Summary: I love the amount of steam it produces but I didn't give it a 5 star because of the noise it makes. It is very loud when regenerating. I had the J490 prior and it did not make this noise but I like the idea of continuous fill capablity which to me out weighs the noise.
Summary: I purchased this about 2 weeks ago. I got it as an open box special for a bit less than half price. When it came the water tank was broken. I contacted Reliable and they shipped me a new one no questions asked. When it came I was super happy with the results. It puts out more steam than my Jiffy steamer and at much dryer steam levels. The temp controls work well... and I am glad it has the anti Calc warning system.
Summary: We bought the earlier model of this iron. It worked well but after 4 years of home use the cord caught fire. Lucky we were in the room to put it out. When I contacted Reliable they did not seem to be too concerned. Good iron, just make sure your home fire insurance is up to date.
Summary: We have had this iron for 5 years with only minor problems. #1 the pump started running longer and very annoying. (The plastic tube in the cold water tank has a screen filter and was clogged with lint) The fix- Take a hangar or bent wire and pull out plastic hose out of filling hole and brush lint off screen, afterwards place tube back in tank.
Summary: Bought this for my tailoring business. Was well liked by the seamstresses, until it failed after three months. Advertised as commercial grade, but cannot stand the daily wear/tear of commercial use.
Summary: I bought the Iron Maven for good, strong, consistent steam with no spitting at lower temperatures. I'm having some issues with the spitting, but that could just be my learning curve. The amount of steam at max on cotton heat is amazing. It is almost enough to float the iron!I also had some trouble setting the descaling indicator. Oh the whole, though, I am getting amazing results - much better than my previous bargain irons.
Summary: After having used nothing but the usual household iron for years I opted to upgrade to something better, I wish I had done it sooner. One of these systems is nothing like the usual iron, where when you push the steam button you get a mini "psst", this iron billows out steam. We don't remove the reservoir to fill it we simply open the cap and pour in more water. I've been pressing my wool suits, ironing cotton shirts.