Kill, so you just used a regular old household iron? what did u do about the holes on it?
I "used" an old household iron. I have an actual wax iron now, but back in the day the house iron was free and money wasn't that plentiful.
The holes in the iron don't affect anything. As grimdog said, just don't use the steam function. The biggest trick was keeping the iron on a low enough temp that it didn't burn the wax. It was very easy to run the iron too hot and burn the crap out of the wax.