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Old 06-08-2011, 01:17 AM
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Philips Elance 3100 Iron

Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Currently 5.0/5.0

I had been living overseas for awhile and was just using a standard iron. When I came back to using this iron, I can say that for the first time in my life I actually enjoy ironing!

I am not the best person for ironing - I have a long track record of burning clothes, melting parts, ruining print, but that has changed with this iron and its ease of use. The heat dial is simple and quite clear in how hot it should be to iron what. With this, I have found that I have mastered the art of not smudging prints on T-shirts by having the setting too hot.

After 2 years of use there are still no marks on the plate, and it really does get heavy use. The previous irons I have had always had a build up on the plate from steam and water leakage.

To fill with water, you have to actually put the iron slightly on its side, but it is less refill then my previous irons because it holds 100mls of water.

This is the first iron I have used that doesn't spill water when using a high amount of steam. No matter how hot or how steamy, it never leaks water through, so no water spots while ironing, which is great. It actually says this on the side of the iron so that was just a standard feature that came with the iron, but really does work.

When using a lot of steam, it is quite loud. I guess this is unavoidable but ironing a few metres away from people who are watching TV means that they usually have to turn it up because it does disturb them. There are steam settings though and it can be set from 0-4 depending how much you want.

It is just a really good iron, simple and very effective. I would definitely recommend this for anyone.

Review by professional reviewer, Dec. 26, 2010
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