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I great cheap iron- good quality as you would expect from Russell Hobbs
Russell Hobbs 15207 Steamglide Iron
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Russell Hobbs 15207 Steamglide Iron
Date: 19/02/12, updated on 22/02/12 (76 review reads)
Advantages: Comes with some nice features and add ons
Disadvantages: Little bit cheaply made
I needed a new steam iron, our last one had black plastic, you know that stuff that you cant get off unless you put it up to the hottest setting and then scrape it off, but this does no good as you know it will come back...so time to buy a new iron. I decided to settle on this one the Russell Hobbs 15207, which you can buy for £40 from Amazon or Cment, you may even get it for £30-£35.
This Steam Iron has a power of 2200 watts, that means that it can warm up nice and quickly. Its also has a very respectable steam output of 35g/minute, which means it should keep things nice and smooth. If you fancy it , push the button and deliver a shot of steam that equites to 90g/minute. So you know its fairly effecient for the price. There is a turnable variable steam feature that you can change to match the material you are ironing , so you can set the steam light for silk, and heavy for wool, jeans etc and you can also do 'dry' vertical steaming like you would with an industrial iron. The powerful vertical steaming facility lets you remove stubborn creases from furnishings, fabrics, curtains and hanging clothes - without having to take them down although I dont think that I would do this. There is also a fine mist water spray is perfect for dampening dry areas, and the iron can also be used dry. Helpfully it is also self cleaning, Im not sure how this happens exactly but its nice to know you have it there.
The water tank will also hold enough water to keep you ironing for a while at 280ml. It also comes with a free water jug and an anti-drip feature so you can fill it up easily and a two meter power cord for ease of use plus it has a a 360 degree swivel cord guard for added convenience. It uses tap water as you would expect ad you fill it up from the front as with most irons. Unfortunately there is no auto off function, only that you will have to watch it if you set it on the ironing board for any length of time. There is also an anti-drip mechanism to prevent water leaking onto garments, but so far its not flawless.
It not very heavy, with a weight of 1.11kg, its probably quite light because it doesnt have allot of features just a standard set of features really. The soleplate if steel and is non-stick, we shall see but so far I have had no problems with it and a soft-rubber grip handle so this means your had doesnt slip and you can push it along more easily.
Just for the hell of it id thought that I would give you the vital dimensions: Length, width:29, 12cm, the casing is plastic and the soleplate steel as I mentioned, the plastic is white and purple. The box will come with all the necessary attachments and instructions.
Summary: Not a bad iron, but Im not sure how long it will keep up its good performance
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