Light weight head makes for light work
My partner suffers from arthritis in her hands, so prefers the lightest iron available. When our old lightweight Tefal iron died, we started looking around for a lightweight replacement. We had always used the regular, one piece steam irons, but not even Tefal seems to currently make such a lightweight model. Researching on the internet led me to the Steam Station irons & eventually to the Braun Carestyle 7 model. While the entire station/iron weighs a lot more than any all in one iron, & can be harder to set up/store, the actual iron alone is ...much lighter than any all in one iron. The 'Station' sits well on our Philips Easy6 ironing board. Warm up is quick, after the iron is turned on. This iron is very gentle on fabrics & I have never 'burned' even the most delicate fabrics (I often burned delicate fabrics with the old all in one steam iron). Of course, I turn delicates & clothes with prints inside out, when ironing. The iron doesn't need as much downward pressure, to get the same result, as a regular steam iron. Heavier fabrics, like denim, are handled easily, though stubborn creases may require an extra blast of steam from the 'Precision shot' button. This, combined with the lower weight of the iron, is exactly what my partner wanted, to reduce her arthritic pain, while ironing. The water container is still one thirds full, after ironing 2 full loads from a 7.5kg washing machine, which is much better than an all in one steam iron that I was always refilling. The shape of the rear end of the iron is curved & makes it easy to go over buttons, without catching, in the reverse direction. Overall, we are very happy with the Carestyle 7 & would recommend it, especially if you have problems with the weight of a regular iron.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $399.
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|Category||Irons & Steam Generators|
|Features||Auto Shut Off and Detachable Tank|
|Water Tank Capacity||1,800 ml|
|Cord Length||1.8 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White and Purple|
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