Buying a new iron is not something that happens every day. Usually an iron is meant to last, and you’re likely going to use it or at least own it for years and years.
And yet, so often people don’t put much thought into choosing a new iron, and instead go for the least expensive, easiest available iron – almost as if they buy the first iron they see.
Whether you’re already an expert at wielding a soleplate’s precision tip or a complete amateur at ironing a shirt, the PurSteam Professional Grade Steam Iron is made to fit in your hand. It is packed with a variety of nice features that help release wrinkles into the ether while giving you time back to handle other chores.
Currently, this iron is the number one seller on Amazon, and in this article I’d like to walk you through its features to help you determine if it’s the right steam iron for you.
Even Heat Technology
The PurSteam iron makes some bold claims. They claim that they can cut your ironing time in half.
This iron accomplishes this through a confluence of events – the chromium soleplate has a precision tip to allow you to get into hard-to-reach places, the layout of the soleplate holes optimizes the steam output, and the temperature controls allow you to dial in the optimal temperature for your fabric.
These temperature controls greatly expand the functionality of this unit well past its competitors – it’s as if you are getting multiple irons in one.
At a price point under 50 dollars, the PurSteam Professional Grade Steam Iron combines these rapid even heat technology features with an affordable price point. This truly is a premium steam iron that has escaped the professional world and is now available for us all.
- Dimensions: 13.1 x 7.2 x 5.5 inches
- Item weight: 2.2 pounds, shipping weight: 3.55 pounds
- 8-foot non-retractable cord
- 110 volts generates 1700 watts of power
- Temperature control settings for cotton, wool, silk, linen, polyester, nylon, and more
- Chromium finish soleplate with precision tip
- Auto shut off system shuts off after 8 minutes vertically or 30 seconds facedown or on its side
- Works with tap water
In addition to the soleplate’s technology and the temperature controls, this iron also comes with a variety of safety and cleaning features.
It includes an auto shut off system which will kill the power if its left unattended for 8 minutes, or if it ends up for 30 seconds facedown or on its side.
It also includes an anti-drip system which keeps the water from accidentally making it out of the steam holes at low temperatures. There is also an anti-calcium system that you can run periodically which will break down mineral deposits that can build up over time from using tap water.
That anti-calcium system works best whenever you keep up with it over time. Keep that in mind with this iron – it can be a bit of a chore to remember to run the anti-calcium system periodically. If you’re only ironing occasionally, you may want to get into the habit of running the anti-calcium system after you’ve finished ironing each time.
Some online reviewers indicate that if you’re a heavy duty quilter, the auto shut off features can sometimes get in the way of your work. In other words you have to make sure and move the iron around even if you’re not actively using it so that it will stay on and stay heated.
What Customer Reviews Say
The PurSteam Professional Grade Steam Iron has more than 2500 reviews. Currently there are around 78% 5-star reviews, and an amazing 7% 1-star reviews. For such a best selling item, it is reasonable to expect a higher defect rate reported. The low negative reviews really speak to the quality of this product!
If you receive this item and there is slight moisture in the water tank, it’s pretty easy to assume that you have received an item that was previously returned. With many other irons and garment steamers that would definitely be the case.
With the PurSteam Professional Grade Steam Iron however, this may instead mean that this unit passed their rigorous testing process. Each steam iron goes through a thorough vetting process to ensure that it is functioning as intended.
Like I said at the top, this is currently the number one selling steam iron on Amazon. If this has changed by the time you read this, it will likely still be somewhere in the top ten, if not the top five.
People online all seem to agree that the PurSteam Professional Steam Iron is a great iron to upgrade to if your current iron just isn’t up to snuff or if it you suddenly find yourself with some ironing needs and short on equipment.
For a true ergonomic one-two punch, this steam iron pairs well with the Minky Ergo ironing board, which contains special Prozone metallic coating that allows more steam to penetrate through the fabric and then through the board.