I got my Sunbeam Compact Iron several years ago right after I graduated from college. It is lasted this long, so that must be worth something. I hate ironing, so I might not be the best advice on the subject, but this iron works when I need it. It has several settings for cotton, synthetics, polyester, etc. It also has a steam option and comes with a nifty measuring cup to put the water in so you can measure the corrected amount for the steam feature. I use it mostly for ironing on patches and it does that very well, but I don't need the steam function for that activity. Be careful not to leave it on too long though because I left burn marks on a pocket of my husband's pants. I use my iron in conjunction with an ironing board I bought at Target. I would be scared to use it without an ironing board. I also like that it is lightweight and easy to store. It is perfect for busy people who don't iron very frequently. That's me!
Saint Paul, MN