Morphy Richards are well known and trustworthy manufacturers of electrical appliances and produce a wide choice of products.
With Christmas fast approaching the company have many novel and inexpensive gift ideas displayed on their website.
Of course all of the prices have been adjusted to reflect the recent reduction in VAT.
So many times I have bought an electrical appliance only to find a few months down the line that I need to find spare parts or accessories and often this can be frustrating. But I have noticed that Morphy Richards have a search facility on their website for this and if you cannot find the part that you are searching for then you can contact their Customer Care Team via the website.
Replacing my iron has been on my `To Do` list for some months now and I have only recently got around to doing it.
Years ago an iron was exactly that and the choice was very limited, but technology has taken ironing to another level and we now have to choose between a huge selection Jet stream Generators and state of the art steam irons.
I had to choose an iron that was middle of the road, the prices ranged from £13 up to £69 and I Wanted a durable product that would last me for a few years.
It seemed sensible to choose from within the middle of price range, the Morphy Richards 40730 was priced at £44 on their site, but I bought mine from the Amazon site for just over £34 with free UK delivery and it came with a two year guarantee.
The powerful 2200 watt model is nicely shaped and maybe slightly larger than some models, but it is very lightweight. The majority of the casing is white plastic but the dial and the water tank cover are purple.
The handle is well cushioned so it handles well.
A permanent anti-scale system ensures that the iron wont need constant descaling, there's nothing worse than finding the steam facility is all scaled up.
The ceramic sole-plate has good large steam vents, steam is a must for me because I always have lots of shirts to iron.
Another blessing is the non drip system, my old iron was always leaving puddles sat on my ironing board rest.
The water tank is good sized (320ml) so you aren't constantly refilling it and the iron has a three metre cable, so that allows you plenty of room to stretch from one end of the ironing board to the other without straining the cord.
The iron temperature couldn't be easier to set, the dial has dots on it, you take a look at the dots on the garment label and then match them up. As you get used to the way the iron functions you soon gain enough confidence to control the temperature easily, any housewife will agree with me im sure when I say that you get to `know` your own iron!
The vertical steam function was something completely new to me and I admit that I struggled a little bit with it at first.
A brilliant concept but when you are used to using horizontal steam it seems weird!
You need to put the garment on a hanger and then hang it up to use the vertical steam, you hold the iron a few inches away from the fabric and then press the steam button located at the back of the control dial.
I'm pleased that I chose to go middle of the road with my purchase this lightweight and versatile iron meets my needs well. My Daughter has a steam station and she gets along brilliantly with it, but I much prefer a good quality ordinary steam iron.
I personally wouldnt use the vertical steam for ordinary day to day garments but for chiffon fabrics and other very hard to press fabrics the vertical steam function is excellent.
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