My husband sees me doing the ironing all the time and he wanted to help me out. He thought a cordless iron would make my job easier and would have a cord for the dog or the kids to trip on and pull my ironing board over. Nice thought, but I found it not helpful at all because it I wanted to continue ironing, it lost heat quickly so I had to keep putting it on the base to charge. I found it awkward to put on the base because the cord did not stretch from the plug to my ironing board well so I had to put the base behind me and keep turning around - very difficult! Also, I couldn't set the iron on my ironing board because it wasn't designed to set up - it has to gone on the base. Rather than making my ironing easier, I found myself contorting around to the base and waiting for it to heat up! I'll stick to my current iron with a long cord!! Ease of Use The base had a short cord and it didn't reach to my ironing. Awkward to set it down, move my clothes, pick it up and continue ironing! Design I mentioned the above problem with the base. When I just wanted to move the clothing quickly I couldn't just set it up on the ironing board quickly - it only lays flat and must be put in the base for safety.