In my constant efforts to reduce electricity consumption in meaningful ways, I used my flat iron this morning, whilst the stove was up and hot for cooking, to do the teatowels - picture a couple of posts down.
Looking further into it, I found this on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFnHoniVAi0
Fascinating and inspiring. Not sure I could lift that heavy iron full of coals for long. I have my grandmother's box iron, I might give that a go.