This iron is great because as soon as I turn it on it gets really warm. not only that, but I am able to use it right away and it gets all the crinkles and wrinkles out in no time. This is usually the iron found in most hotels too, and it's no wonder. Its really reliable. The steam option works great and is probably the best feature when wanting to get the wrinkles out very quickly. The only thing I don't like about it is that sometimes it spills water here and there and leaves water spots/stains because of it. Its not that big of a deal because the heat from the iron usually dries it up. But still, sometimes I'll set it down on the iron board or bed for a second and find it soaked because of the water!!