This is not another American invention but an innovation by one of our very own Nigerian born Ayokunle Adeniran, a graduate of Covenant University and currently a Mechanical Design Engineer in New York. Together with his friend Chintan Sheth, a Mechanical Engineer they developed a prototype gas powered pressing iron that functions exactly like the electric iron which they call the Iron Rhino popularly known as the ‘nepaless’ iron in Nigeria.
It is auto ignited and it burns the natural gas(butane precisely) without flames of any sort.
According to Adeniran, “Natural gas was chosen because of its abundance and affordability. Iron Rhino is very clean and will make clothes ironing easier for people,”.
He is currently crowd sourcing fund to mass produce this amazing product. And.. oh! he has patented it too..