This is a cheap iron missing some of the standard features that are needed to make the ironing process more "enjoyable". There is no retractable cord, which becomes a problem, as the cord then gets in the way, when you just want to stand the iron upright (i.e. if you don't carefully place the iron in a standing position, it will tip or fall over). Plus then when you go to store it, you have to wrap or bunch the cord. You are unable to tell how much water you have filled the iron with, as there is no easy to see water fill window (i.e. the water "tank" area, is the same color, translucent green, as the iron, thus makes it very, very, very difficult to see how much water you have put into it). The temperature selection dial can easily get moved, as it's a turn dial that doesn't really "stick" in place to the temperature you select. The pro to the iron, is it is very light and the (non-retractable cord), can be angled to accommodate a lefty, a righty or more preferable positioning. Overall I would not recommend buying this iron and spend a few dollars more to ensure you get an iron, with a retractable cord, an easy to read water fill "tank" and a really large (ironing/plate) face. Three ironing tips, to make ironing go faster - 1) get the biggest and widest ironing board you can deal with - the bigger the board the less garment moving that needs to be done during ironing, 2) buy an iron with a big and wide face, similar to the board, the bigger the face, then less passes you have to do, to complete the ironing and 3) line your ironing board, between the ironing board and the ironing pad/cover with tin foil - as the ironing with heat the tin foil, creating a two way ironing process on the garment.
Franklin Lakes, NJ