You know I wouldn’t write about an iron if it wasn’t fabulous right? Well here I am writing a post about one and yes, I’m even giving you the chance to win one! When Sunbeam offered to send me the Pro Glide Plus 8700 (valued at $399) to review I couldn’t resist. I hate ironing to the point where Steve and I will purposefully buy clothes that don’t require it. On the odd occasion when we needed it, we’d drag out the Tobi Steamer but it was cumbersome and fiddly and if you wanted a crisp collar on a shirt you’d have to drag out the iron anyway. This little unit has those two properties combined… and it’s awesome!
No, seriously, this thing is fabulous. It’s lightweight, it cleans itself and I’m seriously having second thoughts about giving it to my Dad for Christmas. You see my Dad is a military man and has been promoted way up in the ranks and has to wear a fancy stiff uniform everyday. Ironing is just something he’s had to do for years and year and years. I’m 100% certain that he will think this will be right up there with one of the best gifts I’ve ever given him… take that Super Cheap Auto giftcard!
It’s a pretty sexy beast isn’t it, want to know more about it? After all you could be unwrapping one yourself for Christmas…
- Teflon® Platinum Pro soleplate
- 2400 watts with 5 bar pressure and 110g/min with steam output
- Steam trigger lock for continuous steam
- Fast 2 ½ minute heat up
- Easy to use lightweight iron
- Removable and continuous fill 1.4L litre water tank with permanent anti-calc filter
- Safety auto-off after 15 mins
- Steam Ready, Low Water and Calc Clean indicators
- Locking base for easy carrying and storage
- 3 metre 180⁰ power cord
- 2 metre steam cord
For an iron it’s a total bad ass don’t you think? It takes no time at all to get it set up and going at full steam. I don’t even own an ironing board, just a mini table top one that I use when I have the random urge to sew. That’s the beauty of steaming, just hang the garment up somewhere on the hanger and do your thing. The Pro Glide Plus sure does pack a punch.
I love this cardigan but I never wear it because it always needs to be ironed, so I thought I’d make an example of it. Suger took these photos of me whilst she was staying at our house and she can attest that I was done in a matter of moments. Zip, zoom, done. There were no spluttery water drops, the weight of the iron was hardly noticeable and the best part of all, no wrinkles. The steam even removed the slight “storage smell” it had after being packed away for the last few months.
I did one half of the cardigan in less than a minute to show you the finish and I’d never used the iron before. When I finished the cardigan I made sure to pay more attention to the hem and sleeve which was easy enough and I was please to find that even with the trickier bits of the garment I didn’t get burnt. I don’t care too much about wrinkles in casual clothing, especially if I’m just going to wear them around the house. As I said I usually pull out the iron if I have a specific dress or outfit that requires a little extra care… just like my Calvin Klein dress.
Isn’t it fabulous, Jen Hawkins eat your heart out! I picked the dress up on drastic sale at Macy’s whilst I was in NYC in June. It fits like a glove, the print is crazy beautiful and nothing like anything I own. I saved it to wear to the races this year but I wasn’t able to go, I even made my fascinator and everything. That wasn’t going to stop me from showing off my super cute outfit on the blog though. I felt like such a hot little lady when I wore it and when I got home Steve didn’t want me to take it off!
Why do you deserve to get steamy with Sunbeam?
Answer the question above in the comments section below to enter the giveaway. Open to Australian Residents only. The prize (1x Sunbeam Pro Glide Plus 8700 valued at $399) will be shipped to the winner directly from Sunbeam. Competition closes Saturday 1st December 2012 at 5pm AEST. This is a game of skill, no random draw will be entered into. One entry per person.