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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice iron with a few glitches, 25 Feb. 2013
After 12 years of trouble-free use my old iron fizzed, popped, coughed out a cloud of foul-smelling smoke and was no more. I bought this one after reading good reviews and I'm pretty pleased with it. It feels sturdy, quite big and hefty and is heavier than my old iron (if you can try to look at one of these in a shop and see how you find holding it.) When I worked through my first big pile of ironing it made short work of everything and I seemed to get the job done more quickly, and with better results than the old one. I was pleased.

The iron seems well made, with a very long braided cord, which can be stowed by wrapping it around the back of the iron, and where the cord enters the body of the thing it has a ball & socket connection so it can pivot, which makes it a little easier to use too. Inside the box there is also a small jug for filling the iron. One thing I was delighted to see was that the hole for filling the iron is quite big, so while my old iron used to splutter and protest when being filled this one is easy, and the hole is covered by a hinged flap. During use the iron can be quite noisy when producing steam, but the steam is powerful, and if you leave it alone for a few minutes it powers itself off, a red light flashing on the handle to indicate it has shut down, and as soon as you start to use the iron again it powers itself back on.

Now for the bad. The hinged flap covering the water hole seems a little temperamental, and sometimes I'd notice it had popped open slightly while I was using the iron, but there was no chance of spillage as the hole is horizontal when the iron is in use. The water tank seems rather small though, its body made of a slightly opaque plastic so the "MAX" level is a little hard to see, and as the iron produces so much steam I found I had to refill it several times when working through my pile of ironing. It is also, as mentioned earlier, quite heavy - not a problem for me, but some may find it a little too heavy - and quite bulky. Finally, I think the position of the steam button on the handle of the iron is poor - it is on the right-hand side of the handle, so if you are right handed the button is difficult to reach, requiring a change in hand position, unlike my old iron where the button was right on the top of the handle. Again, have a look at the iron in a shop if you can.

All in all it seems a good iron, is well made, but those glitches cost it a star.
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Peter Lee
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