I gave up a wonderful iron to buy this, and was anxious to use an iron that didn't need distilled water, so it seemed as thought this would be more useful. I was very wrong. I found that I had to empty the iron each time I used it. This is so inconvenient. I left the water in the iron, and in a few weeks, I had rust spots on a white shirt. I quickly got those out, but stopped using the "steam option," as it was just too time-consuming. The 1600 W is not enough to iron oxford shirts, and I wear them a lot. Despite what other reviews show, I am so disappointed in this iron that I want to throw it out every time I use it. I'm gettig a different product as soon as I have time!