gecko24 4

gecko24

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:17.04.2006

Reviews:13

Members who trust:1

Quote-start

The Bosch Steam Generator cuts my ironing time by about a 1/3

Quote-end
02.09.2010

Advantages:
continuous, high pressure steam without constant filling up

Disadvantages:
bigger and heavier to store than a regular iron

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Performance

Ease of use

Durability

Cleaning & Maintenance

Value for money

User's ManualGood

SafetySafe

How much did you pay?£79.99

Any repairs?no

Special features?

5 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. Bigbaz
  3. Calla76
and 2 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

My steam iron is ok but I found that I struggled with things like duvet covers, so whilst watching QVC and their helpful demonstrations I decided that a steam generator iron was the way to go.

I did a little research and read several reviews and decided on this iron. There was no way I was going to pay over £100 for one of these so when I found this one on offer for £79.99 from Argos I jumped at the chance.

The Bosch Steam Generator Iron is a bit like a regular iron but it is attached to a base unit which is under pressure and generates the steam. The steam is sent down a pipe to the ironing plate.

The base unit is not overly large and according to other reviews is capable of being stored on top of the board but I prefer to store mine on the floor where it is a lot more stable.

With my board at full height this is still possible as the lead at 2m is long enough to still reach the end of the board. There is a black silicone iron rest which is detachable from the main unit (where one would normally rest the iron) which can be placed on top of your ironing board for ease of use.

There is a clear, removable water tank , capacity 1 litre, at the front of the unit which is handy to take off and take to the tap (this takes tap water) and provides continuous steam to the iron at 4.5 bar.

Simply place on the unit and press the start button. Once the unit is ready, (about 3-4 minutes) the green lamp illuminates and you're ready to go. To iron with steam you simply pull up slightly on the lever within the handle.

There is a dial on the main unit to vary the amount of steam generated but I find that I use it on full the whole time.


The ironing plate also gets hot like an normal iron and has a dial to lower the temperature of the sole plate so that you can iron synthetics but also give them a blast of steam. In my experience you can't do this with a regular steam iron.

The iron also has the ability to steam vertically, for curtains in-situ for example but I can't say I've ever used that feature.

I think that this iron has speeded up my ironing time by about 1/3 not the mention the quality of the ironing is much better.

It I were to suggest and improvements I would say that he water tank could be made a little easier to empty completely.


  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

 

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

dynamicnurse 02.09.2010 21:59

Another well detailed review from you!

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Bosch TDS2551 Steam Generator »

1 to 3 out of 16 similar offers for Bosch TDS2551 Steam Generator Show all similar offers
Bosch Sensixx TDS3521GB Steam Generator Iron

Bosch Sensixx TDS3521GB Steam Generator Iron

The Bosch TDS3521GB Steam Generator Iron is an incredibly powerful iron to help you cut ... more

through tough creases and crumples. It has a
powerful 1400W element and a motor pump that lets
it produce a huge 160g/min shot of steam. Its
variable steam means you can adjust the heat to
suit all fabrics. Vertical steam lets you clean
hanging items like upholstery and curtains. It's
also ideal for freshening up clothes after they've
been in storage. The iron has a large 400ml tank
capacity and the advanced steam

 Visit Shop  >
sainsburys.co.uk
Postage & Packaging:  £3.95
Availability:  3 Days

Bosch TDS3521GB Steam Generator, 1.4 Litre

Bosch TDS3521GB Steam Generator, 1.4 Litre

5.2 bar steam pressure for fast performance 2400 W 160 g/min Pulse steam ? 3 intensive ... more

steam boosts for the toughest creases
Palladium-gliss ceramic soleplate for better
glideability and 3 zone layout Advanced steam
system 2 minute fast heat up time Iron with
?advanced steam system? for fast ironing Verticle
steam Variable Steam Regulation Calc?n clean
feature: anti-scale opening for easy maintenance
Extra large 1.4L continuous refill removable water
tank for ease of use Removable non-slip iron pad
?Tank empty? and ?steam ready? indicators
Illuminated main power ON/OFF button Steam and dry
ironing Anti-slip base Cord storage facility

 Visit Shop  >
amazon kitchen
Postage & Packaging:  Free!
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 24 hours...

Bosch TDS3511GB Steam Generator, 1.4 Litre, 2400 Watt

Bosch TDS3511GB Steam Generator, 1.4 Litre, 2400 Watt

Weight: 10.61 lbs., Manufacturer: Bosch

 Visit Shop  >
amazon kitchen
Postage & Packaging:  Free!
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 24 hours...

Product Information »

Product details

MPN TDS2551, TDS2551GB
Manufacturer Bosch
EAN 4242002515410
Automatic Shut Off No
Cordless No
Maximum Wattage 2400
Travel Iron No
Type Steam Iron
Permanent Water Refill Yes
Type of Ironing System Generator

Show all Product Information

Review Ratings »

This review of Bosch TDS2551 Steam Generator has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. Bigbaz
  3. Calla76

and 2 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Bosch TDA2622

Bosch TDA2622

Irons - Steam Iron - Ceramic Sole - with Vertical Steam Shot - with Lime-scale Prevention

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 20.00

Bosch TDS 3560GB

Bosch TDS 3560GB

Irons - Steam Iron - Ceramic Sole - without Vertical Steam Shot - with Lime-scale Prevention

Rate it now

Buy now for only £ 129.00

Bosch TDA5620GB

Bosch TDA5620GB

Irons - Steam Iron - Ceramic Sole - without Vertical Steam Shot, with Vertical Steam Shot - with Lime-scale Prevention

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 34.99



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Bosch TDS2551 Steam Generator? Click here