I purchased the Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron from Bed Bath and Beyond because I desperately needed to iron a shirt for a formal event. The iron worked well for me right out of the box, but sadly that moment of efficiency didn't last long. On average I use an iron maybe 3 times a month and on my second month of usage the iron started to fall apart. The iron started to leak water for no apparent reason. Then it started to take forever for the iron to heat up. The first time I used the iron it took 5 minutes for it to get hot. Then it started to take longer and longer with each use. Eventually it stopped getting hot altogether and at best it would get lukewarm. Sometimes the iron would just turn off by itself without a reason. This iron is very heavy and that is something I look for in a good iron, but for some reason it doesn't feel well-built when holding. I definitely wouldn't recommend the Euro-Pro Shark GI490 to anyone in the market for iron because it isn't durable and would be a waste of money even for short term use.