Goodness me, I did not realise just many different irons there were out there on the market! I was a little bit baffled by all the turbo steam, tip technology, comfigrip this.... An iron is a tool to do the most boring job in the world and they all looked pretty much the same. However if I could get an iron that made life easier (just stopping short of actually doing it) then I was all ears!
This Morphy Richards sounded like it make this tedious task more bearable and it was also priced quite reasonably.
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I paid £26.99 from Curry's but I could have got it a little cheaper online as I have recently seen it for £23.00. however my old one had broke and I was not able to wait for it to be delivered.
The iron is white and turquoise and has a streamlined finished making this iron look pretty smart. It has an easy grip handle designed to fit comfortably in your hand. There is a dial in the middle to adjust settings and a button for steam and spray at the top of the handle.
At 1.69 kg it is lightweight and easy to move around. The base of the iron is stainless steel, which glides quite nicely but I would have preferred a ceramic plate. However these were a lot more expensive. Despite its small size it has a large water tank of 420ml. This water tank is great because it is big but it is annoying that you cannot see how much water is left in the iron. It would have been best to have a see through compartment rather than a coloured plastic one. I find myself holding it to the light or swilling it around to try and detect if I need more water or not!
Disappointingly, I find the flex mains cord a little short and sometimes find myself pulling it out of the socket by accident as I strain over the board. It is just short of 2 m long which makes it a real pain when ironing. It is more a problem for my boyfriend though; he is 6'2" and sets the height of the ironing board really high which means the cord has to travel further. Just another excuse as to why I have to do the ironing I guess!
The iron has a shot of steam output of 110 grams a minute making this one of the most competitive irons in its price range. Simply put; the more steam it gives out, the easier the ironing is. Already I have told you of my loathe of ironing. It is hard to get too excited over an iron but this one has really helped me out. It has made ironing much more manageable than before as it has literally halved the amount of time spent pouring over the ironing board.
The iron also incorporates "tip technology," this means that there are holes right at the top of the iron so you can get the iron right into those hard to reach places. When tackling my boyfriend's shirts for work the powerfulness of the steam effortlessly puts sharp creases in the sleeves and removes unwanted rumples and wrinkles.
There is also a vertical steam jet facility, where you can hold over items to freshen them up. I use this alot with certain dresses that are not ready to be dry cleaned but are a little tired looking. It revitalises them in seconds and creases drop out. This is really easy to do, all I do is put the dress on a coat hanger and hang up in a door way. I then shoot a few shots of steam all over and leave it to dry. The creases drop out and it looks great.
The iron also has an Anti-scale system which prevents limescale build up so your iron is supposed to lasts longer. I have not seen any benefit of this yet as my iron is still quite new, but it is good to know it has it.
I'm happy with the iron and think that for the price, it is good value for money. I really would have preferred a ceramic plate though as I guess it works like hair strengtheners and ceramic gets much hotter than stainless steel. Saying this, this iron does seem to reach maximum temperature quite quickly so it is great when you are in a rush! I like the steam feature the best as it is so very powerful and really does take minutes off your ironing time.
Another point to note for the iron is that it has an Auto-Shut off feature which activates after 1 minute of the iron idling on its soleplate and 8 minutes left idle on its heel. So you have the reassurance that if you accidentally leave your iron on it will shut down. This is great because as a student, I left an iron on a board plate down and left a big dirty brown mess that could have been dangerous if I had not remembered about it. I like this feature as it gives you plenty of time before it shuts down and peace of mind that it will turn off if you leave it accidently.
I had an old iron which had finally given up working after a good few years, it would not heat properly and left my clothes with faint creases, which really started to annoy me. I finally read a few reviews as there are so many irons on the market and decided to purchase the Morphy Richards 40739 Comfigrip Iron.
Ironing has to be my least favourite household task but this iron tries to make it as easy as possible. The iron has a stainless steel soleplate so that the iron glides over the fabric perfectly, it also has a Tip Technology feature to make ironing a lot easier for you. The tip works as it releases a concentrated burst of steam, which allows you to get to those awkward to reach areas such as around buttons, in corners of shirts or in a skirt with pleats in for example.
The handle of the iron is cushioned for that extra comfort when you are ironing for a long period of time, which I need as I leave my ironing to pile up and do it all every weekend.
The water tank also holds 420ml of water, so you do not have to keep stopping your ironing to refill the iron. This Morphy Richards iron also had a fantastic cord length, which means that I no longer need to get the extension lead out.
If you are someone who is in a rush most mornings to be ready for work on time, then this is the iron for you. When you need to iron that work shirt in a hurry it heats up quickly and is ready to use in seconds.
The only disadvantage that I can find for this iron is its weight, it is a little heavier than my old iron, but once I got use to it, it was not a major problem for me.
This is not the best iron that I have ever used, as my mum has an expensive steam iron, but for the small £35 price tag I cannot complain as it does everything that I need it to do and leaves my clothes crease free.
The only thing I have to say about ironing is that I hate it. It's the one chore I dread doing but since I bought this new iron a few months ago it hasn't seemed as bad.
Either it's the new iron that works better than the old one I had or it's because the last of my children have left home and taken their ironing with them so I don't have as much to do. I think it's the latter.
This Morphy Richards 40739 cost me £45 at Comet where I bought it at the store for cash and took it home the same day instead of getting it off the internet, but you can also get them online at Amazon for around the same price, but you have to pay for postage and packaging.
I love the colour of this iron as blue is my favoutrite colour and this one is a nice aqua marine like in the picture above. You can get them in lots of different colours from white, blue, purple and lilac. I have no idea why they have made them all in these nice bright girlie colours as I'm sure men iron too.
The design is good as it has a nice tapered front which goes to a point, this is great for getting in awkward places when ironing like inside the tops of shirt sleeves or tops. It smooths the material as you iron giving it a nice new looking end result with no creases which is good for if you have to wear the iten of clothing for an interview or work. It also has a stainless steel soleplate and no-drip system.
The iron comes with the plug attached already which is good for me as I hate having to wire things up before I can use them. Heat this up with water in before using then you can use the steam function for stuborn creases.
It has a non drip system so you wont get the material wet and you can fill it at the top of the iron before using.
There are different settings for the heat on a wheel underneath the handle and the settings can be altered to suit whatever material you are ironing, delicater and wool settings are also available.
This isn't a really heavy iron and it holds about 420ml of water which is enough for any average size amount of ironing. It has a steam shot that can be directed at the material your ironing or a full steam feature for using if your doing delicate things.
I like this iron as its easy to use, does the job I hate and is affordable.
Don't forget to put the iron out of the way of children and pets when you ahve finished using it as it does take a little while to cool down.
I bought this iron about 3 years ago and it really is a good iron.
I really like the colour of it as it is mostly an aqua green colour so not just a boring white.
One of the best things about it is that it is very easy to fill as it came with a jug and it does hold quite a bit of water so you don't have to keep filling it up all the time anyway.
Another good thing about it is that it takes hardly any time at all to heat up which is great if I want to iron just one thing in a rush. It is very easy to move the iron as it is not too heavy although obviously heavier with more water in. It steers really well and the tip gets in between buttons easily.
Also the steam function on this iron is very good as it lets out loads of stream and therefore gets the creases out quicker.
I think I paid about £30.00 for this iron which I think is a very reasonable price as it does the job well and looks stylish.
I`m not a big fan of ironing, but sometimes you just have to bite the dust and embark upon something that just doesn`t entertain you all that much... At least, this iron from Morphy Richards, comes across as a good one, and it has made my ironing more or less managable, as it slides very smoothly and easily over my clothing, from shirts to pants, and I have yet to experience any difficulty when manuevering it...
All though this is a high quality iron, you can buy it very cheap at amazon, now for the cost of 20.00, which I would say is a clear bargain! This is a great iron for when you don`t have the time to wait around! By switching it on and installing it to the setting of your wanting, it takes not more than 10-15 seconds before it`s ready for use, which I find to be very fast and efficient! At most times, I use the steam feature when ironing, so I wanted an iron that would allow me to easily pour water into it, and this iron comes with a practical jug, and with a 420 ml. tank, it only needs to be filled once or twice a month... When running the iron over my clothing, it smooths out and removes wrinkles very fast and easy, which kind of is the entire point to an iron... Manuvering this iron is very effortless and easy, all though I will add that my grandmother owns this iron as well, and she has found the weight of it to be a bit heavy, so she can`t really iron a lot of clothing at once... The steam button lets out a lot of steam, and I would recommend using it, because it makes your ironing a lot easier and efficient!
Given that the cost of this product is so low, I am very pleased with it, it offers easy and trouble free ironing, comes with the standard features and I have found it to be reliable and trust worthy... A great choice!
I bought this morphy richards iron a couple of months ago now, my old one started leaking and after reading the good reviews on amazon, I thought I would go for this one. It cost £23.99 and it was worth the money as this is actually a very good iron.
Ironing is one job I absolutely hate doing, and I usually just end up ironing what I want to wear each morning. This iron is great to use like that as it heats up so quickly, there is no waiting about for it to get up to temperature. You simply switch it on and it is ready to use within about 10 seconds!
It is really easy to add your water to this iron, it comes with a plastic jug which you can use to pour your water in, at the top there is a hole which has a flap on it to cover it up. It has a 420ml water tank and I hardly ever have to top up my water, probably about every month.
I had read on some reviews before I bought this iron that it can be quite heavy, but I have not found this to be a problem at all, it would be better if it was a bit more light weight but it isn't too heavy at all. Although I do only use it for a few minutes each morning, maybe if your doing your whole weeks worth of ironing for a couple of hours it might start to feel really heavy.
I think this iron looks really nice, its like an aqua blue colour and looks really good quality. It has a cushioned handle, which to be honest doesn't feel any more comfortable ironing with, than my old one did.
This iron does iron your clothes very well. My old one still left creases in clothes even though you had gone over it a few times. But this iron you only need to go over once and it gets rid of every crease instantly. It just glides over your clothes so easily and effortlessly, and it is also very quiet too.
Its turbo tip does exactly what it is supposed to do, I find it so much easier to iron around buttons especially with this iron. It is great for any tops that have creases or pleats in that can be difficult to iron in-between, I have quite a few tops like this which I used to struggle ironing with my old one, but it is definitely a lot easier with this one.
This iron gives off plenty of steam, and ironing is so much quicker now I've bought this than it used to be! I definitely wont be using any other iron after trying this one, and if you are after a new iron I highly recommend trying this one!
Short name: Morphy Richards 40739