The best thing about this iron is its ultraglide base. It really works and makes ironing much easier. It glides effortlessly over all fabrics, taking much of the effort out of a large pile of ironing. Other good points are the larger than usual water filling point which makes refilling the water tank easy, and the large and clear details on the dial. I do not want to put my glasses on every time I change the temperature setting of my iron to make sure I have got it right. It doesn't drip water from its base and has 5 different steam settings for greater control. It is very sturdy on its base, and has plenty of space to wrap the cord around the base without coming into contact with the hot plate. A very good iron.