An interesting solution to "Iron-man arm"
Disclaimer: I've been asked to review one of these products and give my unbiased opinion. The Tefal IXEO All-in-One is a development on a couple of iron technologies I've been watching over the past couple of years as our old iron slid past its use-by date.
First, it uses the temperature dial-less (often misnamed "auto-temperature" or "fabric-sensing") technology that means you can iron denim and silks without touching a knob. While it sounds like magic it's really not. The soleplate stays at a constant (cooler) temperature to ensure that no...thing burns, while a separate element heats the steam to a higher temperature and this does most of the work to remove creases. Second, I've been interested in garment steamers and the steam station irons that are essentially an iron connected to an oversized water reservoir: great for marathon ironing sessions or heavy duty jobs where you need a ton of steam. The IXEO is a fairly good balance of both, with a few marks docked for certain design elements (see what I did there?) The IXEO has an interesting wand handle that sets it apart from anything else I've seen on the market. It truly is a hybrid iron and steamer. The soleplate is smaller than a regular iron, but the whole wand is lighter than either a normal iron or steam station iron - much easier to use for long periods (with one caveat, discussed below). This also makes it easier to use with the stand-up board that's provided. In terms of performance, it does a great job with a range of fabrics from delicates to heavier cotton garments. It glides easily and is lightweight to hold. I particularly like the fact it doubles as a steam cleaner for other jobs around the home.
Purchased in April 2019.
Comfortable light simple compact Bad Design & Construction
Standing and moving is said to be healthier than sitting. This angle-and-height-adjustable household gadget works delightfully and is more comfortable than sitting or standing hunched over a horizontal table.
The IXEO is the first ironing table I’ve seen with adjustable height. The angle, also, can be easily set to horizontal, somewhat vertical or about 45°. The ironing/steaming part is light and ergonomic, easy to use; no aches; no soreness.
I can understand the heavy weight of ancient iron irons, to squash clothes and to hold enough heat long...
Purchased in April 2019.
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