I have to admit I bought this iron not only because I've had an old Sunbeam that lasted me for 25 years but because I fell in love with the orange color!! I don't make a living of ironing a lot of clothes but you also can't go without having an iron, at least I can't.
This is the Sunbeam Steam Master Iron with Motion Smart Auto-Off. It's a nice ergonomic design in a lovely white and orange color. The main difference between this Sunbeam and my old model is that it's not cordless which meant constantly setting the iron in a charging base that drove me crazy. I like that this base is flat and easily stands at the end of my compact ironing board (no big clunky ironing board for me!).
Some of the great features that I like about this Sunbeam Model 4235 are:
**Spray Mist Release - this is a powerful spray mist which is great for heavily wrinkled clothes and doing pant creases
**Shot of Steam Feature - this gives me an extra burst of steam for really deep or stubborn wrinkles. I can use this feature whether I am dry or steam ironing. You just have to make sure the fabric button is set to select fabrics.
**30 Minute Auto-Off - are you like me and halfway to work and panic wondering if you turned something off. Well, worry no more.....if you leave the iron plugged in the feature automatically turns your iron off after 30 minutes.
**Motion Smart Auto-Off Feature - When the iron is plugged in I can see the power light is on. If I were to leave the iron in a horizontal position or if I were to accidentally tip it over, the iron will automatically stop heating after 30 seconds. Of course no one should ever fully rely on special safety features but I feel safer knowing they are there in case I should slip up.
**Storage Strip Indicator - theres a tiny strip on the side of the iron which when cold is black in color. When I turn the iron on it changes to red and tells me I cannot store it at this temperature. It takes about half an hour for the strip to turn black again when I'm done ironing and that tells me it's cool and safe to store back in the closet.
**Self Cleaning Button - this removes minerals from the water and will make my iron last longer and give me the best performance for many years to come. It also has an anti-calcium filter in the reservoir which takes care of impurities from our tap water. A water cup is included which you fill 3/4 full and add a teaspoon of salt before filling thte reservoir.
I love this Sunbeam iron. It has a stainless steel soleplate which makes gliding over any type material smooth and easy. For someone who doesn't like to iron this Sunbeam iron makes it a little easier and I don't dread getting it out for a quick job here and there. I'm not like some people who iron everything (and I do know some). We're a wash and wear family for the most part but this iron helps us through the occasional wrinkly shirts and putting in a pant crease here and there!
Sunbeam has been around for over 100 years so I trust this will last me just part of that!!