If you had to name the most luxurious fabrics in the world it would not be long before you got around to naming Egyptian cotton, because it’s used in sheets, towels, and even clothing. In fact, it would be one of the first names that you would come up with. The thing that needs to be understood about Egyptian cotton, however, is that it needs to be properly cared for if you want to get the absolute best enjoyment out of your sheets. This bring us to a subject that can be somewhat polarizing: Ironing. Do you have to iron your Egyptian cotton sheets? The short answer is no, but there are things that you can consider. Here are some reasons for and against ironing so you can come to your own conclusions.
Is Ironing Your Sheets Bad?
The first thing that you need to understand is that ironing your Egyptian cotton sheets is that getting your sheets completely wrinkle free is secondary to preserving them overall. Having said that, you will be happy to learn that you can absolutely iron your Egyptian cotton sheets, but you must be mindful to keep the heat settings on your iron in the warm region. Using maximum heat settings may get your wrinkles out but it also may cause long-term damage to your sheets, ruining a hefty financial investment.
If you are still not convinced that ironing is safe enough of an option for your wrinkle free Egyptian cotton sheets then you will be happy to know that you have viable alternatives for getting the wrinkles out.
First of all you can always use a steamer to get the wrinkles out of sheets. You simple lay out the sheet and hang it up and apply steam to its surface. This will gradually remove the wrinkles from the sheets, though some patience may be required. However, using this method means that you will not have to worry about applying direct heat or a hot iron to your Egyptian cotton sheets.
In addition to steaming you can also simply hang up the sheets. This is, obviously, the method that will take the longest in order to be effective but the positive side is that you will not have to use any other tools or instruments to get the sheets wrinkle free.