Reviewed by Helen Noble
The Funky Appliance Company respect and celebrate individuality, uniqueness and confident personal style they love quirkiness too. They are committed to doing their bit for the environment using recyclable user guides and packaging where possible. Designed for performance. Styled for life.
I was really looking forward to receiving the Funky iron after been chosen to do a review on it. It was delivered quickly and well packaged. I was over the moon upon opening the package to see that they had not only sent me the grey coloured iron that matches my sewing room as I requested but had also sent me a funky iron shoe to try (available to purchase separately £14.99).
The brand new Funky Iron comes in a choice of three colours grey, pale blue or rose gold. A matching complimentary heat-resistant silicone pad is included to rest your iron on your ironing board to prevent burning, along with a water measure cup to help easily fill the irons large 450ml water tank with its inbuilt water level indicator. It has a 2400 Watt output, and features a built in anti-scale system, self clean button, along with steam trigger, steam control, dry tank alert, and finally a safety Auto-Off function which is a must with me been rather forgetful, I think everyone at some point has forgotten to turn one off. The new Funky Iron has been designed to make the user experience as smooth, comfortable and efficient as possible weighing just 1.3kg. It also comes with a 2 Year Guarantee.
The lovely smooth grey rounded shaped body and contrasting cream handle give the iron a very funky retro look. It is fitted with a fabulous 3 metre long power cord which has a ball joint connection to the iron giving it the freedom to move around with the iron which will avoid any twisting or damaging of the cable. In my opinion this is one of the first things that wears on an iron so it will definitely enhance the life expectancy.
After plugging in the iron the power indicator lights up red then turns green once it has heated to the required temperature. I found it heated really quickly. Temperature and steam can be managed easily by rotating the temperature dial to suit your fabrics and adjusting the steam control buttons. The water tank was easy to fill and the hinged water stopper fitted securely to ensure no water leakage. The ceramic soleplate ensured a smooth glide during ironing with no water leakage and the heat from the iron was fantastic at removing creases even on just the dry iron function. The funky iron shoe clips on and off easily an is great add on for those delicate items which would normally catch and stick to your iron which will help to protect the life of your irons sole plate.
The Funky Appliance company also sell other small kitchen appliances such as kettles and toaster all with the same smooth sleek rounded retro look these can all be found on their website https://www.funkyappliance.co/products/grey-funky-iron
Overall I was very pleased with the funky iron. Totally funky great to handle and easy to use. I would certainly recommend.