I bought this iron for a few reasons. The first being I thought Sunbeam was a go to brand for irons, there had to have been at least a dozen, and I remember hearing the name before so I htought it would be trusted. Wrong. The next reason I bought it was it was relatively inexpensive compared to the other irons. Turns out I got even less than I paid for. Third it was purple, and my daughter just wouldn't stop about what a cool iron it was. I was hopeful that would be enough to get her involved. Wrong again. The iron takes a long time to heat up, so be prepared to wait. Once it does heat up, it begins to leak all over the clothing. At first I thought this was user error, but after multiple failed attemps to adjust and readjust, I can't get it to stop leaking. Now that I have gone back to look at reviews, I see that I am not alone in this. The one neat thing about this iron, was that it had a retractable cord, but after about six months of light use, it seems to have stopped working. Not a good purchase.