I must confess, there are certain chores around the house I hate. I know, it’s not exactly deepest darkest secrets being confessed today. Perhaps I should be confessing that I don’t hate them all, in fact some things I quite like. Like vacuuming. I love being able to see clean carpets! The same with sweeping the floors. I don’t necessarily like having to do it, but seeing all the bits and pieces swept up and off the floor makes me happy. Having a clear kitchen counter makes me happy. Hmmm, maybe I just have a compulsion for tidy. I’m digressing!
For all the chores I don’t mind doing, there are some I would do just about anything to get out of. Like mopping the floors and ironing. Lately I’ve taken to spot-mopping and just mopping the bits of the floor that need it. How’s that for lazy? And ironing I hate because I can never get the setting right and while ironing the only clothes in our house that I iron (work uniforms) it always seems to drip water all over my shirts. What does that mean – it’s too hot or not hot enough? It drives me so insane that I don’t iron anything else. My husband irons all his work uniforms and dress shirts. Sometimes he even irons my work uniforms so I don’t have to!
Then Friday afternoon, an
angel iron pressurized steam generator arrived on my doorstep.
Since we are moving this weekend I packed it away, thinking I’d wait until we moved to bust it out of the box, read the directions and try to figure out how to use the massive thing. Then yesterday morning the husband said we had to go grocery shopping. I hate grocery shopping. “Can’t you just go?” I said. “I’ll stay here and iron our uniforms.” This stopped husband dead in his tracks. “Who are you and what have you done with my wife?” he asked. Turns out I will do anything to get out of grocery shopping, including ironing.
And now that I’ve got this baby, I’d chose ironing over just about any other household chore. I’m not one to gush about appliances (except maybe the washing machine, one week without one of those was enough for me! And the dishwasher, when that carked it I was beside myself, and the coffee machine….) but this is not your ordinary every day iron. I couldn’t tell you what a pressurized steam generator does exactly, or how it works, but it is hands down the best iron I have ever used. It uses “OptimalTemp” technology which means no changing settings! You can iron any fabric on the one setting! An easy steam button just under your index finger makes it super easy to get all those wrinkles out. You can even use it to steam hanging garments. And with a 2.2L water chamber, you can do loads of ironing without running out of water!
One of my childhood memories is of my mum, ironing the clothes while watching Days of Our Lives. The Philips PerfectCare Aqua is so easy to use, one of my son’s childhood memories will be of doing the ironing himself!
Me? I like the machine so much, it makes me want to iron jeans and underwear. Heck, I might even start ironing socks.
So, what’s your most hated chore? What appliance do you think would make it easier?
Linking up with Kirsty at My Home Truths for I Must Confess
*I was gifted a Philips PerfectCare Aqua for the purpose of this review. All expressed opinions are genuine and my own. See my disclaimer.