This iron seems to work well. The cable is a good length. The steam is very effective and it hasn't dripped all over the clothes so far. It is a little fiddly to fill with water as you can't see easily through the smoked plastic and the filling jug seems to be slightly larger than the capacity, so I keep over-filling it. It is also slighlty difficult to read the steam numbers as they are printed in red on a black background. Generally though I am whizzing through the ironing and have been very pleased with this purchase.