Summary: The biggest drawback is where the heating dial is located making it a bit difficult to reach i to turn it. One other thing is that yo have to pick up the iron to see how much water is in there. I have a similar model Panasonic iron to this one I purchased.
Summary: This is the replacement for my old fabric iron. It's lighter than many other irons, affordable, and feels very stable when stood on its end. The end rest is large and flat, and feels weighted. I use bottle spray instead of steam, so I can't speak to the quality of the steam with this iron.
Summary: Great iron. I had my other Panasonic iron for 15 years and dropped it on the basement floor recently so had to get a replacement. Sort of glad it happened because this new one is awesome and cuts my ironing time in half. Love the retractable cord and auto shutoff features.
Summary: Love, love, love this iron! It's lightweight, yet seems to do an excellent job at getting the wrinkles out. It slips over the fabric effortlessly, too. And the nose is perfect for turning up hems, etc.
Summary: Fantastic iron. I decided to be an adult and buy an adult iron. No longer will I simply walk into walmart and purchase the $8 iron. Now, armed with this puppy, I can iron my adult shirts and adult pants.