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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent results, but considered purchase, 15 Mar 2011
This review is from: Hoover Ironspeed SRD4110 Ironing System with Multi-Steam Technology and Steam Brush Attachment (Kitchen & Home)
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Every day I wear a formal cotton work shirt, and my not so old steam iron tries hard but seldom removes all the creases. When I saw this I thought I'd give it a whirl.

It is quite solid, moderately compact, but feels well constructed. The instruction booklet in English is clearly a translation and the diagrams are basic (so it is easy to misunderstand how the back of the iron should be clipped safely for carrying the unit. You need to lift the back clear of the base plate before the rubber clip flicks over).

The three iron steam settings give a good range of results depending on what you are ironing, but what really surprised me was the finished results. My work shirts are revitalised. I cannot explain why, but the fabric is like new without feeling starchy.

I did a week's worth quite quickly and easily as the pressure of the steam seems to avoid the need for too much physical effort. The creases disappear, and the surface of the fabric seems to have been soothed back into a sleek and smart professional pressed finish.

That finish lasted the first wash such that I was able to quickly dash my old steam iron over them, but I went back to the new Hoover thereafter. Although a tad bulky to store, the designers have built in a good carryin handle and cable storage system.

The power of the steam can be surprising - don't put your hand too close to the ironing board base - and on start up a little water does come through the unit, so I am tempted to iron an old towel until it settles into steam mode.

My wife tells me that the steam brush unit is like a standalone unit she was looking at and apparently they aren't cheap. It gives an excellent result to creased suits and trousers, and has freshened up garments which would otherwise need a dry clean.

Overall then, a 5 star product, but it comes at a price. We're more than happy to keep going with it as our summer bedding is 100% cotton, and this unit will make ironing big items like that stress free, but it is probably too big for a smaller household, and you won't get the full benefit unless you do lots of ironing or want to save on cleaning bills.
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