Review of JML Products

JML Product reviews

There are some products you have in your house that becomes your staple to help you survive the daily multitude of tasks you have every day. I am a big believer of getting help from innovative products, so I have taken to JML, the website that aims to make everyday easier for families, to find products that will help me deal with my neverending house chores, including feeding the kid.! Here is my review of four of JML’s products:

JML Poppin’ Corn Microwave Popcorn Maker

JML Poppin' Corn Microwave Popcorn Maker

The BPA Free JML Poppin’ Corn Microwave Popcorn Maker is designed for you to enjoy your favourite snack in under two minutes. You simply add around 30g of popcorn kernels into the red pot, close the transparent lid into place and then pop the pot into the microwave for around 90 seconds (although we found most of the popcorn kernels would pop in two minutes). When the popcorn is popped, you simply open the lid and enjoy directly from the Poppin’ Corn bowl, with your own seasonings added for a new delicious taste every time.

Specs

  • Measures approximately 15.5cm high
  • Dishwasher safe – to clean just take out the Poppin corn and place the separate parts into the top rack of the dishwasher.
  • You don’t need to add anything extra like butter or oil
  • The double walled design makes the pot cool to touch after microwaving
  • Recommended cooking times are 3 minutes 10 seconds for 700w microwave and 1 minute 30 seconds for 1000w microwave
  • Price: £14.99

How to make the popcorn

  • Pour in around 30g of popcorn kernels to the Poppin’ Corn and shake well.
  • Put the lid on and place in the microwave on high for 90 seconds (or according to your microwave’s strength)
  • If you hear the pops slow down to 1 to 2 per second, then your popcorn is ready
  • Take the Poppin’ Corn out of the microwave, pop open the lid and enjoy with your favourite seasoning.
  • Some kernels will not pop which is normal

Our Opinion

It’s a great design for a quick popcorn snack. However, we found it tricky to slide the lid open and close when using. Sometimes the popcorn kernels burned because there were a good few amounts of unpopped kernels left. I would recommend microwaving for around two minutes for an 800w Microwave and giving it a good shake after one minute before popping it back in the microwave. Other than that, it’s a useful small tool for the kitchen, and you don’t need to add butter or oil too, which makes the popcorn even healthier.


The JML Poppin’ Corn Microwave Popcorn Maker is currently unavailable on JML’s website, but you can buy the Popcorn Maker from other selected stores.

Rating: 4/5 – It’s a nifty idea to encourage healthier snacks for kids who don’t have time to wait. In under two minutes, they have a snack they can enjoy from, so no wastage and no extra washing up!

Aero 360 Pro

Aero 360 Pro from JML Direct

“Dries and irons your clothes all at once” JML

The Aero 360 Pro is designed to dry and iron your clothes straight from the washing machine, without the need for tumble drying, ironing or steaming. Just place the damp clothes over the inflatable bag like you would put it on a hanger and add a few weight clips, then turn it on. The hot air circulates around the bag using an inbuilt fan, which inflates the bag and fills your shirt, tee shirt, jumper or even suit jacket. The heat and tension push the creases out so that you don’t need to iron the shirt afterwards. The Aero 360 Pro aims to speed up the long process of drying and ironing a shirt and saves you money on dry cleaning bills for suits and shirts, by doing it all at once. The Aero 360 Pro is also perfect for delicates like cashmere and silk.

Specs

  • Colour: White
  • Dimensions: Box: 46.5 x 24 x 35cm – The unit: 58.5 x 16.2 x 100cm
  • Power: 220 – 240 Volts | 1800 Watts
    | 50Hz | Class 2
  • Set includes:
    • Aero 360 Pro Motor Unit
    • Telescopic rod
    • Hangar
    • Fan
    • Nylon Balloon
    • 5 x clamps with integrated weight
    • Instructions
  • Weights: Gross 3.98kg | Net 3.73kg
  • Warning:
    • For indoor household use only
    • Keep children away when in use
    • The Aero 360 Prod Balloon gets very hot during use, do not touch the balloon.
    • Once the garment is dry, switch off the Aero 360 Pro and allow the garment to cool for a few minutes before removing
  • Price: £79.99

How to use:

  • Plug the Telescopic rod into the recess on the top of the Motor unit
  • Place the Hanger onto the Telescopic rod – make sure that the slight bend in the Hanger points forwards
  • Attach the Nylon balloon:
    • Pull it over the Hanger – makes sure that the side with the hole line points forwards
    • Pull the Small elastic rod at the top, over the collar section on the Hanger
    • Pull the Large elastic cord at the bottom over the Mounting flange
    • The device is dissembled in reverse order
  • Set the height that you want by opening the clip and pulling out the telescopic rod, then closing the lip again
  • Pull on the Nylon balloon which should sit immediately below the Mounting flange so that it can fully inflate
  • Pull the garment which is to be pressed over the Nylon balloon and the Hanger and do up the buttons if necessary. Make sure that the collar is fitted over the hole on the Nylon balloon and the arms fit correctly in the sleeves, so they are not twisted or scrunched up.
  • Spread the clamps along the bottom so that it is weighted down and will not go out of shape when the Nylon balloon is inflated
  • Plug the Aero 360 Pro in and turn the timer clockwise. Set it to the length of time that you want. Each LED light represents five minutes
  • Once the Nylon balloon has inflated, straighten out the garment and smooth it down again.
  • When the set time elapses, the device will turn off automatically. You can stop the process at any time by turning the timer to the starting position
  • Remove the garment from the Nylon balloon and Hanger and allow the device to cool down completely.

Full instructions can be found on JML Direct’s website.

Aeero 360 Pro JML Direct

Our Opinion

I have two boys who attend school and a husband who goes to work, so washing, drying and ironing three sets of shirts take up so much of my time. Plus I hate ironing, so I found this Aero 360 Pro to be a time saver for me. You can literally place the shirt on the device, dry it and then the shirt can be used straight away. I found the Aero 360 Pro really easy to use and the LED timer is a useful tool to check how long your shirt has got left to dry. I did find that the humidity in the air increased, but just pop open a window when using and you’ll be fine. I would place a towel under the Aero 360 Pro as well, as there may be excess water from the garment on the floor. The only issue I would say it has is the cost to run as the device uses up a lot of electricity. Smaller sized shirts can also be challenging to steam as they’re hard to clip to the sizeable inflatable bag. Other than that, I’d definitely recommend if you hate ironing and want to save time on your laundry chores.

Rating: 4/5 – Expensive but a timesaver and as I’m a working mum, the latter is more critical for me.

You can buy the Aero 360 Pro on JML’s website and other selected stores.

Trash Tidy: Rubbish Bag Dispenser & 15 x 50L Bin Bags/Liners

Trash Tidy: Rubbish Bag Dispenser & 15 x 50L Bin Bags/Liners - JML Direct

“Conveniently dispenses bags from inside your bin and mounts on cabinet doors, inside drawers, on walls & more.” JML Direct

The Trash Tidy is designed to store and replace bags and bin liners easier, cleaner and quicker. Instead of finding, selecting and unrolling rolls of liners, you can fit them into the bin for easier access, by using the bin dispenser that fits into the bottom of any bin over 22cm in diameter. It sits beneath the current liner so that when it’s time to change the bag you just pull the full bag out and the next one follows to take its place. Trash Tidy comes with screw and hoop & loop fixing options too, so that you can mount it onto walls, drawers or anywhere else that you need to store and access bin bags on rolls up to 20 x 7cm Long.

Specs

  • Trash Tidy
  • A strip of adhesive hook & loop fastener
  • 15 x 50-litre bin bag roll
  • Price: £12.99

Our opinion

Trash Tidy mounted onto wall - JML Direct

We have three bins in our house, for separating and recycling so we thought it would be better to mount this Trash Tidy onto our drawer’s wall, next to where the bins sit. Also if the bin bag happens to leak then the Trash Tidy would be dirty, so we just figured it would be better to keep it away from the bins, even though that was what the Trash Tidy’s purpose was for. It’s great value for money, especially as the Trash Tidy came with 15 bin liners too, which are strong and sturdy. The Trash Tidy was easy to mount onto the wall, and the bin liners came out quite quickly, without ripping. It is definitely a great tool for storing bin bags, so they’re not amongst all the other riff-raff in the kitchen.

Rating: 5/5 – The price is affordable, and the Trash Tidy does its job of keeping bin bags safe and secure to access.

Pheonix Gold FreeFlight Bundle

Pheonix Gold FreeFlight Bundle - JML

“The Phoenix Gold FreeFlight Bundle provides you with the best products that JML has, in one price… for the ultimate ironing experience.” JML Direct

The Phoenix Gold FreeFlight

The Phoenix Gold FreeFlight boasts up to 2400W of power and with a steam output of 14g/minute, so it allows you to iron several layers at once. The steam blast function helps to remove the most stubborn of creases by releasing a quick shot of steam, either vertically or horizontally, so it allows you to quickly remove wrinkles or freshen clothes on the hanger.

The Phoenix Gold FreeFlight - JML Direct

FastFit Ironing Board Cover Ultimate

The Ultimate FastFit Ironing Board Cover uses the latest technology and materials to deliver an easy to use and quick ironing experience. It has a unique 3- layer construction and provides a cotton-top cover and thick felt-underlay, which is non-slip and dense, so it allows for optimum heat reflection and crease removal. The non-elasticated FastFit system keeps the cover securely in place.

Ironing Genie

The Ironing Genie is simply designed as a sprung to perfect sleeves with no wrinkles and creases. You place the Ironing Genie inside the spring, and it will spring out against the seams creating a flat sleeve and a shoulder-to-cuff crease where you require it. When you’re done, the Ironing Genie comes with a magnetic clip that you can attach to your ironing board so you can clip your Ironing Genie in it until the next sleeve needs ironing.

Specs

  • Power: 2000 – 2400W
  • Set includes:
    • Phenoix Gold FreeFlight
    • 1 x Phoenix Gold FreeFlight Cordless Iron
    • 1 x Docking base with 1.9m power cord
    • 1 x Water jug
    • Instruction manual
    • Soleplate care information card ironing Genie
    • 1 x Spring fork
    • 1 x Magnetic holder
    • Instructions Ultimate Ironing Board Cover
    • 1 x Ultimate Ironing Board Cover
  • Phoenix Gold Free Flight Iron
    • 220-240V 50/60Hz
    • Power: 2000 – 2400W
    • 370ml Water tank
    • Overheat protection
    • Ready to use Thermostat light orange Indicator Ironing Board Genie
    • 2500 gauss magnet
  • Stainless steel Ultimate Ironing Board Cover
    • Top layer – 100% Cotton
    • Middle layer – 100% Polyurethane
    • Bottom layer – 100% Polyester
    • Care:
      • Spot clean with a damp cloth.
      • Do not wash
      • Do not bleach
      • Do not tumble dry
      • Do not dry clean
  • Weights: Gross – 2.23kg / Net – 1.71kg
  • Colours: Multi
  • Dimensions: Pheonix Gold FreeFlight: Box: 20 x 18 x 33cm | Unit: 14 x 0.9 x 5.6cm | Ironing Board Cover: Pack: 25 x 6 x 35cm

Our opinion

Rating: 3/5 – The Pheonix Gold FreeFlight Iron glides easily onto clothes, and the fact that it is cordless makes it easy to iron in any direction. However, I found the plate getting very dirty quickly and the water tank kept leaking onto the clothes which was frustrating at times. It doesn’t stay hot for long as well, so you have to keep putting it back on its mount to heat up. Other than that it’s a good iron.

Rating: 3/5 – The FastFit Ironing Board Cover Ultimate was too big for my ironing board, so it slipped off a lot when ironing, which is frustrating. However, if it did fit then I would see this as a good sturdy cover to hold the heat of an iron. It’s just a shame it doesn’t sit properly on my ironing board.

Rating: 4/5 – The Ironing Genie is a useful, simple design and it does help to keep the sleeves crease free and flat. However, I found myself forgetting to use it and so if you have it, it’s great to use. If not, I don’t think you’d miss it.

You can buy the Phoenix Gold FreeFlight Bundle from JML Direct

Overall, the JML products I reviewed were useful tools in the house, and I did find myself saving time when using these products. My favourite of the four was the Aero 360 Pro, which helped me save time on drying and ironing shirts. This meant that I didn’t require the Phoenix Gold FreeFlight Bundle as much and the Ironing Genie was forgotten about. The JML Poppin’ Corn Microwave Popcorn Maker is a great tool for making popcorn snacks for the kids, and so I use this all the time.

* Items were gifted for the purpose of a review – all thoughts are 100% our own.

* Please note that all prices are correct as at 13th February 2019 – rates may vary after this date

Leyla Preston (595 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 7. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/