Summary: She has a Rowenta retailing for over 100 dollars and a Delonghi retailing for close to 200 dollars. So why would she want another iron? The aforementioned irons are somewhat heavy and are high wattage, so to cut back on the electric bill I researched to find a light, low wattage iron and came up with this Panasonic. With two Panasonic cameras, I have been happy with the Panasonic brand. So how does the mad quilter like her new, inexpensive iron?
Summary: Decided to get an iron in order to stop taking my khakis to the dry cleaners and satisfied on how the iron works so far. Full disclosure though, after a day of ironing I remembered why I started taking my pants to the dry cleaners. For four pants, had put in only half the amount of water in the reservoir, however, didn't notice right away when that water was gone. Not a complaint.
Summary: Perhaps I should wait a few more months before I boast but this is a great iron! I am one of those guys who is obsessed with ironing my own clothing. I do not have any other "neat" hang-ups but my Mother thought that her four sons should all know how to sew a button and iron a shirt. It stuck. I wanted an iron that provided a LOT of steam and did not leak water. I also have a Shark which I love but was priced much higher and drips water constantly.
Terrible experience..major flaw.. I wouldn't pay $5 for this iron.
B. Miller "Truth B Told", Amazon
28 February 2014
Summary: Pros: Looks good, heats up quickly, cheap price. Cons: I had to learn the hard way, that If you adjust the heat setting while it's in use....it spits out Scalding Hot Water all over the place and ruins your clothes!! I ironed shirt #1 and hung it up. I was about to iron shirt #2 and had a brand new $65 silk tie lying next to the shirt. I turned the setting down since shirt #2 wasn't 100% cotton.
Summary: This iron leaks water when turned off and laid flat so I can't put it on the iron storage rack on my ironing board. It also leaks water while its heating up, positioned upright, which definitely should not happen. I would return it but I already threw away the packaging. It is also difficult to read the selector dial.
Summary: This iron is headed back to Amazon. Initially the iron worked properly, but after only 3 uses, the water for steaming began to pour out on the pants that I was ironing and this didn't stop until it was empty. This now happens each time. Also, the way the cord is placed, I find that the iron is not very stable when sitting upright on my ironing board. I'll try something with a higher price tag and hopefully get higher quality...
Summary: I am so impressed with this simple inexpensive iron! A little history here...I am a quilter and I use my steam iron daily for hours! :) 1. I have been the owner of two Mini Rowenta's irons that both spit and wet my ironing board, in puddles, when I wasn't looking. I followed the directions but they continued to spit with out mercy! They were never dropped, one still works as a dry iron so not too bad a value if you don't use steam...but I do! :/ 2.