“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Ironing Water / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc. „
I bought an ironing water to try from Tesco. They do two fragrances Spring Petals and Linen Fresh, I chose Spring Petals. At the moment it's 90p for 1 litre; I paid slightly less than this a few months ago. I wouldn't normally buy these things but the label said 'easy iron' and prevents limescale which can clog the iron holes. It claims to leave clothes smelling fresh which would be a bonus as I rarely use conditioner.
The iron water itself just looks like water, you pour it straight into the water reservoir on the iron instead of ordinary water. The water contains all sorts of ingredients- perfume, alcohol, methylchloroisothiazolinone (anti fungal, preservative, anti bacterial according to Wiki), methylisothiazolinone to name a few.
How is it?
It's easy to pour into the iron water reservoir because of the spout and saves a bit of time from going downstairs to get water in the jug out of the tap; it stinks if I get on my fingers though. As the iron starts to steam a floral fragrance fills the room. I don't find it makes things easier to iron nor does it leave the clothes fresh smelling for long. When using this for the first few times the iron spluttered and left what I can only describe as limescale residue on the clothes, which was a pain at the time but in retrospect that's a positive thing. This must have been built up limescale in the holes from using tap water. In that respect it's good as it cleaned my iron, but that's about all I got from it.
To sum up: it smells nice and clean but the fragrance doesn't last on the clothes, doesn't seem to make my iron glide over creases any easier, splutters previous limescale deposits onto the clothes and doesn't make clothes softer.
I haven't bothered to replace it yet, but will in the future if and when I find it on sale or something similar cheaper, just to give the iron holes a clean now and again.
3 stars for that reason
I don't really enjoy ironing but its something that I have to do if I want my husband and kids and myself to look nice in our clothes. I often iron my husbands work shirts and a lot of my kids clothes and one thing that makes it easier is by using ironing water. Ironing water really helps to iron out creases better than if you don't use it and what I also like about it is that it has a nice smell which it transfers onto the clothes and makes them smell nice and fresh too.
If you spend a lot of timing ironing a shirt and then it looks and feels really stiff and not very ironied at all I think it s a complete waste of time. I never iron without ironing water now as I find it makes the final look of the clothes much better and also softens them up a bit and makes the fabric a bit better too. You should never put regular water into a iron water filter as this causes lots of limescale to build up inside your iron and makes it not work as well so you do have to use proper ironing water to make sure you look after your iron. That's why sometimes it may seem silly to spend money on something that comes "free" but its much better to purchase this.
This ironing water from Tesco comes in a big 1 litre bottle so does last quite a long while because I only spray on a few sprays per shirt or item of clothing and I don't think much water is used when you press the steam button on the iron. It has a screw cap at the top and then it has a little scooped shaped top to it so I find it very easy to pour the water straight from this into my iron. I usually don't spill anything except when I get too close to the top of the iron capacity as it steams over the side of the iron. The instructions are to not pour it into the iron resevoir when it is switched on I usually run out of water half way through ironing something so always fill it up when its switched on, oops.
The ironing water comes in a spring petals smell, a nice light floral smell of pink roses in my opinion and I think its a ncie scent to iron with as it makes clothes smell nice and fresh. The smell doesn't stay on clothes like a fabric conditioner smell would but its enough in the beginning to give your clothes a nice fresh clean smell for the start of the day. A 1 litre bottle or Tesco ironing water costs just £1.15 which in my opinion is really good value and a product I will continue to buy.
Ironing water is something that I only just discovered a couple of years ago. Before that I had no idea that there was even such a thing and I used to add a couple of drops of essential oil to the water in my iron to try and scent my clothes.
When I discovered that I could actually buy water that was designed to be used in my iron to fragrance fabrics I started using that instead as it seemed a much better idea to use something that was especially designed to be used with irons and fabrics instead of just adding random oils to the water.
I probably wouldn't use ironing water if it was really expensive as I would consider it an unnecessary luxury but as it is only 80 pence for a litre of the water I don't find it to be too expensive or frivolous. Tesco's own brand is the only one that I use and their spring flowers is the one that I have used for ages now.
I should start by saying that I don't actually use this on clothes and instead only use it on my sheets and towels as I find that the nicest smell in the world is fresh laundry just out of the dryer but unfortunately the scent doesn't last all that long especially if they have been in the airing cupboard for a couple of weeks before they go on my bed.
The ironing water just helps lock in that fresh smell for longer. It has a lovely light floral fragrance and smells somewhat of fabric conditioner so is perfect for use on the sheets. It doesn't make the sheets any easier to iron but it really does help scent them and keep the just washed feeling in them for much longer than just fabric conditioner on its own.
I couldn't see why anyone would not buy this as it is cheap enough to not be a splurge but it makes a huge difference to the freshness of your sheets without being overpowering and offensively flowery. It also fragrances the whole room when I am ironing and the steam comes out of the ironing. It doesn't last all that long but even the next day after using it I can still get a faint smell of it.
I have been using ironing water for a while instead of using normal water in the iron as we have very hard water in our house and i did not want that clogging up the iron. Tesco do ironing water in 1 litre bottles for about 80p, i have seen it in 2 fragrances in a pink bottle and blue, although they do have different smells they are equally as pleasant.
My washing was not smelling very fresh after being dried indoors due to rubbish weather, so the ironing water injects a new fresh fragrance into it, even washing that has been line dried outside it's nice to have it smelling fresh from the ironing.
Easy to use you just pour into the iron what you need and set it to steam then it would gentle release fragrance onto clothes as you iron.
I think this has reduced the lime scale from building up more than it was before i used this in my iron, you do have to remember to drain out any water that is left in the iron when you have finished otherwise it will not do the iron any good.
I would recommend tesco ironing water as you only need something simple which this is but still gives great fragrance and is easy to use, plus is not as expensive as comfort vaporesse for example but does the same job.
Tesco Ironing Water
I can't think there will be many of you reading this who have managed to avoid seeing those awful Comfort Vaporesse adverts on TV. I was intrigued by the idea of ironing water and initially bought the comfort one to try. I was very happy with that product but when I saw that Tesco did their own version at a lot less money I decided to give their version a try.
Comfort is selling for £1.27 per litre compared with Tesco's own version at 89p per litre which is quite a saving for just one product and I wish I could save that much with other things I buy regularly. Tesco make two different scents, one is Spring Petals and the other is Fresh Linen. The Spring Petals comes in a pinkish tone and the bottle has a pink lid and transparent plastic pink bottle. The Fresh linen is pretty much the same but with a blue tone rather than a pink. The spring petals version has a picture of a big pink flower on the front while the linen fresh has a picture of a large daisy on the front. They do look pretty similar to the Comfort ones and are almost a copy.
Why do you use this? Well I know I could use distilled water but as I would have to go somewhere special to buy this and it would probably work out a pretty similar price I feel that anything that makes ironing more pleasant has to be a good thing. Using this in my iron makes the steam coming out smell really lovely and does impart a bit of scent into the clothes too.
The screw top is see through but under this is a further lid section in either pink or blue and this has a pouring spout to help aim the liquid into the iron's reservoir. The first time I bought this I unscrewed the lid and the whole thing came off so it is useful to know there is a spout.
On the bottle we find this useful piece of information , "Tesco Ironing Water contains amongst other ingredients less than 5% Methylchloroisothiazolinone,Methylisothiazolinone ,Fragrance." I am not sure why this particular chemical information is given but maybe the rest if just distilled water and that makes the different scents.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?
I just take off the outer lid and using the spout simply pour it into the water reservoir and then turn it onto steam as usual. I like both of these scents and alternate them to give me a change. The spring petals version smells very light and fresh and flowery and is quite strong while Fresh Linen one is a lot less strong and really smells like washing that has been dried on the line outside.
Because the iron steams I find that the scent of my ironing fills the house. Also if there is any water left in the iron when I have finished then because the iron stays hot for a while, the place where I keep the iron on its metal storage hanger also smells lovely as the iron acts as a scented vapour unit.
Although this makes ironing more pleasant and does a great job of not making my iron get full of limescale I can't say that it is obviously noticeable on my clothes after the first initial few minutes. I certainly wouldn't say that my wardrobe is full of the smell of fresh ironing but it does smell of clean clothes so maybe it does do something subtle.
I wouldn't buy this to use in order to freshen my clothes but as I have to buy some sort of water to put in my iron it may as well be something that smells lovely and makes the room smell nice.
All in all for the price that it is in Tesco, and remember this is a Tesco branded product so only available in Tesco stores, this is a great buy and a product that makes my job of ironing a more pleasant smelling activity.
The bottle is plastic and can be recycled wherever you recycle plastic bottles usually.
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I like my clothes to smell nice but found that over the winter when I had to use my drier more often that I was losing the smell of my fabric conditioner, I was in my local Tesco store and decided to have a try of their own brand ironing water which currently sells at 70p for a 1 litre bottle.
The ironing water comes in two different fragrances, spring petals and linen fresh. The bottles are both see through but the spring petals version has a pink screw top lid with a picture of a big pink flower on the front and the linen fresh has a blue screw top lid with a picture of a large daisy on the front. Under neath the screw top lid you find a spout to help you pour the product into your iron without spilling it.
It states on the bottle, "Tesco Ironing Water contains amongst other ingredients less than 5% Methylchloroisothiazolinone,Methylisothi​azolinone ,Fragrance."
The product is very easy to use simply pour it into the water area of your iron rather than just using plain water and it will fragrance your clothing as you iron, I find the spring petals version smelt very flowery which was a little too much for me and the fresh linen version smells like line fresh clothing which is the one I prefer. The water makes the room smell nice where you are ironing and does make the clothes smell nice too however the smell doesn't last very long on the clothing.
I am a carer and like my uniform to smell fresh for the majority of my shift which is does with some of the better fabric conditioners however the smell of this had wore off before I even reached work so I won't be buying it again I don't see the point in fragrancing the clothes for the time they are in the wardrobe even if inside the wardrobe does smell nice.