Will never buy this brand again
When I do the ironing I iron for a couple of hours. That is where this iron fails dismally. The longer I iron the more it spits out dirty water from the steam holes, the steam will stop working and at one time it stopped heating up altogether. Thought I was spending more to get a good brand but really wish I had stuck to the Phillips I had last time. At least it was reliable.
Purchased in March 2019 at Big W for $49.00.
Brought this steam station after my old tefal one stopped working it does take a long time for the steam to generate and once you stop the steam it takes a couple seconds to start the steam again it’s a bit annoying
I can't believe how user friendly and lightweight this iron is. I just purchased this product less than a year ago and already in love with it. It gives off the the right amount of heat and steam.
Purchased in September 2019 at Kmart Retail Stores for $50.00.
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Bought this iron due to 5 star Canstar rating. Very disappointed that the clothes are still wrinkled after ironing. My previous brand of iron at same price point was superior.
Purchased in April 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Simple to use iron, works as hoped
This iron works as expected. We have had it for several months now and have found it to heat well, slide smoothly, and just generally do a good job of ironing our business shirts etc a few times a week. Steam is easy to control and works well.
Have never had any issues with it catching or burning clothes, and base looks as clean as the day we bought it.
A very easy to use iron with all the expected basic features. Great value for money, definitely not worth throwing a whole heap of money at a more expensive product when this iron works so well. Very happy
Purchased in February 2019.
Value for the price
I purchased this unit some 6 months ago from Big W and have used it on a regular basis
I have found it to be a very reliable product and works well on most fabrics but would like a little more heat on the maximum scale when negotiating heavier fabrics.
Streaming capabilities are satisfactory and the variance offered via the control setting is acceptable.
In short this unit is good value for the price paid
Purchased in February 2019 at Big W Retail Stores for $45.00.
Love this iron, but died too early!
I bought one of these irons 2.5 years ago. I do love this iron. Love the steam level control function. Easy to use. Easy to change settings. Have never had any issues with it burning to material or sticking to materials. The only negative is it comes with a 2yr warranty and it died for no apparent reason after 2.5yrs. I want to buy another one because I love the actual iron. It's a decent weight... not too light and not too heavy to hold for prolonged periods. But I am a little apprehensive to buy it again purely because it died 6months out of warranty.
Purchased in November 2016 at Big W Retail Stores for $49.00.
Gives a good iron and good value for money
I've purchased this 3 times now. The first and second time I damaged the iron myself because I dropped them, so not a criticism of design. It gives a good iron. My only criticism is the material sometimes sticks to the iron and the iron sometimes spits out liquid. This has only happened a couple times. otherwise it gives a good iron and relatively cheap for around $50 on sale.
Purchased in November 2018 for $50.00.
Expensive and not worth it
This iron and not cheap, used it for 6 months, hardly iron anything and the cord is so hard and already has dents in it that cannot be straightened, another month or so and I would see naked wires there.
Purchased in November 2018.
Good value for money
Happy with the product. Got it for $40. We dont iron much in our household, but this one does the job. Amazing value for money! Have only had it for a month. Good for all fabrics and also lightweight.
Purchased in February 2019 at The Good Guys for $40.00.
Completely useless; never gets hotter than lukewarm
When I switched the iron on, I noticed that the green light, which is meant to indicate that the iron is up to the right temperature, came on almost straight away, which immediately indicated to me that something was wrong. However, I waited for a while, and then tried ironing with it, but the iron was only lukewarm.
There is no mark on the iron to indicate what the dial is pointing to. This in itself is a major defect; nevertheless, I tried numerous settings, from minimum to maximum. Although I could not tell which was which, it made no ...difference, as the plate remained lukewarm on all settings. It was therefore totally useless. I took it back to the store, and they cheerfully refunded the money. I then went to another store and bought a Sunbeam model SR6250 at about the same price, and it works just fine. It also has a mark on the iron to indicate what the dial is pointing to. One thing I noticed when buying the second iron is that those made by Sunbeam and Phillips are practically identical to the Russel Hobbs one, but just have different stickers on them (and a few other small variations); this possibly indicates that all three brands are made in the same factory in China. Nevertheless, the Sunbeam one works, and the Russell Hobbs one does not; it is a complete dud. I could not recommend it to anyone.
Steams good to me
I bought this when it was on sale as I had my old mum and dads which didn't even steam so this was an exelent thing to now have on this iron. The settings are pretty much the same, if you want to use it on cotton set it for that or other options that it has. Dose a good job than the old one we had
Love my new iron! I had been using the same iron for years now and I finally got a new one it is wayyy better than the old one, has special steam cleaning options and has specific temperatures for certain fabrics which is great. I use this iron every single day and I never used to like ironing at all.
Had it for years works well
This has been a quiet and efficient member of the household for many years now. It just works, so there's not a great deal to say. Heats up well, has a decent cord lenght and glides nicely. I think the steam could be a little more powerful but even that is still OK. Decent iron.
Not the best
The iron seems to work OK not the best, the cord however is terrible far to stiff, I would go as far as to say it could be a hazed. It kinks easy you can't roll it up and is very hard to iron with. I would not buy this iron again or recommend it.
Questions & Answers
Where is the indicator telling you what heat you are on. Is it the green light at the lower end?
The heat setting dial is in the middle of the iron underneath the handle. There is a raised plastic knob at the top above the dial (a bit difficult to see as it is the same pale green colour as the base material) that indicates which setting has been chosen. When the dial is turned clockwise as far as it will go this knob will be opposite the "max" & "linen" markings, and the iron will be at its hottest setting. Conversely as you twist the dial anti-clockwise the iron becomes progressively cooler, until is reaches the "synthetic" and then "minimum" settings on the dial.
Your explanation tells me where it should be though I cannot see it. It is in line with the point of the green light which I shall use as a guide instead. Not the best design! Thanks anyway.
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|Category||Irons & Steam Generators|
|Features||Anti-Drip, Auto Shut Off, Variable Steam Control, Vertical Steam and Water Spray|
|Water Tank Capacity||385 ml|
|Cord Length||3.3 m|
|Steam Output||35 g/min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- MPN: 6192 and RHB-RHC909
- GTIN13: 9327327007583
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