I know, I know... An iron? It's a little different from the usual beauty/food/lifestyle/whatever-you-want-to-call-it but trust me - it's worth me taking a dip into the world of the household appliance!
I love a gadget, if there's something new and a little bit fancy looking then I want to try it - if it does something I've not heard about, then I want to try it even more and that's very much what happened when it came to the Morphy Richards ATOMiST vapour iron*.
If you knew me, you'd know that I've never been one for ironing. In fact, I remember a recent conversation with my Mum and subsequently the same with my Nan pretty soon after about the fact that I didn't iron, well, anything. My theory was always along the lines of 'if you can't sort it out with straighteners, then just don't bother at all'... Which I admit now was completely stupid. It takes no time at all to iron your clothes and the time it does take is so worth it as it really does make all the difference. I can't quite believe I'm admitting, on my little space of the internet, that I would straighten the edges of my clothes and just hope that it would sort it right out (which generally it did). But with many similar situations, I need to be blown away by something to make me change my routine, and I can very much say that this has done just that.
I'm a fully fledged iron-er and I'm not looking back. But you're probably wondering what makes this iron so much more special than the rest?
Well, that's what I'm here to help with... The ATOMiST vapour iron uses vapour mist technology instead of the steam that you're probably used to with the iron your using right now. At first I didn't really know what this meant, other than the fact that the iron has a water spray attached and you don't need something separate but I was a little wrong - and it's just so much more than that. The vapour mist is super fine (meaning that it uses 80% less water) and it goes deep into the fibres of your clothes to make sure that its easier to remove the creases - and that's what got me. The mixture of the ease of removing creases and the fact that it uses a thermoglass soleplate that doesn't snag on clothes. It's so blooming easy to get the creases out and it saves me so much time in comparison to before.
As you can see from the pictures, it looks incredible - and I have to admit it's the most beautiful looking iron I've ever seen. The see through thermoglass, the clever way it works, the lights when you turn it on... All of the small things add up to make this iron just incredible. I'm hooked and I have to say I'm just not sure I'd ever be able to go back.
Now if you ever need to know where I am - I'll be here, using my cool new iron. I mean, who'd have thought an iron would ever deserve the title of cool - well this one does...