Tefal Express Easy Control 

Sorry not a coffee machine – ones in the pipeline – but something almost as vital for every home an iron. Certainly nothing like any iron I have used before it looks almost professional as are the claims made for what it does.

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My own iron is probably thirty years old, it does not get a lot of use, shirts that do not tumble dry without creases and handkerchief’s being the main things it gets to do.

This is totally different the iron itself is hardwired by a 1.7metre lead to its storage base so in effect the ironing board is redundant. The base has a 2metre mains lead and the iron sits at 45degrees on the base, to prevent little hands pulling it off a heavy duty clip holds it in place.

Water to make steam goes into the base which also has on/off control etc on it.

The iron is 30cm long tip to back, 12cm wide towards the back and 15cm tall to the top of the handle.

The base the iron fits in is 24cm tall at the front, 6cm at the back and up to 15cm wide.

The base has another purpose to keep the irons slideability factor high. So in effect it makes the iron glide over the surface of the material like the day you first used it.

For those in hard water areas the ‘anti calc’ collector means you can simply tap away the scale.

The steam is generated and defused evenly along the iron so less risk of a scorch mark appearing while you were working on a stubborn crease.

So currently a lot of my so so shirts are looking a good deal better as my normal answer would be that the tumble dryer has done a reasonable job so it does not need ironing.

Don’t get me wrong I still do not iron sheets and pillowcases and it is unlikely I ever will.

No matter how much ironing you do the 1.6 litre reservoir in the base makes sure the iron itself always has enough water so always plenty of steam when required. For those really stubborn items there is ‘Turbo Steam’ at the touch of a button.

Like every other electrical device I can immediately think of there are claims of an ECO mode which the specifications state is 20% less energy.

I mentioned safety from ‘little ones’ and indeed once the lift over clamp is in place everyone is safe from the iron being pulled over as however careful people are there will always be trailing wires either from the iron to the base or the base to the 13amp plug. So this is one less accident hazard in the kitchen.

While a standard ironing board is a nice height to stand beside it is something that sits in the corner when not in use. I tend to use the kitchen table with a suitable cloth over it yes its lower and indeed might mean easier to use for those who need to sit while ironing.

I found this unit easy to use which was useful as the instructions are a series of symbols that to me anyway were not that obvious.

The Tefal Express Easy Control is available from the first link below for £169.95 with free delivery.

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