Summary: Had this iron for about a year now and it still works unlike my last iron which had calcium deposits on the bottom and turned gray and stzrted making spots appear on white blouse. Now no more problems, its easy to clean, iron, and put away in linen closet. The only thing is you can not steam away wrinkles with this iron, other than that it works wonderfully.
Summary: I like this iron for the weight and ease of use. What I HATE about this iron is the automatic shut off. I like the safety feature, but I don't think it should shut off while in use and in motion. I spend more time unplugging and plugging the unit back in to get it working again. I do my ironing once a week and get frustrated when the iron consistently shuts off. Sometimes it doesn't even stay on for one garment. Would NOT recommend this iron to anyone!!!
Summary: I have been sewing my whole life and have never had an iron that works as great as this one. Of course it is not a professional steam iron (the ones alteration shops have) but for home use you will love it. You can not believe the amount of steam it produces. It has some weight to it which is great for pressing things. I have owned two, the first one lasted 4 years and it was used every day, I do alot of sewing. Buy one today if you are looking for a great iron!
Summary: Just finished ironing white Capri jeans, along with a cotton shirt, and they came out like I just picked them up from the cleaners. I too hope that my new Shark iron continues to do the job. It's too expensive of an iron to last only a short time...fingers crossed, so far so good.
Summary: I bought this iron at Walmart when I was traveling and the iron in the hotel was filthy and sputtering. I was immediately impressed. The weight of the iron is just right; heavy... and the steam came out just right. I quickly made it my iron of choice at home and even stopped using my Rowenta iron that sputtered and was not as heavy as I like my irons to be. Additionally, the iron always stayed clean.
Summary: Our iron was received as a gift this past Christmas and then stopped working only two months later - it wouldn't power up. It stopped working in the middle of a shirt I was ironing. They are made in China and look good but they just don't work. Check the online reviews here and elsewhere - the story is the same as mine - too many Shark Irons stop working after less than a year and people end up trying more SHARK replacement irons until they give up and moved to another...
Summary: I had a purple one that quit working I was disappointed becasue it wasn't very old. I couldn't find another one so I had to buy a red one didn't like it everything was different on it and I never got used to it. I was so happy to find a purple one again.
Summary: This was a good iron for about 2 years. That's why the 2 stars. Then, today as I was ironing, I noticed the fabric in the pants was "wadding" up under the iron...and I realized it had burned the cotton khakis so bad that the fabric had gotten stiff. I noticed the light was blinking - the iron was getting hotter and hotter. I set it down, not sure what to do, and it started popping from the heat. I guess that was the sound of its insides frying themselves.
Summary: I have a Shark vacuum that was quite good, so on the basis of the brand name I bought this item. Sorry, but it's a piece of junk. The heating controls are flimsy and will soon break off. The iron spits water instead of steam, and the shot of steam takes too long to emerge once you press the button. The spray button return spring did not work well, so when I pressed the button, it took about 30 seconds to rebound back to the original position. This one's a loser..
Summary: I bought this iron (not on Amazon) to replace a cheapo, $15 Dollar General iron that I had been using previously. When I first started using the Shark, I thought it was the best iron ever. After a short time, I noticed scorched, gunky buildup on the ironing surface. I initially thought something sticky had been spilled on the ironing board and got on the iron. I carefully cleaned the iron with vinegar and baking soda and a damp terry towel.