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This Iron Is One Great Wrinkle Remover!

Reviewing: Hamilton Beach Storm Steam  |  Rating:
lyghtekeeper By lyghtekeeper on
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I iron everything - that means work uniforms, t-shirts, sheets & pillowcases and even pajamas. Fortunately for my many different roommates that I've had over the years I love to iron so I iron their clothes, too. But I'm VERY picky about the iron I use which made my life very difficult when my 15 year old Black & Decker iron finally stopped heating. I started on a frantic but thorough search for my next iron. Time was of the esence, however because I had five uniform shirts that needed ironing so I quickly settled for what I thought would be a temporary solution. However, I love this iron so much I stopped looking.

This iron was a great Steam function with three choices: NO steam, steam and a vertical steam so you can steam clothes while on the hanger. I had gotten so used to my old iron leaking that I was using a spray water bottle. I haven't used the spray bottle once since getting this iron. It also has a burst of steam and spray feature but I haven't had to use it often.

The iron surface is no stick which is great when I use spray starch on my roomie's scrubs - I hate black residue on my iron and this doesn't get that like my old one.

Another pet peeve I have is auto shut off that happens so quickly that it turns off while you're ironing. This iron doesn't have auto-shut off (good since I'm over 50) but it isn't for 60 minutes so I've not had it shut off while I'm in the middle of one of my ironing marathons.

They list this iron as "lightweight" but I found it to be a just right - not too heavy and not too light like some irons tend to be these days. It's heavy enough to put a nice crease in my Dockers but not so heavy that my right arm muscle is becoming twice the size as my left.

I use this iron every single day and so far it's holding up very well and the plate is staying cleaner than any iron I've had before. If you have to iron then it's nice to have an iron that makes the job easy and even fun.