Russell Hobbs Thermocolour Iron Instructions

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Russell Hobbs Thermocolour Iron Instructions
Iron all your fabric with no guesswork. (clothes, image by uthe from

The Russell Hobbs Thermocolour iron is an innovative home appliance making ironing any type of fabric easy. The sleek, ergonomic iron changes colour as it heats up, so you always iron at the perfect temperature. The colour technology assures the iron will not be too hot or too cool. A swivel cord adds to the ease of this iron. Russell Hobbs has been making small appliances such as irons, kettles, toasters and coffeemakers for over 50 years.

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Things you need

  • 1/3 Cup distilled water

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    Remove all packaging from your iron and set up your ironing surface. Use a standard ironing board, or use a table top covered with an ironing pad for protection. Ironing pads are great for quick ironing jobs anywhere. Plug in your iron and add 1/3 cup of distilled water. Use distilled water to prevent mineral build-up in your iron.

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    Select the garment to be ironed. Look at the care label in the garment to be certain of the correct temperature setting you need to properly iron the garment. Decide which section of the garment you are going to iron first and place it smoothly on your ironing surface.

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    Check the dial located on the top of the water tank for the correct setting for the fabric of the garment to be ironed. The water tank will illuminate when the temperature of the iron is compatible with the fabric.

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    Check the tank. If you're ironing a thick fabric, like denim, when the iron is ready to use, the tank with be red for maximum heat. If you are ironing delicate silks or nylon fabric, look for a blue colour for a cool setting. Linens and cottons need a purple colour, indicating the hot setting. A green tank indicates the iron is on a warm setting, for polyester fabric.

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    Steam fabrics with stubborn wrinkles. The Russell Hobbs Thermocolour iron features a shot of steam feature. Use the shot of steam for stubborn creases and wrinkles. A shot of steam will make ironing your linens and heavy denim fabrics easier.

Tips and warnings

  • The Russell Hobbs Thermocolour technology is also available as a steam generator iron. A stream generator iron has a separate unit connected by a tube to the iron. This type of iron produces more consistent steam and makes for quicker, easier ironing.
  • Automatic shutoff is available on some models.
  • You must set the iron's temperature to correspond to the correct fabric, so read fabric care labels carefully.

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