Which steam generator iron?

ska_loverska_lover Forumite
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Good morning all,


I am interested in purchasing one of those steam generator irons


Does anyone own one and could let me know what they think?


Also there seem to be lots of them about, so ideas of brands and model numbers would be really appreciated or link would be great


any ideas would be appreciated
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  • I recently bought the Morphy Richards 333005 from Argos (on cheap at the minute). I do like it, it irons nice, gets creases out, big water tank... what I'm still getting used to however is the rounded bit where the cable is, meaning every time I need to put it down, I can't just stand it on its end like I'm so used to but has to go back on the stand. I suppose I'll get used to it, but a[part[ from that I'm pleased I bought it!
  • jackyannjackyann Forumite
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    I have a Phillips which I have found good. You have to descale it every so often, but it is designed to run on tap water.
    I think any steam iron is fiddly as you either have to use special water, cartridges, or descale it.
    However, it is the easiest to use and best lasting of the many I have had (I am an amateur dress maker, so give them a hammering)
    Having said that, I had a strange relationship with a Polti. It kept seizing up just within the year guarantee time - so I would contact them, they would send me a reconditioned replacement, and that would seize up within the year. This went on for about 10 years, until one finally kept going over the year! When it worked it was fantastic, but it was very temperamental.
    I have also found that steam irons seem very variable - try searching on https://www.thesewingforum for the latest opinions.
  • We've had this one for almost 5 years. You have to wait a little longer than a normal iron. Easily reduces ironing time especially men's shirts! Can get a whole basket done in 20 minutes. I went with Bosch after testing a friends one.

    Only issue is it's a bit of a pain if you're only doing on item, it feels like a waste to heat it up. Also had to move ironing into kitchen as the other fire alarms reacted to it! Oh and I did end up with a few scalds before I got used to it!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/BOSCH-SENSIXX-2800W-STEAM-GENERATOR/dp/B00JAFSFX0/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480504123&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Bosch+TDS3771GB+Sensixx+DS37+Steam+Generator+
  • suki1964suki1964 Forumite
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    I've a Russell Hobbs 2400 advanced who's is around 8 or 9 years old

    Takes tap water and has filters which are easy in and out

    Not sure if they still make that model. I got replacement filter in 2011 , 4 for £12. Still have one spare I live in a soft water area

    It's not a bad iron. Whizzes through dry jeans no bother and great for delicates as I just hang them and give them a steam shot
  • ska_loverska_lover Forumite
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    I recently bought the Morphy Richards 333005 from Argos (on cheap at the minute). I do like it, it irons nice, gets creases out, big water tank... what I'm still getting used to however is the rounded bit where the cable is, meaning every time I need to put it down, I can't just stand it on its end like I'm so used to but has to go back on the stand. I suppose I'll get used to it, but a[part[ from that I'm pleased I bought it!

    Thank you, this one seems a good buy, (within my price bracket) could I ask a couple of questions


    What is the anti - calc thing? do I need to buy cartridges for that (for this model) or to descale it?


    sorry for being so clueless
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  • imhoimho Forumite
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    I recently bought the Morphy Richards 333005 from Argos (on cheap at the minute). I do like it, it irons nice, gets creases out, big water tank... what I'm still getting used to however is the rounded bit where the cable is, meaning every time I need to put it down, I can't just stand it on its end like I'm so used to but has to go back on the stand. I suppose I'll get used to it, but a[part[ from that I'm pleased I bought it!


    I use this as my ironing board is huge. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prym-PRYM-611911-Silicone-Iron-Rest-x/dp/B0088XX8M8

    Got mine in £1 shop but they are cheap on eBay.
  • pippopippo Forumite
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    ska_lover wrote: »
    Good morning all,


    I am interested in purchasing one of those steam generator irons


    Does anyone own one and could let me know what they think?


    Also there seem to be lots of them about, so ideas of brands and model numbers would be really appreciated or link would be great


    any ideas would be appreciated
    I bought my DH a Phillips GC7720 about 6 years ago (think it was a buzz agent offer at the time).
    He still uses it and I do occasional (!) good results and never had a problem.
  • edited 5 January 2017 at 11:36AM
    TeejayTeejay Forumite
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    I've got a Phillips, its about eight years ild now. Fab machine. You can refill by lifting flap and continue. Best steam generator iron Ive had so far. Before this one Ive had a Polti . ok but didnt like the cork handle of the position of the handle. Karsher, it attached to the large steam cleaner and a Swan - needed replacing fairly rapidly.

    My vote would be Phillips
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  • kkgree1kkgree1 Forumite
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    I bought this Morphy Richards Steam Generator on Black Friday (Amazon had it reduced to £80):
    http://www.morphyrichards.co.uk/products/ironing/steam-generator-irons/330017-Power-Steam-Elite-Steam-Generator-Iron.html

    I love it and much prefer it my previous model which needed anti-scale cartridges every 3 months (hard water area). I haven't needed to descale it yet but it seems straight forward to do so. It also takes 50/50 deionised/tap water so saves money too, as long as I don't have it on maximum steam!
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