Product Type: Morphy Richards irons & sewing machines
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Morphy Richards 40751 Iron......
Morphy Richards 40751
Member Name: MEL0611
Morphy Richards 40751
Advantages: Easy and safe to use, glides over fabrics, good water storage, gets warm quick
Disadvantages: None other than original cost
I guess when it comes to ironing I have never really followed any sort of routine, what I mean is that I iron things when I need them or in some sort of rush! I have been of late trying a little bit harder but my second hand iron didn't really like the pressure I was putting it under, it was making all sorts of odd noises and the cord was getting a little bit frayed. This really reinforced me to go and have a look at something that would be a lot safer and cope with my new found organised ironing style! After doing a little bit of research I decided to invest in a Morphy Richards 40751 iron and here are my thoughts on the product.
You can get irons from so many different places these days, I ended up getting mine out of the Argos catalogue, and this was due to me being able to pick it up with convenience as well as it being the best price. I paid £36.99 for the iron which when I first saw the price thought that it was a little bit expensive but after looking around, I saw that this was the going rate. The iron is available from the Amazon website as well as a couple of the usual electrical retailers. The Morphy Richards brand is one that I have used in the past before and been quite pleased so fingers crossed for my iron!
The iron came well packaged in a tough cardboard box. Once I had opened the iron, I saw there were an instruction booklet as well as a one year manufacturer's guarantee. The first thing that I noticed with the iron was that it felt really easy to grip, it sounds silly but if the handle was uncomfortable then I would have been put off straight away. There was a plug at the end of the flexi cord and there was a good amount of cordage as well, I would estimate at around the 1metre mark. Once it is plugged in there is a orange light that comes on and when at temperature it will flick off.
The iron is a mixture of white and lilac in colour and looks quite stylish. There is a water chamber that holds up to 420ml of water, we are told by the manufacturer that this is in excess to most and is great as it stops you having to fill up half way through the ironing pile! There is an anti scale system built into the iron, this stops the build up of lime scale, in theory that will make the iron last longer, well if I don't break it first!
The iron has a dial in the centre of the iron, this is where you select the temperate that you want, or should I say fabric. The soleplates are ceramic and we are told that they will glide over the fabric to smooth out difficult creases. When I first used the iron, I used a couple of t shirts to have a go on and I was impressed at how easily the iron would slide over the fabric. The iron was really good at getting to grips with the tough creases as well. My other halfs work shirts that used to be a bit time consuming, well they soon became really quite quick to iron and looked good afterwards.
The iron gets to temperature in less than a minute so when in a rush, it is quite handy at getting up to speed if you like. I have to use the steam and water spray on the odd few occasions, they really do help tackle those difficult creases, I have one particular cardigan that used to be a bit of a battle but with this iron I have found that it is much more precise.
There is also the option to use a vertical press with this iron, not that I have had the need to use this option but it is worth noting as this iron is quite diverse in my opinion. It is lightweight when moving it around and I have been really impressed with my purchase.
I would be more than happy to recommend this purchase, the iron has been reliable for over 3 months, I have had no teething issues with it, from the word go it's been great.
4 out of 5 from me on this one
Thank you for reading.
Summary: A great iron
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