Thursday, 4 April 2013

Getting All Steamy


I never did get around to telling you about my fancy schmancy steam iron, did I?

I found out about a great deal on the Kogan 2000W Steam Iron back in November (?), right after it finished. A bunch of friends had managed to grab themselves a deal and I had missed out. I told them all to let me know if it goes on special like this again.

I was so excited when Karen told me the deal was back on. $99 for a steam iron is pretty darn good if you ask me. The regular price is $229, and I have seen them on sale also for $149. How good is the iron? Well, it generates enough steam to fog up the windows. Awesome. Fantastic for getting the wrinkles out of my linen skirts. Maxx loves it for ironing his work shirts. Perfect for getting the wrinkles out of fabric before I start applying interfacing. I still prefer my Elna Press for actually applying the interfacing, but have found this to be okay for when I am just doing a little here and there and couldn't be bothered pulling out the Elna.

I can't say how good it is for longevity. Ask me again in a year or so and I will let you know how it is going, but I'm about two months in and I love it. I usually spend about $70-$80 on an iron, so it isn't that far out of my regular iron budget. I do find it will occasionally "buzz" quite loudly, which is because the tank hasn't been pushed back on properly. One of my friends was having some problems with hers that were all sorted out when she followed the procedure to clean it, which apparently needs to be done fairly regularly.

What sort of iron / steam iron / press do you have?  What do you think of it? Would you recommend it to your friends or tell them to stay away?

*This is not a sponsored post. It is my honest account of a product that I purchased myself.


  1. I have one of these too and I have to say it makes ironing school shirts a breeze! It is a little plasticy though, so I agree, not sure how long it will last. And it is a bit cumbersome, I find.

  2. How's the iron going nearly a year in? I'm considering this one and would love to know how you're finding it. :)

    1. Hi Gilly, At the beginning of June, (about 4 months after I originally purchased it?) it suddenly stopped working. It wasn't heating up, and when I pressed the steam button it leaked cold water everywhere. Once they established that my iron was faulty, they asked me to take a photo of the iron with it's cord cut off and then sent me a replacement. I have had no problems with the replacement iron. Maxx irons all his work shirts and loves it too.


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