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Tesco Value steam iron
Tesco IR06 Steam Iron
Member Name: bettyboop2002
Tesco IR06 Steam Iron
Advantages: a good little iron
Disadvantages: a bit small
When my iron broke about 4 years ago I decided to buy this one to keep me going until I could afford a decent iron. Well, 4 years on and I still have this iron, I have to admit I don't really use it any more as my mother gave me a brilliant iron a few months ago which I now use.
It isn't called a Tesco Value range for nothing - this iron set me back a mere £4.47 and considering I used it a lot over the last few years and it is still working as well as it did the day I got it I think it was one of my best buys.
Considering it is a cheap iron, I don't think it looks too cheap. It has blue plastic in the middle where the temperature dial is, you can see through this so it is easy to see the water level when filling it up. The rest of the iron is a white plastic and it looks pretty good.
There are two buttons on the top, one which lets out a burst of steam and the other which sprays a small bit of water out of the front of the iron. There is also a red light on the iron which comes on when you plug in the iron and goes off when the iron has reached the temperature required which is set by you on the dial. It is also helpful that there is writing on it to show you where to turn the dial to for cotton, silk and other fabrics.
To fill up the iron just use a jug to pour water into the hole on the top of the iron, I find you have to pour the water in quite slowly or the water will flow over rather than going into the iron as the hole is a little on the small side. This wasn't an issue though.
The iron glides over clothing with little effort and I find the end result as good as any really.
The iron is on the small side which isn't always a bad thing, it is easy to story without taking up too much space. I do find with my larger iron it doesnt take as much time but the larger iron doesn't go as well into the small parts of clothing such as pleats, sleeves and childrens clothes. Due to the small size of the iron it is also lightweight and therefore good for anyone with weakness in the arms, hands or wrists.
I find the cord a little shorter than I would like, I also find this with my new iron though, I think I was so used to using my mothers cordless iron before I moved out that now I find all iron cords just get in the way.
Overall I think the Tesco Value brand is excellent, I have had the toaster, toasted sandwich maker and this iron and each one has lasted well and is very good value for money. You may not get some of the extra fancy features you might get with expensive branded products but each item I have had has served its purpose well.
Summary: Does its job
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