The Polish man was trying to impress his wife by doing the housework when he put the household appliance to his ear.
Tomas Paczkowski from Elbag wanted to prove that he is just as good around the house as his wife Lila.
The 32-year-old said: "I decided to do the ironing while she was out at work, just to prove a point.
"Women are always going on about multi-tasking, so I set up the iron, opened a beer and put the boxing on the telly.
"Trouble was, I got so involved in the boxing that I wasn't really thinking about what I was doing.
"So when the phone rang I picked up the iron by mistake and pressed it to my ear. The pain was incredible."
Paczkowski made matters worse when he raced to the bathroom to put water on the burn and ran into the door by mistake.
"That gave me a black eye so now I look more like I've been in a boxing match instead of just watching one," he added.
Medical officials said that he will make a full recovery from the burns but Paczkowski insisted that he won't be doing any housework for a while.
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