During phase 1 training, no matter whether it be RAF Halton, ITC Catterick, HMS Raleigh and many more. We have picked this Russell Hobbs Steam Iron as most have never touched an iron before. Many people burn their uniform when they start off. This can cause much unneeded stress during your time at basic training.

You want to look out for these features in an iron when considering “What is the best iron for basic training?”:

  • Powerful steam shot
  • Vertical steam function
  • Continuous steam
  • Large power output
  • Thin sole plate
  • Large water tank capacity

Poor irons that are cheap or old can have a tendency to burn your clothing. During training you are judged heavily by instructor upon your presentation, so this is the last thing you want.

We decided to pick the brand new Russell Hobbs Diamond Elite Iron  for a number of reasons;

Russell Hobbs describes its 27000 Diamond Elite Iron as “our most powerful steam iron”. This iron is 3100w which is perfect for all types of ironing.

This iron has a range of built-in features to tackle the toughest creases with ease. Got a large laundry basket to get through? The Diamond Elite Iron has a 350ml water tank to provide plenty of steam blasts for big loads and its soft handle makes ironing comfortable.

This iron also produces a great amount of steam, helping to make the task that bit easier. It produces a massive 220g steam shot as well as 50g in continuous steam. It also allows you to vertically which will make your ironing a-lot easier when you try and get those finishing touches for your daily inspections.

The iron also has an auto shut off function, so when you get distracted by the 110 other tasks you are trying to work through, you can rest assured you won’t burn all the way through your military clothing.

The Diamond Elite Iron has Anti-Drip, Anti-Calc and self-clean features meaning it’ll halt the build-up of limescale in its tracks, prolonging its life and the quality of its performance.

We think the Russell Hobbs Steam iron is a great buy and more importantly perfect for any new recruit. Russell Hobbs retail it at £74.99.

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