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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 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 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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on February 23, 2018
First one I ordered was obviously a return as the box was damaged and there were water droplets in the water tank. I tried it out and it worked fine except that the "on" indicator light on top of the handle would not light. I liked it very much other than that, but I wanted the light to work, so I returned it and ordered another one. The second one arrived and this time it was in an unopened box. I plugged it in and it had the exact same problem. The light does not come on. I decided I will keep it anyway as it works well other than that. I guess the factory made a bad batch or had bad parts or something. Anyway, it was inexpensive and works very well otherwise. Hopefully nothing else will crap out on it after the returns period.
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on October 7, 2017
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Very nice stainless steel iron. Well priced, very happy
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on December 10, 2017
If I could give this iron 10 stars I would. It is so good that it almost, I repeat, almost makes me enjoy ironing. It literally glides across the fabric and, unlike a Sunbeam that I bought just weeks ago, it does not spit at all. I would highly recommend this appliance.
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on February 10, 2018
The heat control is located directly under the handle and it moves too easily. Lightly brush it with a knuckle and your iron is way hotter. Or turned off. Or very cool. Also, the writing on the dial is small and faces the center of the dial. Which means you have to hold the iron in awkward position to read the settin.
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on May 9, 2018
I purchased this iron on a recommendation outside of amazon. I was frustrated with my expensive rowenta not working. It was the third one in a series that broke down after a year. So I decided to purchase this iron. This iron is wonderful. No spits, no leaks smooth ironing and performs great! I love this iron. I use it for quilting, sewing and ironing clothes. You have to get it.
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on May 19, 2018
Maybe I should give this 5 stars, but I'm not using all the features so I can't really rate them. I gave up using steam years and years ago. No matter how much I spent on an iron, there were always problems, and it was also a hassle to keep the reservoir full when doing a lot of ironing, empty it completely, keep it clean, deal with drips or leaks, etc. I returned to using a spray bottle a long time ago.

So far, this iron is great. It isn't too heavy (no water helps with that), it's a nice size, it heats up amazingly fast, the temperature selector works well, and it gets hot enough to iron cotton well. In addition, it stays on (no auto-off) until I turn it off.
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on November 20, 2017
Just recieved my iron today but unfortunately it was dirty, it had a rust spot on the bottom and it also had a strange rattling sound inside. I will be returning the iron , Im not sure if i should reorder it yet..
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