Product Type: Tefal irons & sewing machines
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I wont be beaten by Lime........On any Scale!
Member Name: livelylad
Advantages: Great Quality, brilliant self clean system .
Disadvantages: A bit heavy
Well as my job demands that my uniform is " Smart as a carrot" I require a good quality iron. I have had used literally dozens of irons in my time in the forces, and as sad as it may seem I like to think I am quite clued up. Below are my thoughts on my recent purchase.
Well yes. The iron has a good feel to it. The handle is very comfortable and just about the right width, giving a firm grip without discomfort. The iron is rather heavy, but for my general ironing this is fine. It looks pretty cool as well (if an iron can be cool), which in the forces is a must. I mean in a room full of men ironing, its difficult to look cool, so the cooler your iron (not ilterally) the better.
This is without doubt a quality iron. This is evident once you have ironed a wide range of clothes. It tackles all fabrics with ease. I mainly iron heavy duty uniform which can be difficult to iron for several reasons.
Firstly, the thickness of the uniform. This is not a problem with this iron as it has an excellent steam capability. It easily penetrates through the cloth, ironing away all creases.
Secondly, the uniform marking the iron. Basically when ironing combat trousers, they generally leave marks on the iron. The causes the iron to stick to the trousers, which makes the creases worse. This again is not a problem with this iron as the soleplate is high quality also, the autoclean system reduces this problem so its almost non existant. You can also lower the heat and the steam still penetrates the removing the creases.
Well, this is the main selling point of the Iron. It actually does work! The self cleaning soleplate allows the steam to flow evenly at all times, it also has catalytic properties which remove micro fibres that would normally stick to the iron. My area has very hard water, I have already gone through 2 irons in two years! Not anymore, this iron will not be beaten by lime....on any scale!
Excellent steam and spray feature. This reduces the actual amount of ironing required for each garment.
The iron glides easily accross all fabric that I have used it on at all temperatures. This agan reduces the actual amount of ironing required for each garment.
The above 2 points actually help to reduce your energy bill! Oh and save the environment!
I have only two minor criticism, this is that the water reservior is at the rear of the iron, this is really a pain. Where the filling point is at the rear there is a much greater chance of it leaking when ironing.
I think that a lot would find it a little heavy, however for my uses this is fine.
The Technical Stuff
'*' Power (Watt) 2400
'*'Steam flow rate (g/mn) 40
'*'Reservoir capacity 350 ml
'*'Type of soleplate Palladium autoclean soleplate
'*'Vertical Steaming Yes
'*'Pressing function (g/min) Information not provided
'*'Adjustable thermostat Yes
'*'Maintenance Anti-scale cartridge Information not provided
'*'Anti-scale system Information not provided
'*'Colours Blue and white
'*'1.8kg when full
'*'150g steam shot.
'*' Safety cut out.
I would highly reccomend this iron. Its a little expensive at around the £50-£60 mark, but you get what you pay for. Its a quality product that will easily reduce the effort required when ironing. It could also reduce your energy bill, as daft as that may sound. Some may find the iron a little heavy, personally I think this actually hepls when ironing. The only problem I have with the iron is the base filled water reservior, not really a good idea. Its not perfect but for me its not far off.
Summary: A quality Iron.
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