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How long does it take for your iron to heat up?

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FabBakerGirlIsBack Sun 20-Sep-09 18:52:29

Mine seems to take ages and I'm wondering if it is on the way out.

Wiggletastic Sun 20-Sep-09 19:28:08

Sounds like it. sad

Suggest you invest in one of those whizz-bang new-fangled ones with the constant steam. Being a bit of a pauper I can't afford one but my somewhat wealthier friend advises that it is th bees-knees and halves her ironing time. grin

Mybox Sun 20-Sep-09 19:32:32

I have a philips ordinary one & I just plug in & start ironing - heats up that quickly. HAs lots of steam as well.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Sun 20-Sep-09 19:36:46

Can you both tell me the names of yours please?

TIA.

DaisymooSteiner Sun 20-Sep-09 19:42:38

Mine was about £15-20 from Tesco. Heats up within about 30 seconds and does the job fine.

Wiggletastic Sun 20-Sep-09 19:55:13

Not sure which one my friend has but on a quick check of the Tesco Direct catalogue there are 'steam generator' irons by Russell Hobbs, Phillips and Tefal and they start at £79.97 up to a whopping £293.47!!! shock

Still, if it halves your ironing time, say from two hours a week to one, and you use it for the next 5 years then you will have saved 260 hours of precious time that could be used MNing. wink

FabBakerGirlIsBack Sun 20-Sep-09 20:02:05

Sold!

grin

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