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NOW CLOSED: Testers needed for the new Philips PerfectCare Xpress iron (RRP £120)

(226 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 10:34:16

We're looking for 20 Mumsnetters to try Philips PerfectCare Xpress the World's first pressurised steam iron, with "revolutionary OptimalTEMP technology and compact steam generator, it's built for powerful crease removal and is faster than any other steam iron, as tested by independent institute, DWI, June 2011".

Here's what Philips say about the product: "PerfectCare Xpress has no settings, just one perfect temperature that's safe on all ironable fabrics, even delicates. Iron from jeans to silk, to linen, to cotton, to any order, without having to adjust the temperature, it's 100% scorch proof! Plus with an automatic motion steam sensor inside ironing has never been easier. Compact and convenient for storage it's perfect for ironing small loads, every day"

This product test is open to all UK Mumsnetters. Testers will be required to try the iron out over the course of a week and add feedback to a thread on Mumsnet. We'd also like you to add a review to MN reviews to let us know how you get on.

To sign up click here.

All those who are selected to take part and leave the required feedback on Mumsnet will receive the PerfectCare Xpress to keep (RRP £120).

Thanks and good luck,


Vajazzler Mon 05-Nov-12 10:41:23


SkipTheLightFanjango Mon 05-Nov-12 10:41:47

Done. I hate ironing..anything that makes it quicker must be a plus!

magnolia74 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:43:35

Oh me me me!!!!!!

MamaGeekChic Mon 05-Nov-12 10:50:25

Me please!!!! It'd be like christmas come early grin

Biddylee Mon 05-Nov-12 10:50:50

Me please!

RibenaFiend Mon 05-Nov-12 10:56:19

Me too!!! can they also send me David Tennant to demonstrate it please?

DancingInTheRain123 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:56:33

Done! But Accidently got my nickname wrong and it won't let me do it again lol, does that matter?? I just missed out the 123 on the end!! x

bettyboo34 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:01:32

would love to test a decent iron

mrspink27 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:02:01

Me please please please!!! I am rubbish at ironing.

2mumof2 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:02:21

Done! I am not a fan of ironing at all!!! So anything that would make life easier I am happy to try.blush

bananaistheanswer Mon 05-Nov-12 11:02:58

Donegrin I really could do with a good iron.

Done. Fingers crossed. smile

shinyblackgrape Mon 05-Nov-12 11:11:56

Oh me please! Expecting PFB in 3 weeks and carefully ironing muslins at the moment in expectation.

lynniep Mon 05-Nov-12 11:14:27

yup done

loubielou31 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:16:34

Also done. Ooh exciting.
<Hides head in hands at the shame of being excited by an iron> blush

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 05-Nov-12 11:19:57

Hoping to get another opportunity for testing after enjoying taking part in the Bisto Stock Melts test recently. A good steam iron would be great !
Sat Nav we acquired recently in the SANDS auction also adding greatly to our quality of life and family harmony smile

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 11:20:33

DancingInTheRain123 don't worry I'll amend your entry

Knew you guys would like this one!

AmazingDisgrace Mon 05-Nov-12 11:30:15

I'm awful at ironing, always end up creasing stuff more and burning things. I need all the help I can get!

glentheflamingbattleostrich Mon 05-Nov-12 11:35:02

I hate ironing, anything that would make it easier would be brilliant. Please please pick me, you could save my marriage!!! (or at least stop the domestics over who's turn it is to iron)

If it can reduce the time taken and make it easier I will tell the world grin

Doobydoo Mon 05-Nov-12 11:41:37

DONE.Would love hmm to try this on schooliform even things that say non iron need ironing and I particularly loathe the shirts and trousers(grrrrr)

Done! I have inherited my Mums need to iron everything, but my current iron is dangerously leaky, so this would help enormously!


Done. We only iron what looks a disgrace without it at the momeny but DS gets a school uniform next September so it'd be great to get a decent iron by then.

hurricanewyn Mon 05-Nov-12 11:59:55

Done smile

ClaimedByMe Mon 05-Nov-12 11:59:57

Done, DD's pleated school skirts are evil with my crappy cheapy iron, I dread ironing them!

HaplessHousewife Mon 05-Nov-12 12:13:15


LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 05-Nov-12 12:13:58

Iron? confused What is this thing you speak of?

Pinotgrigioplease Mon 05-Nov-12 12:24:19

Oooh, pick me please!!

shelley72 Mon 05-Nov-12 12:35:54

Done. I cannot understand how a family of 4 can make so much washing / ironing. DS starting school has only added to the problem. I need a decent iron - I go through them at a startling rate and yet to find one up to the task!

pengymum Mon 05-Nov-12 12:37:06

Oooh this would be fab - discovered that someone has dropped my current iron and it is now gushing dirty brown water everywhere - when it deigns to turn on at all! sad
I know one shouldn't speak ill of the departed but it wasn't up to much in the first place! Steam very temperamental and spray clogged up long ago! I would love a steam generator iron then I could iron everything in sight - would love to have ironed sheets and duvet covers... (well I can dream)

Everything is falling apart around me! Dishwasher conked out in the summer, tumble dryer creaking, washing machine squealing ... Just glad I didn't order any replacements from Comet! Phew!

<waits patiently by emailbox with fingers and toes crossed>

Dontbesodramatic Mon 05-Nov-12 12:43:04


StaceeJaxx Mon 05-Nov-12 12:51:56

Done. I would love this, absolutely love it!

poppy1973 Mon 05-Nov-12 12:55:16

I have added my name, so fingers crossed !!

WiseKneeHair Mon 05-Nov-12 12:58:50

Ok. I want to do this, however, I don't actually iron.
DH is in charge of ironing in the HairyKnee household.
Is it ok if I put my name down and he can use it and give me feedback to put on MN?
It'll be just up his street - he always drags me to look at the techiest looking irons whenever we jo out shopping. grin

Done....oo-er we can't all qualify!! grin

I was hoping that with all the MN-ers who vow they "never iron" <how ...HOW do they not iron??!! > I'd be in with a chance.

Hey-ho good luck all!

JazzyTheSnowman Mon 05-Nov-12 13:03:25

I have a 15mo little boy... I NEED THIS! Especially the rate at which he goes through stuff!!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 13:05:09

WiseKneeHair - yep put your name down but put that it's your DH in the "pick me" box!

WiseKneeHair Mon 05-Nov-12 13:09:32

Thanks Ann.
blush I didn't put his name down, I just answered it as if I were him.
I'm quite good at answering for him, I've had 20 years experience. grin

vincenta Mon 05-Nov-12 13:12:01

Oh.Done!!!I would love to try this iron! I iron everything,even socks! It's crazy I know but I like how soft and lovely clothes and bedding, towels are after ironing
My iron doesn't steam enough(looks like it will be dead very soon)smile
That's why would love to try this perfect iron with one setting for all clothes, who is faster than other irons! I love ironing and ironed clothes but I hate to spend more time than this is necessary!

MommyVan Mon 05-Nov-12 13:14:58

Done! Pleeeeeeeeease pick me, I'm crap and need to get better at ironing so we don't look like the Family Scruff all the time.

JennetDevice Mon 05-Nov-12 13:28:26


Princessishavingababyboo Mon 05-Nov-12 13:33:55

I neeeeeed to test this one, I will bribe as neccesary wink I hate ironing sooo much!

lunar1 Mon 05-Nov-12 13:38:39

Did you get mine? the screen didnt load properly when i sent it.

Please pick me, i have a rubbish cheap iron, would love to make the job easier and a bit quicker!

moonbells Mon 05-Nov-12 13:39:47

I'll be lucky to get this given I'm still mid-another test, but my iron's 30+ years old, won't steam any more and I've just had to remember how to use it when DS went to school. Argh! School trousers and little tiny shirts!

So far I'm doing better at ironing me than the clothes - the second burn since Sept has only just healed... because I'm having to use a damp muslin thanks to lack of steam. And I put my hand under it... Klutz. And I burned a pair of trousers when I tried without the cloth. I even posted on here about having to get someone to do it for me in desperation! So I'd love simple iron that even a completely useless half-asleep idiot I can use.

TheMummyLovesAScareFest Mon 05-Nov-12 13:40:43

done. i'd love to try this.DH loves ironing and I always blame the iron for my poor attempts. I'd love to say "see, told you so!" smile

Onetwothreeoops Mon 05-Nov-12 13:48:04

Done. How are you selecting? Is it names out of a hat?

ManifestingMingeHooHoosAgain Mon 05-Nov-12 13:48:11


MeDented Mon 05-Nov-12 13:51:28

omg! I do hope I get picked for this. I have tried to give up ironing but just can't bring myself to wear unironed clothes or even put the children in them. I even iron socks and pants, my ocd just won't let me put them away unless they are neatly pressed! But I truly HATE ironing so a fancy iron would make my day!

lisad123 Mon 05-Nov-12 13:53:34

Please please me I hate ironing and am pretty bad at it! blush

Wowserz129 Mon 05-Nov-12 13:54:06

I need this. My future sanity depends on it!

ByTheWay1 Mon 05-Nov-12 14:07:41

please please - I'm stood here with an iron and a water filled plant spray - mine stopped steaming a year ago and I can't decide which one to buy - there are so many out there it is impossible to decide!!

Beanypip Mon 05-Nov-12 14:13:07

Done. It's amazing how annoying baby clothes are to iron!

lottytheladybird Mon 05-Nov-12 14:13:13

No need to adjust the temp? No scorching? Sounds like iron heaven!

I hate ironing
Surely a new iron would make it more exciting, and the DC's would then have lovely ironed shirts rather than the usual shaken and folded effect

JoulesM Mon 05-Nov-12 14:19:27

Any chance of still getting selected??? Our iron leaves water marks at its worst and at best doesn't actually get out any creases-just heats the fabric. Would love to wear a crease free shirt (although with a 2yo and 5 week old that may be ambitious?!? smile

ShoeJunkie Mon 05-Nov-12 14:21:03


BabylonPI Mon 05-Nov-12 14:39:29


I bloody love ironing, I know I'm sad, but I do. I find it very therapeutic - nothing better than working my way through a basket full of creased shirts and making them all smooth with sharp creases!!

<runs before the men with straight jacket are called> grin

smokinaces Mon 05-Nov-12 14:42:13

Entered..... when do we find out? Only as I dropped and smashed mine the other day and save me getting the new crappy one out the box and all that (ever hopeful ;-) )

kiwigirl42 Mon 05-Nov-12 14:45:19

I've signed up. Its an ongoing issue in our house. DH says I am crap at ironing though I try my best. He is RAF trained to iron to kill and spends ages fecking around getting things perfect. I'd love to surprise him with my super ninja ironing skills!

WheresMyCow Mon 05-Nov-12 15:10:07

Done - anything that would actually encourage me to iron clothes would mean I have so many different things to wear instead of the same few items all.the.time grin

Lougle Mon 05-Nov-12 15:35:54

My DH would LOVE IT if I was picked and it converted me to ironing smile He ends up doing any ironing because I loathe it so much.

Kewcumber Mon 05-Nov-12 16:52:06

I am the worlds most rubbish ironer. This might convert me.

notso Mon 05-Nov-12 16:52:54

Done. Hope I get picked, have no iron at the moment.

Florin Mon 05-Nov-12 16:56:23

Please please please can I try this. My husband dropped my iron and it leaks steam which is dangerous. I really need a new iron!

Happylander Mon 05-Nov-12 16:57:36

Me me me. My ex took the decent iron when he left!

gwenniebee Mon 05-Nov-12 17:03:54

Me! I'm fed up with iron spit on my clothes...

incognitomama Mon 05-Nov-12 17:03:55

Done. For that price I'm hoping it's got an autopilot button grin so I can put my feet up and have a brew. Also, put down my more regularly used mn name but I'm guessing you could hunt me down via email if needed!

FairiesWearPoppies Mon 05-Nov-12 17:08:17

Done so desperate to get this one! I have an old flat iron!!!! Not really but doesn't steam or make things particularly flat!

Giddypants Mon 05-Nov-12 17:08:59

Done! I really need a new iron.

JumpingJetFlash Mon 05-Nov-12 17:12:51

Done - might even convince hubby to iron if it's a super duper swish one :-) (well miracles might happen lol)

MamaD1 Mon 05-Nov-12 17:15:53

Done... fingers crossed

Signed up too. As someone with too many things with iron burns on them from using a too hot iron this sounds great!

Boggler Mon 05-Nov-12 17:20:07

All done grin

EmLH Mon 05-Nov-12 17:28:44

Done. My fingers are firmly crossed on this one. Currently averse to ironing as I never seem to get any results with my nan's old hand-me-down one! Think I have it more for sentimental value than any practical use!

Me please!!! I missed out on the Hoover test and would really really love a new iron as mine is about to give up the ghost. Thanks!!

I would really love the chance to try this one out, anything to make my ironning pile less of a boring mountain has got to be a good one to try out.

bluebump Mon 05-Nov-12 17:53:17


Oh meeeee with a cherry on top. I love ironing!! Let me try a new gadget purlease!!!

NigellasGuest Mon 05-Nov-12 17:54:57

Would love this! I've been wanting a new iron for absolutely ages..

BrianAndHisBalls Mon 05-Nov-12 17:55:43

done! I'm crap with irons grin

farrowandballs Mon 05-Nov-12 18:04:03


Sounds amazing!! Anything that makes going from item to item without fretting about the setting sounds perfect!! Love you mumsnet for giving us this crosses everything

autumnfrost Mon 05-Nov-12 18:10:44

Done.It sounds brilliant! I love looking in my wardrobe when everything is ironed but at the moment it is a busting at the seams crumpled mess(how come unironed items take up twice the room?)

Done fingers crossed!

If I'm picked it saves me having to buy DH a Christmas Present grin

Sonofagun Mon 05-Nov-12 18:38:19


fedupofnamechanging Mon 05-Nov-12 18:39:20


Hope I get chosen - never win anything be just my luck though that the only thing I win in my entire life is an iron. The family will start expecting crinkle free clothes

ilovesprouts Mon 05-Nov-12 18:47:50

ooh done iron is a swear word in my house i dont iron blush

Ulysses Mon 05-Nov-12 19:05:20

I've got a steam generator but its so bulky that I can't be bothered to get it out. Also DH finds it complicated so end up having to set it up for him. There you go 2 testers for the price of 1!

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 05-Nov-12 19:39:37


HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 05-Nov-12 19:41:38


lunar1 Mon 05-Nov-12 19:44:54

Could you add something to my survey. I didn't click the option for sometimes burning delicates, the reason is because they are the one thing I don't iron! Too scared of ruining them, I have a beautifully creased Christmas table cloth just waiting for this iron!

I will happily try a new iron - anything to make me do it would be helpful.

outtolunchagain Mon 05-Nov-12 19:46:26

Done, I am always ironing and I hate it do will give anything a try

orangina Mon 05-Nov-12 19:58:03


Sarayu Mon 05-Nov-12 20:18:54

Done #desperate

CanonFodder Mon 05-Nov-12 20:19:53


gelo Mon 05-Nov-12 20:26:13

Sounds ideal - I've lost count of the clothes I've ruined by forgetting to turn the iron down - you'd think I'd have learned by experience, but I think my brain switches off when I'm ironing.

Kormachameleon Mon 05-Nov-12 20:26:58

Done. Please please please let me be selected, we look like tramps currently due to iron dying and only being able to afford a tesco value one to replace it

It is shittier than a shit thing on a very shit day

tutu100 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:27:15

I've done it. Would love to try a new iron, mine is on the blink, but not sure what to go for as my last 2 iron decisions haven't been good ones!

Parisbanana Mon 05-Nov-12 20:31:12

I would but since I got to go on an ironing fun day and received a super duper fancydan iron courtesy of mumsnet some years ago, I feel it would be greedy! Have to say those irons are wonderful smile

NettleTea Mon 05-Nov-12 20:34:08

ive added myself to the mix, but as I dont iron at all, Im probably not a good one to judge. HOWEVER something fast and efficient might just persuade me.....

TheMummyLovesAScareFest Mon 05-Nov-12 20:36:23

an ironing funday! not 2 words i'd expect to hear together!

Parisbanana Mon 05-Nov-12 20:39:26

It was such a laugh! We had coffee and very nice pastries on arrival, then a demo by a world champion ironed, then a very nice lunch, then we got our trickiest clothes ironed for us, then we got a goodie bag. A couple of days later we each received a £200 iron to try and keep.
Great day and the iron is fab.

Ooh I could use a decent iron.

janey1234 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:49:55

Yes me please!!

SirBoobAlot Mon 05-Nov-12 21:00:07

An iron that doesn't hurt to use, I don't have to faff around with settings on, and doesn't take forever to iron... Yes please!!

madamy Mon 05-Nov-12 21:07:24

Done - hate ironing with a passion so this ones to see if I can be persuaded to change my mind!

notso Mon 05-Nov-12 21:11:27

Just been drooling over researching the iron, if it does what it says it will be amazing.

Oh my goodness I am your perfect tester!smile

Even on the hottest setting I still end up with creases in sheets,the product actually sounds too good to be true,the science behind it would be interesting.

And so many good uses,my mother is in the early stages of Alzheimers and a one setting product would be great for her.

Sounds amazing. Pick me!

Dwagon Mon 05-Nov-12 21:44:22

Done: I iron anything I can throw on the board, but my trusty steamer has developed a sticky bottom so a new iron would be v welcome

BlatherskiteOfTheLivingDead Mon 05-Nov-12 21:48:23

Done. DH and I are in the middle of an iron settings battle at the moment so this could solve some arguements

Lyftiduft Mon 05-Nov-12 21:55:45

I can't get the survey to submit once I've filled it in... DH will be disappointed as it's him who'd test it! sad

Sarahplane Mon 05-Nov-12 22:01:03


mariel Mon 05-Nov-12 22:12:39

me! me! me! would love to try one of these!!

Lilpickle08 Mon 05-Nov-12 22:35:09

Done! Less time ironing = more time to eat cake, and that's got to be a good thing

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 22:40:36

Parisbanana hello... I was there too! It was a fun day wasn't it?

janglitz Mon 05-Nov-12 22:41:52

I'm so in need of a new iron and would love love to test out the product..
Pleas pick meeeee xxx

emblosion Mon 05-Nov-12 22:50:15

Done! Ohhh pick meee - I dream of an iron where I cannot destroy things by ironing on the wrong setting!

adelaide22 Mon 05-Nov-12 22:57:19


WineGless Mon 05-Nov-12 22:58:49


Shaky Mon 05-Nov-12 23:03:58

Er, ironing?

That's the basket of crumpled clothes I give to my ironing fairy once a week. She brings it back, beautifully ironed, on hangers, ready to put away.
I give her the £12 she charges. Everyone's happy grin

MildlyMiserable Mon 05-Nov-12 23:05:24

Done, I love well ironed clothes but hate doing the work with my current iron.

Shaky Mon 05-Nov-12 23:06:22

HQ can you pick me to give your iron to my ironing fairy to test, I bet she'd love it! Please x

yummumummy Mon 05-Nov-12 23:39:58

Done.. this might just be god's sympathy on my current ironing state

Brightonite Mon 05-Nov-12 23:54:34

What is an ironing fun day ??! I'd love to try a new model Please ..... Less time ironing, more mumsnetting! ....

akaemmafrost Tue 06-Nov-12 00:08:10

Done. I love ironing. My heart actually leapt when I saw this was for an iron.

NervousAt20 Tue 06-Nov-12 00:48:26


Giddygrandma Tue 06-Nov-12 05:10:50

Done - oh yes please!

rowingdowntheriver Tue 06-Nov-12 05:19:16


Northernexile Tue 06-Nov-12 06:54:54

Done. This is one product I really want to try!

Bicnod Tue 06-Nov-12 08:09:23

Done, really really hope I'm picked.


noo1985 Tue 06-Nov-12 08:41:14

Done smile

Bobolbach Tue 06-Nov-12 08:42:24

Done. My iron is rubbish, so would love to try something to make an arduous rash easier. Plus, I love a gadget!


ZombieOnABicycle Tue 06-Nov-12 09:01:37

Done :-)

fruityoatybrains Tue 06-Nov-12 09:13:22


shaztwins1 Tue 06-Nov-12 10:04:54

done here too grin

Rikalaily Tue 06-Nov-12 10:15:07


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 10:21:41

hello folks - we had an AMAZING response to this....closing it off now.
But do watch this space as we may well have another one up for grabs when we start the feedback thread....wink

SuzysZoo Tue 06-Nov-12 11:30:20

Hi AnnMumsnet. I just signed up (or thought I did) - does my entry count as the survey still let me complete? Also, does it make any difference if, when you sign up, you also leave a message on the thread saying something like"I'd love to test this!". Just wondered! Thanks

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 11:52:17

Hi Suzys - yes and no! (in 2 words...) - yes your form is in the 'pile' and no it doesn't make a difference

ooh, when do we find out if we've been picked?

Rattitude Fri 09-Nov-12 13:53:57

ooooh... I have been selected!

AnnMumsnet, do you know roughly when we might expect to receive the iron to test? I have a massive pile to iron and if it coming soon-ish, I will delay my ironing so that I test the Philips iron on it.

If it is going to take a couple of weeks, I'd better get going on my current pile though! grin


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Nov-12 14:23:32

Next week sometime I hope!

Vajazzler Fri 09-Nov-12 14:35:36

Did i get selected? <looks woefully at mountain of ironing>

RudolphUcker Fri 09-Nov-12 14:39:22

I've always wondered that about the comments on the thread - or else why does everyone just post 'done'? Never got it.

Ah well. I shall delay my two baskets of ironing in the hope I am picked any excuse.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Nov-12 14:39:51

Not this time Vajazzler - sorry - was a v popular one - do look over your mountain for the feedback thread though as could be one more up for grabs!

Rattitude Fri 09-Nov-12 14:40:23

Thanks, AnnMumsnet. I think I will save my ironing as that should be a good test then.

Vajazzler Fri 09-Nov-12 14:47:53

Ah well. Never mind <ignores the mountain>

ilovesprouts Fri 09-Nov-12 16:21:24

anyone got picked ?

upinthehills Fri 09-Nov-12 17:27:16

Me!!!! Yeh !!!! got 3 big blue ikea bags of ironing to test the baby with!

Rattitude Fri 09-Nov-12 17:48:08

Vajazzler, I suggest sending your mountain to upinthehills wink

RudolphUcker Fri 09-Nov-12 18:14:18

Right, who got picked? I have TWO baskets here. Come and get 'em. grin

Vajazzler Fri 09-Nov-12 18:15:59

You know what Rattitude i think i might!

upinthehills Fri 09-Nov-12 18:17:32

Don't you bloody dare grin I have more than enough filling my spare room already!

tittytittyhanghang Fri 09-Nov-12 21:03:31

oooh dp has just informed me that i won this, first time in my life ive been looking forward to ironing smile

WineGless Fri 09-Nov-12 21:36:37


No email for me
Cracks whip on DH again

Woo hoo I'm in!

Does this mean I have a legitimate excuse to refuse to do any ironing till my fancy new iron arrives? grin

Rattitude Fri 09-Nov-12 22:17:26

This song is for Vajazzler and RudolphUcker.

PinkPepper Fri 09-Nov-12 22:50:10

Yay I got picked. I had a call off a blocked number earlier but missed it? Hope that wasn't anything to do with it :s
I also have loads of ironing ready and waiting!

Rattitude Fri 09-Nov-12 23:03:39

Philips called from a blocked number so it might have been them.

PinkPepper Fri 09-Nov-12 23:58:38

Oh no. I hope they ring back :/

I probably missed their call too then PinkPepper my phone rang at quarter past 3 just as I was unlocking door to collect Ds so I had to either ignore or risk being late. I'm a little obsessive about being on time so I left it.

Mumsnet, I can provide my mobile number if needed or email me to ring them. Just thinking that they're likely to be out of office until monday and then I'm working for two days. Can you tell I don't want my new iron taking away now!

notso Sat 10-Nov-12 18:23:19

If I got picked I'd know by now wouldn't I?

I can go and buy a cheap nasty iron can't I?

<<sighs miserably and attempts to smooth hidiously wrinkled clothing with hand>>

BabylonPI Sat 10-Nov-12 18:59:05

Gutted I didn't get picked <sigh> sad

Creased look is in right?

lisad123 Sat 10-Nov-12 19:45:05

We had missed call from blocked number too! Hope they emailed people too

RudolphUcker Sat 10-Nov-12 19:58:29

Thank you Rattitude, that song inspired me.
to put away the clothes unironed

Rattitude Sat 10-Nov-12 20:07:22

grin at Rudolph

Rattitude Sat 10-Nov-12 20:10:00

Rudolph, you have to live the life you were born to live...

ZombieOnABicycle Mon 12-Nov-12 08:24:59

I got my call last week, said they would be delivering it at some point this week.

Rattitude Tue 13-Nov-12 16:01:03

Getting a bit twitchy: I had said to Philips that yesterday and today were best for me to receive the iron.

I have deliberately stayed at home these past two days but nothing so far and I suspect it may not come today now sad.

I just hope there will be an option to pick it up somewhere not too distant if I am not here when it is delivered.

Otherwise, I may have to send my pile to Upinthehills too. wink

Damn, MNHQ forgot to email me sad

upinthehills Thu 15-Nov-12 10:07:11

No point sending it here - it's not arrived yet.

I have missed two deliveries on 2 separate days whilst doing the school run ( I assume it is iron but may not be!). Second time I wrote where to leave it but it is being sent signed for they they can't leave it hidden anywhere.

It is that Hermes "lifestyle" courier company - and it is very annoying - no depot to pick it up from. You call the number, have done twice saying I will be in after 3pm and nothing. They won't call you back. Am sitting in all morning till nursery run again. Haven't been able to go for run or anything and sod's law they will come again when I am out. If it is the iron, Philips please use a company with a depot where you can collect the goodsd if you are going to send something that needs to be signed!!

i haven't heard anything yet, not had a phonecall or delivery.

upinthehills Thu 15-Nov-12 12:02:52

I take it back - it wasn't the iron it was toyrus! Oh well that is one more present hidden away in the attic!

PinkPepper Thu 15-Nov-12 13:04:16

Phew got another phone call. They asked me if it was ok to be left in post office if needed. She said she'd try and ring with the day it'd come (i said I could take it anytime)

Rattitude Thu 15-Nov-12 14:53:18

I still have not received mine either. They have not yet attempted to deliver it from I can gather...

I am hoping to receive it before the weekend or I will have to crack on with my ironing with my current iron.

Finbar Thu 15-Nov-12 16:07:55

Interesting to read these recent messages - I haven't got mine either - even though I agreed with Philips I'd be in on Monday to take delivery. Why would they agree a day and not stick to it?

Rattitude Thu 15-Nov-12 17:00:42

I agree, Finbar. It would have been better if they had told us dates that worked for them, rather than let us specify dates that they could not deliver on anyway.

Ha well...

I haven't even had a phonecall to arrange delivery at all yet. I had a missed call last week at about quarter past 3 which is school run time which could maybe have been them.

AmazingDisgrace Thu 15-Nov-12 17:18:04

I got a phone call last week to say they would be sending them out this week. arranged for them to deliver to work but not a sausage, or indeed an iron, so far.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 15-Nov-12 21:09:24

Sorry if folks have had issues re delivery etc - there has been a couple of queries and I know the team there are on the case.

PinkPepper Thu 15-Nov-12 23:36:45

Thanks Ann. My ironing can happily wait

PinkPepper Fri 16-Nov-12 10:23:28

Yay I have the iron

AmazingDisgrace Fri 16-Nov-12 14:04:49

Mine arrived too, with a Boden scarf and some chocolates too! I'm oddly excited to try the iron out whilst wearing my scarf at a jaunty angle and scoffing chocolate

Mine has just arrived with the extra goodies too. Who'd have thought I'd be excited about ironing on a weekend!

AGeeksWife Fri 16-Nov-12 14:41:26

Got mine today, love the extras, what a nice surprise!

tittytittyhanghang Fri 16-Nov-12 14:47:11

mines not came yet, boo sad is it royal mail, as i have a delivery to pick up from sorting office but thought it was something else from ebay.

Rattitude Fri 16-Nov-12 14:54:03

snif snif.... no iron yet chez Rattitude!

ObiWan Fri 16-Nov-12 14:58:29

Mine has arrived!

It came with chocolates and a scarf (thought maybe I was meant to try ironing the scarf, but I don't want to risk that with the chocolate grin).

It was a Parcelforce delivery guy, so if you miss it, it should be easy to track down.

ObiWan Fri 16-Nov-12 15:02:08

Huge packing box though, so if you're picking it up from the delivery office I'd either take the car, or get rid of the outer box.

Finbar Fri 16-Nov-12 15:08:44

You and me both Rattitude !

Rattitude Fri 16-Nov-12 15:35:12

Finbar, I was actually thinking about you and Upinthehills as neither of you had commented yet. At least, I am not alone! grin

PinkPepper Fri 16-Nov-12 16:36:54

Yep lovely big box perfect for these DVDs I have to take up the attic. And lovely chocolates. Havn't opened iron yet!

upinthehills Fri 16-Nov-12 16:45:56

Mine arrived this morning - the chocs and silk scarf were a very nice, unexpected touch. Have actually ironed a few things!

Gits envy

Less of the pressies and more of the elbow grease please! grin

MeDented Fri 16-Nov-12 17:39:27

Mine arrived too - I am embarrassed at how excited I am, what has my life come to? And extra gifts too, how lovely are those people at Philips!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 16-Nov-12 19:00:47

Hurrah - I expect no creases from now on from you lot...!

Rattitude Fri 16-Nov-12 19:15:07

Looks like I will be a creased Rattitude for a bit longer

Geordieminx Fri 16-Nov-12 19:27:33

They tried to deliver mine today, going to PO to get it tomorrow. grin

PinkPepper Fri 16-Nov-12 21:18:33

Well I ironed a t shirt. Then let dp take over. He's still going gringringrin

It is quite good to be honest, I kept going over areas where I didn't really have redo to but out of habit

Geordieminx Sat 17-Nov-12 15:49:37

Picked mine up from the post office this morning.

Bit bizarre as it is/was full of water which has leaked over everything inc the lovely scarf, plug and cord both soaked too. sad

PinkPepper Sat 17-Nov-12 21:40:01

How weird. Definitely no water in mine? Was it in the box or in the actual iron?

ZombieOnABicycle Sun 18-Nov-12 07:01:29

Got mine yesterday, ate the chocs last night, and going to do so ironing today. Really excited about it.

Finbar Sun 18-Nov-12 07:48:03

Now I'm still waiting for mine!
Do you think they've forgotten me? Please don't start the trial without me!!

Rattitude Sun 18-Nov-12 10:16:07

Finbar, you are not alone! I am also iron-less and will soon be roaming around in a naked state if it does not turn up soon.

I probably should have a go at my clothes mountain with my current iron.

Geordieminx Sun 18-Nov-12 10:56:42

Water was in iron, the cable wasnt wrapped up, and it wasnt in a bag or anything... Maybe they had to test it or something ?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 18-Nov-12 17:51:24

Geordieminx - how odd...will let them know

PinkPepper Sun 18-Nov-12 23:30:42

Mine hadnt been used. Cord was a nice tidy loop thing. And there were some stickers on it. Where do we have to post the feedback? I will do some ironing tomorrow smile

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Nov-12 08:19:40

Feedback thread will be coming - will be after about a week - so probably next week (give everyone a chance to put it through it's paces!)

PinkPepper Mon 19-Nov-12 12:16:12

Ah thank you. Maybe I'll have chance to see the bottom of my laundry basket

Rattitude Mon 19-Nov-12 15:44:03

Finbaaaaaaaaar, I got my iron (and the goodies too - thank you, Philips!).

Have you received yours?

Finbar Mon 19-Nov-12 16:21:20

Shout out to you Rattitude - I GOT MINE TOO!

Only slight downside is that it seems I will have to pay out £ 25 for one of the IronCare water filters as we are in a hard water area.

tealady Mon 19-Nov-12 17:25:30

Mine has also arrived this afternoon and it was lovely to have the added gifts of a scarf and chocolates. Thank you very much to whoever was responsible for that kind thought!

I have a large pile of ironing waiting for me tomorrow and will enjoy trying out my new toy. I assume a feedback thread will appear soon?

SparePants Mon 19-Nov-12 17:48:06

Got mine too! My goodness it's a whopper though. And the scarf and chocs were very a lovely surprise.

loubielou31 Tue 20-Nov-12 18:05:17

I'm just using my normal water filter that I use for the kettle. It will do the job well enough for now at least.
I've done all my ironing today this week with it already.

I don't know if the feedback instructions have been emailed yet but just wanted to let you know that if they have I am not ignoring then deliberately. We were due to change broadband supplier on monday and in their wisdom BT deliver your router in the day. They delivered it to an address we left 5 years ago (despite moving our Bt line here!) and we are still waiting so I have no email access.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Nov-12 08:42:00

Hi - feedback thread will be up shortly and I will email you a link but will also post a link to it here.

Thanks Ann.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Nov-12 16:13:34

feedback thread now live

Please note any non testers who are looking - there's a chance to win one of your own with this new thread wink, it's nearly Christmas after all!

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