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- Powerful 2800 Watts
- Smooth Ceramic Soleplate
- Long 3 Metre Cord
- No Auto Off
- Some Rivals are Cheaper
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A higher wattage allows the iron to heat up quicker and maintain that heat during your ironing session
Continuous steam output in grams per minute. Higher output = quicker ironing
A short, powerful burst of steam to penetrate deep into creased or thick fabric
Weight of the hand iron without water. Heavier irons can be more stressful on your wrist over long ironing sessions
A ceramic soleplate will give the smoothest gliding and best scratch resistance. More expensive models might also have a special coating for even better performance
Higher water capacities will mean faster ironing with less time to stop and fill up, but can also increase the weight of hand irons
A longer cord gives greater flexibility, particularly when ironing large items. (For steam generators this figure is the cord length from the hand iron to base unit)
A safety feature that turns the iron off after a period of inactivity
Reduces limescale build-up in your iron to help prevent spitting and clogging of the steam holes
Standard manufacturers warranty period from time of purchase
Also called the Power III or the less impressively sounding DA30, this is the successor the to the very popular TDA5620GB (or Power II) which was at one time the world's most popular selling iron!
This model benefits from a small increase in power to 2800 watts compared to its predecessor, which makes it comfortably more powerful than many of its direct rivals. This means it heats up quicker from cold and can maintain that heat much easier - overall benefit to you is faster ironing!
Along with this power increase, Bosch have sensibly improved steam performance so it can better match rivals. Continuous steam output is now 40g per minute, with a steam shot of 170g per minute. Note that john Lewis are selling an exclusive version, the TDA3021GB which has a marginally higher steam shot of 180g.
We happy to see a nice long 3 metre power cord on this iron, but not so happy to see there is no auto-off safety feature. So many other irons, even cheaper ones, have this now and we think it should really be standard on all new irons. Vertical steam and a calc-clean system to reduce limescale are other useful features.
In conclusion, this is a powerful steamer from a good brand with a great pedigree. The only real downside is that lack of auto-off. Otherwise it's a robust and formidable crease crusher.Dawn sent up her view of this iron:
"This iron leaks water much of the time and is a real problem for me as a dressmaker as it ruins silks and leaves a mark. I Have had to ditch it in favour of another brand."
A descendent of the world's best selling steam iron, with a higher than average wattage”