I don't do a lot of ironing therefore didn't want an expensive iron. I found the iron wasn't heavy at all but a little bulky which wasn't much of a problem. However the lead was very short!! I really struggled reaching the end of the ironing board with it, every time I will have to get an extension lead out which will be a massive pain. Overall a good iron but if I was to start again i wouldn't purchase again due to the short lead.