Rated 1 out of 5Â by TKS Rochester NY Doesn't get hot
I had read the negative reviews and didn't take heed. Honestly, I really had high hopes but this iron was a real disappointment. It is very poorly constructed (the handle isn't even truly attached to the sole plate; there is a huge gap between). It spewed and leaked water, barely got hot enough to press my husband's shirt and kept shutting off. I'm returning it today, as it isn't worth keeping at all.
November 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kimko Hefty, well-made and easy to use
My old iron was very light-weight (plastic!) and I couldn't figure out the dials to save my life! This iron, as described in the catalog, has the weight and heft of irons I remember from my childhood. The dial is simple and user-friendly. I couldn't be more pleased.
July 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Gunnar Classic Steam Iron
Iron had scratches and discoloration on chrome finish.
June 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by janey sue Broke after 3 uses
The on/off and temperature mechanism was very flimsy and it stopped working after I used the iron 3 times. I was given a refund. Also, fyi, there is no auto-off on this iron which really is a MUST nowadays so I wouldn't recommend it for that reason alone.
May 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Always busy Great Product
I have table runners that had set in wrinkles when I bought them. I have never been able to get the wrinkles completely out with any other iron even with repeated washing .This first time I used this iron they came right out! With the heavier weight you don't have to apply as much pressure to get good results.
April 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Retired2PA Disappointed
I bought this because my other iron kept leaking all over the place (expensive iron, too) and this one reminded me of the one my mother had for years.
While it's heavy, which I like, and has a nice hot steam, it's a pain for trying to press (not iron) on quilt pieces or blocks. The steam holes catch on my fabric and cause wrinkles. I have to be very careful. I think there are some rough edges on the steam holes but I don't want to do anything that will make it worse.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by The Strong Analyzer Made like they used to!
An iron that doesn't drip, WOW! Steams and irons like in olden days! The iron is shorter and gets into those small areas neatly! A couple drawbacks, the temperature selector is a little loose and the cord stem is long and somewhat hindering, but the good our weighs these two items. Thank You Vermont Country Store!
January 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by still looking for an iron Wish I loved it
Pros: Does have more heft than plastic irons
Cons: 1. Some parts seems kind of flimsy; ie. heat setting lever moves too easily, feels "mushy" rather than specific. Makes me wonder "Am I really on the cotton setting?" 2. Cord placement is such that it rubs on my arm when I iron. 3. When being used the iron spits water out of the hole to fill the reservoir. 4 No burst of steam feature.
January 15, 2014