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Big W Contempo 2200 Watt Steam Iron - KB-153 review

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We recommend currently-available models that score at least 85% overall and at least 90% for performance. They must also have automatic shut-off as a safety feature.

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This CHOICE Expert Rating is made up of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).

Performance score View more details.

We assess how effective the irons are at removing creases. We use synthetic organza, silk, wool, a cotton shirt, denim jeans and linen for the test. 

Ease of use score View more details.

We assess each iron for how easy it is to fill up the water tank, move the iron over various fabrics, use the steam and spray functions and adjust the temperature. We also check how comfortable the iron is to hold, and the convenience of the cord. 

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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally always flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks-and-mortar stores for options.

Soleplate View more details.

The soleplate is the base of the iron. A non-stick soleplate is usually easier to keep clean than a stainless steel one, but you need to be careful not to scratch it, as this can cause the iron to drag over time. Polished stainless steel can work well, but is also susceptible to scratching and staining. Some manufacturers use different words to describe their soleplates, for example 'eloxal' is a scratch resistant coating and 'durilium' is an enamel soleplate.

Cord length (m)
Weight (kg)
Stated wattage (W)
Automatic shut-off View more details.

This is a useful safety feature that cuts off power to the iron after it's been left sitting idle for a while.

Power-on light
Drip protection
Cord storage
Auto shut-off (min:sec, horizontal/vertical)

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