Reviews and Problems with Black & Decker ICR 500
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Residual on sole plate
Frugal Guy, Amazon
5 days ago
Summary: We have been using an ICR500 for probably more than 1 year. Everything is great except that dirty brown stuff stuck to bottom of the sole and fell on the shirts. I removed it with razor blade, but it came back after a few shirts. It actually messes up a white shirt I was ironning. I am going to throw it to the garbage bin.
Summary: i bought this black and decker iron and it worked fine for almost i year then one day after baout one year using it I realised that it was getting hotter and hotter despite the the dial being set on a lower temparature..I turned the dile to lower the temparature but it kept getting hotter.
Summary: I really like this iron. My daughter bought this iron for me a while back. It is light weight and I love the fact that I can sit it on any surface while it's on. I am trying to figure out how the auto clean works. Help! This is the best iron I have ever owned! I would buy another one!
Summary: I've owned a similar iron a year or so. I iron rarely, only when sewing. My fella does more -- his shirts, still occasionally. I've begun using it on a quilt and noticed that the rubber on the top gray portion is peeling away. Alas, I like to keep stuff running a long time (I drive a '92 in great condition.) so am not happy to see the eminent demise of the iron.
Summary: This iron treated all of my clothes nicely - the soleplate still looked brand new after three years of use, the steam was plentiful, and it slid on my clothes very gracefully. For three years, I haven't had any problems. A few weeks ago, however, the signs of a dying iron started to appear. The beep that it makes whenever I plug it in started sounding strange, but it still functioned normally.
Summary: Takes 15+ minutes to heat up. Have had this iron for about a year. Once it's hot, I've had no troubles with it, but it sometimes sits for 25 minutes before heating up. When I plug it in, I get a green light and after about 12-15 minutes, the iron starts beeping and the light starts flashing red. According to the manual, this means the iron is going into automatic shutoff mode - but the soleplate is still cold to the touch (and I mean flat palm against the plate cold).
This iron does not slide on ANY fabric at ANY setting
17 September 2011
Summary: I bought this iron because my old Black & Decker iron, which I had for over 20 years, just didn't get hot any more. I could NOT be MORE disappointed with this product. The iron just DOES NOT SLIDE on ANY fabric!! I was appalled and completely frustrated when I tried to iron a pair of cotton pants -- it scrunched up the fabric and would simply NOT move no matter how hard I tried to slide it. I thought that maybe I had it on a setting that was was too hot.
Summary: An absolute hunk of junk. The retractable cord does not work; the iron does not steam unless on the highest number; the iron sticks to most fabrics rather than sliding across. Unless you use sizing, the iron is useless. Low price but even lower value! Fortunately, I saved the receipt and will be returning the iron.
Summary: I bought the iron thinking that will work better then the one that I have before. I am not really an Iron person, but maybe twice a month I will iron all the clothes that I have accumulate. Well, this iron did not work for me. Reason 1- residue on a sole plate,2-Water dropping and getting the clothes dirty, 3-Fabric sticking to the iron, 4- Cord after a few use does not go all the way back. Now I am looking for a another iron that is easy and fast to use.
ABSOLUTELY WORST IRON EVER!! BLACK & DECKER SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THIS IRON!
18 April 2011
Summary: I NEVER GIVE REVIEWS FOR ITEMS, BUT THIS IS A MAJOR EXCEPTION. I'M A SEAMSTRESS AND SEW FOR OTHERS, AND IRONING OR PRESSING IS A NIGHTMARE. YOU CANNOT CLEAN THE SOLEPLATE OF THIS IRON. EVEN WITH THE COMMERCIAL FAULTLESS CLEANER. I AM GOING TO CONTACT BLACK AND DECKER, THEY NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR STEALING MONEY FROM GOOD INTENDED BUYERS. I BEG YOU DO NOT BUY THIS IRON. YOU WILL BE MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE. This is less than a 1 star. It's a minus 100 star.