Breville TECHnique VIN158 Digital 2400 W Steam Iron
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- Very powerful 2400 W steam iron with extra-large Cerasol ceramic soleplate for exceptional glidability
- Steaming features include impressive 45 g constant steam, powerful 100 g steam shot, vertical steam and Advanced Steam Tip technology for a short steam burst
- Other features include anti-scale to help prevent limescale build-up, anti-drip to prevent unwanted marks, self-clean to keep the iron at maximum performance and safety auto shut-off
- Large, illuminating 400 ml water tank capacity with dry tank alert and extensive 3 m cord for greater reach and manoeuvrability
- Advanced digital display and control for ease of use and soft-touch, satin chrome finish handle with illumination
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Ironing is less of a chore with the Breville VIN158 steam iron. With a very powerful 2400 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 VIN158'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. The soleplate is also much larger than the industry standard helping you cover a greater surface area per stroke to save time and effort.
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.
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 VIN158 has an impressive 45 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 powerful 100g for the VIN158. 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.
And tackling those awkward places such as collars and in-between buttons is made more manageable thanks to the VIN158's Advanced Steam Tip technology. This allows you an extra burst of steam when you need it most to finish off even the most fiddly and frustrating of clothing items.
The Breville VIN158 boasts other handy design features to help you breeze through the work. These include:
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, which illuminates when in use. And when it is 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 it's fitted with an extensive 3 metre (m) cord making it very easy to move and handle when in use. Like the tank, the handle illuminates for striking effect Like the tank, the handle illuminates for striking effect and has a soft-touch, satin chrome finish that is ergonomic, comfortable and attractive. And adding to the eye-catching look of the iron is its sleek and modern violet, silver and black design.
Top Customer Reviews
The good: it is extremely powerful and heats up quickly. The plate is a good size and makes getting into awkward corners easy. It beeps if you leave it on and does switch itself off. It is a good weight. It looks very pretty!
The Bad: The dial is awkward to read so we have had to memorise how many beeps are needed to get the right temp instead of having to try to read it. Unfortunately, the claim that it is non-drip simply isn't true. It spits everywhere. My clothes end up wetter than when I started. I sent back the first iron and received a replacement, (extremely quickly and without any bother from Amazon) which does exactly the same. This one will be going back too. It's a real shame as otherwise this would be the perfect iron, but I can't be doing with sopping wet clothes after ironing each time.
The Ugly: Ok, it's not ugly. It's the best looking iron ever - but I need one that does the job. I guess looks aren't everything!
and originally was delighted by it. Now a few months on, the lid that is supposed to click over the water retainer no longer clicks into place and water tends to leak all over the place. Am now looking for a replacement.
It had very powerful steam facility and looked great, but I have knocked it down two stars. One star deducted because it has now stopped steaming [is that harsh after 4 years?] and one star deducted because it is so noisy.
I know that sounds silly, but bear with me here. You plug it in and select the desired temperature by pressing the gauge. Each press you make causes the iron to emit a loud beep, so about 4 beeps to get it heating up. Then, just as it hits temperature it makes a metallic click noise then another loud beep to tell you it is at temperature. Any one of the beeps are at a volume loud enough to wake a sleeping baby.
Let me tell you, my children are really hard to get to sleep, and the only chance I get to sew is when they sleep. I get very grumpy when my sewing time is cut short by waking baby when I tried to sneak over and press some seams.
Of course, if you do not have a sleeping baby, I think you will get on with this iron. It has given 4 years good [but noisy] service.
PS it also beeps when you leave it standing for a few minutes. So when I sneak away from it to sew my next seam, baby is sometimes woken by beeep beeeep beeep when it thinks I have forgetten to turn it off.
The noise is the only reason why I am not buying Breville as a replacement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This iron is lovely, arrived on time and looks fantastic. Ended up buying a new one shortly after as it kept tripping my electric. Read morePublished on 14 Aug. 2013 by Miss Katie L. Allen
Iron randomly leaks from the soleplate and personally don't feel the steam is powerful enough for my liking. Its an OK iron and does the job but its nothing special.Published on 2 Aug. 2013 by Blossom
I loved it, all the functions stated are useful and I particularly appreciated that it beeps when it has adjusted to the new temperature. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2013 by Marta Llamas
This iron is exactly the same as one we purchased a few years ago.
It was dropped and broke the plastic water tank. Read more
My wife loved this from the very first minute and says it is the best iron she has ever had! ( and she has had quite a few over the yeasr). Read morePublished on 15 Dec. 2012 by george todorov
I was worried that this might be heavy to use but its brilliant, very good length cord, clear and easy to use screenPublished on 22 Nov. 2012 by Miss Alexandra Johnson
This iron works very well, has good temperature control and comfortable to hold. Excellent value for money so would be happy to recommend to anyone looking for a general purpose... Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2012 by Adrian
this iron is amazing ive always had good irons but this one is fab the steam is amazing.you get threw the ironing in no time was so glad i purchased it even better as it was on... Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2012 by cooper