Product Type: Tesco irons & sewing machines
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Under £5, you can't complain!
Tesco IR06 Steam Iron
Member Name: kayleighmcharris
Tesco IR06 Steam Iron
Advantages: Cheap and cheerful
Disadvantages: Not the best performing
As I've had nothing but good experiences with the Tesco value range when it comes to household appliances I decided that I'd try out their iron when my previous one was no longer working. The Tesco value household appliances can usually be found in the superstores and it's very rare to find them in the metro or slightly smaller supermarkets.
I picked up my Iron for just under £5, this was great at the time as money was tight (like always) and I didn't have much more than that to spare anyway. Compared to other irons on the market the Tesco iron is just a fraction of the price and immediately reasonable value.
Don't expect anything too spectacular with this product, it has a simple design, simple functions and no new gimmicks and gadgets built in. Personally I didn't find the simplicity of the iron an issue at all, in fact it was quite refreshing to avoid all of the unneeded nonsense. That being said, you can get these irons with a coloured section creating a two toned design, I thought this was quite funky however if you like keeping to a strict colour scheme with your appliances you may find this as an issue.
The iron is of a reasonable size, great for taking on caravan holidays or when you're going on a short break somewhere due to its compact design. The cord also wraps around the iron well which makes it easier and tidier to store.
The iron is a cord iron which needs to be plugged into the mains; I found the cord to be fairly short so I had to find a socket which can have the ironing board very close to it. Other than the length I didn't have any major issues with the function of the cord.
The iron has two buttons on the top, one to let steam out and one to spray water on the garment being ironed, you won't need to read the instructions to get the hang of these, they're very much straight forward and fool proof. To get the water into the iron is pretty much like any other iron, there's a little hole where you can slowly pour water (ideally using a thin spout), be aware that this can be quite annoying as it has a tendency to overflow.
The iron works well, not amazingly, but it gets the creases out eventually, usually after gliding over the fabric a few times but it does get there. It's not an ideal product for those who are in a rush, however if you have the time and patience to work into the garments then you'll get along just fine.
This product is great value for money, it's not the best looking or best performing but it does everything you would expect from an iron and at just £5 you really can't complain!
Summary: Does what you'd expect for a fiver
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