Breville VIN213 Iron Reviews: Steam irons

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This steam iron is a good all rounder.

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7.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
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Heidi, Huntingdon Frequent ironer

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
It works
Bad points:
The "alarm" that sounds if you leave it prostrate sounds even when you are using it, so you have to constantly "shake" it yo make it realise it has not been left unattended.
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 5.0
Features 5.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2011

Confirmed purchaser Occasional ironer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It is a well designed iron. Glides well over clothes with a long caboe and looks the part too.
Bad points:
Haven't found any yet!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Apr 2011

Shell, Spennymoor Busy mum or dad

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Digital heating is easy to use
Bad points:
Quite heavy
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2012

Product Features

Type of iron Steam
Steam setting Steam shot and spray
Extra functions Auto shut off
Extra functions Vertical steam shot
Extra functions Drip stop
Extra functions Lime-scale prevention
Type of soleplate Ceramic
Cordless No
Release date 2011-01-19
Cork handle No
Steam rate in grams per minute 45
Power (W) 2400

Also known as: Breville VIN213

 

Manufacturer's Description

Ironing is less of a chore with the Breville VIN213 steam iron. With a very powerful 2400 watts (W), it produces more steam and has a reduced heat-up time compared to lesser watt models helping you plough through your pile of laundry very quickly and efficiently. The job is made even easier thanks to the VIN213’s ceramic soleplate which provides an incredibly smooth glide through the creased and crumpled clothes so there’s no need to work up a sweat when tackling the chore.

This ceramic content affects how well the heat distributes throughout the soleplate, keeping it at the temperature selected and even throughout with no unwanted hot spots that could damage your clothes. It creates an easy and effortless glide during ironing with no snagging and it ensures long-life, protecting the soleplate against scratching and surface damage.

And the ceramic soleplate is given a brilliant boost by the Nano-silver coating, which infuses microscopic elements of silver within the surface of the ceramic. This special finish is rich with anti-bacterial properties that are enhanced at high temperature and so is kinder to your clothes and helps keep them fresh and clean.

Additionally the soleplate possesses an innovative diamond shape. This provides a pointed edge at both the top and bottom of the iron easing the resistance when moving the iron in a backwards motion. This enables you to effortlessly move the iron both backwards and forwards, in and out of even the hardest to reach places such as pockets and in-between buttons with ease.

A fundamental principle of ironing is the more steam, the better and so the higher the steam ratings of the iron, the better it will be to use. An iron’s steam ratings determine how easy it will be to use, how effective and efficient it is and therefore how much time you can save to do other, more exciting things with your time.

The VIN213 has an impressive 45 grams (g) of constant steam, also known as steam per minute, which is the amount of steam generated by the iron when in normal use. In addition to this, there is also a shot of steam, specifically a powerful 100g for the VIN213. This works as an extra boost to help remove those stubborn creases that refuse to budge or give that added crispness when creating creases on trousers. Completing the trio of essential steam features is the vertical steam function. This allows the iron to be used vertically to steam hanging clothes such as dresses or suits or household fabrics such as curtains, so however difficult, delicate or unwieldy the item, it can be thoroughly and properly ironed with ease.


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