Summary: I really have to wonder how a product like this ever got out the door. Nothing seems to work correctly on it. For one thing, the iron just turns on and off at will...very strange. The other is that the water tank leaks! Are you kidding me!?! Sadly, complete garbage. Look elsewhere and good luck! UPDATE 3/21/14: Black and Decker contacted me after I wrote my review and wanted to apologize for my bad experience.
Summary: Consumers Reports' number one pick was the similar F-1060/IR1070 with shiny stainless soleplate. Turns off in 30 seconds if left face down or on its side, 10 minutes in the vertical position. Can also be used to steam hanging clothes. You want a Teflon soleplate if you use starch, stainless if you do not. Buy a Rowenta if you want to support German craftsmanship, don't mind an iron that leaks, and have $100 to squander.
Summary: Don't even consider this iron....both B&D F1OOO purchased did not work, one constantly shut itself off (red light on handle) and you had to replug to get the green light (heat) and would only stay on for a short period. The other F1000 would only green light for a sort time and then shut off and not come back on. This item should be removed from Amazon.
Summary: This iron consistently shuts itself off ten seconds after being plugged in. No amount of adjustment will make work. I followed the instructions for first use to the letter. The "manual" included with the iron is of no help, probably because the manufacturer knows this product is defective. The only positive thing I can say is that because this iron didn't work the first time, I am able to return it. It sounds like many reviewers were not so "lucky.
Summary: What a piece of junk. I got this iron for my birthday about 8 months ago, it is know leaking profusely around the power cord. It's hard to see the water window and the dial is very hard to turn as mentioned by other reviewers. I'm terribly disappointing I know it's a cheap iron but I was expecting at least a year out of it. The auto off is also super annoying.
Summary: We needed a new iron because our previous one (also a Black & Decker) finally stopped working after about 9 years. I decided to stick with B & D, since our prior one lasted so long and because I used to associate this brand with quality. I chose this particular model because of the price and the light weight (our former one was quite heavy.) Right out of the box, the dial setting was almost impossible to turn.
Summary: I selected this iron because of the excellent reviews it had received at the time (about two years ago), but it looks like this iron has not stood the test of time. My first one lasted less than a year, and Black and Decker replaced it. I used the second one very little yet it still died in less than a year. I gave it two stars because it worked nicely during the time it worked. I'd nevertheless recommend crossing this model off your list.
Summary: Got this iron thinking that it would be a quality product. Won't make that mistake again! This iron did fine for about a month, just long enough that I could not return it to the local store. Then, it started dripping constantly. We followed all the directions regarding cleaning, adding water etc. NOTHING worked to keep this iron from dripping. Clothes always have water spots, then today, it just quit working, won't even turn on!