Whoa! A Steam Iron that really Steams!
Still a great purchase. After reading some of the subsequent reviews about all the leaking and such, I'd have to say perhaps they got a bad version. Other than the occasion spitting, at very predictable circumstances as noted above, I've had nary an issue with this iron. I sincerely hope it continues to last.
Beautiful iron, nice overall
Got the iron a few days ago. I needed to iron some clothes. So I gave this new Rowenta dw2090 iron a try. The retracting cord had to be depressed a few times for the cord to come out and retract properly. Not what I expected for a $60.00 iron, but then again most of the irons or related items on the market seemed to have this problem. I will try to apply a small coat of sil-glyde on the cord to see if it would help with the retraction.
Ironing is a breeze
So far the iron works good. The only real issue I have with it is that there is not an "off" button/dial. It shuts off automaticly after 8 min. or 2 if you lay it on the side. I end up just unplugging it but would prefer to turn it off first. Also I have noticed I have accidently hit the temperature dial while ironing, turning the temp. up more than desired. Overall the product is good.
Does not leak, works fine
I bought this iron on sale at a craft store and then came here to read the reviews. I was especially concerned about the review that said the iron leaks water. This iron, or any iron, will likely leak water if you fill the iron past the fill mark for water on the iron. That would be easy to do with this iron because the plastic water pitcher that comes with the iron to use to fill it has water level markings that are beyond what the iron can accept.
This is the BEST iron I've ever used, and I've gone through lots of irons - at least 2 per year. I iron every day everything I own. The Singer Perfect Finish 1700 Watt Steam Iron is simple to use and doesn't drip water all over my clothing. I have not had any issues with finding the correct temperature to iron each piece of clothing. I love the audible signal that tells me when the temperature level has been obtained.
This is my second Singer iron of this model. I am a heavy user of irons because I make bags and sell them online. My irons get a heavy workout and I generally have to buy a new one every 6 months because they fail. I had always bought Rowentas but they seemed to fail (failure to produce steady steam as well as spitting and dripping) at a faster rate than I thought they should for the price. I tried a Singer and was pleasantly surprised.
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...
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