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

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  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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    m_wave Senior member

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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!
     


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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.
     


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    lermontov Senior member

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    Phillips GC 4430 - works for me
     


  9. Journeyman

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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.
     


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    muffinman Senior member

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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

    apropos Senior member

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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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  13. Composer_1777

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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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