Iron and Coal

On the ground floor of my apartment complex there is a man who irons clothes for a living.

His tool

His fuel

His fire

One load of charcoal burns for about 30 minutes and he tells me that he much prefers to work with a charcoal burning iron than an electric one.  Do you think this makes the clothes smell like smoke? Do you think there are “hot spot” issues? Do you think it is more likely to burn clothes? Do you think ironing is more of an art this way?