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Russell Hobbs product_166 Product User Manual
Read the instructions and keep them safe. If you pass the iron on, pass on the
instructions too. Remove all packaging, but keep it till you know the iron works.
important safeguards
Follow basic safety precautions, including:
1 This iron must only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult. Use
and store the iron out of reach of children.
2 Don’t put the iron in liquid, don’t use it in a bathroom, near water, or
3 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
4 Don’t iron clothing while it’s being worn – you’ll burn or scald the wearer (this is not
a joke – I’ve seen it happen).
5 Don’t touch the soleplate, and keep away from the steam coming from it.
6 Don’t use the iron in the vicinity of children.
7 Sit the base unit on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface, preferably a purpose-built
“steam generator” type ironing board.
8 Don’t sit the base unit on a soft, carpeted, or upholstered surface, as this may block
the vents underneath the base unit.
9 Don’t leave the iron unattended while plugged in, or while it’s standing on the
ironing board. It could be knocked over by you, by a child, or by a pet.
10 Unplug before filling, before cleaning, and after use.
11 Don’t fill past the max mark on the reservoir, or water may escape in use.
12 Unplug the iron when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. Let it cool
down fully before cleaning and storing away.
13 Don’t fit any attachment or accessory other than those we supply.
14 Keep the cables and steam pipe away from hot parts.
15 Keep the iron and the cable away from hotplates, hobs or burners.
16 Don’t use the iron for any purpose other than those described in these instructions.
17 Take care not to scratch the soleplate – avoid buttons, zips, etc.
18 The iron has a protective thermal fuse, which will blow if it overheats. If this happens,
the iron will stop working, and must be returned for repair.
19 Don’t operate the iron if it’s dropped or damaged or if it malfunctions or leaks.
20 If the cable is damaged, the iron must be returned, in order to avoid hazard.
household use only
remove all packaging
• Remove any labels, stickers or packaging from the iron and soleplate.
auto shut-off
• If the iron is motionless for more than about fifteen minutes, the element will switch
itself off.
• The base will beep, the display back light will go out, then a flashing symbol N will
show in the top right of the display.
• To switch on again, press the 2 button lift it up, tilt it forward, then sit it upright to
return to its operating temperature (25-45 seconds, depending on the setting)
• No settings are lost during auto shut-off.
input the water hardness
, Before you use your iron, you must tell it how hard your water is, so that it can tell
you when the anti-scale cartridge needs replacing (flashing P on the display).
• Put the iron on top of the base unit and put the plug into the power socket (switch
the socket on, if it’s switchable). The base unit will beep, the display will flash once.
• Press the 2 button on the base unit – the display will light up and beep.
• Press and hold either the + or the - button for 3 seconds (till the water
hardness symbols flash).
• Now use the + and - buttons to set the hardness level.
• When you’ve done this, wait till the indicator flashes 3 times, then beeps.
• That’s it – the iron will remember the level. You don’t need to do this again
unless you move to an area with harder/softer water.
• If you don’t know how hard or soft your water is, a neighbour might be
able to tell you. Failing that, contact your local water authority.
cure the element
• Iron an old piece of cotton fabric (an old towel is ideal) to clean any residues from
the soleplate.
• Don’t worry if the iron smokes a bit at first, it’ll stop as the element cures.
1 Check for textile care symbols (i j k l).
2 Iron fabrics needing low temperatures j first, then those that need medium
temperatures k, and finish with those needing high temperatures l (or max).
3 Fill the reservoir with tap-water, the anti-scale cartridge will soften the water.
4 If the anti-scale cartridge needs replacing, and you don’t have a replacement, you
can use distilled water while you’re waiting for the replacement to be delivered.
, Don’t use chemically descaled water, or water from a water softener – softened
water can do more damage to your iron than hard water.
5 If you buy distilled water, check that it’s marketed as suitable for irons.
6 Don’t add anything to the water, and don’t use water with anything added to it.
, When the water is converted to steam, chemicals, perfume, and any other additives
will coat the inside of the steam chamber, shortening the life of the iron.
7 To remove the reservoir, hold the base unit firmly with one hand, and put the fingers
of the other hand up under the front of the
8 Squeeze the latch towards the front of the
reservoir, and pull the reservoir away from
the base unit.
9 Flip the water inlet cover forward, and pour
gently down on to the inside of the cover.
10 When you’ve filled the reservoir, slide it back
into the base unit – you’ll hear the latch click
back into place.
11 This will direct the water into the reservoir.
12 Don’t fill past the max mark on the reservoir.
13 Flip the water inlet cover back when you’ve finished filling, and wipe any spillage
from the reservoir.
switch on
Put the iron on the base unit – it sits on top of the rests.
Put the plug into the power socket (switch the socket on, if it’s switchable).
The base unit will beep, the display will flash once.
Press the 2 button on the base unit – the display will flash and beep.
You’ll also see K flashing on the right of the display, to show that the base unit is
heating up. When K disappears, the base unit is ready. It’ll normally heat more
quickly than the iron, so you needn’t worry about it.
temperature setting guide
label marking
temperature setting
j cool – nylon, acrylics, polyester
k warm – wool, polyester mixtures
l hot – cotton, linen
i do not iron
, If the instructions on the fabric label differ from this guide, follow the instructions
on the label.
19 Turn the temperature control to bring the setting you want next to the mark.
, If you want to use steam, set the temperature to S or higher, or you’ll just get water.
20 The thermostat light will come on to show that the iron is heating up. It’ll go out
when it reaches the set temperature, then cycle on and off as the thermostat
operates to maintain the temperature.
reducing temperature
21 Reducing the temperature takes a bit longer, as the element has to lose the heat it
has built up, so be patient. It’s best to organise your ironing so that you don’t need
to reduce the temperature (“preparation” page 4, point 2).
steam ironing
22 Check that the temperature control is set to S or higher, or you’ll just get water.
, When you first want steam, you must prime the pump. Press and hold the steam
button till steam reaches the soleplate. This may take up to a minute. You’ll hear the
pump get quieter as the steam comes through.
23 To set the steam level, press and release the - and + buttons at the right of the
display (take care not to press the central 2 button, or you’ll switch the iron off).
24 The default level is high steam, so start with the - button.
25 The display will change to show the steam level you’ve chosen:
26 Wait till the thermostat light goes out, then start ironing.
27 Press the steam button for steam, release it to stop the steam.
, Don’t let the water level drop below min while the iron is in use.
38 Don’t hold the steam button down for more than about 5 minutes.
39 While you’re steaming, the display will put on an animated show.
, Steam may still escape from the iron after the you release the
button. This is normal, don’t worry about it.
dry ironing
40 You can dry iron by just not pressing the steam button, but if you want to make sure
you don’t press it accidentally, then you should turn the steam generator off.
41 Press and release the - button till there’s no steam showing under the iron in the
display, and the Q (no steam) symbol comes on under the water hardness symbols..
vertical steaming
42 Remove wrinkles from hanging clothes, hanging curtains, and furnishing fabrics.
43 Check that there’s adequate ventilation behind the fabric, otherwise moisture may
build up, causing mildew.
44 Check that there’s nothing behind the fabric that may be damaged by the steam.
45 Check that pockets, turn-ups, and cuffs are empty.
46 Check that there’s water in the reservoir.
47 Check that the temperature control is at S or higher.
48 Use the + and - buttons to set the steam level you want.
49 Hold the iron close to (but not touching) the fabric.
, Hold it well away for delicate fabrics, and use low steam.
50 Press the steam button to produce steam.
51 Don’t hold the steam button down for more than about 5 minutes.
, Don’t let the water level drop below min while the iron is in use.
no water
52 If you do let the reservoir run out of water, the pump will start to get noisy.
53 Fill the reservoir (see “filling”, on page 4), then prime the iron again.
after use
54 Turn the temperature control to •.
55 Sit the iron on top of the base unit.
56 Press the 2 button to turn off the display and elements.
57 Unplug the base unit
58 Top up the reservoir
a) this’ll give you a head start next time you use the iron
b) it’ll help to avoid inadvertently running out of water
59 Leave the iron to cool down completely before moving it or storing it away.
60 Turn to “cleaning” below, and clean the iron and base unit.
61 If you’re going to leave the iron for more than a week, it’s best to empty the
reservoir, to avoid mould.
62 The iron must be unplugged and cold.
63 Remove the main reservoir and empty it via the slot at the front.
64 Wipe off any excess moisture, then replace it in the base unit.
care and maintenance
changing the anti-scale cartridge
1 To reduce scale build-up, you must change the anti-scale cartridge regularly. How
often depends on the hardness of your water, and how much you use the iron.
2 As the base unit now knows the hardness of the water in your area, it will tell you
when to change the anti-scale cartridge (flashing P on the display).
, You must change the cartridge while the base unit is plugged in and switched on,
otherwise it won’t register the new cartridge.
caution wait till the iron cools before replacing the cartridge
3 When you see the flashing P, turn the temperature control down as far as it’ll go,
and let the iron cool while you try to remember where you put the spare cartridge.
4 Tuck a folded towel under the front of the base unit, as you’re sure to spill.
5 Remove the reservoir, otherwise it’ll empty itself through the cartridge tray.
6 When the iron has cooled down, use one hand to steady the base unit.
7 Put the fingers of the other hand up and under the front of the cartridge tray.
8 The next part is just a bit tricky.
9 The cartridge is full of water, which will spill as soon as you pull the tray out.
10 If you can pull the tray out, and, at the same time, tilt it so that the rear of the tray is
higher than the front, then you won’t spill very much.
11 Give it a try, it’s easier than juggling.
12 Tip the old cartridge into the sink to drain.
13 Wipe any spillage from the base unit and cartridge tray, and remove the wet towel.
14 Remove the packaging from the new cartridge and drop it into the cartridge tray.
15 Replace the cartridge tray in the base unit.
16 Replace the reservoir in the base unit.
, Check the display, O flashing means the cartridge or tray isn’t pushed in properly.
17 Unplug the iron when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. Let it cool
down fully before cleaning and storing away.
18 Wipe outer surfaces with a damp cloth. If necessary, use a little washing-up liquid.
19 Remove spots from the soleplate with a little vinegar.
20 Take care not to scratch the soleplate.
21 Don’t put the iron in water or any other liquid.
22 Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
The product must be earthed. It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A BS1363
plug. To replace the plug, fit the green/yellow wire to E or E, the blue
wire to N, and the brown wire to L. Fit the cord grip.
If in doubt, call an electrician.
Don’t use a non-rewireable/moulded plug unless the fuse cover is in
place. If you remove the plug, dispose of it.
If you ring Customer Service, please have the Model No to hand, as we won’t be able to
help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product).
The product isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the
plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker. If it’s still not working, consult your retailer. If
that doesn’t solve the problem:
Pack carefully, with a note of your name, address, day phone number, and what’s
wrong. If under guarantee, say where and when purchased, and include proof of
purchase (till receipt). Send it to Customer Returns (address below right).
Customer Service
Customer Returns
(correspondence only)
Salton Europe Ltd
Salton Europe Ltd
Heath Mill Road
M35 0HS
Customer Service (
telephone 0845 658 9700 (local rate number)
Defects affecting product functionality appearing within one year of purchase will be
corrected by replacement or repair provided the product is used and maintained in
accordance with the instructions. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Documentation, packaging, and product specifications may change without notice.
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