I was given this iron when my mother purchased the vacuum and got it free with her purchase. I was excited as I had seen it many times and wondered how well it worked. I really though it was on the heavy side at first but just figured it was because I was used to a much smalled one, but after many uses I have concluded it is a little heavy for me and I really do not care for that. I did however like some of the features of the oreck Cordless Iron, There is a stand so you can rest the iron on in between uses and not worry about it falling, and my favorite feature of all is the automatic shut off, if you walk away and forget that you left the oreck iron on it will shut off on its on. The cordless feature is a nice addition to have as you don't have to have a plug right next to you. You can also fill it with water and use the steam feature and of course there is a dial so that you can control the temperature for the different materials you are ironing. overall this is not a bad iron, I just do not like that it is a little bigger than I am used to or the fact that I feel like it is on the heavy side.