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Never liked back
I bought this because I was looking into steam irons and reading reviews, most people complained about the size of the water tank. My daughter had bought a cheap one and threw it out a few months later. I couldn't find any reviews on this one at the time because it was so new but I was happy with the how-to videos I found. I don't understand why it has poor reviews because I can honestly say it was expensive but worth it. Most of my clothes need ironing. I have loads of maxi skirts. I hate ironing and subsequently I kind stop dressing up and m...ainly wore the same few skirts that didn't need ironing. Since I have that, I'm back wearing my nice shirts, skirts and dresses. It takes 45 seconds to heat up and a few minutes to do one maxi skirt. Not really sure why people need heat settings. My clothes are of different materials and I don't feel the need to change the heat like you would do with a standard iron. I had to adjust my space to make it more practical for my ironing since my skirts are long, I need a hire hook and therefore I needed to put the tank up, but it didn't require major changes to my space. I can't fault it. I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.
Purchased in January 2019 for $399.00.
PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME READING THIS & DON'T WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY.
I don’t know what the other reviewers are using but it must not be the same as mine or they got theirs for free from Tefal & asked them for a great review. My $35 Iron from a budget store a year & a half age does a better job of getting creases out then this very expensive bit of plastic. Don’t bother ringing Tefal Head office in Sydney as they will not call you back even when YOU have called them 4 times requesting someone call me back urgently.
A compact adjustable ergonomic ironing solution - perfect for people who hate traditional ironing boards
Are you allergic to ironing? Do you have a growing pile of wrinkled shirts? Do your lounge chairs cry out for a makeover? Did poochie go accident on your best sneakers? Do you yearn for an ergonomic ironing experience? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on. The very steamy Tefal IXEO QT1020 has been getting a lot of exercise over the past 3 weeks and here's what I discovered:
TL;DR: if you want a light iron with powerful steam output to zest up your day-to-day garments, the IXEO is a good choice. If you want to sit down and co...mfortably do the ironing, this is a must have. If you need to iron all the big stuff in your house, you'd be better off with a regular iron + ironing board or a linen press. Despite the fixed temperature, it should handle most synthetic fabrics. The steam output is wonderful and doesn't need constant refilling unlike a regular iron. Pro-quality results is possible without much effort. Size and appearance: the IXEO ironing station takes up more room that a regular ironing board. The sturdy and well-weighted base isn't too big for a cupboard but to squeeze it into tight spaces you must remove the support poles and ironing board from the base. The good news is it is relatively easy to disassemble. The steam generator can be picked up and hoiked all over the house as needed, or as I did, used outside to tidy up the car upholstery. What it will do: the IXEO is perfect for ironing collared shirts, t-shirts, pillow cases, kids clothes, and with a bit of creating positioning you can iron your trendy slacks and jeans. It will iron your underpants but who does that these days? People who need to press smaller pieces of fabric (quilters all over the Earth, this means YOU) will get a lot of work done with the IXEO. The steam output is significantly better than my normal domestic iron and with just over a litre of water in the reservoir the IXEO runs for ages before needing a refill. With the fabric brush attachment I was able to steam a grubby armchair which now looks a bit fancy. My cheap and wrinkly blockout curtains that can't be washed also now look a bit fancy. Just like Elvis, I too have blue suede shoes except a dog 'blessed' mine with a unique odour. After a rigorous steam with the fabric brush attachment the smell was banished - two thumbs up! What it won't (easily) do: if you have to iron large items you will need a bigger ironing surface. The IXEO's ironing board is compact so ironing bedsheets cannot be done without mid-iron folding, sorcery, or for the adventurous types, a full-size ironing board. The good news is the portable steamer unit isn't fixed to the base so if you can find an alternate flat surface (like a full-size ironing board), you can use the IXEO as a regular iron but with much better steam output. I cheated a bit - pop the fitted sheet on your mattress and give it a once over with the IXEO.
Purchased in April 2019.
An interesting iron-plus-steamer station with definite strengths and weakness.
The Good: Reasonably compact and convenient unit, lightweight iron, steamer function works well, large water tank, attractive design, handy with delicate or awkward clothing.
The Bad: Limited temperature control, squared-off board doesn’t suit ironing certain clothes, consumable filter, power cable could be longer, not cheap.
Short Answer: An interesting iron-plus-steamer station with definite strengths and weakness. Whether it’s worth the money depends very much on your own requirements.
Let’s preface this review with some disclosure: I ...am definitely not an ironing-type guy. History may show that I liked helping my Nan iron her tea towels and hankerchiefs at the age of 8, but any love or interest disappeared soon after. I of course have owned an iron all my adult life, but - much like Nanna’s car - it’s done few miles since I bought some 20 years ago. The proverbial ‘once a week, only to church’ of irons.
Purchased in April 2019.
Reduces ironing time and saves my back
I've always had a traditional "steam iron", indeed I've gone through quite a number of these over the years. I mainly iron my business shirts - which, since they are 100% cotton, tend to be rather difficult to do properly, requiring lots of spray-on starch and steam to get to look good - and it always took about 20 minutes per shirt.
The opportunity to try out the IXEO brought with it the promise to reduce several hours of ironing per week and give me back some precious spare time.
IXEO comes in a fairly overwhelmingly large box - and in a l...ot of pieces. Thankfully there are reasonably clear assembly instructions, and I was up and running in about half an hour (it would have been less but the kids insisted on "helping"). The device itself consists of a standalone board, which rotates from a flat position like a normal ironing board all the way through to vertical, and a completely separate unit that holds the water for the steam generation, which connects to the steam head that does all the work. The board itself is a fully plastic construction - presumably to remove the risk of any of the parts rusting, given the amount of steam generated during use. Effectively this means that the IXEO replaces both your iron and current ironing board (which is probably mostly made of metal). For somebody who has never used a garment steamer before, the usage instructions are a little light-on. There aren't any of the controls that you have on an iron - no temperature dial, no steam level adjustment, no spray. Indeed there is only one trigger button on the steamer head that starts the steam flowing. It takes a couple of seconds, but there's an impressive "whoosh" as the steam starts flowing out - and it can be a little surprising at first, but it's not really much louder than a normal iron - just a bit more dramatic. The single button to turn the power on and off is on the base unit (which holds the water), so really with only two buttons it couldn't be easier to use, and the water unit sits very snugly in a specific cutout under the board. The base of the board itself is quite heavy - and needs to be, to hold the board steady as you're manipulating clothes on and off it (you certainly wouldn't want it tipping over), but is still easy enough to move around when necessary. Since the board itself can be rotated from a fully reclined to vertical, as well as being raised quite high, it's easily adjustable to the most comfortable position - unlike an iron the steamer can of course be used in a fully vertical orientation. I've found that a slightly reclined position works well in the small space we have, and because the steamer head is so much lighter than a normal iron (550g vs 1.6kg for my iron) it is far easier on your shoulder - especially after a 2-hour ironing session.
Purchased in April 2019.
Brilliant, I’m a mere male and master of my crush and creases with this beauty!
Never in my wildest fancies did I ever envisaged that I’d be excited about a ‘steamer’ let alone write a review on one, however this product has been sensational in short for a time poor family on the go! Now to fully appreciate this let me clarify, I’m a mere male and in short I’ve never been big on ‘steaming / ironing my clothes in fact I would fully admit that I’m an underachiever in this realm, in fact verging on the ridiculous, relying on dry cleaners and ministers for home affairs and children (mum and wife), however this product has elev...ated me to pro status on a level playing field with even said ministers (mum and wife). Albeit it may sound like a big claim but this little steam breathing dragon is absolutely simple to use, it belches steam and lays waste to creases and crushed jackets and suits in the process dry cleaning them with a simple press of a button, in a word impressive. Further, I did not need a degree or have to do work experience at the local dry cleaners to know how to work this thing and if the truth be told, I didn’t read all the instructions in mere male fashion and just plugged in and unleashed this dragon onto its stable diet of curtains, lounge, car carpets (bloody brilliant) , suits, shirts and trousers. It absolutely devoured creases and hard crushed items and refreshed and sterilised my car carpets -awesome bit of kit. Working corporate, I need to be dressed professionally and yes grunge, creases and crushed look doesn’t cut it, throw into this mix morning madness of two kids under 9 years old, breakfast, getting ready for school debacle, I’m usually demoted below kids and humog (dog) to fend for myself, often to find, not having an ironed shirt or needing crushed pants left on my “floor-drobe” as supposedly clean pants are still in the wash...... alas this Tefal IEXO all in one charges into the chaos, dispenses justice (steams out the creases and refreshes my clothes) and restores order to the universe by its simplicity to use and fast set up and pack up, it really saves time, frustration and just does the job with ease. Since getting this product we have since dispensed with the iron and ironing board due to the better capabilities and practicality of the IXEO all in one, further we live in “chateau de shoebox” where space in our house is a premium and smart design products such as the IXEO are key in space saving and decluttering. In all seriousness, I’ve attached some photos of me dry cleaning a creased jacked one side done the other yet to be done just to give an example in real world terms how good it does the job by amateur hands. I’ve also shown curtains that I steamed out the creases. The minister for war and finance (wife) even took a photo of me with my “smart protect” (steamer handle) to protect my identity as she was concerned that I may be the envy of every wife in Sydney since I’ve ridden the silver bullet up the best husband charts not only for steaming/ironing my clothes but going full “steam” ahead fully testing out this product on kids clothes and even a dress for her going out! VERDICT: Brilliant - Highly recommend, product is light and easy to use that a self confessed amateur like myself can use it all the way to the super user like my mum who verges on the ridiculous actually ironing singlets and underpants ..... who does that! Really! ..... Mum rated it and ran it through its paces for me doing a load of my washing for me....as much as it pained me I supplied my dirty clothes that she washed and used ‘IXEO all in one’ returning my clothes in creaseless perfection, alas my underpants and singlets did not escape getting a good “steaming” too as did my shirts and pants, inclosing she was that impressed being 78 old with its lightness but also it’s versatility that’s she going out to get one which speaks volumes as she wasn’t tired due using it for a prolonged time due the the lightness of the IXEO over her iron. Mummy Dragon (wife) it’s the only time, I’ve seen her blowing off “steam” in a good way! Hehehe, being actually happy in my mind doing my ironing, but in all seriousness though my wife loved the product for following reasons ease and simplicity of use as well how light in the hand to use, but more importantly the versatility that is only really limited by your imagination. The other critical factor for her was ease of storage and multiple applications for the product due to small house.
Purchased in April 2019.
Great item, still won't make you like ironing! some minor issues..
Overall, it will probably replace my "traditional" iron, it has some advantages, especially for what I use it for, which is business & casual button-up shirts & refreshing my suit. Also good for other items around the house such as furniture cleaning and others I was able to experiment with. The drawbacks are on the annoying side but it does do what it says on the tin.
- Fast heat up and easy water refill
- Only 2 buttons and 2 lights on the entire thing to control, easy and simple
- Creases in all scenarios released quickly & easy reach in difficult locations like collars
- The steamer head is light and easy to control, much lighter than an iron
- Easy on the back with the integrated adjustable board
Negatives;...- Steam can get an inconsistent flow on a longer stretch & not always even distribution out of the steam head - The board takes a bit of getting accustomed to & fights you when you want to change position - The whole unit is heavier & larger than a standard iron & folding ironing board combination - Thicker cotton items do capture more water, may be an issue if trying to immediately fold and store away, may need to dry out a little first, does dry quickly enough but is a different consideration from traditional irons. Details; I was looking into a steamer on and off for months and never quite ready to buy, not completely sold on the benefits couldn't quite find myself committing to one. Knowing Tefals great name and some of their other products (my old iron is a Tefal) this came with a particular interest. Also entering this review, i need to state I REALLY hate ironing, I'll avoid it as much as possible and have been known to buy iron-free business shirts from time to time. Regardless you can never eliminate that need. I started out with a t-shirt, one of the overview videos on the Tefal youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XBcsvTRb0M) shows how they recommend you set the machine up for this task, I must say it wasn't what I was expecting. The creases disappeared when the wand got near them, no going back and forth a few times like a traditional iron. I suspect once I get better practised at it it may even be ever so slightly faster than traditional iron. An impression I'm left with throughout the various tests I did. The only different impression from traditional is that you could feel a bit of extra weight in the heavier cotton shirt due to holding a bit of the water from the vapour, this seemed to release quick enough but may suggest you don't immediately pack & fold. On to a casual shirt from a well-known tailor, it has lots of pleats around the wrist, buttons on the collar, not that it's that fancy but it was more of a pain to work with previously. With the steam, again, the steam is doing the work, so getting around the tricker areas was a breeze. Next my full suit, an item I no longer wear every day, in fact, usually only for a few hours here and there so it tends to get creased more often than it strictly needs to go to the cleaners (my main reason for looking at these things!) I found it worked well, once again, I suspect using this tool you also avoid making the suit look shiny as you're not really applying the metal part of the steamer to apply pressure + heat + steam, the steam itself is doing most of the work and the board angle allows you to steam this upright (again see Tefal's youtube example; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vC1Rz3GPZs) so gravity was helping also. I guess time will tell. I also tried this on my couch, a few other household items, I don't have curtains so couldn't test that. In all cases, the steamer performed very well for the most part. I can't say again how easy this item is to use, no settings no dials, nothing, just fill with water press the big button to start pre-heat, then pull the trigger and iron away. I did notice that some items were able to be refreshed that had smells (couch) and worked as you would expect The bit for me that really helped was that as a tall guy with a minor back issue, the adjustable board height helped me a lot, preventing the need to bend over, in fact, the upright position found in the videos for shirts and suits made this very easy on me. The downside is though that the steam will back off from time to time and spurt and sputter. The time gains I had earlier, on some jobs would be lost. The wand holder moves around a lot, I would like this to have more resistance than it does or preferably adjustable height so I didn't have to bend down. I was able to put the steam head down and it caught with the trigger on more than once. (the reason for my 4/5 safety) I don't think this would cause any harm or issues rather more a generic product safety issue, allow for silly humans not paying attention. Finally, the board can need a jiggle or two to get it out of its current position, I found this a little frustrating at times, no bad, but felt a tad more difficult than it should be. The base certainly holds it steady enough due to its weight but everything above knee height felt a little wobbly. There's an element of "I'm just not accustomed to it" within the review that I feel the need to call out. It works just slightly differently than I'm accustomed to so I'm sure there's a series of new habits you'd fall in to over time and many of the quibbles will go away. It's not a perfect item and that is reflected in my score, however, I'm happy with it overall and if you need to replace your iron or have the need to frequently steam items that a traditional iron just won't work for this makes a good alternative. That does include the benefit of just steaming shirts (similar to the steamer function on my clothes dryer) rather than a full wash of a barely worn shirt. Also could be an answer to a quick spruce of denim and other items you're not supposed to throw in the washer all that often. If any of that sounds useful to you then it's worth looking at further and take the plunge. If only a few of these hit your criteria then it may just be a fancy iron with integrated board. Before buying consider the footprint of the whole solution as it didn't fit in my cleaning closet. Consider also you need to line shits and other items up differently than an ironing board but once you change the way you go about it it will produce quick & easy results. In other words, allow yourself time to adjust. I'm also thinking of the steam refresh ideas and the fact you may be able to reduce the number of times things strictly need to go in the washer, this could be a mini-game changer. A number of my shirts are more worn out than they should be given my default of throwing them in the washing no matter how long I used it for. Overall you really can't complain about the core items build quality as they have thought of how to filter the water and a range of other items to protect the unit itself. Something I have come to expect from Tefal. With a few tweaks, this could be improved to a highly recommended score rather than just recommended. So as a bloke that really hates ironing, this device won't cure me of that, however, it feels easier and less time consuming with this device and it's certainly easier to use than my old iron. I suspect the old thing will just remain in my closet as a backup.
Purchased in May 2019.
Useful for certain things.
I was sent this item to review which was quite coincidental because I’d been thinking of getting something like this for quick jobs or even to steam the curtains.
This item is meant to be a ‘garment’ steamer, meaning specifically for clothes I assume, but since it’s portable the first thing I did (after wrestling with one piece of the construction for 20 minutes!) was wheel it over to the curtains. A few creases in them had been bothering me every time I looked at them but I was too lazy to pull them down to iron.
You will need to hold the ...button down for one minute for the steam to begin, then run the iron over your desired material. One particular crease was quite deep and the curtain was a heavy linen fabric but I was quite satisfied with how it turned out. The next thing I did was test it as an actual iron with the board in the flat position. I was using one of my daughters cotton/polyester shirts which do not usually require much effort to iron at all.
Purchased in February 2019.
Read this review to the end to understand Why.
I had the chance to try out the Tefal IXEO all in one solution and for me it has some good and some really bad. I am not used to this level of unhappiness with Tefal, I own and bought a lot of their products and this one hasn’t been in my good grace.
Please read this review in full as I will explain why the rating and for whom this iron solution will be best suited.
First, the setup is easy enough, no brain twister, it is fairly simple, I admit I had to push harder for one section but I put it on me as I might not have been straight to get it...to fit easily. The water filtration is absolutely perfect, it is biffy and it will last a long time before it’s time to change it, the water tank holds a decent amount of water that will last you a few hours… It is a well built unit that will last in my opinion. the fact that you can flip the top in different position is very easy and it doesn't feel flimsy. The iron feels light and the fact that you can adjust the table at YOUR height is absolutely brilliant, it is easily moved around the house and the footprint isn’t much more than your folded ironing table and it is very stable when in use. Also it footprint when in use is great for small spaces, I use to live in small one room flat back in Europe and if I had that kind of unit it would have been a dream. The fact that there is no need to set a working temperature is perfect and I have tested it on all the fabric around the house, you can move around the house with the unit if you have a cord long enough to do so, it is light enough to be “portable” without the base if you do your curtains from top to bottom. It heats up super fast and that's a good thing, my daughter wanted to have a quick touch up on her school dress and it did perfect in a record time. As I said before I have used it on all the different fabric we have, the test is the silk and the dreaded lycra/viscose tops that my wife loves, but I hate them just because it is a nightmare to iron. They came out absolutely perfect using the coat hanger and the tilting table.
Purchased in April 2019.
Handy, Effective with limitations
If you're using this unit with the ironing board flat and pressing down as you would using a conventional iron, it is very effective on all types of fabrics. If you're using it upright as a steamer, we found it ineffective on cotton. Water tank is a good size for a load of washing. Excellent design and workmanship from Tefal. It would be great if the steamer wand had a little more power with more steam so you don't have to go over the same area a few times. Otherwise, very happy and recommended, especially because it was easy to set up (the ins...tructions are very easy to follow with illustrations) and doesn't take up a lot of room, BUT it is a complete unit so you need a place to store it as it is obviously a bit more bulky than an ironing board. Now, it hasn't quite replaced our ironing board, but if we're in a hurry and especially if we want to steam some delicate fabrics, it's on the money. Recommended.
Purchased in April 2019.
Good robust product - ideally needs designated storage
I've never used a steamer before so this was my first experience. I usually use a Tefal Ultraglide iron which I adore but it's great that Tefal have branched out into a product that steams/ irons and has a board all in one.
- Assembly is straightforward, I watched the online Youtube tutorial from Tefal and then assembled the product myself.
It took around 10 minutes in total, there is also an easy to understand manual with the box.
- When assembled the product is very sturdy and this is helped by its base which although heavy (it has ...
Purchased in May 2019.
Speed & Power - Far More Efficient Ironing.
The Tefal All-In-One Solution unit for ironing and steaming is a remarkably well thought out piece of equipment. My wife owns four irons, including a Russell Hobbs steam power station that she is not that fond of, and was keen to test out this new idea in ironing.
Assembly of the unit was fairly easy and straightforward for me, except for Section 2 Step Number 5 where the board was supposed to "Click" into the two rods. It just wouldn't slide in easily. In the end I had to press extremely hard to get the board in and down the two rods to where...the spring latches finally clicked into the slots. I'd be worried if for some reason I wanted to fully disassemble the unit, having to press in each latch and perhaps gently hammer the board upwards. When assembled, the Build Quality was excellent and the unit sturdy. The Tefal site has a number of helpful videos that demonstrate how to iron shirts, dresses, suits, pants and curtains using the unit - and the techniques vary from how one would typically do them with a normal iron and ironing board. See the videos at, https://www.tefal.com.au/Linen-Care/All-in-One-Solution/IXEO-ALL-IN-ONE-SOLUTION-QT1020/p/2820102031 The PROs. 1. General ironing with the steam iron is very fast. This is because one only needs to go over numerous types of clothing once only (e.g. T-shirts, pants), as it easily does both sides in one pass. Thus there is no need to turn them over and iron on the other side. This saves a lot of time.
Purchased in March 2019.
It steams, it irons, but is it worthwhile?
I am a little split with this product.
On the one hand, it is a good, well made, easy-ish to use product etc but on the other I find it really hard to fathom whether or not it has any actual practical uses over a normal iron with a steam function.
I have never been really big on ironing. In fact, I avoid it where possible, but when it comes time to do it the age old ironing board and a decent iron (see the last review I did on an Ironing product which also happened to be a Tefal under the Ambassador program which we still have) does the trick.... SO, why would anyone want to splash out on something like this All in One solution? Simple, it suits your needs. I am going to base this review around that, that this is something you would most likely buy anyway because it suits your needs. While I may not have a lot of use for it, my wife has a lot of items which require ironing and I am the one who doesn't mind doing them. It is one of the things I can do around the house to make her life easier and its something that can be done while watching TV, watching the kids etc
Purchased in March 2019.
Tefal IXEO All in one Iron / Steamer
There is a revolution in ironing garments and Tefal has created its new all in one solution. I have been given the opportunity to give a review on the Tefal IXEO to see if it is the key to easing your garments chores and steaming tasks. A product that you can use easily as a garment steamer with an upright board, but with the ability to change the board to a horizontal ironing board for normal ironing.
The first test was to see how easy it was to assemble it. I found the assembly of it to be effortless by following the YouTube v...ideos that Tefal is promoting on their YouTube channel. As I clicked the final piece in place, I did some checks to see if everything was where it should be and the whole process was very easy. The only thing left for me to do was fill the reservoir with water and start ironing. Ease of use I could see that the whole idea is to have an iron and steamer combined that has everything you need. The integrated ironing board tilt feature that allows you to can change from steaming to ironing is a great idea. Not too large and very easy to maneuver. There are only two buttons on the steamer, one for turning the Tefal iron steamer on and one for priming the iron to dispense heat and steam from the iron head. On first use, I was puzzled as to why I could only hear what sounded to be the pump, but no visible or audible steam was being triggered from the iron head. This prompted me to read the instruction manual (always a good idea) and on page 10 it clearly states to “press the trigger for approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds until the steam comes out”. This makes sense as the water must reach the iron head before it can be turned into steam. As advertised the iron takes approximately 45 seconds before the flashing light on the base water tank indicates it is ready to use.
Purchased in April 2019.
Initially excited, bitterly disapointed.
As someone who does a lot of ironing which needs to be ironed to a military specification when I was informed that I was to be receiving the Tefal IXEO All in One Solution QT1020 to test I was extremely excited.
I currently use a Tefal iron and it is the best iron I have ever used so the prospect of perhaps achieving a similar result in half the time was an exciting prospect.
It seems that this product may be a first to market for Tefal and I think the people in the product development section don't really live in the real world when it comes...to ironing! Unboxing – Assembly The product came in a heavy square box. Upon opening the box it looked quite daunting with so many bits and pieces to put together. You need a lot of floor space to put together. It has a quick start guide for assembly and disassembly and on initial glance, it looked like I would be in for some IKEA style grief trying to figure out how to put this ironing centre together! However, if you take your time and follow the steps in order. The diagrams are quite helpful and it is quite easy to assemble. If you do get stuck and I did towards the end there is also a handy Qcode which links to an instructional assembly video on YouTube which was really helpful.
Purchased in April 2019 at Product Review Ambassador.
Hybrid appliance with limited usefulness.
Not so long ago, we could buy drip-dry, wash n' wear clothes, that didn't need ironing or steaming! Who enjoys ironing? Perhaps, my cleaning lady whom I pay handsomely to iron a basket of clothes fortnightly! The question is, could this appliance replace her? No, is the short answer.
It probably seemed like a good idea by Tefal to produce a hybrid ironing centre and garment steamer. It looks smart, is well manufactured, well packed, easy to assemble (if you read the instructions beforehand) but in the end, you are left with a futuristic a...ppliance with limited usefulness, which either has to live permanently erected, or stored away in a sizeable cupboard. Unfortunately, as with a lot of hybrid devices, I found it doesn't do any one thing very well, just most things adequately. I accept I'm out of practice ironing or steaming garments, but the instructions are clear and concise for the use of the machine, it's just unfortunate that trying to meet the predicted results is much harder than suggested. I offered my ironing lady the use of the appliance to tackle my laundry basket, but she struggled for some time to achieve results she was happy with (me too) eventually she gave up and resorted to the steam iron and traditional ironing board. Let the professional's experience speak for itself. The Tefal IXEO QT1020 is quite pricey at $499 RRP, though I think we can expect that price to be heavily discounted over the coming months when the stock doesn't shift. I generally like Tefal products, but this particular one has left me and my ironing lady nonplussed. If you're in the market for a new steam iron, invest in the Tefal TurboPro FV5648 (an award winner) and leave the occasional garment steaming to professionals at the dry cleaners.
Purchased in April 2019.
An Adequate all-in-one Garment Care Solution
The Tefal IXEO All in One Solution is a mediocre product at best. I appreciate Tefal trying to please the market by creating an all in one solution, however, it doesn't really satisfy consumers.
For starters, the prices that is selling for AUD499 is neither worth the quality nor the performance. The ironing board is made of cheap plastic (image attached) so it's always a concern on how much heat resistant is it, and I think Tefal knows this, as the cover is quite thick, and I believe that should provide sufficient protection for...
Purchased in April 2019.
An OK product, but falls short in a few key areas
Disclaimer: I am a Productreview.com.au Ambassador and will be reviewing the unit provided to me by Tefal.
I'd like to start the review with a secondary disclaimer. As far as ironing goes, I am severely domestically challenged. I despise ironing. The concept, the activity itself and all that goes along with it. Not to mention that I was terrible at it. I have two left hands and never quite get the results I should without spending 10 minutes per shirt. As a consequence I usually have my business shirts ironed by a local dry cleaner, as the cos...t outweighs the time I'd spend ironing 20+ business shirts. Considering my wife works in men's premium fashion, I was excited to use the Tefal IXEO as I'd seen her use garment steamers previously. Was this the key to freeing me from my ironing woes? The first thing I noticed was the size and weight of the box. It certainly gives you a sense that the product is quite large and well built. The packaging meant everything arrived in good condition and was easy enough to remove from the box. I ended up with everything laid out ready to assemble. The bulk of the assembly was related to the support columns (reminded me of vacuum cleaner wands) and the ironing surface. Once I'd assembled the the product, a few things jumped out at me straight away: - The ironing surface is plastic. Even though the IXEO comes with a cover, I was unsure how heat resistant the plastic is. - The water tank is a decent size (1L) and holds more than a conventional iron.
Purchased in April 2019.
All In One, No Humdrum.
No one likes ironing, let's face facts. This machine however, actually makes it less of a chore in my view.
I actually hadn't ironed anything for many years prior to being invited to review & receiving the Tefal IXEO QT1020, although my house partner irons things more regularly and has stated how the lightweight design of the copper/ceramic surfaced handpiece is beneficial for her tendonitis and carpels tunnel despite the need to maintain pressure on a trigger to activate/ control the steam.
Can't comment on fully arthritic hands, ...
Purchased in April 2019.
A good and central - all-in-one ironing system
If my perception is correct, no-one really likes or wants to do ironing - and thankfully many modern fabrics now don't require it. No-one needs to iron socks, jocks and etc.
If you care about appearance though, there are exceptions. So, we cannot escape this task! What I often find annoying with ironing, is that you must go to where the ironing board is stored, unfold it, set the iron on top, check the water level (using only distilled or demin water) and then wait for it to heat.
The Tefal IXEO All in One system places the integral iron and ...board in a system - all in one spot. It's an attractive looking tidy and modern system that won't look out of place if left conveniently. One assumes that this is the intention i.e. an attractive system, that doesn't need to be hidden away? Being a guy, (and ironing as little as possible) - I must say that I feel that the RRP around $370 for something to iron clothes - is a bit rich? We received our rather large carton and later began assembly. You do really need to read the instructions to assemble everything since some components don't immediately show their purpose. In fact, we have two metal rods left over, that don't appear in the instructions - and to this day we don't know what they are for?
Purchased in April 2019 for $369.00.
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