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on October 15, 2017
I sew, and iron husband's shirts. In the past I have owned two Rowenta irons that have the ability to cancel the auto-off feature. As a sewist I like my iron to be ready to press seams at a moment's notice and not wait for it to reheat because it turned off while I was sewing. Finding any iron that has the optional Auto off or does not have any kind of Auto off is rare . Rowenta offers that option on at least one of their irons . After a couple of years my hundred dollar Rowenta irons each started leaking Lakes of water all over my ironing board. I will never own another one. Then I begin using the velocity brand iron which was even more expensive than the Rowenta and my husband practically had Cardiac Arrest when I was purchasing these. My first one lasted 2 years and then refused to heat. Fortunately I had purchased a two-year replacement contract and I still had a few weeks left on it. I received my replacement and I put another 2-year replacement contract on it. That iron lasted for years before it refused to heat. That particular iron has been my favorite because it had two heating elements, one for the iron and one for the water. It was heavy so it was very good with pressing whatever I was sewing. It never spit and had perfect immediate Steam. To replace that iron would have cost me a hundred and sixty nine bucks just for the iron not taxes or shipping or anything. After searching I found the Viasonic Elite. It isn't as heavy but it is functional in its weight. It doesn't produce quite the amount of steam as the velocity, but it does produce good Steam and it has the push button for the burst of steam. I like that and use it often. It does not have the option for canceling auto off because it does not need that option... It stays on until you turn it off. I have it plugged into the wall socket with a rocker switch which I switch off when I'm done in my sewing room. For the price my husband has suggested I buy a second and keep it on hand for the eventual day that this one might pass to the great appliance store in the sky. On the whole I am very pleased with this iron. My thanks to Viasonic for producing an iron that does not presuppose its users to be so inept at life that it has to second-guess them and turn off automatically.
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on December 10, 2017
this iron exceeded my expectations. I was replacing an expensive Rowenta that constantly dripped and sputtered. Smooth ironing, water stays where it should and the price....well buy it already!
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on December 10, 2017
This is an excellent product!
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on December 6, 2017
Works great! No issues yet!
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on November 26, 2017
The best at first I was skeptical but was happy that it turned out good! Hehe thanks!!
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on November 30, 2017
Wonderful, just as describedz
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on November 24, 2017
Great Iron for a great price!
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on November 5, 2017
I have only used this once so I can only talk about my first impressions. Pros-it doesn't turn off while I am ironing. That was the main selling point. This is my 3rd (and hopefully last ) iron in a year. The other 2 were small and light weight but would turn off while I was ironing. Good price, gets the wrinkles out in the first pass. I like the burst of steam. Cons-heavier and bigger then I like. Has all that extra space that is not part of the ironing plate. The control dial is in the finger area and I did manage to turn the dial when I put my fingers through the handle. I don't need all the other features. I chose this iron because it stays on. Hopeful I will get use to the weight. I always see reviews where people say it's an iron, it's suppose to be heavy. Not true I had a sweet light weight iron that did everything I wanted. However after 20 years it finally gave out.
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on November 16, 2017
This is a nice iron for the price. I like that it is made in the USA. I like that it doesn't have auto shut off. The reason I bought a new iron is because the Braun I was using turned off too easily, I often had to unplug it and plug it in again 2 or 3 times while ironing a shirt which was totally frustrating. Before that, I had a Rowenta that leaked. So I decided that price was not a reliable guideline, those were both expensive irons.
This heats as it should and the steam function is good, lots of steam when I turn the steam on high. The soleplate glides easily.
The reason for only 4 stars is because the handle design is not comfortable for me. I have large hands, I wear a mans size large gloves. The steam buttons are too large and in the way of a good grip. And there is no contouring to the handle for a thumb grip so while it is fine for ironing one shirt or pressing seams while sewing it would not be comfortable using it for any length of time. I don't plan to spend hours with stacks of ironing so for my needs it will be ok.
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on November 5, 2017
I have had the iron for about a week now and I am very happy with the quality of it. It glides smoothly on fabric, doesn't turn off automatically and is super light. Loving is so far!
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