“ Brand: Morphy Richards / Type: Steam Iron „
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I bought this iron to have at our caravan, we only wanted something cheap that would help take out the creases from our clothes after we unpack them so when I saw this for £28 I thought it looked decent. The iron we have at home is twice the price so when we bought this i wasn't expecting it to be perfect but so long as it would work enough to make our clothes presentable that was all I required. I am not too disappointed.
The iron is smaller than the other one we have and is lighter too. The fact it is lighter has some good points but negative ones too. I struggle with my hands a bit and the heavy iron we have at home can make my wrists ache and it can be a bit of a challenge to get through a pile of ironing so this one being lighter makes it more comfortable to use but it also means that it doesn't take the creases out of clothes quite as well as there is less weight behind it. I find I have to lean on it quite hard and really push to get those stubborn creases out which can be a little frustrating.
It holds 400ml of water which is more than our other iron so this means you can use it for longer. This isn't really relevant for me as when we are using this it's usually to only iron a few items but it is good to know if we do need to use it for longer it will last a good while. I think it produces a good amount of steam although it does drip a little after a few minutes of use but this isn't really a problem.
The tip of this iron has quite a nice little point to it which I find works really well with the stubborn creases, it's nice to get a sharp point so I can really focus on a crease. I do have to apply a bit of pressure as I've said but it is good how the tip is pointed as it definitely helps to glide through the crease and push it out.
The machine is 'plum' in colour which looks lovely, the only downside to this is it's difficult to see how much water is inside. So if you are trying to look at the water level you may struggle, it would be useful to just have the water tank white so it's easier to see inside.
I find it comfortable to hold, the handle is quite chunky so you feel like you've got a good grip on it and it's nice and rounded which fits in my hand nicely.
My main criticism of this machine is that the cord is very short. This can be so frustrating when you're trying to iron and it just won't quite reach as far as you wish. Irons really should have longer cords as I think it's dangerous to be ironing and then it suddenly snags. This is definitely something to bear in mind when looking at ordering this machine.
For me though it is fine for what we need it for. I probably wouldn't have this as my every day iron just because it does take more pressure to get the creases out but I don't think it's too bad an iron for light use at all.
The Morphy Richards 40699 Turbosteam Iron with Tip Technology produces a powerful dedicated shot of steam allowing you to get creases out of the most awkward places / It also features a huge 400ml easy view water tank so you can iron more between refills / Short name: Morphy Richards 40699