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21 November 2012

Kambrook SteamStation {Giveaway CLOSED}

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Winner: Lara M

Other than our sewing machines, the item which we quilters use most frequently is an iron.

I have to admit that I’ve tried a few irons over the past couple of years, in my search for “the perfect quilting iron”. They seem to be too light, or too heavy, or the steam function doesn’t work as well as I would like.

The lovely people at Kambrook know that I love to quilt. I may have mentioned this to them when I caught up with them at the previous couple of Bloggers Brunches.

Well a couple of weeks ago, Kambrook sent me an email asking if I’d be interested in trying out the SteamStation Pro Steam System. I may have let out a “Whopping Woo Hoo” and then quickly responded to their email with “Yes, please!!”


Kambrook ProSteam Station


A week later, the Kambook SteamStation was in my hot little hands and I was raring to press some blocks and seams.


Kambook ProSteam Station 2


The Kambrook Steam Station is one word – BRILLIANT! Can I say I am in love with the continuous steam function. Not only is it great for quilts, but also for vertical steam ironing.

My previous irons were useless when it came to the steam function. They’d sputter and take ages to warm up to make enough steam and after a couple of spritzes, I’d have to wait for the steam again.

Using the Steam Station is super simple.

Just remove the water tank and fill it up to the line with regular tap water.


Kambrook Steam Station


Turn the thermostat control to the desired temperature. Plug it in and turn on the power.

The power indicator light will illuminate.

When it reaches the correct temperature, the iron thermostat light will go out, then cycle on and off as it maintains the water temperature.


Kambrook Steam Station 2


I decided to have a little experiment.

You know when you buy quilting fabric and spread it out and you get that stubborn crease where the fabric has been folded on the bolt?

It’s really hard to press and even with pressing and dampening and spraying, it’s hard to remove completely.

Well I gave the Kambrook Steam Station that test.

Here is the before photo


Kambrook Steam Station Experiment 1


And here is the after photo


Kambrook Steam Station Experiment 2


It still has a slight crease, but a very pleasing result, don’t you agree?

Here are some of the technical bits:

- 2400 watt steam station with non-stick soleplate for easy gliding over all fabric types.
- Steam control button with continuous steam lock mechanism – locks on for continuous stem ironing or simply press and hold to activate steam as required.
- Iron rest for placing hot iron during ironing and to store iron when not in use
- Removable easy fill 800 ml water tank with water level indicator
- Thermostat control for selection of fabric temperatures from MIN (Silk) to MAX (Linen).
- Variable Steam Control Dial
- Base with iron connection cord and power cord
- Removable anti-scale filter cartridge.
- Very competitively priced at RRP $99.95



Giveaway Time

 
The lovely people at Kambrook have not only given me a Steam Station, but they’re giving one to a very lucky Samelia’s Mum reader.

You can either enter via the Rafflecopter or answer the following question in the comments section below:

In 50 words or less, tell me a random fact - about anything. Be creative (and random) with your subject.


1. Open to **Australian residents only.**
2. Giveaway will close on **30 November 2012**.
3. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon.
4. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner/s.
5. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email.

 
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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I did however receive a Kambrook SteamStation for review. All opinions are my own or of my family.


30 comments:

  1. oh bummer i was looking for the australian, didn't see until after I filled it out.

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  2. Queen of Pop, Madonna's full name is Madonna Veronica Louise Ciccone. And I love to iron.

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  3. patchpal shirl my random fact is i have 2 iron that are not working properly and it would be nice to have the kambrock steam station woo hoo my pastchwork will love it

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  4. My random and little known quiltery fact is that super quilter Jinny Beyer's name is not as most people assume Virginia. Her name is Geraldine.

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  5. My random fact is...." Billy Goats drink their own urine and also the urine of other goats." Ewww ...now you are probably thinking,"how does this crazy woman know this?" I have goats (and a cow) as pets and have witnessed this nastiness many times. How's that for random? LOL

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  6. Oh wow what an awesome GiveAway! :)

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  7. yewwwwwwwww

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    1. Christy I am guessing that the yewwwww is for my random fact..sorry maybe I should have put a warning on it..*snort*

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  8. AS much as I hate ironing this will change my mind.

    If I was hosting a tea party for 4 people I'd invite Nigella Lawson, Adriano Zumbo, Lorraine from 'Not Quite Nigella' and my Mum - they will bring the food and I guarantee it would be awesome

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  9. Random fact - did you now that after alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational or mood-altering drug used worldwide :-)
    Love the steam iron, would be great for setting and pressing seams on quilts.

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  10. Fabulous thank you. If you must iron, do it in style.

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  11. A honey bee must land on two million flowers to make 500 grams of honey. I love ironing (yeah, I know, a little sad)and using this steam iron would make it even more enjoyable! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  12. Ironing has been an extreme sport since 1997, started by Phil Shaw of England who decided to do his while rock climbing. . People now actually do it on cliffs, under frozen lakes, in canoes, parachuting, on express-ways, - even while bunji jumping.
    There has even been a documentary made: "Extreme Ironing: Pressing for Victory"
    This year Phil Shaw (known as "Steam")ran a half marathon in Hastings, UK, with an ironing board attached, pressing clothes on the way.
    Extreme Ironing even has its own web site: http://extremeironing.com/index.php?POSTNUKESID=d8e8da8f5335db2a44be4bbe0e952749

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  13. Jo-Anne Wizz jnw62@hotmail.comNovember 22, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    Natural yoghurt is really good cleaning the dual flush and bottom toilet let sit for awhile then use scrub brush the flush or flush wipe inside rim of bottom bottom.and top dual flush been doing it for we'll over 30 yrs before that student came out with it.

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  14. Ohhh would love to win a new iron ...random fact ...quilters kill lots of irons from knocking them off the ironing board lol

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  15. Jo-Anne Wizz jnw62@hotmail.comNovember 22, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    SCIENTIFIC FACT
    You soak bread in beer place it on the corners of floors cockroaches will eat it and explode unlike humans and they creatures except cockroaches don't fart don't express wind. It's chemical free.

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  16. Honeybees have hair on their eyes :)

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  17. Minus 40 degrees celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees fahrenheit. Jacinta

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  18. Sparrows were introduced into Australia (Melbourne) in 1863 and have spread since then, but not to WA.
    Love the steam iron prize. I really need one!

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  19. Ben Walton, from Andover, ironed 923 items in 60 hours, setting the new world record for the Longest Ironing Marathon. I bet mums of school children could break that .

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  20. If all the DNA in our cells was joined end on end there is enough length to go to the moon, and back,6 times!

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  21. a true fact is that a polar bears fur is see through and the colour comes from its skin not its fur my son taught me this after he learnt this at school

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  22. Fact: My husband used the iron as a hot plate to grill his tomato and cheese sandwhich because our griller is broken.

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  23. Dannielle Hall - hurley_girlie_84@hotmail.comNovember 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Before hair straightners were the norm, I used to 'iron' my hair which once resulted in it melting together! :/

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  24. Our eyelids have the thinnest skin of anywhere on the body - so take good care of your eye area because it's where aging shows up first!

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  25. I saw a European wasp's nest in Australia, some years before they were officially here!

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  26. Random Fact: If 4 out of 5 people suffer from diarrhoea that must mean the 5th one enjoys it!

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  27. I'd take kids to the beach, rather than iron any day!
    Exploring tiny rock pools along the way!
    And a random fact?...I would inform my girls,
    that there are actually MALE and FEMALE SEASHELLS!

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  28. Oooh..this steam iron would make my life so easy.

    Random fact....More Monopoly money is printed each year than real money throughout the world...true story!!

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  29. 'IF YOU WENT ABOUT UFOLDING ALL OF YOUR BRAIN, IT'D COVER THE AREA OF AN IRONING BOARD' and, 'AS UGLY YOUR BRAIN'S WRINKLES ARE, IF IT WERE AT ALL POSSIBLE, IT'D BE DAMAGING TO ATTEMPT TO IRON THEM OUT AS THEY PACK MORE ESSENTIAL NERVE CELLS INTO THE BRAIN'!!

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