Updated 14 Jun 2016

Homemaker

Steam Iron 2400W KB-908E4

Snapshot: The Homemaker Steam Iron 2400W KB-908E4 iron has a non-stick soleplate and weighs 1.3kg. But how well did it cope with the creases in our wide range of fabrics?

Steam Iron 2400W KB-908E4
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$35

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Test results

Overall score
66
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent on cotton, denim.
  • Temperature control is very easy to adjust.
  • Automatic cut-off.
  • Long power cord.

But

  • Just OK on silk, wool.
  • Poor on organza, linen.
  • The water level is not easy to see.
  • Heavier (1.3kg) than some other models.

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
$35

Specifications

Cord length (m)
2.6
Hose length (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
1.3
Watts (W)
2400
Soleplate type
Non-stick

Features

Self-cleaning
Yes
Power-on light
No
Drip protection
Yes
Cord storage
Yes
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
0:50
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
8:00
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.