I like to use a lot of steam in my iron, which means frequently refilling the water reservoir. To save time, I keep a clear plastic, squeeze-type condiment bottle full of water near my ironing board. The nozzle is just the right size for pouring water in the iron without spilling.

-Lori Schrock
Mount Crawford, Virginia

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