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~Russell Hobbs Steam Glide Iron Makes it Almost Fun!~
Russell Hobbs 18651
Member Name: newby2
Russell Hobbs 18651
Advantages: powerful and easy to use
== Russell Hobbs 18651 Steamglide Iron==
I tend to try and do as little ironing as possible and it is mainly the other half that irons his shirts for work where the iron gets used the most. So when I finally got around to needing the iron it just happened that clouds of black smoke appeared from it and I was unable to iron my trousers. So off to Argos we went to purchase a new one.
This Russell Hobbs Steam Glide Iron was (and still is as of Jan 2013) on a half price offer in Argos and cost a good price of £16.49 but would usually retail for £32.99 so this seemed like the best choice at the time of purchasing. Of course one draw back when buying through Argos is that you can't pick up the product and I always felt that a heavy iron was always a better one.
The iron isn't particularly macho and seeing how the man of the house uses it the most I thought the colours of the iron would have put him off it but he didn't seem to mind in the least mainly due to the fact that it did actually work a whole lot better than our last iron which was clearly on the way out for some time before it started smoking.
This Russell Hobbs iron boasts a powerful 2400 watts when using and I must say that you can really notice this power when using it. It takes no time at all to heat up to the hottest temperature and although it is not the most weightiest of irons at 1.1 kg this weight combined with the high power outage of the product make it a really easy iron to use and thus it makes ironing far easier and a lot quicker to do as well.
The iron needs a fair bit of water because of the powerful steam function that it has and although filling it up is easily done by the little area on the front of the iron this seems like it needs doing a lot more than our previous iron but the on board tank that the iron has still holds a fairly decent amount of 300 ml. The water will be used quickly especially when using the steam shooter button which does what it says basically and when pressed will shoot a really quite powerful burst of steam from the bottom plate of the iron. This will not only make the creases disappear quicker from the clothes but give you a mini facial at the same time!
The bottom plate of the iron is of course, like most irons, make of stainless steel and this means that the iron glides easily across all different types of clothing and materials. So far it hasn't needed any sort of cleaning although there is the build in self cleaning that the iron boasts which consists of a little button which needs pressing for the water to clear out of the holes on the bottom plate.
The power cable of this iron is a good length at 2 meters and the plug we always use when standing in the front room to do the ironing is of easy reach whilst still leaving plenty of excess to be able to move the iron across the ironing board without any pulling of any sort.
So far there has been no excess leakage of water onto the clothes which is what our previous iron seemed to do as soon as we purchased it and eventually this water turned a mucky brown colour and would ruin the old man's white shirts (always when they were nearly completely ironed). The iron is super hot and super efficient and I can't find a single fault with it. I can't believe that we lasted so long with our old iron which clearly wasn't up to the job when comparing it to this iron. Doing any ironing, even the most creased items, is a far easier job now with this powerful little iron and it nearly makes it a pleasure to use.
I think this iron is a super bargain at this price and even at full price I don't think I would have felt hard done by. It looks stylish and is relatively lightweight whilst still being able to do the toughest jobs quickly and easily so for that reason I feel that a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is well deserved. If you are thinking of getting an iron then now is the time to do it whilst this one is on offer and if you buy this I don't think you will be at all dissapointed.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Summary: a great priced little iron
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