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Brand: Bush / Digital Iron with Aqua Coloured Water Tank / Power: 2200 Watt / Adjustable temperature control / Adjustable steam / Vertical steam / Shot of steam - 80gsm / Anti-drip facility / Permanent anti scale feature / Self clean function.

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      07.12.2008 17:03
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      an annoying little iron

      I dont understand the people who like ironing, I can't stand it so I only iron the minimun I can get away with to stop us looking like tramps. I bought the Bush IN452 iron over a year ago from Tesco, it was on offer at the time for about £20, half the price you would expect to pay.

      The iron boasts a number of feature like anti drip, vertical blasts of steam so you can iron your clothes in a vertical position (does anyone use this?), auto shut off, anti lime, self cleaning feature and the alarm.

      It feels heavy when you hold it, personally I like the chunky feeling of it and the rubberised grips make it comfortable to use. It glides easily over the clothes but ironing performance from the chrome plate was not brilliant, I found it took a long time to iron clothes using this iron especially heavily creased or heavy items. You have the option of blasting the steam through the sole plate or squirting it out the front. Both options gave a good amount of steam and I liked the fact it was easy to fill and the water resevoir had a wide opening and a cap which did not leak. I found the reservoir held a good amount of water but still needed to be frequently refilled.

      I live in a soft water area so the anti limescale and self clean features are not needed here so I cant comment on how well they work.

      This iron just ended up annoying me, the self cut out feature is handy if you are like me and rush around in the morning and forget to switch the iron off but it also has an alarm which beeps manically when it thinks you have placed the iron in the horizontal position for too long. This alarm would go off every single time I used the iron, it seemed that the time it took me to iron a shirt was too long for its liking so my ironing sessions would be accompanied by beep beep beep which makes a hated task even more tiresome.

      The iron only seems to have four temperature settings, instead of adjusting using a dial you use a digital button. I found the time taken to heat up or cool down was reasonable but the top temperature simply not hot enough to deal with items like jeans. The plastic cover for this section soon fell off but didn't affect the operation of the iron.

      Overall, I didn't really like this iron and thought it was poor value for money. The performance was not great, worse than the £12 iron I replaced it with from Asdas own range of irons and the beeping really got on my nerves. The iron lasted for a year before it died and I was delighted to have an excuse to replace it.

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