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Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

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Is there a "mangle Leinen" service in Zurich? I searched google and only places like 5aSec popped up. Does anyone have an alternative (a mom and pop shop, perhaps)? I'd love to find somewhere where they can starch fresh bed linens... Open to all tips here.
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Old 14.02.2019, 17:16
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Re: Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

In case this needs more explanation - I'm looking for a laundry service that has a machine liek this (scroll down to the modern versions): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangle_(machine)



Many thanks for any help!
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Re: Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

Direct link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangle_(machine)
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Re: Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

Not judging, but I have to ask... why? Starchy sheets sound uncomfortable to me.
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Re: Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

To each their own, but I find nothing just as nice as freshly laundered crackling bed linens. It's definitely not for those who love their perfumed softeners. Something out of another era, perhaps.
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To each their own, but I find nothing just as nice as freshly laundered crackling bed linens. It's definitely not for those who love their perfumed softeners. Something out of another era, perhaps.
I love freshly laundered, don't use perfumed softeners, but you lost me at "crackling bed linens". Happy hunting however.
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Something out of another era, perhaps.
You mean like this one? The only 'Mangel' I know well.
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Re: Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

Are you sure that you're on the right forum?
Personally, I'm into naturally crinkled, especially with linen, that is supposed to look that way.
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Yep. 10 posts and a "rent my apt" ad.
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Linen is really expensive - occasionally I'll indulge, thinking it might look nice, but it always ends up in my linen cupboard
We are a strictly no iron unless absolutely necessary household.
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I think linens are used as a catch all phrase for bed clothes, table cloths, napkins etc made of linen, cotton, whatever.

My grandmother had a mangle, so i’ve seen one. But ironing is a foreign concept to me.
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Re: Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

Ironing is a foreign concept to me too, that's why I send them out. Frankly, for a good starch I am willing to take the train to another if necessary.



Yes, "linens" a a catch-all for bed linens, tablecloths, napkins, etc.



I'm actually a bit surprised this isn't available here. I found these services (dying out, true, but still available to those who search for them) every where in Europe from Spain, France, Germany to Poland.



I suspect it's a swiss-german word that I haven't figured it out..
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Re: Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

We have always done it at home and honestly it is the easiest, incl curtains...love starched crisp sun dried bed linen. Ironing is so zen.

I know our little town does that service but I'd do my own if I was so desperate. I starch button-up work shirts, comes in a spray.
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Re: Does anyone know where to send linens to be pressed in Zurich?

Buy one?

https://www.amazon.de/Mangel-B%C3%BC...%BCgelmaschine
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We are a strictly no iron unless absolutely necessary household.
When would it be necessary? Perhaps when pressing a seam before running it through the sewing machine?
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I suspect it's a swiss-german word that I haven't figured it out..
Try googling "Bügeldienst" and your PLZ.

(Yes, starched bedsheets are indeed a joy. I try to iron my bedsheets about every 4th washing.)
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When would it be necessary? Perhaps when pressing a seam before running it through the sewing machine?
Sewing machine (wedding gift from Swiss husbands Mother) was also disposed of yonks ago
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