Russell Hobbs23300 Freedom Cordless
- Prices from £38.99
- Good Steam Output
- Auto Off
- Fast Re-Charge Time
- Smaller Water Tank
- Slightly Heavier than Average
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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
Fast recharging, good continuous steam output and auto off - good value for money too”
Looks like tech finally caught up with those wheezy cordless irons of old that probably spent more time charging than actually ironing. In recent years other brands have re-invented cordless irons, and now Russell Hobbs have joined the party with this well thought out model.
Cutting the Cord
No more dowdy, square bricks here, it looks just like a proper modern iron - thanks to improved battery technology the size and performance is much more comparable to corded rivals. The fast charging base station means interruptions to your ironing (inevitable with a cordless iron) are kept to a minimum.
A Battery of Features
It can just about keep up with rivals in steam output too, with 40g of continuous steam and a good if not blistering 135g steam shot. The water reservoir is a bit small at 280ml but I guess that's one sacrifice you pay for cordless. Weight at 1.5 kilos is not bad considering it's loaded with batteries. You don't need to loose out on other extra, as all your favourites are present like auto off, a ceramic soleplate, anti-scale, anti-drip and vertical steam.
With only a small drop in steam performance compared to a corded iron and a water tank that's only a teeny bit smaller, this iron shows it's cool to be cordless nowadays!