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BoschTDS8040GB ProHygienic

Bosch TDS8040GB ProHygienic
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Key Features
  • Prices from £349.99
  • 7 bar Pressure
  • 500g Steam Shot
  • Anti Bacterial Program
  • Quite Expensive
  • Bulky
Full Specification

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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

At a Glance

A steam generator with huge steam output to effortlessly glide through your ironing



In Detail

WITH this new top of the range steam generator, I think Bosch decided to go for a world record on steam output - this unit can emit a gargantuan 500g steam shot - that's probably enough steam to be noticed from space!

Very Powerful Steam

very powerful steamSo this unit is powerful alright. It works at 7 bar pressure. That probably doesn't sound very high in number terms but it really is the current top-end in steam generator output.

A lot of rival irons output at around 6 bar, while budget models can often manage only 5 bar.

Higher pressure will mean a higher force of steam which will penetrate fabrics deeper, thus making it easier to smooth out creases. Net result = less time spent ironing!

Continuous steam output chugs along at 120g per minute and we've already mentioned the world-beating steam shot of 500g, though of course you can tone this down a bit - there are 3 steam boost options.

Bacteria Bashing

Full automatic controlsAn unusual feature, but one we have seen before on a Bosch steam generator, is the hygiene Programm (that's Boschs' spelling not ours).

This uses a special combination of heat and steam to remove 99.9% of bacteria as you iron, which will help you and your family's wellbeing.

Other Features

Naturally this unit is equipped with automatic controls to quickly and safely iron any type of fabric, while Calc'nClean collect all the troublesome limescale in one place making boiler rinsing out less of a chore. You can also lock the iron to the base making it easier to carry.

A top of the range steam generator with all the usual refinements you'd expect (plus some you wouldn't) make this the luxury choice if you want your every ironing whim catered for.

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