fibre vinyl skin did very little to protect the laptop from the heat generated from the iron.

3. The counter

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This image reveals the simple reason why you should always pay attention to the places where you leave a hot iron on. It seems that this old iron had no trouble leaving its mark on this wooden counter top. Looks like a permanent mark, too.

4. The stamp

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There are no words to describe this awesome image, expect maybe “unique”. As you can see, an iron obviously had a specific design of the bottom part. When the hot iron touched the surface, the result was accidental art.

5. The cleaning

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If you are wondering about the aftermath of treating an iron with vinegar might be, then you should see this picture. it seems that treating the iron with vinegar is the last thing that should be on your mind.

6. The liquid

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The volvic flavor water this person poured in their iron in hopes of steam smelling like fruit did not work as planned. It appears that those who have tried it know that the sugar melts on the surface of the iron.

7. The bottom part

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We have now idea how this could have happened but we understand that it was nothing the person who did it expected to happen. As you can see, the bottom part of the iron remained stuck on this rug, and it appears to have ruined it.

8. The washing machine

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Plastic and heat can almost never go hand in hand, except for the cases when the plastic is not a special mix that endures high temperatures. We are certain that this person will always pay attention to where they put the iron from now on.

9. The rug

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The end result may appear to be beautiful here, but it seems that neither the iron nor the rug is worth repairing. In fact, they are permanently damaged because someone was distracted for a split second. This is how such things happen.

10. The money

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It is true that some people launder money, but other actually do it – in the literal meaning of the word. In this case, a person even tried to iron a bill, but you can see the end result is not what they expected. It is a pity but it happens.

11. The scars

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Some people think that ironing clothes while they wear them should be a piece of cake. It is a terrible idea and you should never try it. Still, this person thought it would work, but they learned a lesson the hard way.

12. The cooker

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Yes, that is correct – someone decided to use an iron as a cooker, and we are certain that such a thing is always a terrible idea. The image you see proves our point. It generates heat, but it was ruined after someone cooked a steak using it.

13. The counter

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Here is yet another unfortunate counter that was completely destroyed after someone accidentally placed a hot iron on top of it. This was not the best thing to do, and not it cannot be repaired, we guess.

14. The carpet

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One of the worst things you could do is drop a hot iron on your carpet. Since many homes have large carpeted rooms, simply replacing the carpet would be very hard, and this person learned that the hard way.

15. The table

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Leaving a hot iron on a plastic table always leads to the very same result: a melted part of the top with the perfect shape of the iron bottom. As you can see, there were no surprises here, and the table is now trashed.

16. The blue iron

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This iron is now blue for obvious reasons. There are some fabrics you should never iron, and we know that the best way to avoid a disaster is to read the label. Once you do, all would be well and you will make no mistake.

17. The carpet

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Sometimes, a mistake you make is left unnoticed until it is way too late. In this case, someone put the hot iron on the carpet and obviously left it there for way too long. As you can see, it is one completely ruined carpet now.

18. The dress

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There are some mistakes related to ironing that you would probably ignore, but this is one that you would never forget. As you can see, someone had the misfortune of ruining this dress with a hot iron.

19. The chipped iron

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We are not exactly sure how this happened, but we do know that it takes a lot of force to break an iron’s lower part. It is a special steel mix that is nothing but tough. Still, heat is probably a good enough reason for it to break.

20. The mask

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Now, this is something we have never seen someone do before. It appears that people should never attempt to iron something that was not meant to be ironed in the first place, or what you see here would happen.

21. The tie

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Many people insist on ironing smaller items such as ties, but there is one fundamental problem, and you see it pictured here. Some ties are actually made from nylon, and this is why they should not be ironed directly like that.

22. The carpet

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Here is an already familiar situation – the iron falls down on the floor and is left there for some time. The result is always one and the same – a completely ruined carpet.

23. The hardwood floor

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Sometimes, people tend to think that hardwood floors can endure anything, but this is a mistake. Someone discovered this when they lifted the carpet from their floor – a previous owner had ruined the hardwood floor.

24. The syrup

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Some pranks are way too nastier than what we could have ever imagined, and this is the case here. Someone decided to prank the next person who used the iron by filling it with sugar syrup.

25. The display

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Dropping a heavy iron on top of a laptop screen is something that would always end up in a really bad situation. As you can see, this laptop is ruined beyond repair, and that is quite unfortunate to see.

26. The pad

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There is a sticker on this protective pad that says “remove before use” but someone neglected it and turned the iron on. As a result, the protective cover is no melted all over the ironing surface. We guess the iron is ruined now.

27. The other carpet

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We are convinced that people iron clothes need to be focused on this task. Otherwise, they risk something like the situation you see here. A minute of distraction is enough to cause this.


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