Speed Glide Iron

Speed Glide Iron is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 2702.
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23960
How can you speed through your pile of ironing? With the Russell Hobbs Speed Glide iron! With thanks to the stainless-steel soleplate, the smooth surface just glides across your fabrics leaving you with complete satisfaction that you won’t need to go over it again and again.
Price £21.99

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Warranty Information

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.

Technical Specifications

Model Number
23960
Colour
Pink and White
Cordless
No

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.

Solution:

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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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes ironing so much easier! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] First time user of this brand - Very impressed, My ironing is mostly cotton drill and heavy denim this iron powers through it. irons out creases with ease. Large water capacity is a bonus, the big water tank allows you to iron for longer without stopping to refill . Would recommend to any one who wants a quick and effective iron.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An iron for the family clothes [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is an excellent iron that does what it says on the tin. Easy to follow instructions, then good to go right away. I used this for the weekly family ironing and as the name implies, it simply glides over the clothes. The steam function is brilliant, and great for trousers and jeans especially. Only had to refill once. Russell Hobbs have never let me down and so far so good with this one. Dare I say it makes a joy out of a dreaded weekly chore?
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and light [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Comfortable to hold and use. Speed glide sole plate certainly makes light work of ironing. Despite the iron being light I didn't need to continuously go over the same area to iron out the creases. Even on the lower setting my clothes now look like they have been ironed. Easy to fill and empty. Simple instructions. Simple to use. Choice of steam bursts a nice feature. Took me less time to iron than usual, which was a bonus, as I dislike ironing.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Iron We seem to have to replace our iron on a regular basis and I always struggle to find one that I like. After having one with a a ceramic soleplate last time - which I hated - I decided to go for a stainless steel. What a difference! It glides over fabric, has an excellent steam function and (almost) makes ironing a pleasure! Brilliant value for money - would very highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it should Decent kettle for the money
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Build Iron itself works ok, but second time of use the plastic door to fill with water failed to stay shut and needs to be stuck down to avoid hot water spillage
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from elegantly designed product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Good looking steam iron with lots of modern features, easy to filll and empty the water tank, the stainless steel sole plate is especially smooth and glides very easily over the fabric. The vertical ironing feature is especially useful but only used occasionally, a good make and I would recommend this iron to anyone. it could possibly do with a longer cable when using vertically.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This kettle is exceptional I used to iron professionally so feel I'm a connoisseur of irons. Used this model at my mums and was blown away. The price is not relevant this is like a much more expensive iron. Steam function excellent and as good as a fancy one with the separate well of water. When and if this one breaks I'll replace like for like.
Date published: 2021-03-11
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