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Overall star rating: 3.5/5
Price on writing: £49 | Buy now from Amazon
Type: Cordless Steam Iron | Weight of iron: 1.39kg | Tank capacity: 350ml | Continuous steam: 35g/min | Steam shot: 130g | Soleplate: Ceramic | Wattage: 2400W | Cord length: 2m | Charging time: 24 seconds | Heat-up time: 40 seconds
What we like
Good size water tank
No cord to trip over
Easy to use
What we don’t like
Notably less powerful than corded models
Cools down quickly so needs to be returned to base frequently
If you have tripped over one iron power cord too many, then it may be time to consider a cordless alternative. The Morphy Richards Easy Charge Power+ Steam Iron is simple and straightforward to use, and a decent-sized water tank means that you won’t have to keep stopping for a top up halfway through tackling your laundry pile.
It’s true that cordless irons generally do lack the ‘oomph’ of their corded counterparts, but that aside, the Morphy Richards Easy Charge Power+ Steam Iron tackles this particular household chore with efficiency. It’s deserving of its place on our best steam irons round-up.
What’s the Morphy Richards Easy Charge Power+ like to set up?
It was pretty easy to set the iron up. I filled the water tank, plugged the charging base in, placed the iron on the base and after 40 seconds the green light lit up on the iron, letting me know it was ready.
Although the decent-sized water tank on this Morphy Richards iron is definitely a positive, I noticed that the red colour of the tank made it slightly difficult to see exactly where the water line was. This could be an issue if you have sight problems.
When setting up, it is important that the charging base is placed somewhere flat and sturdy, like a kitchen worktop or on the ironing board. Of course the problem with the latter is it reduces the ironing space, especially if you are using a small board.
How does it feel to hold?
The iron felt light and easy to use and, being cordless, it had greater manoeuvrability than the corded alternatives.
Ironing without a power cord getting in the way felt wonderfully freeing, but of course that feeling was tempered by the fact that I had to keep returning the iron to base to recharge frequently.
What is the Morphy Richards Easy Charge Power+ like to use day-to-day?
The Easy Charge Power+ was easy to use, with simple, uncomplicated controls, and it managed to get the creases out of all the garments tested. However, it was noticeable how quickly the iron ran out of power compared to corded steam irons. It had to be returned to base frequently and each time it required up to 25 seconds to reheat before it was ready to go again. The cordless iron can be docked from any direction on the 360-degree charging base, so there was no faffing around trying to align the two.
Does the Morphy Richards Easy Charge Power+ have any special features?
The biggest selling point of the Easy Charge Power+ is that it is cordless, which means no wrestling with an uncooperative cord. It also removes the risk of accidentally tripping over the cord, knocking the iron off the board and scorching the carpet. This is exactly the chain of events that persuaded my mum to switch to a cordless iron in the first place. The cordless design also allows the iron to be used like a vertical steamer.
The Easy Charge Power+ has an auto shut-off after eight minutes of disuse, which is a great safety feature.
Does the Morphy Richards Easy Charge Power+ offer value for money?
I feel that the £49 price point (at the time of writing in September 2023) is about right if you are looking for a cordless iron from a trusted brand such as Morphy Richards. However, in this case, the iron does lack the power and speed of corded models. For just £16 more, you could buy the new corded Tefal Easygliss Eco, a 2800W powerhouse with a continuous steam output of up to 260 g/minute.
But if freeing yourself from the tyranny of the cord is your main goal, and if you only iron small amounts at a time or you don’t mind the frequent recharging, then you may feel that the Morphy Richards Easy Charge Power+ is worth every penny.
How we tested
Reviewer Laura lives in Sussex with her husband and two kids, aged four and six.
The Morphy Richards Easy Charge Power+ steam iron was tested on various fabrics and items of clothing, including school uniforms. The iron was tested using Lakeland’s Easy-Store Mini ironing Board.
Laura started writing Swears By articles for Mumsnet in 2021 and now has responsibility for laundry content. She writes buyers guides, including how to care for jumpers and knitwear, cleaning articles and tests products, including the Wilton London laundry range, to help Mumsnetters make informed choices when it comes to parting with their pennies.
Laura is a freelance journalist and has written for a range of titles, including the Daily Mirror, the i, Metro, Stylist and Happiful magazine.
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