I can’t believe I have never reviewed my iron. Last year my 10-year-old Braun started leaking and was no longer useful as a steam iron. So my search began for a replacement. Let me start by saying that, like so many appliances these days, they don’t appear to be making them like they used to. I was surprised by how many reviews were made stating the iron in question barely lasted past its warranty. Then I found this baby.
As a quilter, I’m in heaven. Plenty of steam is available when I need it. The steam is set independent of the iron heat. There is a huge tank so I’m not continuing to refill during an afternoon of piecing. The grip and weight feel great. It has a built-in stand for setting the iron down on while ironing. And man does this baby generate steam. You can shoot it three feet across a room when you hold it up. It is absolutely fabulous for getting those darn folds out of new drapes.
Now for the cons. It’s big and takes an incredible amount of space on the ironing board. I have a Rolenta ironing board with a separate attachment to hold the iron so that’s not a factor for me. Because of the size of the water tank, it takes a good 10 minutes for the iron to warm up enough to generate steam. The chords are cumbersome and dedicated storage space must be found for it when not in use.
But for all those cons, I absolutely love it. Once it’s set up and ready to go, ironing anything is a breeze. My sisters-in-law volunteer to do all my ironing when they are visiting just to play with it (best benefit of all).