I have to iron my cloths everyday for work (dress shirt & pants) .. In the past i've gotten cheap irons that are less than $25.. brands like black and decker.. But they would rust out and even mess up my cloths with stains. This IRON is well built in the old fashion style of classic irons. I highly recommend this iron if you looking of something that will last. I would give it a perfect store because I wish it was made in the USA. Thats the only bad thing.
This iron is top heavy (yes, it looks like it would be and IT IS). As I write this, I have a three inch arc burned into my right forearm, still bright red after a week, where it tipped over the first time I used it. (I am returning it.) In addition, the so-called auto-shutoff is NOT auto-shutoff, as it does NOT turn off the iron, and merely turns off the heat, and leaves the iron on standby, with the light blinking endlessly (literally). The User Manual says the iron will turn on again when it is moved around, and that sometimes works as described, and sometimes doesn't (in which case, one must unplug it and start over to make it turn the heat on again). When the dial is turned to "Off" the little light still remains on, and one must unplug it to make the light turn off. Further, while in use it makes strange noises, like metal pans being clanged together, as the parts change temperature. It's so loud, it's startling. This iron is like something that was created to show what NOT to do when designing an iron. Bottom line, it's a loud, dangerous iron that tips over easily and burns the user badly, and then wastes energy by blinking endlessly when left on, or by keeping its light on when turned to the "Off" setting, until the user physically unplugs it. The fact that this iron got off the drawing board is a sad situation. It should never have made it to the prototype phase, with this absurd design and its nonfunctional features. Customers want quiet, safe irons, that do not tip over, with auto shut-off that actually turns the iron off, completely, with no endless blinking, and a dial that turns the iron off when moved to the "Off" setting. This iron seems likely to be recalled for safety issues, if not for energy inefficiency.
Had this iron for less than 1 month and it started leaking water all over the ironing board!
This iron works very well. It heats up fast and irons very well. What I like most about it is you don't need any starch spray to get your clothes ironed. I would recommend it. Bang for your buck