have an older version of this iron and it's held up for 9 years now. The heat has an auto-shutoff mechanism so if you forget it plugged into the wall it will shit off after 3 mins.. The cord is also longer than other irons i've owned over the years.The only inconvenience for me is the cleaning part. If you don't strictly use distilled water for the tank, after a while the steam openings start collecting calcium deposits and then pieces start coming out. It has a self-clean option but this can sometimes result in stained water coming out for a few runs afterwards.
Overall a very good product for the price.
This is a very economical (under $20) and basic iron. There aren't any fancy buttons or features, just a number dial for the amount of heat you want to work with, as well as a spray function. If you're looking for something really simple to use, then this does the trick. It does iron well, but I feel that I do need to press a bit more for clothes that are very wrinkled. I also noticed that you can iron a full basket of clothes before the water runs out, whereas with my last iron, I needed to refill multiple times. This is definitely a plus! The spray function works great and releases just the right amount of water each time. I would have appreciated a steam button as well. This would have come in handy for deeper wrinkles. What I absolutely don't like is the fact that it doesn't come with a cap to prevent the water from spilling out as you are ironing. Unfortunately, when you move the iron back and forth, water tends to occasionally spill out onto the clothes. Therefore, if you need to wear the item right away, you may have wet spots all over. Another issue is that the iron is so lightweight that you need to be extra careful about not letting it tip over. The first time I had set it upon the ironing board (without any water inside), it accidentally tipped and fell to the floor. Thankfully, nothing broke, but now I make sure to pour in the water first before setting it down, in order to stabilize it. To conclude, it's a good iron that gets the job done, but it does need improvements. It's great for someone who is just starting out with their ironing skills or for those who don't want to fuss with extra features.
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