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5.0 out of 5 stars If NASA Used Irons, 21 Aug. 2013
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This "Russell Hobbs 20280 Colour Control Iron" has many features that should catch your eye especially with the current market price of less than thirty pounds.

Highlights include a colour change temperature indicator, ceramic soleplate, 2400 watt output, vertical steaming and advanced self cleaning functions.

The iron comes with a good and clear instruction book detailing everything you could want to know including the correct method of cleaning it. When in use the iron is very quick to warm up but the instruction book does suggest not refilling the iron when it is switched on (to prevent an air trap). Using is as easy and plugging it in and getting set on that ironing pile. It holds it's temperature well however is rather thirsty when held to other irons I've used in the past.

One of the more unusual features (the colour change temperature indicator) may seem like a flashy gimmick, however it's actually a very useful tool to see at a glance how hot your iron is and is very quick to change colour as the temperature increases or decreases.

It did take a good five minutes during its first use for the iron to preform the way it should and produce the powerful bursts of steam that you will come to love. However when it was properly broken it, it is able to glide over clothes very easily and very efficiently. This iron will save you a lot of time as creases stand no chance against the output, design and plate here.

The electric cable is slightly short for my liking. It's only four or five inches shorter than my previous iron but those inches make a difference. This is still a minor fault as you can easily fix this by moving the ironing board closer to the electrical socket or using an extension cable (just remember not to overload it.)

I find that the "red" settings which are the hottest the iron can produce is actually too hot for most materials, this is the only time where the plate "catches" the fabric. The "purple" setting is ideal and hot enough to smooth out creases easily #more sensitive materials will require a cooler setting#

Overall an almost unbeatable and near flawless iron that offers great value for money. It's well worth considering for your short list.
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Andrew Kerr
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