Updated 14 Jun 2016

Homemaker

KB-166A2

Snapshot: The Homemaker KB-166A2 iron has a non-stick soleplate and weighs 0.9kg. But how well did it cope with the creases in our wide range of fabrics?

KB-166A2
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$14

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Test results

Overall score
61
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK on silk, wool, denim, cotton, linen.

But

  • Poor on organza.
  • Thermostatic-control knob is tricky to adjust.
  • Water level is hard to see.
  • Short power cord.
  • No automatic cut-off.

How we test

Overall score consists of:

  • Performance (70%) - how well each model removed creases on on synthetic organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim and linen.
  • Ease of use (30%) - covers filling the water tank, handle comfort, moving the iron, steam and spray, adjusting the temperature, and cord convenience.

Key data

Model

Type
Iron
Avg price
$14

Specifications

Cord length (m)
1.9
Hose length (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
0.9
Watts (W)
2000
Soleplate type
Non-stick

Features

Self-cleaning
Yes
Power-on light
No
Drip protection
No
Cord storage
No
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
n/a
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
n/a
Steam lock
-
Variable steam
-
Refill tank during ironing/steaming
-
Wheels
n/a
Telescopic pole
n/a
Clothes hanger
n/a

More Info

Availability
Exclusive to Kmart.