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I'm not a massive fan of ironing but I do it a few times a month on a Sunday as I much prefer my clothes ironed. My old iron finally gave up after about 4 years of use and a friend recommended the Ionic range to me so I took the plunge and brought it. Price/Availability I brought my iron from Argos, its currently half price at £39.99 which is a very good price. Its £39.99 in Homebase, and Amazon, Currys have it on offer for £49.99 however I believe they will price match with Argos so if you cannot get this in Argos go to Currys and request a price match, I have done this myself on numerous occasions when something is on offer else where but sold out Currys have always offered to price match. I should also point out that the colour is slightly different, the above is blue however the one I have is pink but the model is still the name. Packaging/first impressions It comes in a simple white box and is all packaged neatly and securely within it. My first impression is wow! My old iron was several years old so not the latest in technology so this was quite special, as a person who does not like ironing I could not wait to use it! The one thing I like about this particular model is how light weight it is. My old iron was quite chunky and heavy but this is much lighter and less bulky. Using The power cord is 2.5m long, this is long enough for me to plug into the socket and stand on the ironing board and have freedom to move about without feeling like I'm pulling it out of the socket. It doesn't need much water to fill it up and the insert to add the water to is easy enough to use, no dripping as the hole is big enough. Once filled I turn it on and away we go.... It heats up in hardly no time at all, I would say between 1 to 2 minutes, the high watt 2400w means it speeds up the heating process and this is evident when you first switch it on, my old one took closer to 5 minutes! There are different heat setting so ensure you have it at the desired temperature before proceeding to iron. The ionic plates are the latest iron plate technology and on using the iron its easy to see why, it glides across clothes amazingly well, my previous iron would stick and cause even more creases but this doesn't. Working across garments it irons well in-between buttons and pockets, the plates are hot all over so the tip is hot enough to glide between buttons and still leave a perfectly ironed shirt. The various buttons produce the steam, now I've only used it on 1 or 2 items simply because the creases have come out easily I've not needed to add any steam but on items I have used it on it produces an even spray which dampens the garment but doesn't soak it and the heat of the plates glides across to dry it in no time creating a crease free garment to where. This iron also has the ability to shoot steam out vertically so if you have a suit or top that you want to quickly freshen up items whilst hanging it up it gives you this feature however I have not used this as yet. The model also boasts of being self cleaning, after several uses it still looks as good as new, no black marks or lime scale on this iron. So I finished the pile of clothes, it took me a lot less time compared to my old iron and dare I say it...but it was actually quite enjoyable to do the ironing for a change! Overall Ironing will never be my thing but this iron made it a more enjoyable and easy process to do. At the current price of £39.99 I think its a very good price, compared with others at a similar price this is by far one of the best. My old iron, which even as new was nowhere near as good as this and I paid £35 for that one so for an extra £4.99 this is worth getting.
The Morphy Richards 40865 Powerful Comfigrip Iron combines the new Diamond soleplate with Dualzone technology giving you the ultimate Ironing performance matched with a powerful 170g steam shot to tackle stubborn creases Eco steam for energy saving & a 350ml tank for long ironing time / Short name: Morphy Richards 40865