Funky by name, funky by nature, this updated home-grown retro cloth presser is arguably one of the most striking irons on the board and is a choice par excellence for Smeg and Dualit fans, or indeed anyone into the ’50s thing.
However, it’s not all style over substance since it comes with pretty much everything you’d expect of a decent quality iron. It doesn’t have a steam shot function but then its 45g/min continuous steam output is ample enough even for the most obstreperous heavyweight denim. Rather handily, it features three continuous steam output settings, from gentle to geyser.
At 1.3kgs, the Funky is weighty in the hand but thankfully its ceramic soleplate coasts across fabric like skates on ice so it’s easy enough to push about. It also has a large 450ml water tank, a decently long three-metre power cable and a basic self-clean feature. The complimentary heat-resistant silicone pad for resting the soleplate on the surface of an ironing board is a thoughtful addition. The Funky Iron is available in three new perspex-like finishes – Rose Gold, Pale Blue and Grey – and performs ironing duties without fuss, though its bulbous shape does make it impossible to wrap the cord around for storage. It’s not the cheapest iron on the board either.
Oh, and in case you’re interested, The Funky Appliance Company also produces a set of matching kettles and toasters.