Love this iron!
I would have to rate this iron a "best buy". I've used this iron regularly for about a month, and so far have not had any of the leaking problems I had with my previous (very expensive) Rowenta irons. I sew semi-professionally and find this Sunbeam iron to have great steam control and a sole plate tip that fits into tight places. Weight is heavy enough to put pressure on fabric without tiring my arm and wrist.
Expensive and defective
I bought this iron thinking it would be good since it was expensive and looked heavy duty. However, any time the iron turned it self off (safety shutoff), it would never become hot enough to use again (I always gave up after 15 minutes). Also, after ironing on a higher heat setting and then adjusting to a lower heat setting, the light that indicates that the iron is ready to use would not turn on (I gave up after about 10 minutes) - I would not want to start ironing if there's a possibility...
Safety Hazard - Leaks Out of the Box - Unacceptable
Nice looking, great features, stainless steel base, auto power shutoff ... great stuff except it leaks. Add water, plug it in, heat it up and press the steam button. You get one large drop of water inside the housing for each surge of steam from the iron when you press the steam button. (although the steam out of the iron is great). Set the iron up vertically after a horizontal steam pass on your shirt and it runs out of housing seams and out of the power cord penetration.
Great iron, reduces strain
I bought this iron for my grandmother who is a seamstress. She absolutely loves it and tells all of her friends about it, too. It not only has great steam, but it has a nice pointed tip area for making nice seams and of course it lifts itself up so you don't have to worry about burning clothes or yourself. Best of all, my grandmother doesn't have to lift the iron any more since it stays horizontal... she has arthritis and it makes it difficult to iron when she has to keep lifting it.
Piece of Crap!
This iron is a piece of crap and I can't believe it ever passed the Quality Control department. I've had it for 1 1/2 years and it has never worked right. It starts cooling off in the middle of ironing and then you have to go through the steps of turning it off, unplugging it, plugging it back in, and turning it on again and hoping it will heat up again... it's hit or miss. And then there's the light!!... that annoying constant red blinking light!!
This iron is fantastic!
I am taking a quilting class and they use the Oliso iron's there. I really enjoyed working with them so I purchased one for myself. I really like that you can just let go of the iron right in the middle of a project and it lifts and doesn't leave a burn spot! This iron is fantastic! Whoever came up with the idea is a genius. I would definitely recommend this to everyone I know.
Wow. You will not believe the German quality and ease of ironing or amount of steam from this Iron. If you are tired of the inferior quality of irons that don't last, or don't work that well, then treat yourself to a truly well engineered steam iron. Be sure to read the instructions and use regular tap water, not distilled!. This iron is the finest steam iron anywhere, period. The German made model DW8080 ProMaster is the model of choice for wise consumers.
Iron for Those Who Hate to Iron
This steam iron makes ironing easy, The steam flows beautifully and the temperature is accurate. It slips alsong the fabric and makes creases disappear. It heats up quickly and doesn't weigh a lot. It navigates around buttons and seems with ease. I'll never use any other iron!
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