ABOUT THIS IRON
Branded as the Power IV, this is a descendent of the world's best selling steam iron and maintains that iron's high wattage (for quick heat up times) and powerful steam output.
The fully manual controls allow you to harness all that power, including up to 40g/min of continuous steam and a giant 210g/min steam burst for those trickier creases.
The ceramic soleplate is coated with Ceranium Glissé for the ultimate smoothness and the advanced design of the soleplate evenly distributes steam in all directions.
There is a nice long 3 metre power cable and Bosch's 3 way anti-calc system is a great defence in the fight against dreaded limescale.
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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, but generally have better crease-crushing performance
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 power cord gives greater flexibility, particularly when ironing large items. (For steam generators this figure is the steam cord length from the hand iron to base unit)
A safety feature that turns the iron off after a period of inactivity
Instead of the usual heat and steam selector dials, the iron will control steam and heat automatically based on fabric type. Some irons even have both traditional manual controls and an automatic mode so you get the best of both worlds
Standard warranty period from time of purchase (includes any extension manufacturers may give for registering with them)
Country of manufacture