I’m not one of the worlds natural ironers. In fact, even when I have pressed clothes I still manage to look a little bit dishevelled. It must be genetic because Fifi has the same affliction. This hasn’t made me keen to iron stuff. However, needs must and since the husband has a respectable job which requires the wearing of a suit and he is the worlds slowest ironer I do have to crack open the ironing board and do my best.
Until now I’ve been using a conventional Bosch steam iron which I must admit I thought was pretty good. However, the Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite takes things onto a new level, it is like some kind of wonder iron. Why you say?
- It get things smooth and flat with one stroke
- It doesn’t run out of water after four or five shirts but keeps going forever thanks to the big tank
- Its really simple to use
- It makes me consider ironing the duvet covers and sheets (see its miraculous)
We took part in a G+ hangout with a ironing specialist Ben Walton if you’d like to watch it and get some great ironing tips you can find them here:
Ironing isn’t much fun so anything that can make it quicker and easier is brilliant. The added benefit of this sort of iron is that you can use it whilst things are hanging up. This means you can steam dresses and things you wouldn’t normally iron and other things around the house such as the curtains. Well worth it.
I was trying to think of a few downsides to the iron, first is the cost which is rather a big outlay but I guess it depends how much you value your time and the added benefits that this sort of iron brings. The biggest thing for me is the water tank which doesn’t sit on our ironing board and means that you need to find a surface for that as well as your iron itself. Of course, it also means that the iron is a bit bigger to store than a normal iron. I think the benefits outweigh these factors but it really is down to personal circumstances.
All in all, I’m really impressed, I would recommend this to friends and family and it has made my life a bit easier.