Ironing isn’t on top of my list of Fun Things To Do, but I’ve since found out there are lots of interesting uses for an iron! Whether you want to cook, or be creative, check out the list below and give it a whirl.

1. Cook bacon with an iron

If you’re a fan of bacon but haven’t got a pan or oven to cook it in, reach for your trusty iron.

Wrap those rashers in some foil and use the iron to heat the precious package up thoroughly. Be sure to use a towel or tea towel underneath so as not to damage any surfaces. Enjoy the smell of bacon!

2. Make paninis in your room while travelling

Here’s an interesting use for an iron! If you’re sat in a hotel room, hungry and lacking a sandwich press then don’t worry, there’s no need to panic.

Grab your panini, wrap it in foil and then use an iron to heat it up. Easy. Check out POPSUGAR Food’s food hack video for further instructions.

3. Remove candle wax from fabric

Had an accident with some candle wax? Don’t panic! Place the offending item in the freezer and leave it in there for around thirty minutes.

Next, remove the fabric and use a knife to scrape off the cold wax. Place a paper bag over the wax, find your iron and set it to a low heat. Run the iron over the bag on the remaining wax and the paper will absorb what’s left.

Easy peasy!

4. Get chewing gum off your clothes

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