Morphy Richards Turbosteam Iron with Diamond Soleplate Review

The Morphy Richards Turbosteam Iron with Diamond Soleplate is a popular steam iron that features a ceramic soleplate containing diamond particles, which makes the surface especially strong and smooth.

This iron is also known as the Turbosteam Iron with Tip Technology, and the model number is 40699. It comes in either blue or purple, and can be bought with a 3-year guarantee. Let’s see what it can do…

Features

  • Diamond soleplate
  • Variable steam
  • Tip Technology to produce a powerful shot of steam either horizontally or vertically
  • 120 g shot of steam
  • Fine water spray

Specifications

Weight: 1.2 kg
Dimensions: 27.2 x 13 x 12 cm
Capacity: 400 ml
Steam output: 35 g/m
Model number: 40699

Pros

  • Very easy to use—glides easily over garments
  • Works more quickly than many other irons
  • Inexpensive
  • Holds a decent amount of water (400 ml)
  • Releases steam with a lot of power
  • Easy to refill with water

Cons

  • Lead is quite short
  • Sometimes leaks
  • Hard to see how much water is left in the tank

Performance

The Morphy Richards Turbosteam Iron with Diamond Soleplate feels well made and high quality. It’s also light and has a comfortable design. The iron heats up quickly, and glides over clothes very quickly too.

The vertical steam function is very useful for tackling stubborn creases, and lets you spray out a powerful 120 g shot of steam.

One minor issue is that it’s hard to see how much water is left in the tank because of the dark colour of the water tank.

Verdict

The Morphy Richards Turbosteam Iron with Diamond Soleplate is one of the best steam irons you can get for the price. It makes ironing quicker and easier, and the steam shots are powerful enough to deal with tough creases. It performs as well as some irons that cost twice as much.

Similar irons

If you’re not sure about the Morphy Richards Turbosteam Iron with Diamond Soleplate a good alternative could be the Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra Iron 20630. This iron has 3100 watts of power and offers a 210 g shot of steam, making it more powerful than the Morphy Richards iron reviewed here. It’s more expensive, but could be a good choice if you need more power.

Another good option is the Russell Hobbs Steamglide Professional Iron 21370, which is reasonably priced and has 2600 watts of power with a 145 g shot of steam.

For some more high-quality and affordable irons to consider, check out our roundup of the best steam irons under £50.

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