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Tesco Value Steam Iron
Tesco IR06 Steam Iron
Member Name: xxSalzxx
Tesco IR06 Steam Iron
Advantages: Gets Creases Out Of Clothes, Doesnt Look Cheap But Is, Loads Of Features & Settings
Disadvantages: No Measurments & Short Cord.
I heard on the radio the other day that doing the ironing is most peoples least favourite household chore but I think thats mad as I dont mind ironing you can get loads done while watching TV nothing better really. Anyway everyone in my family hates ironing so I end up doing it all and therefore I have to choose which iron to buy and where from so I basically picked the first one I found this "Tesco Value Steam Iron" as I dont know the first thing about irons so anything that looks good is okay with me.
Price: Definately Under £10
For a cheap iron this actually doesnt look cheap and crappy. It is blue and white in colour which both work really well together and compliment each other well. Theres nothing special about the design or shape of this iron it is simply standard but I wasnt looking for anything fancy just something to get the job done. The design is simply without looking cheap but it not amazing either.
For a bog standard iron this does have all the features you would expect: a steam and water function, a hole to pour in the water and various heat and material settings which you can switch depending on what clothes your ironing at the time. The setting are (from low to high): acrylic, nylon, silk, wool, cotton and linen so pretty much anything you could possbily be ironing if its not on that list then I recommend putting it on the lowest setting just in case as that is pretty hot anyway.
I cant tell you exactly how much water this iron can hold exactly as there are no measurments along the side but it does have a MAX cut off line with is around 3/4 of the way up the blue part of the iron which means I think that if you fill that up once depending on how much ironing you have I think it would last about 2-3 use as it does with me but it all depends on how much you have to do. Id prefer there to be measurments along the side so I could see exactly how much water was needed but maybe with a more expensive iron you would get that.
This is very easy to actually use though. It glides across your clothes really easily as it has a non stick coating on the actual iron part and Ive never found it to e too hot for any fabric even when its right at the top temperature - although I wouldnt recommend touching it to check! This heats up super quickly in my opinion in about a minute or 2 and then its at full heat so you can start using it straight away and it does takesthe creases out of any material any one Ive used it on anyway. The only slight issue I do have is that the cord simply isnt long enough as you have to stand right by the plug before you can even use it and that can be very annoying as your constantly trying to tug it further and further.
We have had this iron for about a year now and I use it for a big load of ironing once a week and a few times between and I havent had a single really big issue with it and it still works perfectly. There is a few minor scratches on the metal part and a slight burn from when I dropped it on my carpet but thats it. Im knocking a star off because of the short cord & the lack of measurments on the side but apart from that its great. Does the job and its very cheap. I definately recommend it if you just want a normal iron that can be used on any material and remove creases quickly and easily.
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
Summary: A Fab Bargain Iron That Does Exactly What I Want It To,
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