Reviews and Problems with Black & Decker F1050
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Just as good as a Rowenta
Mark S. Owsley, Amazon
13 January 2013
Summary: I bought this to replace a Rowenta that died after 3 years. I took care to buy a German made Rowenta, and it was a fine iron except that the steam vessel leaked after 6 months and the cord twisted at the base to the point that it broke. So much for German quality. I thought I wasn't going to spend $75 or more for a quality iron after the Rowenta debacle, so I picked this one up based more or less on price.
Summary: I just broke my iron trying to get it to turn back on again. The thing turns off fairly quickly after you turn it on & you have to constantly turn it off again to get any heat out of it. In addition, it's difficult to add water to the iron. Buy another iron.
Don't buy...unless you want to buy another in a year
3 September 2010
Summary: I had this iron for about a year and it worked fine until one day I turn it on...and nothing. Dead. Might as well spend double my money upfront on a good iron instead of buying a new one each year.
Summary: I've had this iron for about 8 months and have had more and more problems using it the longer I have it. When it was new it was very nice, now I'm replacing it. I came online to find help fixing it, instead I'm reading reviews similar to my own experience but no resolutions. - It is difficult to monitor the water level, and if overfilled will overflow. - It drips quite a bit, and leaks when using the spray trigger.
Summary: This is a nice little iron to use (except for the water level problems noted in other reviews), however we ended up taking 2 of them back because the auto-off feature doesn't wake the iron back up when you want to use it again. You can shake it, move it, tilt it, fake iron with it...nothing wakes the iron up once it goes into auto-off. You have to physically unplug it then plug it back in to get it to come back on. And BOTH irons we bought did this.
Summary: I bought this iron because the retailer did not have the B&D D2030. This F1050 is decent for infrequent ironing, but is very basic. If you have larger loads of clothes to iron on a regular basis, buy the D2030.
Summary: This iron is the worst! At first it was great, but after about 6 months the steam feature just about stopped working. Also, it is very hard to see how much water is in it due to the red water window.