I'm not one of those people who spend an hour over every shirt, the results do not have to be perfect, they just have to be good. I'm also not one of those people who iron socks and pants, the things I iron had to streamline once I had three kids, it takes enough time to keep us all looking decent without looking perfectly crisp too.
I iron at least twice a week for about an hour a time and thus I was pleased to be sent the Russell Hobbs Easy Store Plug and ind Iron to try out. Overall I liked this iron, it is not the best one I have ever used if I'm honest but then it is priced at £29.99 and that is so reasonable for the job it does. I normally use a iron costing more in the region of £50 but this iron is good enough that I have sent my old Bosch one off to the charity shop.
Check out the features of the Plug & Wind Iron -
- 300ml water tank
- 120g shot of steam / 45g continuous steam
- Dry, steam, spray and burst of steam
- Ceramic soleplate
- Anti-drip function
- Vertical steam and self cleaning function
- Ergonomic design with soft touch handle
- Temperature ready alert
- Long 2.5m power cord
- Cord wrap system with plug placement for a neat storage solution
I'd add to that list, easy to use, good angled-end for ironing between buttons, smooth glide, not too heavy but enough weight to iron easily, sturdy when standing on its end, easy fill water tank and filling just once lasted my whole hour of ironing and nice clear controls.
I asked dh to make a short video of me using the iron, so you could see what it was like in action. Do excuse the mess all behind me, that is the dreaded ironing pile about to be tackled!
I have used the iron for about 3 hours so far and I'll be keeping it an using it as my regular iron, as I mentioned my old one has gone off to the charity shops. I've not tried out the in-built descale function as yet, when I do, I'll update this review.
This Russell Hobbs iron is stylish, easy to use and great value for money. The cord storage is also really great, you even twist the plug to make sure it is tight and stays closed up. I'd happily recommend it a as budget buy to a friend.
There we go, job done! That was an hours work.
Disclosure: I was sent this iron free of charge for the purposes of this review. I have not been told what to write and I remain honest.