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The Russell Hobbs 18651 Steamglide Iron is styled in a rich purple colourway and boasts 2400 W of power. Its non-stick soleplate will effortlessly glide over fabrics, cutting down on ironing time.
Featuring variable temperature and steam settings, plus a powerful 35 g/min continuous steam output and 90 g shot of steam for easier ironing, the Russell Hobbs Steamglide Iron gives you high performance at your fingertips.
Another time saving feature is the irons powerful vertical steaming facility, ideal for removing wrinkles from furnishing fabrics, curtains and from hanging clothes quickly and easily, without having to take them down. The fine mist water spray is ideal for dampening dry areas and the Iron can even be used as a dry iron if required.
The Iron also includes a self-clean function and an anti-drip mechanism to prevent water leaking onto garments and also a 360 degree swivel cord guard for added convenience.
Ironing. You either love it or hate it. But whichever camp you fall into, one thing is certain. The Steamglide Iron from Russell Hobbs makes easy work of a challenging task. Thanks to its streamlined stainless steel soleplate, clever functions such as a powerful vertical steam, a choice of 35 g continuous steam or a 90 g shot of steam, plus spray and burst features, you can get to grips with those creases in one go.
Russell Hobbs has been designing household appliances over 60 years. So, it is little wonder the Steamglide iron incorporates features such as an easy fill 300 ml transparent water tank so you can check your water at a glance, an anti-drip function and a soft touch handle and dial to make ironing more comfortable.
Although it has several functions, it’s a really easy appliance to use – whether you’re new to ironing or you have been in charge of the laundry basket for years, the Steamglide iron will not disappoint.
Before you use your Steamglide for the first time, remove labels, stickers and packaging from the iron and soleplate. When you switch it on, don’t worry if it smokes a bit at first, this is normal for a new iron and it’ll stop as the element cures.
Try it out on an old piece of cotton fabric, to clean the soleplate before ironing your clothes and press all the buttons a few times to try them out.
You may use the iron with tap-water, but if you live in a hard water area, you should use distilled water that is especially for use in irons. Before filling, make sure the iron is unplugged, the temperature control is at and the steam control is turned to S#2.
Open the water inlet cover and fill the iron holding the soleplate level. Pour slowly, so that any air in the reservoir will escape and don’t exceed the maximum level.
Steam ironing is better for smoothing fabrics but it needs to be at a high temperature setting so that the water in the reservoir turns to steam. Set the temperature control to S or higher (#2). S = no steam, # = high steam (#2). Wait until the thermostat light goes out then start ironing.
This is a better way to remove creases from hanging fabrics and clothing.
Check that pockets, turn-ups and cuffs are empty and that there is enough water in the reservoir.
Set the temperature control to max, set the steam control to S
Hold the iron close to (but not touching) the fabric
Press the # button so you can use the shot of steam function vertically
It may need 2 or 3 presses to pump water through the system
Leave 4 seconds between shots to let the temperature build up
To prevent scale building up, use the self clean function regularly, at least monthly in normal water areas, more often in hard water areas. You’ll need a basin or a large bowl to hand as this will catch the water coming out of the soleplate. Here’s what to do:
Fill the reservoir to the max
Turn the temperature control to max and turn the steam control to S
Sit the iron on its heel and plus it in
When the light has gone out, hold the iron over the basin or bowl, with the soleplate down
Press the C and hold it down
Gently move the iron to and fro, over the basin or bowl
You’ll see the water and steam washing scale and dust through the soleplate and into the sink. When the reservoir is empty, release the C button, unplug the iron and sit it on its heel to cool.
To give your iron a general clean, wipe its outer surfaces with a damp cloth. To remove spots from the soleplate, use a little vinegar – take care not to scratch it.
Turn the temperature control to and turn the steam control to S. Unplug the iron, lift the top of the water inlet cover to open it and turn the iron upside down over the sink to drain the water from the reservoir. Sit the iron on its heel and leave it to cool down completely. Always store the iron on its heel, to avoid corrosion and damage to the soleplate.
The surfaces of the appliance will get hot. It may sound obvious, but don’t use your iron in a bathroom, near water or outdoors. And don’t iron clothing while it’s being worn. To avoid damaging the soleplate, avoid buttons, zips or any metal embellishments. It’s advisable to iron printed fabrics inside out so that any print isn’t damaged by the heat or sticks to the soleplate. Again, please check your garment labels – there is a handy guide with this appliance that tells you what the fabric symbols mean and at what temperature they should be ironed.
If the instructions on the fabric label differ from the guide, follow the instructions on the label.
It’s a good idea to start your ironing on the coolest setting and tackle the more delicate fabrics first. Sturdier clothing like jeans or any canvas items often need a higher temperature and sometimes a blast of steam.
Excellent iron. Always steam when you push the button. Cheap but made with good quality.Published 7 hours ago by Natalie Lynass
Good iron however very light, nearly knocked it over whist using it.
So i would say be careful when using it.