Product Type: Morphy Richards irons & sewing machines
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Let Off Steam with a Morphy Richards 40685 Turbosteam
Morphy Richards 40685
Member Name: steffcuk
Morphy Richards 40685
Advantages: Looks Great and Irons adequately
Disadvantages: Heavy and hard work
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.
Steam iron: 2000 watts.
Steam output 35g/min.
Shot of steam 90g/min.
Capacity of water tank 400ml.
Anti-drip. 2m power cord.
Non-stick soleplate with button groove.
Uses tap water.
Water level indicator.
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.
Summary: It does the job
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