I hate ironing and it is one chore that I could really do without so I must admit that I probably only iron about once a fortnight. When I do it is important to me that I have an iron that works quickly and efficiently to try and make the process as painless as possible.
I have owned this Philips Elance iron for a few years now and must admit that so far it has done me proud.
The iron is a stylish white and lilac colour with a large dial to select the heat settings, a slider to select the level of steam and spray buttons.
The Philips website states that the iron provides optimum speed and results, while taking care of your garments at the same time. It features a Careeza soleplate, which easily glides over all kinds of fabric and a high, improved continuous steam rate, to speed up ironing.
Other features include
- 1800W fast heat up and efficient steam generation
- 30g/min steam output for excellent results
- 75g/min shot of steam -extra steam to remove the most stubborn wrinkles
- Vertical steam - shot of steam in vertical position to remove wrinkles on hanging garments
- Drip stop system
- Anti-scale system
On using the iron I have always found it to be very effective. It is quite lightweight and easy to use the different settings to select the level of heat (silk, wool, cotton or linen) and steam you want and it moves smoothly over clothes. The steam really is quite powerful although I don't always use it especially when I am ironing more delicate fabrics. The water tank is quite large and only needs filling up occasionally.
After a few years use the iron is still in good condition and the soleplate still works effectively without any scratches on it or it spitting out dirty water like some steam irons can do. I do need to remember to run the auto clean function more often to get rid of any calcium deposits but if you do this it should help the iron to last for years. Versions of the iron can still be bought on Ebay and Amazon and it normally retails for about £40 so if you want a reliable and effective iron to make this chore more bearable I would recommend it.
My Philips Elance is some iron, I have had it about four years now and it is still going strong. It cleans itself and has a decalc button to do this. It steams to perfection and glides over clothes like its a feather. There is an extra button for jets of water to spray onto clothes if you want and another for extra steam to be dispersed should you feel the need, I rarely need to use these as the powerful steam jets are more than enough to deal with my ironing needs.
My Iron is bright orange and has a button guard along its sides. The central dial in the middle can be turned to whatever heat setting you want and if you do not want to steam simply turn it off. It can be used as a regular iron then but who in their right mind would want to.
The only draw back with it I have found is the lead is not long enough and sometimes I have to use an extension lead to get it to go where i want. But that is a small quible.
Short name: Philips 3000