The Morphy Richards 42244 is now quite old and has now been discontinued in favour of newer models as you can see in this page. I have reviewed this as a pick because I have had feedback to confirm that visitors to my website are still finding this is a great option for them, mostly because of the extremely competitive price.
The Morphy Richards 42244 is not the most comprehensive or powerful unit on the market, but the features and quality that are packed into the model are well worth the price it is available for at the moment.
The model has a diamond soleplate which is incredibly durable, protecting the longevity of your product.
It is also really easy to use, it heats up quickly within the space of 2 minutes and has a number of different settings which are designed to be optimal for different types of fabric. In terms of power, the model has a continuous output of 100g per minute which is by no means the highest on the market but is more than acceptable for most peoples needs. The water tank on the base unit is also large and allows for a lengthy amount of ironing time. The model has an anti-calc cartridge to mitigate the build-up of limescale.
Ultimately I think this model should be one of your main considerations if you are on a tight budget. The product was brought out a few years ago now so there are much newer models by Morphy Richards such as the 30013 which is my second top pick, therefore you are not getting the most up to date ironing technology, or the most powerful model, but this doesn’t mean the quality of the product is not good. At the lower end of the price range, you’re going to have to compromise on features and quality, and I think that this model does a great job of reaching a satisfying compromise. Many may think that they are better off going with a high spec regular iron for this price which is likely to be more affordable than a high spec model but I would disagree with that sentiment as I think that the benefits of the steam generator irons outweigh those of the regular irons.
As far as disadvantages go, a few users have stated that the iron base unit is bulky, and also that the water tank is poorly made and can crack easily when not handled with care. Again, you can’t expect the highest quality product at this price level, but I think that this model is excellent value for money and will not let you down.
Power: 100g continuous output
Features: Diamond soleplate, continuous refill, detachable water tank
Price: Towards the lower end of the market but still very respectable in terms of performance
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