Set for release in April 2018, Effie is an automated ironing machine that dries and irons up to 12 different items of clothing at any one time.
According to the manufacturers, all you need to do is hang your wet and wrinkly clothes on the pull-out rail.
At the push of a button, Effie will proceed to dry and iron your clothes using a patent pending pressing method that directly removes wrinkles from clothes.
It takes three minutes to iron each item, and six minutes to dry and iron each item. So a rack of 12 items will take an hour and 20 minutes.
The machine can dry and iron shirts, trousers, t-shirts and bed sheets, and it will also dry your socks and underwear in a pouch. You can use an app to start and stop Effie, and it can notify you when it’s finished.
Effie can handle most fabrics including polyester, cotton, silk, viscose and denim.
The introductory price for Effie is £699 (AUD$1,209), which makes it cheaper than a Thermomix! But it’s not exactly petite, measuring 80cm x 25cm x 128cm. However, it can be collapsed and wheeled away for storage.
Unfortunately Effie isn’t available for shipping to Australia at the moment, but you can sign up here to be notified once it’s available.