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When I moved into student accomodation I never even thought about ironing my clothes. Unfortunately the public expect a doctor to look at least semi-representable so I needed to head out and pick up an iron before hitting the hospital. In Currys I came across every type of pink and purple iron that I could think of, nothing that took my fancy to be honest. That was until I saw the manly shape of the Morphy Richards 40740. The big black hulk of iron and plastic that promised to end all of my ironing woes.
Using the 40740 is a treat. It is quite a heavy iron, weighing in at 2.3kg according to the Morphy Richards figures. I figure this iron is aimed at the male market as the heavy weight and dark colouring does give ironing your white socks a touch more manliness.
I'm not that into ironing that I care about the amount of steam emitted per burst or the capacity of my water tank. What I will say is this, I have ironed six shirts and three pairs of trousers during one episode of Coronation street and did not have to fill up the water tank midway through. The heavy weight makes straightening out creases a breeze and the steam burst is fantastic with those hard to flatten areas. Probably one of the most useful features of the Morphy Richards 40740 is it's auto shutdown feature, if you leave the iron sitting on the board while you take the bins out or answer the door it will automatically shut down. Thankfully this iron heats up in a jiff so this feature never becomes annoying.
This iron has a whole range of extra features which I have yet to use, most noticably the autoclean mechanism. I haven't owned this iron long enough to use it yet but I hope it'll keep the 40740 in good working order for a while to come. Overall a great purchase and I couldn't be happier.
OK, so maybe it's not cool to get excited about an iron, but this little beauty won't get you hot under the collar either. With styling that wouldn't be out of place on the starship Enterprise and flat out crease-busting performance to make even this chore a joy, the Morphy Richards 40740 Comfigrip Advanced Finish Iron is a great buy.
I could tell you about the ceramic coated soleplate that gives ultimate gliding performance, or the permanent anti-scale system which prolongs ironing performance, but that's all just sales blurb and fancy marketing.
What you want to know is how it performs, what it looks like, does it break down and which fancy tricks it can perform? Allow me to enlighten you.
It's a big old bruiser of an iron with plenty of weight behind it to press out those creases, but it slides around like a puck on an air-hockey table. Sweet!
It's got blue LED's and beeps when you turn it on. The settings are few and simple to read and if you forget to turn it off it shuts down on its own so it's very bloke friendly.
There's a turbo boost as well as some variable steam thing-a-me-bobs for that super smooth finish - perfect for pulling.
It even keeps itself clean and so-far so-good with reliability. What more do you want?
I share a flat with two other guys and I can honestly say nobody ever complains about doing the ironing with this iron. It's so easy to use that I set myself up on a Sunday lunchtime and happily reel off a couple of hours solid steaming while watching the F1 Grand Prix or Soccer Saturday.
The only downside is it's a bit thirsty. You do have to keep an eye on the 'constant' steam as it's not so constant or steamy when there's no water in the tank. That's a very minor thing though. Otherwise I love this iron. Now there's a phrase my mother never thought I'd say!
How many times have you done it? Ironed your shirt for work in the morning, and left the iron on all day! Well that simply is a no-go-zone for the "Auto Shut-Off" equipped 40740 from the might MR.
Think ironing, you think Morphy Richards - that simple. True, with a wet-stuff capacity of only 12.32oz, this smoother won't keep the more trigger happy crease slayers at bay, but it's more than adequate for the average family load - providing it's not junior's big high-school prom night!
Horizontal steaming has been relegated to the dark and dingy realms of yesteryear, and all manufacturers are now offering at least one lump with true vertical steaming capability (beware of pseudo vertical steaming variants, which merely redirect the horizontal flow!). While on the whole effective, I felt the steam travel at times fell a little to the acute of the perpendicular, but this ought not be a worry for the casual domestic user at whom this lump is aimed.
Short name: Morphy Richards 40740