Euro-Pro Shark Professional Series
by John G.
Euro-Pro Shark Professional Series Intelligent ElectronicIron with XTended Steam Burst
I don’t use an iron very often. Most of my shirts are permanent press and they come out of the dryer looking pretty good. I do have some 100% cotton shirts that need to be pressed. I usually avoid wearing them, since I hate ironing, but every now and then I run out of shirts because I haven’t done laundry, and I need to reach for those cotton shirts, which means it’s time to drag out the iron.
I bought this iron at Sears. It was on sale and seemed like it was a solid unit. It weighs a little over three pounds and I like that it’s heavy. I looked at the specs and saw that it operated at 1700 watts, which seems more than the other irons on the shelf, which averaged around 1200 watts. So I bought this one. I think I paid about $50 for it, although there were cheaper models available from Sunbeam, Black and Decker and maybe one other brand. I had never heard of Euro-Pro before, but my sister said they made sewing machines, so I figured all I’d be out was $50.
The iron works really well. It does get hot and has a nice spray and steam feature. You don’t have to exert a lot of pressure to get out the stubborn wrinkles, and that’s a real good thing. I don’t want to have to fight with a wrinkled shirt. It has a nice long cord, so I’m able to maneuver it nicely around collars, cuffs and front shirt bands. However, every now and then it leaks for no reason. I can’t figure out why, since I don’t fill it beyond the fill line. It says you can use regular tap water, but I use distilled water to prevent it from getting rusted inside. But sometimes the water leaks a brownish color. I guess these would be my main complaints.
It’s a sleek looking iron, has good controls, and hasn’t been any problem except for the occasional leak. I’d recommend this iron for someone who likes the heft and feel of something sturdy and who is looking for a powerful burst of steam to take out stubborn wrinkles.