Colour Control Traditional Steam Iron 2600

Colour Control Traditional Steam Iron 2600 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 892.
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The Russell Hobbs Colour Control Ultra Iron in Purple features a digital temperature indicator that changes colour depending on the heat you select, making it simple to move between different fabric types at the touch of a button. Ceramic Soleplate Effortlessly glide over fabrics with the iron’s ceramic soleplate, while the 50g of continuous steam makes difficult creases a thing of the past.
Price £44.99

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We will repair or replace products that are defective within the warranty period where the product is used and maintained in accordance with the instructions. Spare parts for this product are covered by a one year guarantee. Your statutory rights are not affected.

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Black and Purple

FAQs (14)

Customer Questions
My iron doesn't produce any steam.

Answer 1: The steam control may have been set to the no steam position. Set the steam control to a steam position.

Answer 2: There is no water in the tank and/or the settings are not set correctly.


Step 1: Ensure there is water in the tank.

Step 2: Set to the appropriate steam and temperature setting - When steam ironing, you must set the steam control to steam and the temperature control to a temperature equal to or higher than the steam symbol on the dial.

The mains power switches off when I switch my iron on or when the iron is in use. Can the appliance cause a power failure?

Step 1: Check that the connection to the plug is secure and not loose and also check how many appliances are using the same output. Failure could be caused by over current in your mains.

Step 2: Check the iron's power cord for visible signs of damage (e.g. kinks, flaring of the braiding). Remove the rest of the appliances and switch it on again.

Step 3: if the mains power goes off again, contact the Russell Hobbs Customer Service Department on 0345 658 9700.

The steam boost function or vertical steam boost function on my iron doesn't work.

Answer 1: The (vertical) steam boost function has been used too often within a very short period.

Put the iron in a horizontal position and wait for a while before using the (vertical) steam boost function again.

Answer 2: The iron is not hot enough. Set the temperature dial to a temperature suitable for steam ironing.

The Spray function or Spray button on my iron isn't working (properly).

Make sure there is enough water in the tank and check that the spray button is able to spring back on its own after pressing.

If the spray nozzle hole is blocked, you can clean it carefully with a sharp needle or pin.

The indicator light isn't working (properly).

Make sure the iron is plugged into a working mains power and set the temperature dial to a desired position.

It is normal for the orange pilot light to turn on and off during ironing. It comes on as the iron is heating up, and goes off when it is hot enough.

Smoke comes out of the appliance.

Some parts of the appliance have been slightly greased and as a result, the appliance may produce some smoke when it is switched on for the first time.

Also, if there is remaining water in the soleplate from the last usage, the smoke observed may actually be water evaporating. However, these will stop after a short while.

The soleplate coating is scratched/worn away.

Your iron has multiple thin layers of coating and light scratches will not impede the performance of the iron. You can continue using the iron as per normal.

My iron leaves shiny patches on fabrics.

Fabrics can acquire shiny patches if they are ironed at too high temperatures. Try a lower temperature setting.

Also, to prevent shiny patches, you can put a cloth (e.g. a tea towel) between the iron and the fabric.

What type of water should I use?

Your appliance has been designed to be used with tap water.

Water drips from the holes of the soleplate during ironing. What should I do?

There may be several reasons for this:

Your iron produces a lot of steam. Steam could have condensed on the ironing board cover, making it wet and cause water marks on your garment when the iron is pressed on it.
Ironing aids or fragrance water could have been added to the water tank. This can cause problems with the steaming function, causing water to leak. Use only tap water or distilled water or a mixture of these two types of water.
Steam setting is being used at too low a temperature - The steam function should be switched to "no steam" when using the iron at lower temperatures or the water tank shoud be emptied.
Steam surge/shot/spray being used too rigorously - try using these facilities more slowly.

Water drops appear on the garment during ironing or drip on to the floor.

The water droplets may appear on the garments when you have steam ironed for a while. This happens because steam has condensed on the ironing board.

Dry the wet spots on the garment and the ironing board cover by passing the iron over them without pressing the steam button. If the underside of the ironing board is wet, wipe it dry.

Make sure you use a mesh-top ironing board with a thick felt material as this minimises steam condensation on the ironing board.

How can I prevent stains on the soleplate?

Ironing synthetics at high temperatures can cause staining when synthetic material is scorched.

Synthetics or synthetic-mixed fabrics can only be ironed at the lowest temperature setting.

Always set the temperature acording to the type of clothing being ironed. If unsure, always start with a lower temperature.

How do I remove the stains on the soleplate?

To remove a stain, wipe the soleplate with a moist cotton cloth without heating up the iron.

For stubborn stains, soak a cotton rag or pot towel in water & lemon juice, then heat up the iron to 'max' temperature and run the soleplate over the rag.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Best kettle I’ve brought
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok I was swayed by reviews which were very positive but can't say I am that impressed. It does iron well and is light but the lid for the fill cap is flimsy, hole is small and jug supplied tiny (glad I kept one from previous iron). The chord is nice and long but the chord is connected to the handle on top and gets in the way when holding it. We have only used the iron a few times and already the teflon is coming off the plate, lastly the temp button is annoying and the colours on the iron difficult to distinguish from each other, give me a knob to turn any day.
Date published: 2021-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love everything about this iron, something I never thought I would see myself writing! The look and performance was a revelation. Fantastic design and iron can be used normally but also vertically, fantastic for dresses I just hung them up and steamed close to them. Will also be great for curtains I will be able to iron them hanging up, no more creases from folding them to fit on the ironing board! I'd you are looking for a new iron this is it!
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best I use a steam press but decided to treat myself to a new iron. This particular one caught my eye because purple and black are my favourite colours. Well I can honestly say I was blown away by it’s performance. I soon got used to choosing the colour which represents what type of material you are using. I’m impressed with its safety cut out if you accidentally leave it turned on. It doesn’t throw billions of steam out like some of the new style irons seem to do. My steam press is redundant now.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great iron but make sure you keep the instructions [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Having a large family means a lot of uniforms to iron weekly, so a great iron is a must for me. This iron is big in size with a very lengthy cord and easily glides across all types of materials. The heat it generates enables me to work through creases with such ease without the use of excessive steam. It has a number of heat settings( colour coded) which are great. However - unless you have a memory like an elephant you need to keep the instructions to remember which colour is which temp.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent product at a first class price!! This iron is one of the best we've used. Everything about it oozes quality, and at the price FIRST CLASS all round.
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish, easy to use Iron [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is the most beautiful and stylish iron I have ever owned (granted that's not a hard accolade to achieve) but nevertheless it takes the crown! It's very easy to use and is quick at getting creases out of all clothing and soft furnishings. It does get very hot very quickly and there have been a few times where I've caught myself on the steam. It's also bigger than I thought it would be and is also quite heavy to lift and move.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good iron but gimmicky A good iron, but the colour control feature is rather a gimmick. The colour for the lowest temperature is easily confused with the colour for the highest temperature! A simple temperature dial would be easier to use.
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Russell Hobbs 22861 colour Control Iron This Iron is brilliant i love the fact that's it's Colour coded for the temperature control, Plus its not too heavy and has a large water tank which gives out plenty of stream i can't recommend this Iron enough! it makes my life easier which is great because i'm not a person that really enjoys Ironing but with this Russell Hobbs Iron its a breeze!
Date published: 2020-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light to hold but so powerful [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Love this iron! The buttons are all easily accessible. Having the temperature gauge on the handle makes it so much better to see. The tank holds a lot of water, and the steam production is great! Irons smoothly and gets out even the most stubborn creases efficiently. Perfect!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this iron it’s easy to use. It’s so easy to use, only thing might be a little heavier than other irons but you don’t notice
Date published: 2019-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not satisfied The iron keeps switching itself off and then it eventually blew itself up!
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use iton This iron is easy to use and keep clean, especially good as we live in a hard water area. Irons very well but is light weight at same time.
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy with it i bought this 3 months ago and already i had a replacement because the first one start playing up so i don’t think it’s a reliable iron
Date published: 2021-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Iron for a great price Really good to use and all for a great price. The long lead really helps as too mant irons have short restrictive power cords.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great iron The iron is great so far nice weight glides smoothly doesn't stick what more is there to say.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iron is really good I would recommend this iron to anyone , the steam is really good but the irons quite light .
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good iron except for temperature selection method I've had Russell Hobbs irons for as long as I can remember because I find them efficient, easy to use, a good weight and with a decent length of electric cord. So I would normally recommend but the problem with the 22861 model is the temperature selection button is at the front of the handle so it's accidentally pressed while ironing and the temperature is changed. You need to hold the handle towards the back. Not keen on the colour temperature selection either. I prefer the old way.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice long lead, nice and light to use Easy to use, easy to fill water, nice and light, long lead.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely iron This is a great iron, the cable is very long which is perfect, the tank is a good size and holds lots of water, I like the digital temperature gauge, It’s not overly heavy and glides well. The only thing that is change is the bleeping noise everytime you change the temperature that becomes a bit annoying when you have to scroll through to get to the hottest temperature. The cut out feature is brilliant it prevents burnt clothing. Overall a lovely quality item
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This iron is the best iron I’ve purchased to date. This iron is easy to use as has colour codes to the type of materials you are ironing.. it’s took me a couple of times to get to grips with it but it’s so good.. not spitting water like the last iron I had and glides through the ironing in no time.. well worth the money too.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour and irons great I had this iron before but it broke.I wasn't going to have any other iron again but this 1,that's how good I think it is.The steam is fantastic and the different colour temperatures makes it so easy to us for the correct item.Also I like the length of the lead too.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iron I have been meaning to get a new iron for a while, had a rubbish cheap one that my partner bought with him when he move in 5 years ago, this iron is amazing, I'm mostly using it to make t shirts and for my sons school uniform (when he finally goes back) so glad I bought this, it is definitely worth the money the beep feature reminds you to lift the iron up so you cant iron clothes, love that it doesn't have a dial and instead has a colour gauge.
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The iron that is colourful Colourful iron that lights up depending on how hot it is. After you switch it on you have to press a button to heat the iron up to the required temperature. You can see at a glance what temperature you are on by the colour of the lights.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Russell Hobbs 22861 Great iron had one before which packed in after 4 years so bought this one again as there a great iron performs well great setting for the individual cloth types switches off if you don't use it Would definitely recommend this product
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Russell Hobbs Iron The iron does all that is required! The shaped front is quite handy for getting into pleats etc. I have never had an iron with a digital temperature setting before but I quite like that feature and it is intuitive to set.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lack of steam Had high expectations but disappointed that the steam does not work on the lower heat settings unless you press the individual steam injection and so it doesn't iron well at low temperatures. Agree with other reviews there should be a clip for cord storage. Very good for ironing at high temp and nice long cord.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great iron I've always used steam generators but bought this as a quick fix while waiting for my cartridges coming for my steam generator, but have found that this iron is as good, would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely iron I checked the reviews for this iron before purchasing it.. it's a super iron easy to use full steam with use.. so much better than my last one.. would definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great iron [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Great iron Very easy to use Very light weight Nice colour and shape Lead is sturdy and extra long and looks tough Control function is clear and very modern The only thing I would say is You have to go to the beginning every time you change heat So a bit fiddly And not sure how long the lights will last Compared to a normal dial But over wise great product
Date published: 2018-02-17
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