This iron is one of the best gifts ever received. The iron itself is verry attractive with a futuristic look. The iron is lightweight and glides well over all types of material. The easy to fill water tank lasts The settings are well marked so even a beginer can figure out how to avoid ironing mistakes. The cord is the perfect length, not to short and yet not so long it will trip you while you work. The iron sits perfectly on the board with a built in base to keep it stable and not to fall over while working. The iron will not discolor clothes or stain like irons I have owned in the past. It makes quick time only needing to smooth over the garmet one time to remove all the wrinkles. The iron is very quiet not alot of hissing and crackeling. The buttons and dials are simple to use, making auto cleanup a snap. Adjusting for different fabrics only takes a second and the iron will adjust temerature quickly. This iron is perfect for anyone no matter how small or large the task.