I had a Morphy Richards iron for years now and it got to the stage where every now and again it blobbed rusty marks on my husdands best shirts so although it worked OK most of the time, I thought enough is enough! I looked at irons on John Lewis website and chose this particular iron as it had a 'drip stop' system and given the problems I'd had with the old iron I thought this was good enough for me. Now no one really likes ironing do they? but I must admit I was eager to try it out, how long this interest in ironing will last is debatable! Hadling wise it's nice and light with a shiny stainless steel plate (Sheffield lass you see!) and it was a 2200W which compared to my old iron at 1400W was more powerful and it ironed beautifully and yes no drips! The steam output is 35g per minute, all I can say about that is that it ironed much better than my old iron. It also has a nice pointed tip for ironing through those never ending shirts. The water filler lid flips back easily and can be placed under a running tap and it's clearly visible when you've reached the max line. It has a light which turns off when it's reached temperature which I was surprised as it heated up really quickly and was ready to go before I'd got my ironing board out! It also has a nice long flex which is useful. Onto the best bit now, the price....John Lewis stated £19.99 and I would generally always shop there where possible as they do great prices on electricals but as I didn't want to trail into town I phoned my local Currys who reserved it for me and within 5 minutes of entering the store I handed over the code I'd been given and they then gave me another £2 off as they said we don't just match the price we beat it! I was pleased as the iron retailed at £34.99 in Currys so at £17.99 it was almost half price! I'm really pleased with my purchase and I wished I'd done this ages ago then I wouldn't have had to re wash so many shirts!! Has anyone got any ironing they need doing? PS what has the battery talk time got to do with an iron???
Short name: Philips GC2652