Smooth operation

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 September, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 September, 2004, 12:00am

Ironing is a drag; not only is it tiring and time-consuming but also troublesome when more than a handkerchief is involved. Which is why, if one has the money, it's best to delegate the chore to someone or something else. Taking the human element out of the equation is Whirlpool's Home Valet System, US$1,199, which promises to remove wrinkles and odours from fabrics. Just pop your garments in for 30 minutes and allow the 'deep misting process' to do its magic. The wall-mounted machine comes in biscuit and white and, although not yet available in Hong Kong, it can be ordered from the United States. Phone 1-800-53-1301 or visit to check shipping arrangements.