GE Auto Shut-Off Steam Iron
I have a GE Auto Shut-Off Steam Iron and I love it! It has a dial which details the heat setting for different types of cloth. It can be used as a dry iron or a steam iron, and it heats up very quickly. It also generates steam fast. I like to use it not only to iron items flat, but also for wrinkle-releasing; it has a function for steaming clothes vertically. This is great for wrinkly t-shirts with appliqués that should not be iron.
Another bonus of the iron is that it has an Auto Shut-Off function and is less likely to burn clothing or cause a fire. The amount of steam is also adjustable. The only problems that I have with my iron have to do with the top of the handle, which contains the on/off button and a lighted button.
Although the On/Off button can be depressed, the iron begins heating as soon as it is plugged in, making the On/Off button essentially worthless. The light on top, which I thought was for pre-heating, seems to indicate that the iron is plugged in. The only way to make sure the iron is off is to turn the dial to off.
Luckily, the iron has auto shut-off, so I’ve never had any problems with it! This iron has not scorched anything yet (I’ve owned it for over two years) and has a non-stick plate at the bottom. This plate is good for keeping starch or wax from freezer paper from building up. The water chamber for the iron can even be refilled while the iron is plugged in (though I’m not sure if this is recommended).
- Heats quickly
- can also be used vertically
- On/Off button does not function well
- Light on top does not seem to serve any purpose
- 4 out of 5 stars