Updated 14 Jun 2016

Russell Hobbs

Smooth IQ Pro RHC650

Snapshot: The Russell Hobbs Smooth IQ Pro RHC650 iron has a ceramic soleplate and weighs 1.4kg. But how well did it cope with the creases in our wide range of fabrics?

Smooth IQ Pro RHC650
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$230

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Test results

Overall score
80
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent on silk, cotton, denim.
  • Very good on linen. OK on wool.
  • Temperature control is very easy to adjust.
  • Very long power cord.
  • Automatic cut-off.

But

  • Poor on organza.
  • Comparatively heavy (1.4kg).
  • Beeping during slow ironing may be annoying.
  • The lid covering the water tank is very difficult to open (need a screwdriver to lift it up).

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
$230

Specifications

Cord length (m)
3.5
Hose length (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
1.4
Watts (W)
2400
Soleplate type
Ceramic

Features

Self-cleaning
Yes
Power-on light
Yes
Drip protection
Yes
Cord storage
Yes
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
0:30
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
-
Notes
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