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AUS members who iron their own clothes: what is the best iron available in Australia?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by merkur, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. merkur

    merkur Senior member

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  2. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    In a nutshell, most Philips or Sunbeam irons are good.

    Philips has a good line out in stores right now. Sunbeams are cheaper, but often do not have 'de-calc' capability though - something to think about if the water in your area is especially hard.
     
  3. meister

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    In a nutshell, most Philips or Sunbeam irons are good.

    Philips has a good line out in stores right now. Sunbeams are cheaper, but often do not have 'de-calc' capability though - something to think about if the water in your area is especially hard.



    Sunbeam +1
     
  4. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    Another point - remember to iron your shirts when they are a little damp, as opposed to dry.

    It will make life a LOT easier for you, and turn out consistently better results.
     
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    Stainless is better than teflon coating IMO as it tends to come off after a while. Otherwise just pick one that looks cool!
     
  6. neyus

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    I like an Iron with some weight behind it. Go with Sunbeam. I had a braun iron that was quite nice but I kept on dropping it.
     
  7. Nuff said

    Nuff said Senior member

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    I have a Philips and would definitely recommend them.
     
  8. lermontov

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    Phillips GC 4430 - works for me
     
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    I had a Sunbeam and now have a Phillips.
    I cannot remember the model designations, but the steam function is much better on my current, Phillips iron than it was on the Sunbeam.

    I always line dry my shirts in the sun and then, when ironing, give them a gentle spray with water from a spray bottle. As apropos states above, it really helps to get out the micro-creases and gives the shirts extra crispness.

    I should add that my iron has a cordless function, but I never use it as the iron cools too quickly and you then have to replace it on the base station and wait for a minute or two for it to charge/heat up again. I won't bother buying a cordless iron again, as there seems to be little point.
     
  10. muffinman

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    I have always found my phillips iron to be trusty. Has a decent heftiness about it which I like. Hello to all the aussie guys. I just joined up, its good to see a few of us on here.
     
  11. apropos

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    Phillips GC 4430 - works for me
    Forgot to add this earlier - I have a Philips GC 2520. The 'steam shot' function is terrifyingly effective. Lovely iron, a pleasure to use.
     
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    -1 for having to live in Australia.
     
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    -1 for having to live in Australia.

    +1 for you pissing off then
     
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    We have a DeLonghi...one of those big ones with a water tank thingy on the front of it, and it sits on a big heavy base. It's fantastic and highly recommended.

    Almost identical to this:
    http://www.samstores.com/_images/pro...%20PRO1100.jpg

    Laurastars are also meant to be amazing but ridiculously pricey.
     
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    Anyone have updates on this? I feel like splurging on a Laurastar G1 really soon and I need someone to stop me.
     
  18. TheWraith

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    I have a Philips and would definitely recommend them.

    +1
     
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    We have a DeLonghi...one of those big ones with a water tank thingy on the front of it, and it sits on a big heavy base. It's fantastic and highly recommended.

    Almost identical to this:
    http://www.samstores.com/_images/pro...%20PRO1100.jpg

    Laurastars are also meant to be amazing but ridiculously pricey.


    That thing looks like it can fire lasers!

    Anyway I have one of these Remingtons for about 10 years now.
    [​IMG]

    It works OK and my shirts get ironed, though it is now a bit leaky when setting the temperature to one of the lower settings like 'synthetic' or 'silk'. So I guess I need a new iron too.
     
  20. meister

    meister Senior member

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    The best iron I have found so far is the Phillips that is usually AUD139 and is on sale at DJs for AUD79 at the moment. Awesome steam shot.
     

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