This lightweight Bosch steam iron is an excellent choice for dressmakers, tailors and crafters or anyone who’s frustrated by an iron that turns itself off after a few minutes.
OVERALL SCORE: 85%
- Powerful steam shot
- Long cord
- Manual could be clearer
- No Auto Shut Off
Bosch Steam Iron – TDA3022GB Review
The Bosch TDA3022GB steam iron is lightweight and easy to use. Unlike most steam irons, this model from Bosch doesn’t switch itself off, if left flat or on its heel. For most homes, this is a reason to choose a different iron (see best steam irons), but for some, this is the standout feature that makes this model the right choice.
Why choose an iron with no auto shut off function?
Most irons switch themselves off if left unattended for a few minutes on the heel or a few seconds flat. This makes complete sense in a busy home, where it’s easy to get distracted and leave the iron on.
However, sometimes waiting for it to heat up again, can be a real pain. This is especially so for tailors and dressmakers who need a hot iron for intermittent use. Also, if you intend to use it for patches or any crafts, then you need an iron that will stay hot when held flat. This Bosch heats up quickly and stays hot until you turn it off.
Compared to other models in its class this iron has a good continuous steam output and a powerful shot for those stubborn creases. Adding to its credentials it’s lighter than most and there’s a good anti-drip system.
For descaling, there’s a simple process to follow and as with most irons, it’s best done every couple of weeks – prevention is better than cure. The supplied instructions explain this, although overall the manual could be clearer.
- POWER: 2850w
- CONTINUOUS STEAM: 40g/min
- STEAM SHOT: 210g
- WATER TANK CAPACITY: 320ml
- SOLEPLATE: Ceramic
- CORD LENGTH: 3m
- WEIGHT: 1.4kg
- AUTO SHUT OFF: No
- VERTICAL STEAM: Yes
- PERFORMANCE: 4.3/5
- FUNCTIONAL DESIGN: 4.5/5
- EASE OF USE: 3.9/5
- OVERALL: 85%
Verum ratings are calculated with data from multiple sources, weighting criteria and comparative metrics to give a quantitative measure of the product, based on the key decision-making factors.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
In addition to the good power output and the stay hot feature, this model has a long cord and works vertically – great for hanging garments, curtains and alike.
This is not your average iron. For most homes, we recommend models with the auto-off safety feature. However, if you want a powerful iron that stays hot, click the link below to buy the Bosch TDA3022GB.
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