Product Type: Morphy Richards irons & sewing machines
Newest Review: ... heated up properly, I never found this a problem with any other brand of iron just the Morphy Richards irons. Also as the base plate has b... more
Cheap iron = cheap results
Morphy Richards 40654
Member Name: roguephoenix
Morphy Richards 40654
Disadvantages: Leaking, base plate becomes sticky
This is a cheap and cheerful Iron, this was one of the first Iron's I bought, and it was around about the £10 - £20 price range from ASDA.
At first this iron is really good. It was just like any new iron, it got really hot easy and it seemed to iron your clothes really well, as it glided along the ironing board and didn't seem to stick to the clothes. The instructions where very clear and easy to understand.
The functions are the basic that you would expect from a steam iron. The water jug that comes with it is a great size and if you are doing a large Ironing, (If you are like me who tends to leave it until the ironing is falling out of the ironing basket) it save the numerous trips to fill up the Iron. The water reservoir it's self is pretty easy to fill up, although you will have to take your time with it as it dose tend to overfill very easily and spill out of the reservoir.
However as time went on, I found that by the month mark I started to find the teething problems with it. The Iron is non-drip, well that is what it says on the box and unfortunately I found this not to be the case. Living in Scotland I don't need to worry about the lime scale build up so I couldn't even put it down to that. The water seemed to drip out of the Iron and onto the clothes, which to be perfectly honest was really annoying.
Also the Iron seemed to click, click, click all the time, as thought it hadn't heated up properly, I never found this a problem with any other brand of iron just the Morphy Richards irons.
Also as the base plate has been stressed in the instructions to be non-stick as well as the non-drip but just as before I found this not to be the case. I never iron on top of transfers on T-shirts etc so I couldn't blame that. There seemed to be a sticky black residue on the base plate always on the same area. I had cleaned it a few times with a non abrasive cloth and just some hot soapy water, but it always came back again and again. I had firstly put it down the ironing board cover and changed it a few times but it never made any difference and the black sticky residue seemed to come back again and again. I think that this is just one of those things that occur with this type of brand.
I had since purchased two of this model/brand of Iron. I thought that my first iron was just faulty and also went on to purchase the model up from this one and found the exact same problems occurring time and time again. This has really put me off the Morphy Richards irons and I think that I will be less likely to purchase another in the future.
Overall it's a nice basic iron if you have a tight budget, however it may be a better investment to buy a slightly more expensive iron and preferable a different brand.
Summary: Don't let the cheap price fool you, avoid.
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