Summary: The unit Amazon sent to me was not new. It clearly had water deposits in the reservoir, signs of use on the soleplate, and fabric particles all over the unit. The protective sticker that should have been on the soleplate out of the box was also gone. Amazon should be sued for shipping out used items as new.
Summary: So I bought a cheap $15 iron when I started out and I used it about 3 times before I realized it was crap. I bought this to replace it and it is worth the investment. Very easy to use, and does a great job smoothing out wrinkles in shirts or pants. WARNING: if you're ironing clothes and the phone rings DO NOT put this up to your ear. Don't ask me how I know...just trust me.
Summary: This is the best iron I have ever owned. It's lightweight and easy to use, pointed on both ends so it's easy to iron around buttons, and the non-stick sole plate prevents sticking and scorching. A must have laundry item, and very reasonably priced.
Summary: I am more than happy with this purchase. I love when an iron heats up the second I plug it in. It's sort of heavy, which is a good thing. In my experience, the heavier the iron the more durable. It's great!
Summary: Didn't live up to its reputation with such a product that's could not do a basic task steam iron or dry iron is expected: to remove wrinkles from a fabric. The model looks great and with all the bells and whistles it couldn't be better, and that's why I bought this Panasonic model when I read the review. However , I was frustrated on my numerous attempts to iron a simple pillow case!
Summary: I've had this iron about three months and seem to iron something almost daily. The first time I used it I almost shipped it back. It didn't glide and didn't remove bad wrinkles. I put it away for a couple of days and decided to give it another chance. I'm not sure if it was the material, a coating on the iron soleplate or I didn't have it hot enough the first time but it was a completely different ironing experience the second time and since.
Summary: I purchased this iron on a whem. I received an email with the discounted amount on it and said oh what the heck, I need a new iron and the price was rite. This iron is soooo awesome that I hardy ever have to use starch to crease my daughters jeans anymore. It's ligh-weight and easy to use. Thanks Panasonic! I am a fan for life.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient
Midlevel Champions of Iron: TFAL 4495 versus Panasonic W810
Severian "Severian", Amazon
28 March 2014
Summary: We had just bought a Panasonic iron, model NI-W810CS, 8 months before getting the TFAL model in the Vine program. I'll compare the two in this review, and also comment on the Panasonic in regards to its standalone merits. Short Review: Pointy front edge and large reservoir are pros for the TFAL. The comparatively light weight and long cord of the TFAL can be pros or cons depending on your needs, as can the complex and comprehensive de-calcing system TFAL uses.