Occasionally I am contacted by a company to see if I would like to review their product on my blog. Sometimes it is a product I don't even use, but this time it caught my attention. My favorite iron of all times was a Hamilton Beach and I had it for over 8 years before it bit the dust. It still steamed up until the day it died.
I have never been a fan of soleplates with a coating but this one caught my attention. It sounded like a more durable and slick coating than most irons offer.
They are really standing behind this one. Here is a link to the info about this iron on their website.
I am happy to say the little water compartment door stays open instead of flopping down as you are filling it. Little things like that make me happy.
It is easy to see the water level which is a must for me. My previous irons had me guessing all the time.
It has an automatic shut off, with a little beeping sound. If you hold it too long in the down position it will also beep (and eventually shut off). Of course that is a safety feature in case you left the iron in that position accidentally.
My first thought was "It's so big, it must be heavy" but the bottom part is the retractable cord compartment so it doesn't add any weight. After using the iron for a month I found that it is heavy enough that I don't have to add any extra pressure to the iron to get out fold marks from my stash fabrics but not so heavy that it is uncomfortable using it. It glides SO smoothly across the fabric. The steam? It has lots of steam and I love a steam iron. Only a few things need a dry iron. I recommend this one if you like lots of steam.
I read all of the instructions that came with the iron. Do you do that? Or do you just pull it out and use it? How many of you empty the water when you shut off the iron? I never did in the past but I am doing it with this one.
Now for the giveaway- Hamilton Beach will send one of these irons to one of my readers. Warning!! If you are a no reply blogger, you are automatically removed from the list. That is all of you with Blogger accounts that haven't enabled your email, 90% of Google+ are no reply. If you don't know, you can add your email in your comment with the word AT instead of @ and the word DOT instead of . I will pick the winner with the random number generator at 11:30 p.m. CST Saturday night 2/22.
The drawing is closed!!!!