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Magnifying glass me an iron?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LeperousDust, 23 May 2006.

  1. LeperousDust

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    Well my iron just fell apart literally.

    [​IMG]

    I was just going to buy the cheapest iron i could find. Then i thought about consulting OcUK, so here are a few questions:
    • Should i look at spending a little more money on my next iron?
    • Are there any special features i should pay over the odds for?
    • Roughtly how much am i looking at, a quick froogle shows i can get an iron for sub £20 :D

    Danke!

    //Edit: 10 minutes to edit my title, you're getting slow Octadon ;)
     
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  2. punky_munky

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    Joking?
     
  3. @if ®afiq

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    I've spent £50 on mine and would have spent more but I was broke. I like having well ironed clothes so an irons with a good base and that outputs a lot of steam was a must.
     
  4. King4aDay

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    I havn't ironed anything in the last 4 years!
     
  5. LeperousDust

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    You'd think wouldn't you, but this lot got me to spend £60 odd (or more) on a toothbrush! Hell it's worth it though. So i thought i might as well ask before i buy one over the weekend.
     
  6. @if ®afiq

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    This is the one that I've got, although it's come down in price by a fair bit since I bought it.
     
  7. DailyGeek

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    If you want the cheapest, its not worth asking, just get the cheapest. If you want to get an uber iron get a tefal steam generator iron ;)
     
  8. @if ®afiq

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    Also, it's pointless spending money on a good iron if you've got a crappy ironing board!
     
  9. Treefrog

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    Slacker!
    Must be about 7 for me :p

    Although my ex said that the stainless steel base on her new one is far better than anything else she's had before. Worth considering maybe?
     
  10. LeperousDust

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    Thats a good point, any suggestions?
    I'm assuming i should steer clearl of the JML super cloth? :p

    Those steam generator irons looks pretty good actually. Like the ones here.

    Oops :o
     
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  11. Mr.Orb

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    I suggest one of these :)
     
  12. Mikeyboy

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    I have the same one as @if ®afiq.

    Pretty good actually. [​IMG]
     
  13. georges

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    What a beast.

    I raise you this
     
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  14. Inquisitor

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    Post of the day :p
     
  15. georges

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    Delete please.
     
  16. SidewinderINC

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    dont remember the last time i ironed anything.... aaaah the student life :D
     
  17. DailyGeek

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    Should prob remove the link mate, as its a competitor (that I happen to work for :p) But yeah, those are the ones I'm talking about. Very very good. Can't go back to a normal iron after using one of those. You have to use one to feel the difference though.
     
  18. Zip

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    What are Russell Hobbs like?
    I saw one of those irons posted in a link.

    Is it just me or doi the Russell hobbs ads sound like they are some sort of porno :p :o
     
  19. @if ®afiq

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    Broad irons are good for shirts and the like. Can't really recommend anything though, I've got this here, it's a good sturdy board - but the padding is a bit thin and needs to be changed - I've had it for a year so am a bit disappoitned with it.

    If you can afford a steam generated and have the space for it then go for it, I don't think there is much that can beat it - although I believe there are some types of clothes that you shouldn't use steam for.
     
  20. LeperousDust

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    I'm guessing if need be though i could just turn the steam off? :)

    You see once again OcUK have made me part with a little more money than i would have, hopefully for the better!