If you still don’t have a modern iron that saves you work and speeds up the ironing process, it’s time to get a new one. Such a gift will delight any housewife and will definitely come in handy in everyday life.
Hoover TIF 2800 is not a simple iron, but a unique model with a cooling system. And the first thing that catches your eye is the unusual design of the device. Standing on four legs, the iron even looks a bit like a rocket at the start.
Hoover is an American home appliance brand and a subsidiary of Candy. It was Hoover who first released a vacuum cleaner and has been doing this for many years. Today, the manufacturer is not limited to vacuum cleaners, but does not forget about its roots: even the Hoover iron has a small motor.
But why does the iron need a propeller? This is what makes the Hoover TIF 2800 special: the built-in fan sucks in air that escapes through the side vents and creates a cool cloud around the handle. When working with steam, this becomes a real salvation, because in the conditioning zone the hand does not feel the increase in ambient temperature, and the whole ironing process is much more comfortable.
The fan is located at the back of the iron and is hidden behind the grate. It does not always work, but is turned on by a separate button located above the propeller. So you can easily turn it off if you are not going to iron for a long time.
Of course, the Hoover TIF 2800 is not as loud as the average vacuum cleaner, but in a quiet room you will definitely hear how its motor works. However, if you turn on some music or open a window with the street humming behind you, you won’t notice the uniform noise of the propeller.
As for the rest of the functions, everything is pretty standard here: several temperature settings for ironing, steam release and sprinkler, self-cleaning function and protection against the formation of drops and scale. And if you get distracted and leave the iron on your clothes, they won’t burn. After 30 seconds without moving, the Hoover TIF 2800 stops heating up and automatically turns off (during testing, this feature saved us from terrible consequences a couple of times).
To use steam, water must be poured into the iron. Interestingly, the volume of the Hoover TIF 2800 tank is 300 ml, and the device comes with a measuring cup of only 200 ml. So if you want to fill the iron to the maximum, you won’t be able to do it the first time: you have to find another glass or run twice to the tap. As with many devices, only tap water can be used.
Filling the iron with liquid, we found a small drawback of the model — the tank is not transparent enough, and it is very difficult to see the water level.
Hoover IRONFLOW heats up in just 30 seconds: when the soleplate temperature reaches the required level, the indicator on the iron handle goes out.
All functional buttons are located so that even small female fingers can reach any of them. What is especially convenient is the steam adjustment slider, the position of which can be changed depending on the type of fabric.
With cotton and linen Hoover TIF 2800 copes “with a bang”, smoothing out even dense folds with ease. The nose of the iron is narrow enough to iron cuffs and shirt collars. In extreme cases, a spray bottle can be used. Just keep in mind that the jet will be strong and will fly much further than the area in front of the nose. Therefore, we advise you to slightly raise the iron and direct it yourself in the right direction before spraying water.
This model also supports vertical steam release — this can be useful when removing wrinkles from curtains or hanging clothes. We tested the function and immediately abandoned it — the iron is too heavy to hold it up. Still, with a full tank of water, the model weighs as much as 2.1 kg.
A full-fledged Hoover TIF steamer will not replace: the release of steam in a vertical position is not constant, but from the button — no more than three strokes in 5 seconds. To steam one blouse, you will not only have to pump up your muscles holding a heavy iron, but also spend a lot of time.
But for classic horizontal ironing, the large weight of the iron is only a plus. The ceramic soleplate glides easily over clothes and doesn’t require any extra effort on your part to smooth out wrinkles.
The wire of the Hoover TIF 2800 is long (about 2 meters), and it is convenient to store it by wrapping it around the legs of the iron. For this purpose, there is a special clothespin on the cord, which holds the entire structure and prevents the wires from twisting.
Such a miracle iron costs from 2,500 rubles. See the following table for model specifications.
Characteristics of the iron Hoover IRONFLOW TIF 2800
|Water container volume||0.3 l|
|Turbo Mode (g/min)||200|
|Heating time [мин]||30 s|
|Auto power off||Yes|
|Iron ready indicator||Yes|
|Dimensions||190 x 160 x 365 mm|
|Weight without water||1.8 kg|
Photo: Olga Dmitrieva