Ironing is less of a chore with the Breville VIN214 steam iron. With a top-of-the-range 2700 watts (W), it produces more steam and has a reduced heat-up time compared to lesser watt models helping you plough through your pile of laundry very quickly and efficiently. The job is made even easier thanks to the VIN214's ceramic soleplate which provides an incredibly smooth glide through the creased and crumpled clothes so there's no need to work up a sweat when tackling the chore.
This ceramic content affects how well the heat distributes throughout the soleplate, keeping it at the temperature selected and even throughout with no unwanted hot spots that could damage your clothes. It creates an easy and effortless glide during ironing with no snagging and it ensures long-life, protecting the soleplate against scratching and surface damage.
And the ceramic soleplate is given a brilliant boost by the Cerasol coating. This special finish is tough and hard-wearing, maintaining the initial smoothness of the soleplate for longer so that your iron maintains performance.
Additionally the soleplate possesses an innovative diamond shape. This provides a pointed edge at both the top and bottom of the iron easing the resistance when moving the iron in a backwards motion. This enables you to effortlessly move the iron both backwards and forwards, in and out of even the hardest to reach places such as pockets and in-between buttons with ease.
A fundamental principle of ironing is the more steam, the better and so the higher the steam ratings of the iron, the better it will be to use. An iron's steam ratings determine how easy it will be to use, how effective and efficient it is and therefore how much time you can save to do other, more exciting things with your time.
The VIN214 has an impressive 50 grams (g) of constant steam, also known as steam per minute, which is the amount of steam generated by the iron when in normal use. In addition to this, there is also a shot of steam, specifically a super-powerful 110g for the VIN214. This works as an extra boost to help remove those stubborn creases that refuse to budge or give that added crispness when creating creases on trousers. Completing the trio of essential steam features is the vertical steam function. This allows the iron to be used vertically to steam hanging clothes such as dresses or suits or household fabrics such as curtains, so however difficult, delicate or unwieldy the item, it can be thoroughly and properly ironed with ease.
The Breville VIN214 boasts other handy design features to help you breeze through the work. These include:Anti-scale. This function helps prevent the build-up of limescale in both the iron and on the soleplate to keep it performing at its best for as long as possible.Anti-drip. Iron at low temperatures without any unwanted drips from the soleplate that can cause ugly, nuisance marks on your clothing and affect performance.Self-clean. A cycle that flushes out impurities from the water via the holes in the soleplate.Safety auto shut-off. The iron automatically switches off after a period of inactivity, typically about 10 minutes in an upright position or 30 seconds when horizontal, to provide peace of mind.
The iron features a large 400 millilitre (ml) water tank so you can store a considerable amount of water without having to constantly worry about re-filling it and when empty the tank emits a beep or alarm thanks to the dry tank alert so you never need run dry.
The advanced digital display and controls improve the accuracy and ease of selecting and viewing your chosen temperature and further control is offered by the choice of seven temperature settings. These cater for all different types of fabric, so you can afford to be fussy in how you iron your clothes.
The iron is fitted with an extensive 3 metre (m) cord making it easy to move and handle when in use. Both the tank and the handle illuminate for striking effect and adding to the attractive look of the iron is its striking aqua and black design.