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What are the benefits of steam generator irons?

Take a look at how a Steam Generator Iron can easily glide through your clothes.

If your regular iron just can’t deal with your laundry pile, it’s time to think about upgrading to something that can blast through that mountain of wrinkled up clothes. A steam generator iron is more powerful and makes light work of those stubborn creases. In this guide, we’ll tell you about the benefits of having a steam generator iron and how they can halve your ironing time.

What is a steam generator iron?

Steam generator irons are attached to a large tank with a boiler that quickly heats up the water, creating high levels of steam pressure. This means that when you press the trigger on the iron, it pushes powerful bursts of steam through the soleplate. This extra force makes it easier to speed through the whole family’s ironing pile, as you can glide over multiple layers at once. You can also use the steam to give your jacket or blouse a quick touch up whilst they're hanging up, so you don't have to wrestle with the ironing board before that big night out. If you’re after really effortless ironing, some of Morphy Richard’s Power Steam Elite irons, like these ones, also have a Ceramaslide soleplate that easily glides over your clothes without snagging.

Squeaky clean with no effort

Limescale is a real pain that can affect how your iron works, but you’ll be glad to hear that some Morphy Richards steam generator irons make it so much easier. They have a great little feature called Auto-Clean, which cleans the iron as it heats up, sending any nasty limescale to the water tank underneath. So, all you have to do is pour it away, it’s really that simple.

A great timesaver

Steam generator irons are full of amazing features that help you save precious time. They heat up super-fast, perfect when you’re rushing around and need your iron to be ready when you are. You’ll halve the time you spend at the board too with models like this Morphy Richards Steam Generator Iron, as the large water tank means you don’t waste as much time refilling it. And thanks to the fantastic Intellitemp feature on this model, you can iron all your fabrics on just one setting, so everything from work pants to chiffon blouses will be left perfectly crease-free without ever needing to worry about burns or snags.