Morphy Richards 42270

Summary

User Score

Pros

  • Great water capacity
  • Vertical steaming capability
  • Turns off automatically when left idle

Cons

  • Not as powerful as competitors
  • Button must be held down for continuous steam

Review Price £15.00

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Key Features: Vertical steam functions; Limescale prevention technology ; Automatic switch off

Manufacturer: Morphy Richards

Morphy Richards 42270

The Morphy Richards 42270 is a versatile and inexpensive iron with plenty of features to make ironing quick work.

The Morphy Richards 42270 is a steam generator iron, with a base unit that doubles as a reserve water tank. The tank provided is a great size, which will last for much longer than the average pile of clothes, but if you are intending on using a lot of steam, the tank can be refilled whilst the iron is in use, which is very handy.

A stainless steel iron that moves over fabrics with ease, the Morphy Richards 42270’s water tanks takes two minutes to heat up and then can be used on a variety of settings, which can be chosen by using the dial located on the iron head. This model can be used to vertically steam items, which is great for things like curtains and coats.

This iron also features limescale prevention technology and an auto switch-off if left unattended, making it safe and reliable. It is worth noting that the 42270 is not as powerful as many other competing steam generator irons, but it will still get the job done on most, if not all fabrics. It is also unfortunate that Morphy Richards did not design this iron with a steam lock, a button has to be held down in order to release a continuous jet of steam, but it is handily located on the underside of the handle, meaning this is not too much of an inconvenience.

All in all, this is a very good iron, with a decent amount of steam power for its price range, and a reliable build quality.