When it comes to housework and chores there is really only one thing I hate doing and that is the ironing.
These days it is not as bad because there is really only mine and hubby`s to do as all my kids are grown and have moved on but even so it is still a chore I despise.
I decided a while ago to give Comfort easy iron a go, never really believing it would work but if you don`t try then you never know. I was glad I did give it a go because it worked well and I have never looked back.
I paid £1.71 for a 750ml bottle and could not wait to try it, so that night following the instructions; I added 1 capful in the fabric conditioner tray of my washing machine and started the cycle.
When the machine had done its job and I removed the wet washing from the drum, the first thing I noticed was the lovely aroma on the clothes.
I then set about drying the clothes; the weather was not great so it was the tumble drier for the stuff that could tumble dry and the few bits and pieces that could not, were placed on a radiator drying rack.
Now dried it was time to put the easy ironing theory to the test and as I ironed the non tumble drier stuff first I noticed straight away that there is a bit of an ease about the way the iron glides over and removes what little creases there was so, so far I am happy.
The clothes that have been tumble dried are far more creased as you might expect so now it was time to put this stuff to the test for sure. The clothes out of the drier were more creased yet still not as creased as usual and once again the creases seemed to come out with great ease.
I have been using Comfort easy iron ever since and will continue to do so!
I, like most other people I'm sure, don't like ironing and I avoid it where ever possible. However as I have to wear shirts for work everyday I am forced to iron at least those every week.
When I first moved in with my girlfriend, both of us coming from having lived at home with our parents, we had set up our home on quite a small budget so we had ended up with a cheap kettle, toaster etc, as we could not justify spending too much on something which essentially does the same job as the most basic and cheapest ones available.
One of our budget purchases was a cheap steam iron. We went for a steam iron as from experience we both knew that the steam function really does help make ironing easier. It worked fairly well though was harder work than perhaps it could have been. We received a sample of Comfort Easy Iron Fabric Conditioner in a goody bag handed to us in our shopping centre. We decided to give it a try, after all, anything that promises to make ironing easier is welcomed!!!
The product is used the same as any other fabric conditioner, it goes in the machine with your washing during the wash cycle and you wash the clothes as normal.
When we came to do the ironing, we were looking forward to the ironing being really really easy..... As it turned out, it was actually harder to iron the clothes! The iron kept sticking on the fabric, which caused it to drag and ended up causing lots more creases. We were rather disappointed! We looked at the base of the iron and noticed that the sticking was caused by a residue that was building up.
We turned the iron up to full temperature, got a smooth cloth and dragged the iron over it to remove the residue. Once we had done that we began ironing again and it did seem quite easy but it didn't take long for the residue to build up again and caused it to stick again. Not very impressive.
Another problem I noticed was that, as with other fabric conditioners I have used in the past, the use of fabric conditioners really increases the amount of deodorant marks left on clothes. I wear pretty much only black clothes, and have done for years, as such I am very aware of white marks on my clothes and in the past having tried loads of different deodorants of all sorts, I have come to the conclusion that the problem is really caused by the use of fabric conditioners which the deodorant seems to stick to. This conditioner suffered from this problem too. This combined with the sticky residue left on the iron we stopped using the product and threw the rest away.
We have since got ourselves a new and much better iron which has a ceramic base rather than a stainless steel one. This has made a huge difference to our ironing, far more so than any fabric conditioner could ever have!!!
Comfort easy iron fabric conditioner, I have been using this for a few years now, and I found that it did reduce the amount of time that I spent ironing, which for my was a bad thing as I enjoy ironing. I know I must be mental, or mad, but I find it relaxing.
Anyhow back to the fabric softener, the one I purchase is the 5 litre bottle from Costco, which costs about £3.46 including vat, but it can be purchased from most supermarkets, and other retail outlets.
The bottle, it a pale silvery coloured bottle, what I mean is its not white, but not silver, its kind of a mix of the two. One the front is the L shaped logo, with the iron that seems to appear from out of the shirts collar, as the picture is of a white shirt, surrounded by different shades of blue, and the words COMFORT in white writing, ad Easy Iron written in pink, and at the top of the l shaped logo, another pink label which says easy iron glide, for faster ironing.
The bottle I get is very large and is heavy when first bought, but the normal size bottles are much easier to handle and are not as heavy.
The liquid itself is a lovely pale blue colour, and when you remove the bottle cap you are greeted with a lovely aroma, not to overpowering, but not floral, more like a natural outdoor smell, you know the kind of smell that you get when you hang your washing outside during those long summer days, its that kind of fresh smell.
The liquid is fairly thick, but this is because you dont really need that much, only a small amount, its not quite as thick as a concentrate liquid but not as runny as the normal floral, and other smelling fabric softener liquids.
I use this for all my washing, and it makes ironing the duvet covers and pillowcases so much easier, and less effort, I used it on my new tablecloth which I had ironed only days before and it was still not wrinkle free (it was a new one,) so I washed it in this easy iron fabric softener and it was brilliant, no more wrinkles.
The lingering smell that you get from this is great, as even when you have ironed all you clothes and other things, after a few days you can still smell the freshness of the liquid.
I would recommend this to anyone like my sister and aunty who loathe ironing, but again I would recommend it to those who like me enjoy ironing.
To find out more information about the company or about Comfort easy iron fabric softener you can contact the following address
3 St James Road
Tel 0800 776647
For those in Ireland
Republic of Ireland Tel 1850 388 399
Northern Ireland Tel 0800 783 9426
Or at their website at
Thank you for reading.
(Also on another site under the name of gollum3273, that's me!)
Ironing is the crappiest of jobs. It's repetitive, it's mind-numbingly boring, you might burn yourself and you'll probably end up with backache. And often it's hard. Some creases just won't shift, even with the help of fabric sprays or water. Then, if you don't immediately put your ironed clothes on hangers, they crease up again within minutes. I avoid ironing as much as possible, and seize upon any product that claims to make it easier. Comfort Plus Easy Iron is a fabric conditioner like any other, except it has an added ingredient which is supposed to help get those creases out with less time and effort. There are several products like this one around, but Comfort was the first on the market. It comes in a rich blue plastic bottle and costs around £3 or 2 litres. Not cheap, but it's often on special offer in the big supermarkets. To use, measure required amount - there's a guide on the bottle - in the upturned cap and put into your washing machine (or sink if you're hand washing). First, Comfort Easy Iron gives your clothes a pleasant smell. It's not as strong a smell as you get with many other fabric conditioners, which I found disappointing, but it is nice. Neither masculine or feminine, it is just fresh and clean. Second, Comfort Easy Iron softens your clothes, an does it quite well. As with all fabric conditioners, though, it's not too good on your towels as it does make them nice and soft but at the same time decreases their absorbency considerably. But the real test comes when you get down to the dreaded ironing. And I have to say that after using Comfort Easy Iron several times I do not find that it makes any significant difference. I still hate ironing just as much, and it still takes me as long as ever and can be as difficult as ever. Also, my nephew is highly allergic to his clothes if I've used this on them, and I myself have notice
d the odd itch in places where the fabric makes a lot of contact with my skin. I don't know if this is because of the perfume or because of particular chemicals in the product, but I would warn anyone with sensitive skin that this can happen. All in all I'm not impressed and will go back to my nicer smelling, considerably cheaper and equally effective brand next time I do a shop.
I first bought comfort easy iron as it was on special deal. Where you could buy it and claim the money back. So I got three bottles sent it off in my mothers name, mine and a friends name. So I got the bottles for a price of a second class stamp.(that shows how long ago it was) You have two choices use it is concentrate. You can either fill the lid that comes with the bottle up and pour in to your fabric conditioner drawer. Or the way I use it. Pour it in to a 2 litre bottle and dilute with water. I am lucky that I have a spare bottle. The bottle is bright blue. And so is the liquid inside. It is nice smell. Not sure what it reminds me. I don't iron but hubby does and he says that it does really make a difference. It makes ironing easier. I also find that it clothes seem to wrinkle less. I think that it might be just my imagination. Also it is not suppose to fade your clothes. Not sure how that works. I have found that my local supermarket has their own brand. So it must be worth while as they are not going to spend money making a product that was not going to sell. Overall it is a good product. But once I run out. I am not sure if I will buy more. As it is rather expensive.
If you have never tried Comfort Plus Easy iron,then you must! After the wash cycle has ended I hang all the items that will need to be ironed on coat hangers and leave to dry,the results are amazing...far fewer creases,.ironing is a doddle,and you still get the unbeatable softness and freshness that "Comfort" has always provided. The last time I bought some it was from Wilko's and it cost me £1.05 for a 1 litre bottle. Another excellent product from Lever brothers.