Well, it was bound to happen one day, given the amount of pressing action it has partaken in these past five years: on Sunday, our iron conked out. Kaput. Unsaveable. Goodbye dear friend, you have served me well.
But hey-ho, things die. It’s a part of life. So onwards and upwards and welcome to my New Best Friend – the Philips Azur Steam Iron, kindly bought for me (for £43.39 – that’s with a £20 saving on Amazon) by my ever-thoughtful Breadwinning Wife.
So what do you think? Quite beautiful, isn’t it? Like a Russian billionaire’s Super Yacht.
But looks aren’t everything – I know that better than most: it’s performance wot matters!
So within minutes of unpacking the Azur from its box, I got out the ironing board and set to work. From unpacking to filling with water to pressing my first shirt took all of a couple of minutes. Very impressive.
It feels great in the hand – a nice weight and grip like you’ve got your hand in a boxing glove. But it’s the steam that really blows you away. It gurgles and bubbles and boils – and then toils like a Victorian servant pressing his Lordship’s bib ‘n tucker.
It flattens creases like a hurricane destroys a trailer park.
Easy, effortless. Satisfying.
So what makes it special? Well, here’s the blurb on the box…
• Continuous steam
• Steam boost
• Vertical steam
• 2600W for quick heat up
• Steam guide soleplate
• Sideways opening filling door for easier access
• Steam tip
• Drip stop system
• Double Active Calc System
• Suitable for tap water
• Auto off
Personally, I don’t care about any of that: I just know that it irons, both quickly and effectively. Leaving me more time to waste my time posting blogs.
• This is not a sponsored post and the iron wasn’t sent to me for review. My wife bought it with the sweat from her own toil – because I’m worth it