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Russell Hobbs product_265 Product User Manual
Read the instructions and keep them safe. Pass them on if you pass the iron on.
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.
cure the element
• Before using the iron for the first time, or, if it’s been out of use for a long period, it’s
best to iron an old piece of cotton fabric (an old towel is ideal) to clean out any
residues that might have accumulated.
• Don’t worry if the iron smokes a bit at first, it’ll stop as the residues evaporate.
1 Unplug the base unit before filling (switch the socket off first, if it’s switchable).
2 You can use ordinary tap-water – the anti-scale cartridge will soften the water.
3 If the anti-scale cartridge needs replacing, and you don’t have a replacement, you
should 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.
4 If you buy distilled water, check that it’s marketed as suitable for irons.
5 Don’t add anything to the water, and don’t use water with anything added to it.
6 When the water is converted to steam, chemicals, perfume, and other additives will
coat the inside of the steam chamber, shortening the life of the iron.
7 Jug fill:
a) flip up the bottom of the filler cap, and pull it gently away from the reservoir, to
expose the water inlet
b) fill the reservoir to the MAX mark (about 1 litre)
c) close the filler cap
8 Tap fill:
a) Lift the reservoir straight up, and off the base unit, and carry it to the tap
b) flip up the bottom of the filler cap, and pull it gently away from the reservoir, to
expose the water inlet
c) fill the reservoir to the MAX mark (about 1 litre)
d) close the filler cap
e) align the slots on the inside of the reservoir with the guides on either side of the
base unit, and slide the reservoir down on top of the anti-scale cartridge
press-fit the reservoir
9 Whichever method you use, you’ll introduce air and disturb the system, so:
a) give the front reservoir a gentle tap
b) push the reservoir firmly into/against the base unit
c) prime the iron
start up
Sit the iron on the heatproof stand on top of the base unit.
Put the plug into the power socket (switch the socket on, if it’s switchable).
The power-on light will glow.
The b light will flash, to let you know the steam generator is heating up.
When it reaches operating temperature, the b light will glow steadily.
If the temperature control is set above room temperature, the thermostat light on
top of the iron will glow, to let you know that the soleplate is heating up.
16 It’ll go out when the soleplate reaches the temperature set by the temperature
control, then cycle on and off, as the thermostat works to maintain the temperature.
17 After filling, you have to prime the iron, to get water and steam through the system.
18 Hold the iron below the base unit, and press the S button on top of the iron.
19 You’ll hear the pump pushing water through the system, then, after 30 seconds or
so, it’ll start to quieten down, and steam will come out of the vents in the soleplate.
20 The iron is now primed and ready for use.
21 Check for textile care symbols (i j k l).
22 Iron fabrics needing low temperatures j first, then those that need medium
temperatures k, and finish with those needing high temperatures l (or max).
set the temperature
23 Turn the temperature control to bring the setting you require next to the 3 mark.
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.
24 If the soleplate is at a lower temperature that the one you’ve set, the thermostat
light on top of the iron will glow, to let you know that the soleplate is heating up.
25 When the soleplate reaches operating temperature, the thermostat light will go out,
then cycle on and off as the thermostat works to maintain the temperature
, If you want to use steam, set the temperature to S or higher, or you may get water.
steam ironing
26 Set the temperature control set to S or higher – otherwise the steam might
condense on the soleplate, giving you water, instead of steam.
27 Press the S button on top of the iron to produce steam, release it to stop the steam.
28 Don’t let the reservoir empty in use, or you’ll have to prime it again when you refill it.
, Steam may still escape from the iron after you release the S button. This is normal,
don’t worry about it.
constant steam
29 If you want a constant stream of steam, press the S button on top of the iron, and
push the latch (on the front of the button) forward, to lock the S button down.
30 Pull the latch back, to unlock it, and revert to normal use.
dry ironing
31 You can dry iron by just not pressing the S button, but if you want to make sure you
don’t press it accidentally, then you should iron with an empty reservoir.
32 Do your dry ironing first, then unplug, fill the reservoir, and do your steam ironing.
vertical steaming
33 Remove wrinkles from hanging clothes, hanging curtains, and furnishing fabrics.
34 Check that there’s adequate ventilation behind the fabric, otherwise moisture may
build up, causing mildew.
35 Check that there’s nothing behind the fabric that may be damaged by the steam.
36 Check that pockets, turn-ups, and cuffs are empty.
37 Check that there’s water in the reservoir.
38 Check that the temperature control is at S or higher.
39 Wait till the thermostat light goes out, then start steaming.
40 Hold the iron close to (but not touching) the fabric.
, Hold it well away for delicate fabrics, and use low steam.
41 Press the S button on top of the iron to produce steam, release it to stop the steam.
42 Don’t let the reservoir empty while the iron is in use, or you’ll have to prime it again
when you refill it
no water
43 If you let the reservoir run out of water, the pump will get noisy.
44 Unplug the base unit (switch the socket off first, if it’s switchable).
45 Fill the reservoir (see “filling”, on page 4), then prime the iron again.
after use
46 Sit the iron on top of the base unit and turn the temperature control to •.
47 Unplug the base unit (switch the socket off first, if it’s switchable).
48 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
49 Leave the iron to cool down completely before moving it or storing it away.
50 Clean the iron and base unit.
51 If you’re going to leave the iron for more than a week, it’s best to empty the
reservoir, to avoid mould.
care and maintenance
changing the anti-scale cartridge
52 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.
53 An average user, steam ironing for 2 hours a week, should change the cartridge
every 4 to 6 months in a soft water area, or 4 to 6 weeks in a hard water area.
what to watch for
54 Keep an eye on the steam output. If this reduces substantially, then it may be time to
replace the anti-scale cartridge.
55 Look out for flecks of scale on your clothes. If scale is getting through the iron, it’s
time to replace the anti-scale cartridge.
important Don’t try to descale the iron or base unit – you’ll damage them beyond
56 To change the anti-scale cartridge:
a) Unplug the base unit, and let it and the iron cool down.
b) Lift the reservoir off the base unit.
c) Press the tops of the lugs inwards, to release the anti-scale cartridge.
d) Lift the anti-scale cartridge out of the base unit, and discard it.
e) Lower the new anti-scale cartridge into the base unit, so that the lugs in the base
unit go through the square holes on either side of the anti-scale cartridge.
f) Give the cartridge a bit of a wiggle, to check that it’s seated comfortably – it
shouldn’t move.
g) Wipe up any spillage.
57 Unplug the base unit when not in use, before moving and before cleaning.
58 Let the base unit and the iron cool down fully before cleaning and storing away.
59 Wipe outer surfaces with a damp cloth. If necessary, use a little washing-up liquid.
60 Remove spots from the soleplate with a little vinegar.
61 Take care not to scratch the soleplate.
62 Don’t put the iron in water or any other liquid.
63 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 plug unless the fuse cover is in
place. If you remove the plug, dispose of it.
wheelie bin symbol
To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t be
disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or recycled.
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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