Sunbeam Steam Master Drip Free Model 4222
I have never owned a “best” iron. Maybe I am too picky, but I always manage to find something wrong with any iron that I purchase. The iron I currently own sticks to some fabrics. The steam function also does not work very well. I find that sometimes I need to swish the iron around to get it to work properly.
The water compartment is also very strange. First of all, the hole is too small and slanted. When I pour the water in, it slides down the sides and only about two thirds of it makes it into the well. The plug is also annoying. It is a self-retracting cord.
At first glance, I thought that this would be a good feature. I suppose it is, for the most part, when it is working properly. But the other day, it would not come out. If it failed to retract, I wouldn’t have minded as much. But to fail at coming out, that is a real problem. I must say that one good feature is what Sunbeam calls the Storage Strip.
This is a little heat sensitive strip located at the base of the iron which indicates whether or not the iron is cool enough to put away. I do like that feature. The wetting feature, is also nice, but I don’t use it very often.
The buttons for both steam and wetting are located at the top and are handy but the steam doesn’t work properly. I push the button and no steam comes out. I also set the iron on steam and it doesn’t work on it’s own. Why don’t I take it back to the store. Because, honestly, I don’t iron very much.
For the few times that I do iron, this iron is perfectly fine. Just as long as it heats and takes out a few wrinkles, I’m ok with it.