184 of 186 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good-looking iron with bags of steam.
This is the third steam-generating iron we own at this price-point (the others being a Breville VIN170 Extreme Steam Digital Steam Generator Iron, 2400 Watt and a Philips GC7420 Pressurised Steam Generator Iron - of which both reviews can be read here and here). So what sets this Morphy-Richards apart from those two (and in my view highly regarded) irons?
Published 15 months ago by Kevin O'Keefe
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's not for those quick ironing stints!
If your like me that irons something quickly for work in the morning, then this is not the iron for you!
It's too big and bulky to get out for just a few items although I have to admit it does cut down on the ironing time for those long ironing sessions - especially great for bedding and shirts.
This was my first steam generator iron so I cannot...
Published 12 months ago by Eviesmum
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184 of 186 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good-looking iron with bags of steam.,
This review is from: Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite 42221 Pressurised Steam Generator with Ceramic Soleplate - Black (Kitchen & Home)here and here). So what sets this Morphy-Richards apart from those two (and in my view highly regarded) irons?
Well to begin with it is probably the nicest-looking steam-generating I've had to date. Design-wise it's very sleek and is in a pleasing colourway (tasteful greys and blacks).
Secondly it has a HUGE water tank (1.7 litres) which is considerably bigger than its rivals. Thankfully it is also detachable which makes refilling so much easier (and, like the Breville, it can also be filled 'in situ' too without having to take the tank to to the tap).
Remarkably, in operation, despite sharing the same 4.5 bar steam pressure output as the other units it generates noticeably more steam. So much so, in fact, that there was quite a sufficient output for me to turn the iron down to its minimum steam setting (of which there are three). But, as they say 'what you gain on the swings you lose on the roundabouts' inasmuch that such a high level of steam output means that inevitably the water in the tank diminishes quicker too (so it's a good job it's such a large one I suppose!)
The steam-control trigger is a little quirky: in other models I've tried you usually get a responsive 'woof' of steam which finishes as soon as you depress the trigger. In this Morphy-Richards one however there is a slight, perceptible delay which means you still get the steam delivery even after you've lifted your finger off the trigger. I must stress that it is only a *tiny* delay and is probably simply a question of getting used to it (although personally I prefer an instantaneous 'on-off' steam blast). Another thing to note is that unusually there is no steam 'lock' function which maybe something to consider for those needing the iron to vertically steam curtains and fabric for example (a function of the iron I think it would be excellent for given the huge amounts of steam it can produce).
A couple other thing to note is that although the power comes on immediately when you press the 'on' button at the rear of the unit, when it comes to turning it of you have to keep your finger pressed on it for a second or so (I didn't realise this to begin with and thought I had a faulty unit!). Also this unit comes with a cable tidy for storage which is a nice and helpful detail.
In terms of build quality it seems well-made and robust (perhaps more so than the Breville) and operationally it is as loud (or quiet) as can be expected i.e. it makes the usual steam-generator buzzing/grinding noises periodically as it 'loads' the iron with steam. The iron itself is light and manoeuvrable and (with the risk of repeating myself) this is worth bearing in mind if you have arthritis etc. Controls are easy to follow, unfussy and the unit is 'good to go' straight out of the box (after filling of course!).
In conclusion this is nicely designed iron that exceeds others in terms of steam production. In many ways it's 'horses for courses': I still prefer the instant-response trigger systems of other models but then again I really like the very generous water tank that the Morphy-Richards features. On balance I am happy to recommend this iron and I believe it represents good value for money. Finally, if you register the iron with the manufacturer you'll have an extra year's peace of mind with a two year guarantee.
50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great .... saves loads of time......,
This review is from: Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite 42221 Pressurised Steam Generator with Ceramic Soleplate - Black (Kitchen & Home)
I like the way that it looks, its not too big and is stylish in design. It fits on to my ordinary ironing board really easily. (Some don't as they are too big!)
But is it any good?? YES!
1.It is powerful and easily ironed heavily creased items.
2.The tank is easy to remove and refill, I think that this is an important feature in a steam iron and the ceramic plate works well.
3.This is a good buy and is able to iron many items efficiently and quickly.
CONS?? I couldn't find any. This is a great item.
So, as an investment in your day to day life I would recommend this.
Steam generating irons are brilliant for saving time and this one will pretty much iron most items that you need to iron!!
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic,
This review is from: Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite 42221 Pressurised Steam Generator with Ceramic Soleplate - Black (Kitchen & Home)Bought this as a previous steam iron I had broke. However this is much better, plenty of steam, big water holder so fewer top ups, lightweight and easy to use. Can't recommend this enough especially for family's with lots of ironing to do, can't say it makes the chore a pleasure but it certainly makes it a lot easier.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great,
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing iron!,
I have had 3 steam generator irons and this is by far the best
it is not noisy on steam
and is great to have different steam options to choose from
I love it!!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great iron, not easy to descale,
I then looked at the instructions and followed them. What a palaver, you have to take the base apart, unscrew the drain hole and fill with water and rinse out. Sounds easy enough but it isn't. Base is bulky and hole for filling the tank to rinse out is small. When I did this, very little scale actually came out of the hole and as far as I could tell not much scale in there in the first place.
Overall a fantastic, very fast iron for getting through the family ironing quickly and easily but I wouldn't want to do the descaling process too often!
I would definitely recommend this product.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ironing made easy thanks to Morphy Richards!!,
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed with the perfomance,
On the negative side I did have some safety worries before the iron arrived, but so far I haven't had any problems. The base is stable and the iron sits comfortably on it. There is no steam leakage. The iron itself is a little heavier than I imagined, but because it is so effective at removing creases it is less arduous to use.
Storing such a large unit you will need to think about, if you do not have a permanent station for it.
The iron worked well with every fabric I have tried, but now I desperately need to upgrade my ironing board to take full advantage.
The controls are easier to use and understand than I was expecting.
Inevitably it is noisier than using a more basic iron, but I am prepared to live with that, when it reduces the time on the job.
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good looking heavy duty power house !,
As well as being the best looking in terms of design, it ticks every box that (in my opinion) need to be ticked to make a steam generator iron worthy of a five star review. They are -
1. A detachable water tank - and in this case a big 1.7l capacity one.
2. Variable steam control.
3. A generous length of mains lead.
4. Easy to use.
5. Great results.
As with any steam generator iron, your ironing time is going to be reduced as the steam is delivered under pressure. I found on the highest setting the unit delivered too much steam and was comfortable using it on the lowest setting for thing like shirts and trousers and on the middle setting for heavier items such as denim.
The iron is a pleasure to use, eats through the most stubborn of creases and gives beautifully crisp and quick results. It also offers excellent value for money. Thoroughly recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super steamer,
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Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite 42221 Pressurised Steam Generator with Ceramic Soleplate - Black by Morphy Richards