Updated 29 Aug 2018

Russell Hobbs

Impact RHC800

Snapshot: The Russell Hobbs Impact Steam Iron RHC800 iron features all the bells and whistles. But how well did it cope with the creases in our wide range of fabrics?

Impact RHC800
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$179

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
87
Performance
?%
Ease of use
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Good points

  • Excellent on organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim.
  • Very good on linen.
  • Temperature control is easy to adjust.
  • Automatic cut-off.

But

No obvious bad points.

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
$179

Specifications

Cord length (m)
2.8
Hose length (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
1.1
Watts (W)
2400
Soleplate type
Ceramic

Features

Self-cleaning
Yes
Power-on light
No
Drip protection
Yes
Cord storage
Yes
Automatic shut-off
Yes
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
0:30
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
8:00
Steam lock
-
Variable steam
Yes
Refill tank during ironing/steaming
-
Wheels
n/a
Telescopic pole
n/a
Clothes hanger
n/a

More Info

Availability
-
Notes
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