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WOW!!! This is a GOOD iron
on 23 March 2013
Although looks are not really that important in irons this iron is navy and white and looks sleek and elegant. It is true that the whole unit is larger than a normal iron but I don't think there is that much difference for storage purposes. There is an easy to operate button lock to hold iron firmly in the unit for carrying purposes. The large water reservoir can hold 2.2 litres more than enough for my ironing needs and I would think it would cope with much larger needs than mine. The unit itself has 3 buttons with lights.
2.Eco which can save energy
3. Easy Decalc which indicates when descaling is required. There is an Easy Decalc knob which makes descaling easy.
The iron is very light and the soleplate glides easily and smoothly over the clothes. The button for steam is on the underside of the handle just where your hand rests when ironing, There is no temperature control on the iron because it uses Optimal Temp technology. The technical details escape me all I know is that I ironed wool blends, cotton and cotton blends, and polyester with no adjustments in temperature and great results. Another advantage of this technology is that the iron can be left to rest on the ironing board whilst getting other garments without burning the cover (a bad habit of mine). If the iron is left on for 10minutes without being used there is an automatic switch off.The steam supply hose can be wound round the unit when storing and electric cable is wrapped together and held with velcro.There is a comprehensive instruction manual. I should point out that I did not use the Eco mode as the manual advised that the Optimal Temp Mode gave best results. I have used steam generator irons before and loved them but for me this is the best one I have used. I would heartily recommend it.