Review of "Morphy Richards Turbosteam 40660 Iron"

published 03/01/2006 | cornishman30
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"Morphy Richards Turbosteam iron"

Our iron packed up over Christmas, we have previously used Morphy Richards stuff because we have found them to be reliable and do a suitable job whoever gets the short straw and has to do the ironing!

Since this is my 1st review of 2006, my girlfriend has been given the all important job of testing out this new little puppy. Today being bank holiday Monday, we thought it was safe enough to explore the outside world again and hey ho hey ho it's off to Asda we go!! (I know a song about that!).

Why o why don't Asda put irons with the electrical stuff? we searched for ages but eventually was told they were in isle 19! (Shame on us for not knowing!). There was a fair choice, from shop brands for the super dooper cordless models. I managed to fend the girlfriend from going down this avenue! I'm sure that one day we will opt for a cordless model, but for now I was happy to spend a little less money! (Still getting over Christmas).

The decision was made to pay £23.99 for a Morphy Richards turbosteam iron, we could have paid less for an Asda brand, but decided to stick with the devil that you know, having previously encountering a horror story with a cheaper brand (will tell you later in another review).

So the Morphy Richards was ours now all I had was to set the scene for a new review. The scene being girlfriend does some ironing and I do a review about it!

The Packaging
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The Iron comes in a distinctive white and black box, with the "Morphy Richards" logo emblazoned on the side of the box. The box is covered by pictures of features that the iron benefits from. On opening the box, the iron is encased in a plastic bag, and is firmly kept in place by cardboard stays at the front and the back of the iron. These keep the iron in place and at the same time protect the iron from harm in transit.

Filling the steam iron
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Firstly make sure that the iron is not plugged in and then set the variable steam control to the "0" position, then you can fill the irons water tank with water up to the max mark. There is a fill cap on the top of the iron, just lift it up and pour the water through the filling hole and into the water tank.

The beaker (provided) will fill the iron to the uppermost position with water, and goes on the one beaker to one iron full of water. They say to use distilled water in hard water areas, but I guess it's ok here as we have always used tapwater.

Temperature control
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When the iron is switched on the power indicator lights up, this tells you that you have power and the iron should start to get hot in a few seconds. There are easy to use markers on the temperature control switch, with settings for silk and nylon items, wool, cotton and linen.

Once you have set your level to the required temperature, make sure you leave the iron for a few seconds for it to reach its required setting. The Iron will then stabilise at this level with the power light going off when optimum temperature has been reached, and comes back on when it is below the heat level selected.

Dry ironing
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You can also use this iron as a "dry iron"; this feature can be used when the garment is slightly damp. As an addition you can use the "water spray" feature to dampen any difficult to iron sections of your garment.

Variable steam ironing
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To vary the steam iron select the variable steam control section, you do this by pushing the control lever to the left for less steam and to the right for more steam. You would use this feature for more steam for stubborn creases.
Shot of steam

Another good feature of this iron is to have the facility for an extra burst of steam to iron out creases in heavy material, such as denim etc. This can also be used when dry ironing as long as you have water in the steam tank. Be aware not to use this feature if you are ironing a garment below the steam setting you are using. (E.g. set for denim and ironing silk).

Vertical steam
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The vertical steam setting would be used for curtains etc and hanging garments. Just hold the iron about 1-2 cms away from the garment and press the shot of steam button. The iron is also fitted with a no drip system, which is designed to prevent water escaping from the soleplate when the iron is too cold.

Auto shut off
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Auto shut off is designed to automatically shut down after a set period. If the iron is left switched on in the horizontal position for more than 30m seconds it will switch off. If the iron is left in the vertical position the unit will shut down after 8 minutes. The indicator light will flash on and off when it is power saver mode. To reactivate it, just gently shake it until the light comes on constantly again.

Storage when not in use
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Unplug the iron and make sure that the steam control is set to the zero position. Store in the upright position and NOT in the box.

Guarantee
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This product carry's a 2 year guarantee

Registered office

Morphy Richards
Mexborough
South Yorkshire
England
S64 8AJ

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Comments on this review

  • annie48 published 14/06/2006
    Great review! You are a rare breed, you must be preserved!! annie
  • Belle published 26/01/2006
    Hehe, I'm a student, I have the £5 version from Tesco!! K xxx
  • nuttynaomi published 25/01/2006
    Excellent review. and a bloke that irons? amazing!!!! see why you're a feature member. ~Naomi xx~
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