It’s not that my husband can’t wield an iron, it’s just that it takes him so long to (badly) iron a shirt that I find myself grinding my teeth. I’d rather do his work shirts myself than endure the slow laborious theatre of him ironing them. So when the opportunity to road test a new iron appeared I jumped at it, even if it is a bit of a double edged sword in many ways. It’s hardly glamorous or interesting but if it’s a good product, it could make one of the most tedious household chores easier.
Morphy Richards have had their ear to the ground for the design of this iron. When the ear to the ground approach didn’t work, they decided to listen to customers instead.This worked better and the result is the Morphy Richards Eco Grip. Things designed by committee often don’t work but Morphy Richards obviously have someone very clued in working at head office. Some of the innovative design features are pure genius. The oversized fill nozzle for water is great, I didn’t end up washing the ironing board before I started. The flexible ball joint for the power flex is also really clever, when you stand the iron up, the flex just docilely lays down- you never have to fight it. There are plenty of other clever design features but these are the two that really did it for me.
Hubby was impressed with the array of stickers and exclamation marks on the packaging but the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say. How did the iron perform? It certainly ironed very well, both in terms of finished product and the ease of which is glided over the shirts. The only slight gripe I have is the weight of the thing. Part of the reason it irons so well is the weight but after a long shirt ironing session I certainly felt it.
I suppose a new iron is a lot like a new pair of shoes- it feels very different until you acclimatise to it. I’ll probably get used to the extra weight: I certainly intend to persevere as the benefits are noticeable over my current iron.
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