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My neighbour is something of a product lover. She is always trying something new in the hope that it will help her household chores go faster and be easier. Recently I was moaning to her about the amount of time I have to spend ironing work shirts and other smart clothing and she remarked that she had been using ironing water. Now I've used ironing water once or twice in the past with mixed results and generally I just forget about using it and don't pick it up when shopping. She gave me half a bottle of Comfort Vaporesse to try and as I have almost finished it now seems like a good time to review it!
This particular ironing water is designed to help protect your iron from limescale, while providing your clothes with a fresh fragrance and helping to smooth away creases for easier ironing. This is provided in a plastic bottle and the liquid within is clear. The bottle is adorned with a plastic label with all the usual jargon you'd expect to find really. The label can be peeled off to reveal more jargon on the back including the usual safety information and ingredients list. There is a blue flower on the front of mine and in all it looks quite nice and inoffensive for a cleaning related product. The bottle can be chucked in my recycling bin afterwards too which is always a positive for me. The lid is a little annoying as there is no dispenser in the cap and instead I have to pour this in to a small pot that came with my iron and then pour that from there in to the iron itself. This might only be a little inconvenience but its not exactly a plus point for making it easy for me to use! Especially as I have to spend 5 minutes rummaging through my gadgets cupboard to find the little pot!
Now this is very simple to use, once in my iron. I just have to iron like normal, using steam and a jet of water as needed. The first thing that I have noticed when using this is that the fragrance is very light. I was expecting to notice the fragrance every time I used the steam or even sprayed some of the water out but it wasn't very noticeable at all. Also, the fragrance hasn't been lasting on clothes either. Like most people I iron my clothes and then store them in the wardrobe, however, even on the occasions when I've ironed something and worn it straight away I've been disappointed to find no obvious scent other than the light lavender scent that comes from the washing tablets I have been using for a while now. There is a light scent while actually using the iron but it is nowhere near as strong or as nice as I was expecting it to be. I thought that the scent would be relaxing and fragrant while getting through the chore of ironing but its just very light as if I've been wearing a fragrance for a full day and I am just occasionally catching a very light whiff of it.
Another 'plus point' to use this ironing water is supposed to be that it helps smooth clothes out reducing creases and ironing time. Now I've recently started to lower the spin speed on my machine in the hope that it will reduce creases, which it has slightly with our work blouses/shirts, however, this ironing water doesn't help me additionally at all. I really cannot notice ANY difference using this on the amount of time that it takes to iron clothes, also it does not appear to reduce creases easier at all either.
Now with regards to protecting my iron from limescale I cannot be sure if this is helping or not. As it can take many years before an iron is unable to be used because of limescale build up I cannot tell for sure. My iron doesn't seem to have a problem with limescale but I often pour the water in to my iron directly from my Brita filter (just because the spout it has is a good size and it makes it very easy to use, also I am normally stood by the fridge rather than the sink when ironing). I haven't got any limescale build up on the ironing plate at all so perhaps it has been helping with that for the past few weeks, however my iron is relatively new anyway so I wouldn't expect any problems yet.
Now should you want to purchase what I consider to be a waste of money you can find it for around £1.30 in Sainsburys, Tesco & Asda (possibly others too) with frequent down to £1.00 reductions and 2 for £2.00 promotions on. I have seen this in the past for lower than the full price but I've never really been tempted in to purchasing it. I won't be buying this now and when I asked my neighbour if she wanted me to replace the half bottle she had given me for testing she said that she wouldn't be buying it either as she doesn't think it has made a jot of difference to her ironing time!
I am going to rate this 2/5 stars. I feel that this is fair as the scent is very light and hardly noticeable, this does not make a noticeable difference to my ironing and the time that it takes, however I cannot confirm for sure that this is not helping with the build up of limescale so it would not be fair to mark it down for that. I am not going to purchase this and I am just glad that I hadn't bought it myself and picked up a couple of bottles as I likely would've done if they were 2 for £2.00.
My mum, bless her, brings us a "grocery" box every time she comes to visit full of things like tinned tomatoes, shower gel, coffee, washing powder etc. All the essentials that can be quite costly when all bought together. She jokes that whenever they're on buy one get one free she stocks up and gives us all the "free" ones, so it's not actually costing her anything. I love my mum! But, for some reason, she seems to regard this ironing water by Comfort as an essential, although I have to admit, it would never occur to me to buy it myself.
Whilst I wouldn't actually buy it, I do use it when she's stocked me up as it claims to make ironing easier, give long-lasting fragrance and care for your iron. Now, who, with four bottles of this stood in the cupboard (I think she thinks I iron a lot more than I do!) wouldn't use it, given those ambitious claims?
The Vaporesse comes in a one litre clear bottle so you can easily see the liquid inside. The label on the front is quite attractive with a picture of an iron in a field full of blue poppies and the magic words "easier ironing". It's a good job that the bottle is clear as Comfort seem to be on a cost-saving drive at the moment. There's no traditional back label on this bottle. Oh no, all the information you'd expect to find on there is actually on the reverse of the front label, meaning you have to read the warnings "keep away from children" and "do not drink" (really??? do they really need to put this on? does nobody have any common sense these days?!) through the actual bottle, which would be a lot easier if the type was actually black, but for some reason it's in a pale grey, so this isn't the easiest thing to do.
Another example of the cost-cutting is the lid. Previously the bottle came with a screw top which revealed a sturdy, chunky easy-pour spout, making it very easy to pour this water into your iron. The packaging has recently changed however, so now there is a much smaller screw top lid which comes off to reveal a normal opening, like a bottle of pop. No more easy pouring for this ironer.
To use the ironing water is very simple - even someone daft enough to drink the stuff should be able to use it! You just pour it into your iron instead of normal water, close the stopper again and off you go. This was much easier when it had the afore-mentioned spout, but is now a slightly longer process as I first have to decant the water into the weird long-spouted jug thing that came with my iron and then pour it from that into my iron.
Using Vaporesse is meant to make it easier to get creases out of clothes and it's also meant to make ironing a much more fragrant activity, leaving your clothes smelling fresher for longer. So does it live up to it's claims? In a word...no! On the one hand, yes, it does smell nice whilst you're actually ironing, but when you've finished and put the clothes away I have never noticed any lingering scent coming from the clothes, and anyway, I actually prefer the smell of fabric softener and find this gives much longer lasting fragrance than this water.
I have also failed to notice that using this water makes it easier to iron or get creases out more quickly. I haven't done a strict time test, but a pile of ironing takes just as long to get through when using this special ironing water as when using normal tap water and I have to be honest and say neither have I noticed a difference in the getting rid of creases department either.
I can't comment on the statement that it cares for your irong by protecting it from limescale a I don't know where limescale would accumulate on an iron! I haven't noticed any limescale on my iron, but whether this is down to the Vaporesse or not I really can't confirm.
This Comfort Vaporesse is available from supermarkets and many smaller stores in a variety of fragrances, although I always use the "original" version, which has a pleasant enough scent but nothing special...a mix of freshness with a hint of backgound florals. As I said, I would never buy this myself so have had to look the price up and it's currently selling at Tesco for £1.27 or 2 for £2.00. With the cost of washing powder and fabric softener I already think doing the laundry is an expensive enough part of the household chores without adding this on top of it and, even though a bottle does usually last me for a good 5 or 6 washing loads, there is no way I would pay this myself. Yes it does smell nice when you're actually using it, but I really don't think it makes any difference to the time taken to do my ironing nor does it make it easier, so for me it is a bit of a waste really.
Maybe I just don't have high enough standards when it comes to these things because I know plenty of people that swear by this, and judging by the other reviews on here that includes a lot of Dooyooer's, but I only use this because it is bought for me...in fact, having written this review and really thought about it I think I may even tell my mum to save her money (or spend it on stocking me up on Cadbury's instead!) because I find this to be a totally superfluous product.
From me, Comfort Vaporesse will only be getting 2 stars. It might have been given 3 had they not meddled with the packaging, but the fact that I don't find it lives up to expectations coupled with the fact they've actually made it harder to use means it is not an essential for me.
As I have already mentioned I do the large majority of the washing and ironing in our home which also means that I purchase the products to do these lovely tasks. As we have started a new year I am still feeling the pinch from my recent wedding and Christmas so I have been looking into ways in which I can save money. I have always used ironing water and it has always been part of my weekly shopping however, I recently stopped to weigh up the reasons for why I buy ironing water and weather I really need to keep it on my weekly shopping list.
The comfort ironing water retails at around £1.20 (this is depending on where you shop) but obviously you can be lucky and get the ironing water on offer such as two of £2.00. I am aware that using ironing water helps prevent the build up of limescale in your iron which gives it a longer life but as I come from an area with soft water this is not a really issue for me. The ironing water has a pleasant scent which is not over powering. This one gives a faint floral smell which is also quiet sweet. Although the scent is pleasant I can not say that I have noticed that it is transferred onto my clothes when I am ironing only the air around me seems to be scented.
After careful consideration I have decided that due to me trying to save money at present I will need to put the ironing water aside and go back to using good old fashioned water. I am not saying the ironing water does not have its benefits however, at present it has to be the first thing to go.
If you have read any of my household reviews by now you will probably have realised I like things to smell nice whether it be the furniture, the air around, clothes and rooms that have just been cleaned I want them all to have a scent. When my last iron was on it's way out it started to smell a little, not having much spare money and knowing that it never seems to be a good idea buying a cheap iron I decided to buy some ironing water to cover up the smell from the iron.
I found I had two choices when looking in the supermarket, their own brand or comfort vaporess, at the time the difference in price was literally pennies and so I decided to go with the Comfort as I know the brand and love the smell of their fabric conditioners. The vaporess comes in three different fragrances, original, olive blossom and blueberry and now costs £1.19 a bottle which is actually an awful price considering it is only a few months ago it was £1, a 19% increase in a couple of months.
The product comes in a see through bottle which is curved and has a funny detailing towards the top, the lid is a screw cap and is blue in colour (yellow and purple on the other fragrances) on the front there is a picture of an iron in a meadow with a bright blue sky indicating that the smell is like outdoor fresh. The picture above is actually not the original as it is now. The main ingredients of the product are :,<5% Perfume, Methylchloroisothiazolione, Methylisothiazolinone, the directions for use are to pour straight into your iron and iron as normal.
On opening the bottle you find that it has a pour top underneath the screw top making this easy to pour into the iron, this is placed into the iron on its own without diluting. Simply iron as you usually would and you can smell the fragrance on your clothes, through the steam and through the spray when you use it. The smell to me is like fresh washing which has been dried outside which to me is always a lovely smell, the smell clings nicely to the clothing although I wish it would last a little longer. This product has never marked any of my clothes and as it doesn't contain any limescale it is claimed that the product is actually good for your iron although how can you really agree or disagree with this.
I would recommend this product and it scores 4 out of 5 for me due to the not so long lasting scent, the way things are now a days though this is now a luxury that I really cannot justify spending money on.
Not a great pass time in my opinion. Luckily the majority of clothes worn in my household are tracksuit bottoms and Tee shirts made from the sort of material you don't need to iron. But there are still plenty of things that do still need the iron running over them. To make the ironing a more pleasant experience, if that is at all possible! I decided to buy this Comfort Vaporesse in order to make my ironing experience smell a little fresher.
As you iron, Comfort Vaporesse infuses your clothes with a delicate fragrance to give them a great long-lasting freshness. Comfort Vaporesse contains no limescale.
~Comfort Vaporesse Ironing Water~
This product is basically just scented water, it looks just like water but smells delightful, fresh, fruity and clean, it smells a little like them "palma violet" sweets to me as well. It comes in a plastic bottle with a screw on lid which when removed reveals an easy pour top, it's a good job it's designed that way or I would have comfort vaporesse everywhere. I pour a small amount into the water section of my iron, then proceed to iron my clothes in the usual way. When I use the spray button on my iron the water that sprays onto my clothes does indeed smell really nice, the fragrance lingers for quite a while as well. When using steam, again I can smell the lovely fresh fragrance of the comfort vaporesse. The product hasn't ever stained any of my clothes or interfered with the colors in anyway like make them run or anything like that. I haven't experienced any adverse effects from this comfort vaporesse touching my skin either.
It does make my whole ironing experience a lot nicer, although I still hate having to stand there battling my way through piles of clothes. Once all my clothes are ironed and neatly folded, I can still smell the pleasant fragrance of the comfort vaporesse, although this does tend to fade quickly. I think it's a shame that the fragrance fades as quick as it does as I would like to experience the fragrance on opening draws where I have put the ironed clothes.
As this product contains no limescale, it is said to prolong the lifespan of your iron, this is good news for me as I don't get along too well with irons, they always seem to give up on me.
There are several different fragrances you can buy, but personally I prefer the original.
Please keep this product out of the reach of children, it smells delicious and any small child would want to drink it!
If the product gets into your eyes, rinse well immediately with cold water.
This product should be poured straight from the bottle into the water compartment on your iron.
Do not dilute the product.
Don't try to pour the product back into the bottle from your iron (I had to laugh at this one, I'm sure no one in their right mind would try and do this, but I guess it takes all sorts)
Amongst other ingredients this product contains preservative. For other ingredients and information on other products Lever Brothers produce please visit their website.
I usually buy this from Wilkinson's and it cost's me anything up to £2.00 for a litre bottle.
4 Stars then for this Comfort Vaporesse Original, it smells absolutely wonderful, but the scent fades to fast for my liking.
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Of all the household chores the one I mind the least is the Ironing I love turning the mountain of clothes into a clean sweet smelling pile I find ironing rather therapeutic and of course you can do the ironing whilst watching a good film without feeling guilty for watching the T.V perfect!
I have to have the right tool to be able to do the ironing and alongside the obvious (Iron and Ironing board) I have to have a basket per person and a small mountain of hangers but to make the clothes perfect I need ironing water tap water just doesn't cut the mustard and for me it has to be scented.
I buy comfort vaporesse as I believe comfort to be a great make and have never had a problem with the quality. Comfort Vaporesse is a perfumed Ironing water which aims to make ironing easier it contains fibre moisturisers which work with the steam to make the creases disappear easier.
The scent infuses the clothes making them smell fresher for longer I always find the room smells lovely after a hours ironing and lasts really well so good as an air freshener too.
The Ironing water also helps prevent limescale in your Iron as well and as this is a particular problem in our area it is worth it for this element alone.
The Ironing water comes in a variety of different scents and I have not found one I do not like or have found too over powering I do tend to buy the cotton fresh one the most often.
Cost and Stockist
The cost of a litre bottle is £1.28 however currently buy two for £2 in Tesco and Sainsbury's you can get this in all the major supermarkets.
I would not hesitate to recommend this product it does mean that in the hard water area that I live in that I have to descale the Iron less, my washing smells fresh great if the Ironing has been hanging around for a while, I find the product lasts well and that the bottles design means it is easy to pour into the Iron. I feel it makes the ironing that little bit easier.
Right having reviewed the product better crack on with the Ironing!
As the parent of a toddler I do get huge piles of ironing especially as I like to iron everything of his from pyjamas to sheets
I bought a bottle of comfort vaporesse from Pound land which unsurprisingly cost me £1 for a one litre bottle I had always have been quite dubious about these products but decided to give it a try.
I had several reservations. Firstly I was concerned that it would aggravate my son's eczema, and was it particularly any better than water
I always Iron when my son is in bed while watching TV. I set up my Ironing board and gloomily surveyed my huge pile of ironing before beginning my new ironing experience.
The bottle is a clear bottle with a screw top lid and a spouted pourer to make it easier to pour into the iron. The bottle is transparent and you can clearly seethe liquid is colourless like water.
The bottle claims to do three things
1 contains a fibre moisturiser that helps the steam smooth away the wrinkles
2 infuses your ironing with long lasting freshness
3 Protects from lime scale.
When you remove the top there is a very overpowering chemical smell.
I slowly started my pile of ironing and tried to evaluate the performance of this product.
I did find a pleasant outdoor smell that reminded me of cut grass and summer. I did find that the clothes did have a fresh smell and this was quite mild but the following morning this smell had mostly evaporated. It did however create a nicer atmosphere to iron in.
I do think that crease was slightly easier to iron out but not such a great difference that it warranted spending any money on.
I have no idea how to assess the lime scale so can't really comment.
I did not notice any difference in my son's skin which was one of my greatest concerns.
I do not think that I found anything particularly amazing to make me repurchase this product but equally have no particular complaints about this product. I did prefer the aroma but did I enjoy my ironing experience anymore than usual I would have to say no. This may be more useful in a hard water area. If it is proven to reduce lime scale but other than but otherwise light a scented candle or jos stick.
Ironing is a task that I endure rather than enjoy. Should I ever win 'big' on the lottery this is the first chore that I will pay someone else to do, but until then it's me, on my todd, ironing for seven. With such a large family to iron for I'm willing to try anything that says it will make the task easier. Over the last few years I have taken to using a steam press for most of my ironing, but the sleeve on that currently needs replacing so I'm back to my hand iron for the next few weeks. At least I can put the ironing board infront of the telly and catch up on some DVDs.
I'm not sure what drew me to the Comfort Vaporesse initially, I think it was probably on a promotional stand in either Tesco or Asda, but somehow it made its way into my trolley and I have been using it for the past week. I'm sure the 'Easier Ironing!' statement emblazened across the label probably encouraged me to purchase it. As I tumble dry the majority of my washing I am used to fighting with creased jeans and crumpled T-shirts so the idea of 'easier ironing' seemed a statment to put to the test.
What is Comfort Vaporesse?
As there is no requirement to list the ingredients on this type of product all I can say is that it contains 5% perfume, methylchloroisothiazolinone (which Wikipedia tells me is a preservative with antibacterial and anti-fungal effects effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and fungi) and methylisothiazolinone (which Wikipedia tells me is a powerful biocide and preservatice - which, rather scarily, is a neurotoxin in rats).
How is it used?
Comfort Vaporesse comes in 1 litre bottles with a screw top lid and pouring spout much like that found on liquid washing detergents. The liquid is clear and looks like water but feels a little thicker than standard tap water. The liquid is poured into the water reservoir on a standard steam iron (this product is not designed for steam generator irons). It is important that the iron is descaled prior to first use (as per your iron manufacturer's instructions). Provided your iron is scale free, you simply add this liquid to your water reservoir and iron as usual.
Performance of Comfort Vaporesse
Using this product does seem to make ironing a little easier if it has been tumbled bone dry and left in a heap in the ironing basket for a couple of days. However, for ironing carried out on just dried clothes I found no vast improvement in ease of ironing. The Vaporesse has a strong floral fragrance, so strong that it initially set me off on a sneezing fit. I have not found this to last on our clothes, but it does make the house smell nice whilst I am ironing.
Currently on offer at Asda for 60p per litre.
Comfort Vaporesse Original!!!
I hate ironing..and I think most people will agree with that comment too.
Vaporesse Ironing water makes that job a whole lot better. Vaporesse comes in a clear plastic bottle which has a sticker on the front with the brand name. The bottle has a screw lid which has a child safety element on top.
The vaporess liquid is very thin and looks just like water. It is designed to be added to your iron into the container where you would normally add water.
The vaporesse liquid smells so nice. The smell is fresh and clean and is quite strong once ironing. The liquid is designed to enhance the smell of your clothes and also help make ironing a little easier. I admit that this product does both. The smell of your clothes after using this product is really nice and it seems to linger for a while, both on your clothes and in your house.
I am not sure not the product works but it tends to make ironing easier also. The creases seem to iron out a lot simpler than they do with water on their own.
Vaporesse comes in another fragrence this is lilly and riceflower. It smells also really nice,but not as nice as the original.
You can purchase 2 bottles of this in a multipack for £1.88 from ASDA.
I love my clothes to smell nice and fresh and fragrant and as I use Sainsbury's own washing liquid, there is not much fragrance left on my clothes after washing and drying. When I saw this I thought it could be the answer to my sweet smelling desire.
The product is basically a sented water that you can use for ironing. It is placed into teh water container in your iron and then when you steam iron the fragrance is released in the steam and straight into your clothes.
It was a good idea in principal and I will continue to use it now and then as a bottle doesn't last long when you have as much ironing as I do, however I would recommend it only when you buy a new iron.
My iron is only about 18 months old but there must have been some lime scale build up inside it, becasue when I first used this product in my iron, it let out a lot of pale brown muck, all over my clothes. I was livid and really annoyed that there was no warning to clean your iron first.
I have a self cleaning facility on mine and I went through this process a couple of times and it did improve the situation but I was still getting little bits appearing now and then which was ruining my washing. A new iron would have no build up and as this product is meant to reduce the build up of lime scale it wouldn't be as bad.
The smell did last fairly well in my clothes but I wouldn't say it was amazing. It made ironing a more pleasant experience, if a little sickly after a while, but the smell didn't last as long as I would have hoped for.
Perhaps I should invest in a fabric softner instead and see if that lasts better.
Let's face it, one of the worst jobs girls, has got to be ironing! Its a job that has to be done, and although we loathe it we couldn't do without it.
I have found that in our house we seem to get through more irons than the average family and this is due to limescale. Unfortunately we live in a hard water area.
Years ago I remember my Mum using distilled water in her steam iron to try and reduce the limescale build up in her iron.
These days I am a real sucker for anything that makes my laundry or home smell good. Sad I know but its a fact...
I have discovered a product that not only makes our clothes smell gorgeous but reduces limescale so prolongs the life of you iron.
It comes in a clear bottle, 1 litre to be exact, it a clear liquid that smells clean and fresh.
I find that no matter which washing detergent and fabric conditioner you use, this tends to fade when you line dry.
Comfort vaporesse retail at about 99p per bottle, although I picked up 2 for £1.50 last week in Wilkinsons.
Well to the test, its smells fantastic as you iron, it makes the whole house smell great as your ironing, and yes it does make ironing easier, I have to iron numerous amounts of white shirts for work and school, the iron just glides across the fabric, with the added bonus of the great fresh smell.
I can honestly say that our iron has lasted. A whole 6 months so far, without that awful spitting gunky stuff, isn't that annoying when your ironing something really nice and its gets spat on by digusting limescale muck.
I can honestly say that I enjoy my ironing now, our clothes are infused with freshness.
I buy a bottle of Vaporesse and this usually does a weeks worth of ironing, Its well worth it, perfectly ironed clothes that smell fabulous even after being in the wardrobe. My iron is going to last longer too.
How to use
Pour the vaporesse directly into your iron's reservior, do not dilute.
Do not pour water from iron back into the vaporesse bottle ( its hot and would melt the bottle !)
Avoid contact with eyes, If so rinse immediately with water!
Creates airbourne perfume ( its lovely )
This is a Unilever product. The bottle is recycleable ( Yay )
Great stuff, thats makes ironing bearable !
I don't actually mind ironing; I find it a bit relaxing (weird I know!) but it is a standing joke in my house that ironing doesn't like me. The problem is I go through irons like nobody's business; they just seem to like blowing up when I am using them! It has got to the point where I usually have 2 irons one to use and one on standby!
My other half has got used to ignoring the fact I have bought another new iron until about 4 weeks ago, after I had my foot operation I was told that I had to rest and not do anything (that was sooo hard!) I must admit he did cope quite well until it came to the ironing and put it off as long as possible but eventually our monsters refused to go to school unless dad ironed their clothes and didn't send them to school looking like scarecrows!
He then asked me why the iron has all this white hard stuff coming out of it, now I always did use filtered water in my steam iron as normal tap water caused the lime scale build up to be very bad but I have noticed that even with filtered water it still does build up. So the other half descaled the iron with lots of moaning under his breath! He then decided that drastic action was needed and on a shopping trip he came back with this product, so was this the answer?
Comfort vaporesse is a perfumed ironing water that makes ironing easier, it contains fibre moisturisers that help the steam to smooth away creases, infuses your clothes with a long lasting freshness and protects your iron from limescale and can help prolong the life of your iron.
It comes in a 1L clear plastic bottle, depending on which fragrance you buy is the colour of the lid and the label. The one I am currently using is Lily & riceflower so mine is a dark pink, you unscrew the lid to find a spout to pour into your iron and on the front is a little picture to show you where to pour it (well dah!) The liquid itself looks just like water and putting a little bit on my hand it dries quite quickly and leaves my hand feeling soft.
Ok so after the 2 weeks were up I was given the go ahead to start doing little jobs around the house and I found that ironing was one that the other half couldn't wait to get rid of! Anyway I can do it sitting down, so I was reminded to use this product.
Pouring the liquid into the iron does take a bit of patience because if you pour it to fast it will just not go in and will spill all down the iron, I find tilting the iron upwards makes it a bit easier. The scent is very nice and light and once the steam gets going it smells even better, as for the actual ironing I have noticed a small difference with regards the creases but not a huge amount, the iron does seem to glide a bit easier but I still have to use a lot of steam to get out the majority of creases. So the most important bit for me the limescale, well I can report that my iron is looking in much better shape and I haven't seen any white bits coming out in the 4 weeks since using this product although there was a couple of bits of limescale that I poked out of the bottom steam holes but nowhere near as bad. As yet I haven't had any effects on our skin through using this product and my youngest monster does have very sensitive skin, I must admit that the scent doesn't last that long on the clothes but they do smell fresh when putting on after ironing. 1 bottle seems to last me about a week, which shows you how much ironing, I have to do!
The directions do state that this product shouldn't be diluted and you must not pour any unused liquid back into the bottle.
It is not recommended for steam generator irons.
PRICE & RANGE
Comfort Vaporesse, Blue 1L 99p
Comfort Vaporesse, Lily and Rice Flower 1L 99p
You can usually find them on special offer at different supermarkets
This product is made by Unilever the company that is responsible for quite a few famous brands including Lux, Surf, Vaseline and Dove.
It contains perfume, methylchloroisothiazolinone and benzl alcohol amongst other ingredients that are not listed.
WOULD I BUY IT AGAIN?
Yes I will, I did do a test and stopped using this for a week and found that the limescale did start to get worse again, I do feel that it is a bit pricey for what it is but I do stock up when its on special offer and if it prolongs the life of my iron and stops me from having to pay out for new ones then lets be honest its got to be worth it!
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I can only comment on the lily and ricewater variety of this product, as it's the only one i've tried. This product is a substitute to water for your iron, basically. Instead of filling your iron up with water, you add this and it's supposed to leave a nice fragrance on your clothes. The bottle itself is clear, so you can see the contents, which look just like water. The label on the front has the familiar 'comfort' logo and a nice picture of a lilly, riceflowers and an iron. The bottle contains a litre of the product and a according to the description on the back, makes ironing easier. Don't quite know how it does this? To be honest I found just as boring and thankless a task as ever! It also claims to protect your iron from limescale. It doesn't actually give a list of ingredients on the bottle. It just says 'amongst other things contains preservatives'. The instructions are pretty straight forward - just pour from the bottle into your iron. The bottles does contain a few waenings, however. As well as the usual ones about what to do if it gets in your eyes and keeping it out of childrens reach, it also states that it isn't recommended for steam generator irons. Also it may crack or spit when used in an iron with a high steam output. The product itself is pretty easy to use. The bottle has a spout on the top which makes it easy to pour it in. I keep the bottles and use them for ordinary water when their finished, as I am always losing the little jug that came with my iron. There is a very nice fragrance when you are actually using the iron and if you smell the clothes afterwards there is a subtle trace of it. The bottle claims that the fragrance is long lasting but I have taken clothes ironed with this out a couple of days later, and I can't smell any trace of it. So, I don't think it does last too long. The main drawback of this product is the price. I have only ever bough
t it when it's on offer at 89p, but the usual price is around £1.59. For me anything over £1 is too much for what is essentially nice smelling water. This stuff does have a nice smell and if your about to wear something straight after ironing, it does what it claims to do. Otherwise, I don't think it's any better than water really.
Comfort vaporesse is a substitute for water that you put in your iron for when ironing. It comes with different fragrances and once you?ve ironed your clothes it leaves them smelling really fresh. It comes in a 1-litre bottle. It looks just like water put had delicate long lasting fragrances in it. It makes ironing easier and it also protects your iron from lime scale. The bottle has a spout for easy pouring into your iron and a screw cap to avoid spills and it also has an airborne perfume so it will leave your room smelling nice too. All you need to do is pour the liquid straight into the water resevoir on your steam iron. You do not have to dilute the liquid just use it straight from the bottle and iron away. After ironing you do not have to pour the liquid back into the bottle you just leave it in the iron for next time. It isn?t designed or recommended for stream generator irons. DO NOT drink the comfort vaporesse and you MUST keep it away from children so that they don?t drink it. IF the vaporesse gets into your eyes you have to rinse them well with water. The packaging is a clear bottle with a label on the front and one on the back. It has different languages on the label. It also has a customer care line telephone number on the back of the bottle. When using the vaporesse in combination with certain irons with powerful steam outputs on, you may experience some spitting and crackling. This will not damage your iron; all you have to do is adjust your steam setting on your iron. I use it and find it very pleasant to use and would recommend it to anyone. You can purchase ot from most supermarkets like tesco and sainsbury's. It costs 98p at tesco and 99p to £1 at other shops. It is a great value for money.
am the world's worst ironer, I have been known to keep throwing things back into the wash just to avoid washing them, and I always think other people's clothes look and smell nicer than mine! I do not have the patience and to date I have found nothing that makes this task any more enjoyable. A paid maid would be preferable, but I have tried to persuade Asda to stock them and they are having none of it! I am a sucker for any new product which promises me something I have been struggling to get all by myself, and even more so if the minimal amount of effort is needed by me. Comfort is a well known and trusted brand name in the world of laundry, so I always take notice of new products they start to sell, especially when the local supermarkets sell that at amazing introductory offers that I would be mad not to take advantage of. Vaporesse was no different. It came out, and I bought it by the bucketload. How could I refuse? It was perfume for my iron....at last I would walk past people leaving a pleasant aroma where I once stood. I would be the ironing equivalent of the Impulse girl! The makers of the product, Lever Brothers claimed that this new product would leave my clothes smelling fresher for longer. How? Well I will tell you. Your iron (if it is a steam iron) will have a place to pour in the water to create the steam, so instead of using water, this is where you put the Vaporesse and it creates sweet smelling steam once the liquid is heated up by the iron. I was so excited (I know my life is sad) when I opened the bottle because the smell was so glorious, it reminded me of summer, and memories like that are always nice. Then I gingerly started to iron one of my husband's work shirts. The aroma was very invigorating, and I don't know if it was that but the actual task of ironing did not seem so difficult, and whilst I still cannot get the iron to glide across the clothes the way my mum does, it was less of a figh
t than normal. First item, now crease free went onto a hanger, and the shirt certainly smelt newly washed and very fresh. An hour later, my ironing completed, I carried them upstairs to my husband, and excitedly told him to smell them. He was not happy. "I will smell like I've got your perfume on, what are people going to think?" I can't win, he can stink from now on, I will keep all of the Vaporesse for myself. At over £1 a bottle, the product does not come cheap, and I can only fill my iron 3-4 times from a bottle, and when I am doing the village's ironing (well I must be, because there is no way on earth 3 of us can generate as much as I get through) a whole bottle can be used in one mammoth batch. I do admit that I tend to fill my iron with 2 parts Vaporesse and 1 part water to make it go further. An added feature of the product is that it claims to prevent limescale in your iron, and I have to admit that my iron does seem much cleaner since I started to use this product on a regular basis. I would highly recommend this product for that finishing touch to your laundry. If you want to try this out then now is the ideal time as Kwik Save are selling it for 69p instead of the normal £1.19, and Wilkinson's selling it for 10p more at 79p.