^ Hold the corners of the cotton padding, pull taut, and lay it taught over the heater plate. Note : the slot for the cotton padding is now at the top Insert the long edge of the new ironing cover into the retaining slot with the side seams inside (upside down. Keep side ties hanging free and smooth out Turn the roller by hand in the direction you iron (see arrow) until the retaining slot is at the bottom Turn the rotary iron on. When the ironer is switched on, the heater plate heats up immediately. The temperature selector must be turned to the l setting. ^ Press the foot pedal andiron" the new cloth all the way around. Do not let the cords get under the cloth as it turns.