Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 82
Rated 5 out of 5 by sarahjb76 powerful
Great Iron with all the features you need. Feels expensive to use. Very sturdy.
6 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bex41 This makes ironing a lot quicker and the one temperature for everything is very useful
This iron makes ironing a lot quicker and the fact that there is just one temperature makes ironing clothes with motifs much easier, I even used it to iron silk and it was really good. The only downsides are that you need to iron jeans or really creased clothes for quite a few times to remove stubborn creases and make sure that you iron in a well ventilated room as it produces a lot of steam.
9 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debgregs Wouldn't return to old iron
The azur iron is not at all heavy but still gets through your ironing in no time. Even on a first wash quilt cover the creases ce out with no added pressure on the iron!! Have already recommended the azur iron to friends and family who are totally surprised as they all knew how much I hated ironing
8 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrgeorge89 The best iron I've ever used
I've only used a handful of irons but this one is hands down far better than the rest. Much better than my old "cheapy" iron. Slightly heavier and bigger but that's not a problem at all it more than makes up for it in its performance and features. So easy to use you really can't go wrong.
8 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by shazbat46 It makes light work of a tedious chore!
This iron was very easy to use. I mainly ironed using the auto steam setting as most of my ironing consists of cotton workwear. The steam output was excellent and I seldom had to use the steam boost function.
I did use the eco steam setting on other items of clothing and this worked well also. I didn't have a problem with the cord length as often a longer cord results in tangles. All in all it did make the ironing a slightly more enjoyable experience !
6 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mags43 This iron is easy to use
This iron was easy to use and had great features such as the large water tank and it was light in weight. The iron made light work of the ironing and it was a pleasure to use. The precision tip of the iron is great for those tough creases. The only downside was the short cord , as i had to position my ironing board accordingly
5 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lorrainep Good quality Iron
I received this Iron to review and have used it for about 6 weeks on an almost daily basis. This Iron I found easy to use as it is light in weight and the steam function ensured creases were easily removed. My only criticism is that the cable would have been better if it was longer as it meant the iron only just reached the end of my ironing board!
1 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElaineB The best of both worlds for heft and glide
This is a super iron!
With a husband and four sons (and a large washing machine which creases clothes) I do A LOT of ironing.
A good weight is the first thing I look for, as I want an iron that can deal with all ironing. This iron is good and solid. It tackles creases the best out of any iron I've used. It's no longer a chore to get them out, I don't have to go over an area again. This iron lets me get on with it. Because it also glides so well, it is superbly maneuverable. It doesn't feel heavy to use and takes little effort. I did not feel my arm muscles strain or get tired, because it moves so smoothly. It makes the most of its rugged, strong feel without affecting ease of use. It's the best of both worlds for heft and glide.
The first thing I tackled was a load of sheets and duvet covers. This iron is speedy. What a boost. When running the sole plate back the way it does not catch and cause creases like other irons do. It glides just as easily moving it to the side or back as it does moving forward. I don't have to constantly check what I've just done. And I don't have to keep making sure I move material out of the way so that it is flat first before the 'back' stroke. The iron moves the material as it goes so it is flattened as it's ironed. It's fantastic.
Starting off was a breeze. I took the iron out of the box and within seconds I was set to go. When I did read the instructions (for the purpose of this review!), I found them to be simple and straightforward. They are short and tell you all you need to know without losing it in streams of additional technical minutae. So they are a useable and handy quick reference if you forget how to use the self clean feature for example. Though I found the iron entirely self explanitory, it took no figuring out whatsoever to use.
I particularly like the large water fill hole. This makes it so much simpler and quicker to refill. Other irons are a scutter and mean you spill. The flip cap for the water fill hole is also very user friendly. It opens to the side entirely out of the way and it's hinged so you don't lose it. As such it flips shut without any need to fit it in place. The hinge is sturdy. It's great. Also, the cable is a good length. It is long enough for me to stretch from my ironing board to the sink to refill without unplugging (not that I would suggest doing so), a distance of 180cm, with slack. Because the cable is a decent length it does not get snarled up in the ironing. The cord itself looks robust, more so than other irons I've owned. I haven't had any problem at all with kinking.
The settings are as though someone has thought, what do people need when they are ironing, then designed those well. There is nothing superflous, that is the iron achieves quality by applying these important features well and not by adding in unecessary ones which no one uses. The settings are exactly what I need. On a slide selector there is steam, no steam and eco. Then there's water spray (button) and extra steam (trigger) and a temperature dial. Eco is useful if you want to conserve energy. But on steam it auto regulates the amount of steam produced anyway depending on the temperature selected. To be honest I mostly used the iron on max temperature and found I didn't need to apply extra steam. My husband's particulary difficult shirts ironed well, which was marvellous as before I've had to force the creases out with water spray and more steam. I really like this iron.
On steam I don't have to refill as often as I had to with previous irons, I get a fair amount done between fills. It's not annoying when it's time to refill. The no steam setting I find really useful as it allows this iron to slide over the high tech material of sports gear without sticking and catching. I also often iron name labels onto the children's clothes and accoutrements and the tip of this iron is a great shape to get into the nooks, and it has enough heat to do that job. When I switch from steam to no steam the iron doesn't still steam on for a bit as my old iron did, which mishapes labels.
I am pleased that the iron has a self clean feature as well. I have only used it once, adhering to the recommended frequency of monthly, and it was simple. I slid the selector to no steam and filled the iron. Then, with the temperature at max, plugged it in. When it reached temperature, which it does really quickly, I unplugged it, held it over the sink and with the other hand pressed and held the clean button, and rocked the iron gently to and fro until all the water came out. That was the only hindrance, as I couldn't get all the water to come out. It seemed to stop as the iron stopped steaming, which it did as I rocked it. For the sake of experiment I plugged the iron back in to get it hot again. As it sat some water dribbled out of the bottom of the soleplate, I think, soaking in to the edge of the ironing board where it was. That makes no odds to me as we will spray water while we're ironing, it dries. More water/steam came out as I repeated the clean. No scale at all was visible and I live in Scotland where that's not such a problem, so I can't comment on using the clean feature when the iron actually needs it.
My only negative is that when I lift the iron and my hand grips it, my forefinger can knock the edge of the temperature dial and move it round. Then it's set at a different temperature. But I always notice and just turn it back. It's a nit picking point because I've never used an iron that hasn't had this flaw. Everything else is very convenient.
On price I'd say this iron is worth it. It's not the cheapest one out there but it's certainly not the dearest. For ease of use and the quality you get for your money I'don't think many will be disappointed after buying. It's something we generally use every day so one that works well I think is important. And, after using mine for nearly two months, it seems like one that will last.
Overall I think this iron is excellent, I would definitely recommend it. A good iron makes all the difference. I am delighted with it - and glad I got it.
1 April 2015