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      22.12.2011 12:35
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      Great all round appliance

      Our Morphy Richards steam iron (model 40865) is a great iron that cost us a fair amount at the time (£35) but it has lasted well and been a great investment. This iron is white and lilac and comes with a handy 2m cord which is nice and long but we still occasionally have to use the adaptor if we are ironing larger items such as bedding / curtains etc. What I personally really like about this iron is that it takes tap water so that is really handy and also it is so easy to fill at the front of the iron. I hated it when we had to practically tip our old iron over onto its back in order to be able to fill it up with water. It was such a hassle. This iron is amazing at getting creases out of all sorts of fabric, including heavy denim. I like a nice straight crease down the fron of my heavy dark denim jeans and this iron does a great job. It has a good amount of evenly spaced steam coming out of it (or you can turn the steam off if you prefer) but what I really like about this iron is that it gives you a really POWERFUL jet of steam which really puts in a nice clean sharp crease and holds it in place so the crease will last for days afterwards. This is really impressive. It has a good sturdy feel to it too and the handle is curved in such a shape as to make holding it a piece of cake and allows me to get into all the little lad's smaller items of clothing and my other half's flimsy tops - yes! I am a man who irons ladies!! I also like the fact that the sole plate is non stick and self cleaning so this saves a lot of hassle too for me as it is usually me who has to clean things such as irons and ovens when they get burnet. Overall this is a great iron. It is neither too heavy nor too lightweight and I like the fact that the front is nice and pointed allowing me to get into all the little fiddly bits of my wife's blouses. Great product and really recommended.

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      09.09.2011 14:30
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      It does the job

      I have had the 40685 model iron for around 3 months now and have found it to be an adequate iron for my requirements. I am a single person and do not have an awful lot of ironing to do (to be honest I avoid it if I can). The iron is rather heavy and can be quite hard work at times and I would imagine that it would drive someone using it frequently to despair! The plate on the iron is quite rough and therefore it does not glide but rather drags across your garments. For the price, I would have expected an iron which is far easier to use but it does the job and gets out creases and is a very nice looking iron indeed in a lovely white and purple colour. TECHNICAL INFORMATION Steam iron: 2000 watts. Steam output 35g/min. Shot of steam 90g/min. Capacity of water tank 400ml. Anti-drip. 2m power cord. Weight 1.13kg. Non-stick soleplate with button groove. Soft-grip handle. Uses tap water. Front fill. Water level indicator. Water spray. Variable steam. Vertical steam. Steam tip. Self-clean. MY EXPERIENCES After spending around £35 for this iron, which is quite an expensive buy for me, I expected a lot more for my money to be honest. This is a lovely looking iron and it is just a shame that it does not really live up to its looks. The iron is on the heavy side and the plate is rough which means that you are frequently pushing the iron over the garments insead of having a gliding action. The water container is more than adequate and it takes normal tap water so it is very easy to use. Although you need to keep the button pressed down all the time on the steam function, I didn't find this a problem and the steam output is very good indeed. It takes no time at all to reach the required temperature. The iron has 3 heat settings which can be adjusted to cope with any type of material. You can also easily adjust the amount of steam that you require which is really helpful. With an extra booster steam switch, it will get creases out of virtually anything. I have had no problems with very creased shirts, jeans and even my curtains were finished to perfection. The lead is rather on the short side, so please check where your sockets are before purchasing this iron. Also on the subject of the lead, also note that there is no lead holder on the iron so it is a bit on the clumsy side to store away. In conclusion, I think that this iron is totally adequate for my requirements as a single person. However, I would not recommend this iron for a family or for someone who does an awful lot of ironing as it can be very hard work to use.

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        07.09.2011 01:45
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        Does the job

        I cant stand ironing its my pet hate and if i catch the tumbler drier at the end of its cycle i can normally just fold the warm washing so it doesn't crease however things like my children's school shirts must be ironed boo hoo. I have had the Morphy richards 40685 for a year now after my last one also a Morphy richards packed in. I bought the Morphy richards 40685 iron during a Tesco clearance sale so ended up paying only £15.00 i think it retails are around £40 normally. The iron is shaped like all other irons just a little smaller in height around 12 inches , compact enough to store inside the cupboard without taking up room. It is mainly white in colour with a lilac water tank. It comes with a water jug for filling the iron and the water flap flips up at the top to fill, the compartment for filling with water is quiet large and the water drains through quickly avoiding any spillages. Two push buttons below the water flap , one for steam and one for spraying the water jets. The handle has lilac rubber trim for easy grip, it is large so even the biggest of hands will fit with comfort (hint hint husband if your reading). The most important parts of the Morphy richards 40685 iron is the features. It is a turbo iron, constaint flow of steam, 2000w temperature that heats up within three minutes of being plugged in. Another important feature for me is the non stick plate stops the fabric sticking and no nasty iron burns on the fabric, non drip features stops the clothes getting soaked as you iron. You can also control the temperature and chose the fabric setting on the turn style knob under the handle. The cable length is around 39 inches, this is long enough for me to plug in at the socket and length to manoeuvre the iron around the iron board. The Morphy richards 40685 iron makes the worst job a little more bearable now. I can get through my iron pile alot quicker and gets the toughest of creases out. I got the iron on a bargain and i am more than happy with it. I am not clued up on irons i just know this Morphy richards 40685 iron is much better than my old one and modern too. I recommend it.

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        17.05.2011 00:57
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        A fantastic iron- you get what you pay for

        Morphy Richards are known as one of the better brands for Irons, apart from a few other home appliances like kettles, they are extremely good at making these things. The good thing is that morphy richards arnt that expenmsive but they do have very good quality, and so the value for money is very good. In my experience buying a morphy richards over a cheaper own brand. You get optimal performance for the very realistic price. This iron has a specially designed easy grip so you dont have to hurt your wrists on those long ironing sessions. The best thing to do is get a lighter pastel colour rather then one of the darker colours as its easie to see the water level. This iron will take a few minutes to heat properly after you plug it into the mains steam will follow shortly after this- but this processs takes no longer. One of the most important factors in an iron is the metal bottom...this one has a mock steel ceramic plate, which is chrome on appearance and is very smooth smooth as a non stick soleplate, this is a real advantage as this negates the possibility of of marks and burns, at least until the iron gets much older, it also helps that it is non-stick. The steam function of this iron is very powerful, it comes out very even and there is enough steam that gives you just enough steam to take the creases out of the garment, this iron doesn't spit out hot water en masse, so you dont get water spots and it is this steam function which works right up to the end of the tapered pyramid point allowing you to get into the corners of say a bed sheet or blouse. There is a short steam button too for quick blasts and it comes with a filling beaker This iron has an intensity function on the main back, if you lower it, you can select silk fabric ironing, it also specifically has settings for wool, and cotten. Their is a temperatues indicator light which tells you that if you are ironing silk, or wool or cotton that a burst of temperature has made it temporarily too hot and to wait a few seconds until is dies down Because of the amount of the water tank you can fill it up but it will feel very heavy but this does have the advantage of not having to continually refill it as I had to do with my older one. The vertical steam effect means you can steam clothes on hangers vertically which is also non drip so you want get boiling hot water on the floor. There is no drip from the iron but it is extremely powerful, both for the steam and heat with a wattage of 2000W , a steam output of 35g /min. The power cord is 2 meters long and has a water tank of 400 ml , more than enough, the tank itself is easy fill, with a large opening and easy view, so you can see how much water you have left. You can pick these up on amazon for £25 This iron also comes with a 2 year morphy richards manufacturer guarantee completely free, although EU contract law actualy states that electronics and home appliances should altermatically come with a 10 yr guarantee anyway. Its comes nicely packaged, with carboard and plastic coverings for the electronic parts, there are instructions in the box too. I definately recommend it !!

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        14.05.2011 23:00
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        An excellent iron!

        I've had sooooooooooooo many irons over the years, I really could be here forever writing about them all. I've stuck with Morphy Richards Irons over the past 10 years though and if anything happens to my ever faithful friend tucked safely away in my conservatory, I can tell you straight away, I will invest in yet another! If you have a budget of around £20-£30 and want an easy to maintain, well balanced, good steam and lightweight iron, the Morphy Richards Turbo Steam Iron 40685 is well worth a buy! I don't think you'll be disappointed! **Design/Features** As seen in the picture, part of the comfy grip handle, tank and temperature dial are lilac and the rest of the iron is white. The water tank is see through, a great feature for being able to check water levels. There is also an anti drip feature to ensure no spillages whilst ironing. On the top of the handle are 2 buttons. One is the boost steam button and the other is the water jet spray. It is easy to press these buttons with your thumb whilst holding the iron and doesnt provide a strain on the averaged sized hand.In front of the buttons is a little lever that moves from left to right for steam or dry option ironing. At the front of the iron is a flap that lifts up for the water fill. Provided with the iron is a little jug that holds 400 ml of water. This is handy to use and much easier than trying to fill from the tap directly. Also at the front of the iron is a tiny hole where the water sprays out. Under the handle is the settings wheel. You turn the dial to the setting you want which is easy peasy! The settings to choose from are Wool, Silk/Nylon/cotton/Linen. The Iron has the following features: *Tip techonology - shoots steam horizontally and vertically into those awkward places to produce better results. This is particularly useful for jackets, and shirts. *Non stick sole plate - no worries about burning clothes and having to remove black burnt stain marks from the iron *Vertical steam *Easy fill tank *Easy view tank *Steam jet *Water spray *Temperature setting *2 meter cable and plug *Instruction booklet *Warranty **What I like about this Iron** The Iron glides easily and lightly across all clothing. I particularly like the steam option boost because I use it when ironing linen trousers that have particularly stubborn creases. I use it along with the water spray feature as I find linens particularly hard to iron sometimes. These two features on this iron definately help take the effert out of ironing such clothing. I also like the fact that you don't have to press really firmly when ironing stubborn creases. My previous iron seemed to take forever to try and iron out a stubborn crease, but my Morphy is spot on with it. I also like the fact that if i've left it on and forgotten to switch it off, it keeps the temperature to a minimum which although isn't as advanced as those that totally switch off, it's a safety feature thats welcomed. Overall, an excellent iron!

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          04.11.2010 09:16
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          A great value for money iron that is well thought out and executed

          Having over the years owned a number of irons which I have been mostly unimpressed with I recently decided I was going to go for a brand I had not tried before and so after finding the Morphy Richards turbo on sale I decided that it was worth a shot and that if it didn't work great then at least it was not as much as I have spent on some other irons in the past but was it worth the risk? Design: The iron itself is well designed with an easy to fill water compartment (made easier by a well thought out and put together water filler cup that has a fully closed off spout), simple and well placed controls and a shape that makes handling the iron very easy. The iron is one of the lighter ones I have used and thanks to its shape it is very easy to run over all items of clothing without too much effort. The part of the design I don't personally like is I find the cord, whilst good with its flexibility, is slightly on the short side (it is 2m) in comparison to other irons I have used and if I had to change things with this I would make it another meter or 2 long. Ease of use: The iron has easy to change temperature controls which make it easy to iron a number of different materials without having to turn off and take 10 minutes fiddling around with a number of varying options to get to the desired one. The temperature controls other than being easy also work well as they seem to change the temperature (other, more expensive irons I have owned I have found do not seem to alter as the controls seem to suggest they will) quickly and so this saves time when you have different materials to iron. Overall: This is a well designed and thought out iron that looks excellent and works brilliantly well. Providing great value for money from a well known name in Morphy Richards it has simple controls at the heart of it but makes sure it does the simple things well with dripping from the plate not something you need worry about (something other irons have issues with). Quick and easy to fill with water and lightweight this iron is one of the best I have ever owned and I would recommend it to all.

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            15.10.2010 17:27
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            morphy richards turbo steam iron 40685

            When we moved into our house it was essential that we bought an iron so when we went to get one we were totally baffled as there was so many different types available. We were just looking for a simply iron that would do the job so that'sss why we went with this morphy richards 40685 iron which we got from argos for only £24.99. The iron is white and purple and has a 2m power cord. The capacity of water which it can hold is 400ml and this is clearly show on the iron with the water level indicator which shows you the maximum it can be filled to. There is an anti-drip feature which I think is great as with previous irons I have had my clothes have ended up soaked due to water dripping out but with this one I have not experienced that. On the top of the iron is two buttons one which sprays out water if needed and the other is for steam. There is also a sliding button which is used to vary the level of steam which is ejected. In the centre of the iron is a dial which is used to adjust the temperature accordingly to suit the item which is being ironed. The handle is soft grip so is very comfortable when using it and is quite light so is not strenuous. The bottom features a non stick sole plate with button groove which I think seems to make ironing easier as the iron just glides over your clothes and takes away all the creases very easily. Overall a think this is a great easy to use iron which decreases your clothes with ease. Also I think it is a great price and not to expensive compared to some of the other irons which we came across. Definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking to buy an easy to use, cheap and effective iron.

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            30.09.2010 01:09
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            Great iron and reasonably prices too

            If im honest, im one of those people who absoloutely despises ironing! When i had my little boy though i couldnt stand the thought of his clothes looking rough and creased- so i purchased the Morphy Richards Steam Iron. It does take a little used to how easy it glides around on the fabric, you dont have to apply much pressure for it to glide through the creases. To get tough creases out i use the water spray function on the crease- it lifts the crease out in no time. The steam function is excellent and produces a powerful burst of steam, the iron is also constantly producing a small amount of steam as you go. It heats up super fast and maintains at a steady temperature, also when you refil the water it is ready to use again in no time. The dial on the top has all differant settings for differant fabrics- to be honest though i iron most on the top setting and i havnt burnt a thing yet! The wire has a swivel cord on the bit that attatches to the iron, so it wont get tangled up if you decide to iron at an angle or go back on yourself. The plate is none stick which is great when if your like me you accidently iron over a transfer arghhh! The iron is small in size and weighs very little- even when filled with water. Overall this is deffinately by far the best iron i have ever owned, anything that takes creases out of scrumpled up jeans with minimum effort is a must have in my eyes!

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            05.09.2010 16:59
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            Gets the job done fast and efficiently.

            I am not the biggest fan of ironing but it has to be done so that clothes can be worn through the week. In all honesty I leave all my ironing until the last minute on a sunday evening and try to getthrough it as fast as possible. We previously had an iron but it must of been about 10 years old which is past its date really. Looking for a new purchase to do a good job i came across the Morphy Richards Turbo Steam which must be said is definately more up to date. I bought this iron from Argos for £25 which is a good price for an iron of this quality. The iron comes in a vareity of packaging with the instruction manual and warranty in the cardboard box as the outer layer of the iron unit. The iron is purple and white and white in colour which is pleasing to the eye and also very well designed. The iron also has a cord which can be plugged in and give you lots of room to manuover the iron about. The iron itself is very light weight and tends to glide across most material types with ease. You can change the temperature for the type of clothes that you are ironing aswell to stop any items from getting damage, the steam jet and the water spray are a really good part of the iron and really do give you that extra helping hand in getting out those hard to remove creases and crinkles. The iron heats up very fast when turned on from first use, it also is very safe as it has a control which if left on for two long will keep the temparature to a minimum if not being used, very good for your health and safety. All in all a very easy to use iron which has all you need to get a fast and efficient job done. This has made my ironing experiences so much better than before. A great purchase. You will find a list of the benefits on the side of the box which give you an overview and more in depth detail on the iron itself. These include some of the following: * Tip Technology * No drip * Soleplate Material: Non-Stick Soleplate * Wattage: 2000W * Steam output: 35g/min * Steam Shot: 90g * Power cord: 2m * Water tank: 400ml * Vertical steam: Yes * Fine water spray * Easy fill tank * Easy View Tank You might be pleasantly suprised at how good the iron really is.

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              02.09.2010 15:11
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              A good priced steam iron

              When I moved into my house I knew what iron I wanted. It was the Morphy Richards Turbo Steam Iron. I paid £23.00 for it from Tesco. I wanted this iron because it is the one my mum uses so I was well used to how it performed. My Turbo Steam iron is lilac and but it is available in other colours including pink. The iron The iron is very nicely balanced. Its not too heavy. The water tank is see through which is handy to check the water level whilst you are ironing. The tank is lilac as is part of the handle, the steam switch and the front of the iron. The rest is white. The handle has a nice grip on it and is just the right size. Its comfortable to hold. On the end of the handle there are 2 buttons. One is for an extra burst of steam and the other is the water jet button. These are quite big and are "thumb" shaped making it easy to just press without removing your hand from the handle. Just in front of these there is a small lever. This pushes from left to right and gives you the choice of having steam or dry ironing. At the front of the iron there is a lift up flap, this is where you put the water in for steam ironing. Tap water is fine to use and it comes with a little jug that holds 400ml of water, just the right amount for the iron. I think the spout on this little jug is too big. I always seem to spill the water because the spout seems too big for the opening in the iron. You have to fill it very slowly Right at the front of the iron is a small hole. This is where the water jet comes out. It sprays a good amount of water and quite a distance too. Beneath the handle you will find the settings dial. This is a wheel that you simply turn to the setting of your choice. The different settings are:- Silk /Nylon Wool Cotton/ Linen The iron comes with a 2m cable and a plug. Ironing When ironing I tend to have it on the hotter setting for most things, I always steam iron and the Turbo Steam iron steams continuously when the iron is horizontal. As soon as you stand the iron up it stops. I often use the steam button for an extra burst if I'm ironing something that is badly creased. I also use the jet spray for stubborn material. I find these features really useful. The iron is very nicely balanced and does make ironing seem easier. Its not heavy and doesn't make your hand ache if you have a mountain of ironing to plough through. The non stick hotplate glides over clothes smoothly. It has 66 small holes that let plenty of steam out. I have never had any problems with these steam holes blocking up with lime scale. Every couple of months I pour a solution of water and white vinegar in the iron and heat it up and this seems to keep it clear. When you have finished ironing it is recommended that you empty out any water that's left in the iron and keep pressing the steam button till its all gone. This helps keep the iron in good condition. I'm glad I chose this iron, it didn't break the bank and I wont say it makes ironing a pleasure but anything that make the ironing easier and less of a chore is a bonus.

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              15.08.2010 11:28
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              A good value iron

              My boyfriend and I moved into our new flat a couple of months ago, and one of the many things we realised that we didn't have was an iron. Since we had so many new things to buy, we did not want anything that cost the earth, but we did want a brand that we trusted, and a product that would work well. We finally plumped for this, the 'Morphy Richards Turbo Steam Iron 40685'. I was immediately won over by the purple colour, and it seemed to offer a reasonable number of features as far as ironing was concerned. We got our iron for £22.99, but the price seems to vary between twenty and thirty pounds, so make sure that you shop around before you make a purchase, to grab yourself a bargain. This is a steam iron, but you can switch the steam off if you need to. It also has a 'steam shot', which does seem to help when ironing out tricky creases in the corners of shirts. I have the lovely job of ironing my boyfriends shirts for the week, so I have a fair amount of experience, and I have been very pleased with the iron so far. It de-creases much quicker than previous irons that I have used (that have probably been a little elderly), and glides smoothly thanks to non stick soleplate. The iron is reasonably compact and light, so it is easy to store, and has a 2m cable, which is about standard and long enough. The iron also doesn't drip, like some steam irons do, and you can adjust the temperature, depending on what fabric you are ironing. All in all I have been very impressed with our iron. It looks great, works well and didn't break the bank, I would certainly recommend this product.

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              06.08.2010 12:58
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              I do not have a love of ironing. In fact, apart from ironing my little girl's clothes, I detest it. Our iron packed up when we had just moved into our new home this year and my Mum said she would get us a new iron as a moving in gift. It seemed like a good idea as we didn't really want to spend money on an iron and my Mum is pretty good at picking out decent irons. She picked our last one and it lasted 5 years. She picked this Morphy Richards iron for us from Tesco and she got it for £29.99 though it is currently available is Argos for £24.99 The iron comes in a cardboard box with Morphy Richards on it and a picture of the iron. Inside is the iron, a beaker for filling the iron and instuctions for use. The iron is quite nice to look at as far as irons go! I wouldn't say you could sit and look at an iron and say "Isn't it pretty?!" but it is asthetically pleasing. It is white and purple in colour with the word TURBO written on it in black bold writing. The cord which has the plug on the end is very long and easily stretches if you don't have the ironing board near to a plug socket. The cord measures at around 2 metres. The following are some of the features the steam iron has (I have taken these from Argos as I no longer have the box nor the instructions): *2000 watts. *Steam output 35g/min. *Shot of steam 90g/min. *Capacity of water tank 400ml. *Anti-drip. *2m power cord. *Weight 1.13kg. *Non-stick soleplate with button groove. *Soft-grip handle. *Uses tap water. *Front fill. *Water level indicator. *Water spray. *Variable steam. *Vertical steam. *Steam tip. *Self-clean. I use this iron quite regularly for my daughter's clothes and find it is very easy to use and does do a good job of getting creases out of clothes, even those massive creases that you think will take an age to get out come out easily. It really glides across clothes. It is comfortable to hold due to the soft grip handle and it feels like it has been made for my hands to use if that makes sense? It also gets very hot very quickly which is a good thing. There is nothing more boring than waiting for an iron to actually heat up enough to iron something. Another thing I really like about this iron is that it doesn't drip water every 2 seconds, in fact it doesn't drip water at all. My old iron always dripped water all over the clothes and I am very pleased that this one doesn't. It has a 400ml capacity a It is a very sturdy and solid iron. I don't think it will break easy (and I have dropped it once and it didn't even mark it). I have noticed a few people have found it heavy but I don't think it is. It just feels like a regular iron to me. I do recommend it if you want to spend a bit more on an iron.

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              25.07.2010 23:36
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              A lightweight well made steam iron that makes light of that most unpleasant duty.

              Being the sort of guy who doesn't like to appear to shabby (in other words the company I work for has a dress code!), it is necessary from time to time to actually Iron. And at least give the idea I xcan do it. And i'm eternally grateful to Morphy Richards for their help in one of the biggest cons of the past decade in making me look presentable. I'm useless at ironing. No ifs, buts or maybes, i'm plain crap. And yet, put the Morphy Richards Turbo Steam 40685 in my hand, and magic happens!! For all the build up I've given it, it doesn't seem to be any different to any other iron on the market. Made from mostly plastic and coloured a glossy white mixed with purple see thru parts. It is electric, plugged into the wall via a 2m power cord which gives it the 2000w needed. It has a 400ml storage tank which is located in easy view under the purple plastic. Filling is accomplished through a hole in the nose which resides under a lock tight cap. The water is used to produce at least 35g of steam or a minimum of 90g spray in order torelax your item and remove even the toughest of creases. It has vertical steam for pressing items which are hanging upand is anti drip ensuring that if you use it before it reaches required temperature, it won't dribble all over your clean clothes. Also it has anti limescale feature for a longer life but perhaps its most important feature is the non-stick ceramic soleplate, which does exactly what it says. And it is that last item which I find really ensures the usefullness, at least to me. Coupled with the lightweight manufacturing, it ensures two things. One that I can use it without tiring from shoving what has usually been a weighty piece of equipment in the past. And secondley, perhaps more importatnly, ensuring the longevity of my clothing and good appearance of myself. From the neck down anyway!! Competitively priced at around the £30 mark and complete with a 2yr manufacturers gaurantee, I would recomend this device on the basis that if it can help me, it will be a breeze for you.

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              19.07.2010 08:48
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              Great iron that is well worth buying

              When it comes to doing househould chores like the ironing and washing, myself and my wife both chip and do our own bits in the house. However, whenever possible I try to avoid the ironing unless it's really needed as it's a very tedious duty to be honest with you. If you are going to a bit of ironing the last thing you want is an iron with little power that is a struggle to use. Instead, you want one that is very powerful and literally glides over the clother with little of no effort on your part. Our existing Iron was on it's last legs earlier this year so my wife went out and bought this Morphy Richards Turbo Steam Iron and it's fantastic. We own a couple of electrical items from this manufacturer and have found them to be reliable and robust. This iron cost us around £29.99 and is great value it seems. The iron we bought looks quite trendy and is white and purple in colour. It has 2000w of power and also an important part of it is that it's not overly heavy and weighing you down. It has a non-stick hot plate that glides over clothes and I have found that it smooths out creases etc. with not much pressure. Plus it has the steam feature to aid the ironing process. I have to admit I love the non-stick plate as there's nothing worse than an iron sticking to the clothes and burning them and in the process ruining the iron too. You have the option of choosing between three different heat settings with this turbo iron which gives some flexiblity when using it. In addition there is also a linen setting. In regards to the steam and how much comes out there is a slider switch that resides on the handle that you can move to adjust that. I tend to not use much steam but it's each to their own which is why the iron gives you the option. If your iron has packed up or is on it's last legs then you could do worse than this iron that is fantastic and makes the chore of ironing a lot easier which is what you want I'm sure.

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                30.06.2010 03:52
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                Keep cool, it's only an iron

                Some like it Hot: This Iron is not the usual run of the mill 2000w laundry press, it is perhaps one of the most advanced steam irons yet to have been born: Morphy Richards spent considerable time and money perfecting a product that undoubtedly had major flaws in it's design from the start, as in the case with all electrical goods before they become mass produced commodities. The result of their efforts to bring the Turbo steam Iron into good repute, means that it must therefore be a popular choice of laundry accessory compared with the original patent. Morphy Richards has been selling electrical goods since 1936, so they have a wealth of expertise and are innovative pioneers: The pilot light indicator for example, is not new according to their history page, "The Senior iron, from 1938, had a unique pilot light to indicate when the temperature was right for different fabrics" so is an age-old addition to the clothes press that has been modified over time to give greater luminosity. I always like to buy electrical products knowing that they are designed upon earlier foundations because it changes your perspective of it's economical value - these aren't expensive and what your paying for is more than just it's optimal performance but more precisely, the company's progressive achievements. You can however buy them a lot more affordable online or from other retail stockists than if you went directly to the firm's store, so if you are on a tight budget, then they need not be unfordable. This specially designed easy to grip Iron comes in a variety of nine shades, so you can purchase one to match your décor if you are colour conscious: I preferably like the soft Lilac one simply because you can see the water level and control it better as it is translucent and not a heavy solid shade. However, once you plug it into the socket, you have to give it at least a few minutes to heat properly and allow the steam to do its hissing and puffing, otherwise if you use it beforehand, it is likely to burn your fingers if in close contact - All steam Irons create the same/similar effects however, so I just accept this as part of its powerful charge and not some fault with the model itself. The mock steel ceramic plate is jet smooth, though you find yourself in a hurry to get your clothes done quickly in the event that they don't get the stamped mark effect that often occurs in ironing situations, yet because it is non-stick, this isn't going to happen even though you anticipate that it could. Again, this demonstrates just how remarkably advanced the Iron itself is. The steam function is ultra powerful: it bursts into full throttle and gives you a free sauna even though it doesn't spit out hot water spots as in other similar models, so this is what makes it so unique and exquisitely so. The ceramic plate base most definitely gets into difficult creases because of the steam function and because of the tapered pyramid point at the end and makes my bed sheets flatter than a shrove Tuesday pancake! You can use this on silk fabric on the lower setting, but you need to squirt the water from the top button so that it creates the uncreased effect as desired. The iron need not be heavy if you fill it with too much water, you can put as little or as much as you like in it but you will need to continually refill it if you are doing a large job, but this is not a technical flaw, just a necessary task. It is so featherlite that it is the least heaviest iron I have ever used, so is definitely worth its monetry value on this desgin alone. Here is what Morphy Richards description of the product specification: Tip Technology - Produces the most dedicated powerful shot of steam ever, allowing you to get into the trickiest of places. This can be used in a horizontal or vertical position. No drip Soleplate Material: Non-Stick Soleplate Wattage: 2000W Steam output: 35g/min Steam Shot: 90g Power cord: 2m Water tank: 400ml Vertical steam: Yes Fine water spray Easy fill tank Easy View Tank It's full features and capacity mean that no other steam Iron manufacturer can replicate this Turbo genius when it performs as an optimal home essential and why more expensive designs are not more popular than the cheaper varieties when they function in the very much the same way. Personally speaking, it is their sheer range of design that is the pulling power of their Turbo press and the fact that Morphy Richards are a keen leader in reducing the carbon footprint when it comes to electricity, they make their Irons with this in mind so they are an ethical company, I have a great deal of trust in their products. How it is they produce a Turbo steam Iron with a low carbon capacity is not something I can answer as am not educated in the subject, but it's amazing nonetheless that they are made to safe ecological standards. They have given me the pleasure of ironing I'd never thought I would ever experience, so my overall conclusion is that they are deserving of their award winning products title, I will always use them as my main electrical goods supplier.

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                The Turbosteam iron with Tip Technology produces the most powerful dedicated shot of steam ever allowing you to get into the most awkward of places. It?s lightweight and built for easy storage. Tip Technology No drip Non-Stick Soleplate 2000W power 35g/min Steam output 90g Steam Shot 2m Power cord 400ml Water tank Vertical steam Fine water spray Easy fill tank Easy View Tank