Sunbeam Classic 1200 Watt Anti-Drip Non-Stick Soleplate Iron
Among other important parameters of the best irons, weight is distinguished (1.5-2 kg is considered optimal), the length of the power cord (but there are also wireless models) and its fastening (always choose only the ball, it will not let the wire break), the possibility of vertical steaming and the function self-cleaning. The latter is especially important for Russia, where, when heating tap water, scale forms in the iron, which can disable equipment. Of course, you can use distilled water, but this is much more expensive and more troublesome than spending one money on an iron for the house with an anti-scale function.
Feature of Sunbeam Classic 1200 Watt Anti-Drip Non-Stick Soleplate Iron
- Shot of Steam Feature offers an extra burst of steam on flat surfaces or Vertically steaming hanging clothes or draperies
- Anti-drip system prevents water leakage at any temperature setting to eliminate unwanted drips
- 30 minute timed Auto-off for safety and peace of mind
- Self-clean system removes minerals inside the iron for longer lasting steam performance
How much power is enough for me?
First of all, you need to decide for what purpose you need an iron, this determines its power. So, a model up to 1500 W is considered road – they are compact, but low-powered. They can smooth a man’s shirt, but they will no longer take the wool. From 1500 to 2000 W, the category of household irons begins. Here are the very “ordinary” models that will cope with 90% of things from your closet. Finally, irons over 2000 W are called professional irons. They are expensive but advanced in terms of additional features and power. They are most often used in dry cleaners or ateliers – where ironing takes place on a large scale.
What should be the sole of the iron?
The second most important feature of modern irons is the sole material. Choosing the best iron for home, you need to understand that it is with this part that the device touches your things, respectively, it is better not to save on it, if you do not want to spoil them. Now the soles of irons are made of aluminum and “stainless steel” (the simplest and most affordable options, such metal quickly deteriorates and can damage delicate fabric), ceramic (it is difficult to spoil the fabric with them, but ceramics are very fragile), Teflon (high-quality, but again – they are very fragile – even a button can scratch them) and composite (metal with a special coating, durable, but expensive).
Where does the steam come from?
Also on the soleplate of the iron there are usually holes for the exit of hot steam. They are absent only in the simplest models. Please note that they should be evenly spaced around the entire perimeter of the sole. Pay attention to the relief of the sole – on advanced models there are special grooves along which excess water and steam will “go away” from the fabric. Also, almost all modern models of irons have a function with a loud name – “steam boost”. When you press a special button, a powerful stream of steam is emitted from the holes on the iron – this is great for ironing dense areas, for example, shirt collars or jeans pockets.