Squeeron
Concept (school project - design for sustainability)
Squeeron is a new concept in ironing. It shares the heating element of an induction cooking plate,
so the water- and electric circuits of the system are completely separated.

With the focus on sustainability, the amount of parts is limited to a functional minimum
and electric components in the iron itself are eliminated.

Using induction energy, the energyconsumption has been increased to the halve,
compared with heat produced by a resistance wire.
Parts and materials:

The housing will be made of cork, a good isolator for the upward heat produced by the baseplate.
As a natural material, it grows back, and so is theoretically unexhaustable.
The sandwich connection, with only 3 screws, lets the parts fall apart and guarantees an easy disassembly.
The baseplate consists of 3 layers, each with its respective function:
Induction active (producing), aluminum (containing) and stainless steel (protecting)
The reservoir is made of a silicon rubber. Squeezing the handle will force water to drop onto the baseplate to produce steam.
The transparant material allows the user to see the waterlevel.
The filling cap, with an integrated airvalve is placed on top, for easy refilling.

The ironingboard is made of an open-cell PUR-foam.
A cotton layer is stitched on top of the foam. This topcoat can be easily removed after the life-cycle,
and the foam, without any chemical pollution due tot coatings, can be reused as filling material.

The specific convoluted foam allows a two-directional air circulation.
The foam can also be rolled up to be stored in a small space.
To match the temperature of the cooking plate with the specific types of clothing,
a temperature chart sticker to place on your cooking plate is included.
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