I think the cost of the Rowenta irons is high, but they usually do a great job on your clothes. I am on my second one, because my first was spitting out a lot of brown water. I'm sure it could be fixed, but I didn't know how to do it. So far, this one is doing well, though some water drops have leaked out lately. I've had it a few years, and I'm hoping it lasts for a few more, at least. If it doesn't, I will get another Rowenta.