Russell Hobbs launches seven new steam ironsRussell Hobbs unveils three new iron ranges

13 January 2010

Russell Hobbs 14773 Precision Heat Digital Iron

Russell Hobbs 14773 Precision Heat Digital iron

Russell Hobbs has launched seven new steam irons with a host of features promising to help you 'steam through the ironing.'

The irons make up three new ranges of Russell Hobbs steam irons, called Easyfill, Precision Heat Digital and Xpress. The steam iron ranges claim to offer a range of improvements, from easier filling to power steaming, to help take the hassle out of ironing. 

Which? has tested more than 99 of the latest steam irons and steam generators including PhilipsBosch, Breville and Russell Hobbs models - find out which 25 have been awarded Which? Best Buy status in our steam irons review. 

There are also first look reviews of the most powerful Bosch TDA5620 Power II steam iron and the brand new Bosch TDA5630 Eco iron - both of which we're currently testing. 

Russell Hobbs Easyfill irons

There are two irons in the new Russell Hobbs Easyfill range, both of which feature a funnel in the heel of the iron for easier filling. 

The 2200w Ocean steam iron has a stainless steel soleplate and a 2.5m power cord. The 2400w Heather 17877 steam iron is almost identical but with a ceramic soleplate and a 3m power cord. 

Check our steam irons review for advice on how to buy the best iron.

Russell Hobbs Xpress steam irons

The new Xpress steam iron range features three irons with Rusell Hobbs' auto-steam function. Russell Hobbs claims this feature enables the iron to choose the 'perfect mix' of heat and steam for the selected temperature to prevent water drips.

The entry level Russell Hobbs Xpress Steam 14991 iron features a non-stick soleplate and 30g of continuous steam while the mid-range blue 14992 Xpress steam iron promises a ceramic soleplate, 35g continuous steam and a 2m power cord. 

The top of the range purple Russell Hobbs Xpress 14993 steam iron has an additional anti-calcium function and a lengthy 3m power cord. 

Russell Hobbs Precision Heat Digital irons

The two irons in this range offer features including automatic steam, nine pre-set fabric settings, a large LCD display and a water-saving mode - which claims to only use steam when the iron is in use. 

The Russell Hobbs Precision 14773 and 14805 steam irons are similar except for their soleplates. The 14773 iron has a stainless steel soleplate while the 14805 features a ceramic soleplate.

Which? iron testing

Which? irons expert Lisa Galliers says: 'Anything that makes the chore of ironing easier is always good but we have seen similar features on other irons. We'll be testing irons from all three ranges shortly and will look forward to seeing how they perform.'

The Xpress steam and Precision Heat Digital ranges are available now. Russell Hobbs' Easyfill irons will be available from high street retailers from the end of January. 

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