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★★☆☆☆

“Worked great until the steam valve "blew its gasget!"”

Written on: 17/11/2011 by ClaudiaNichol (1 review written)

I bought the Euro Steam Evolution at the Ventura County Fair in August and have been using it ever since for quilting projects. I especially liked it because of the amount of steam I could focus directly on a seam and get a great crease - my quilts have never looked better. BUT, the handle gets very hot - not because of the steam or any leak from the \"not tight enough\" water hole plug, it just gets very hot. And, if you want to spray starch anything, the iron sole plate by itself does not get hot enough to dry the item after spritzing it with water or starch - one has to keep pressing for three times as long as a regular iron. Soooo, I keep two irons at the ready when I'm working on a quilt. One for steam - the Euro Steam Evolution, and one for dry ironing. AND AND this morning, I plugged my iron in to heat up so I could press my quilt pieces and suddenly, I heard a loud hissing sound coming from my iron - I quickly unplugged the iron, but the steam was pouring out of the water hole plug until the iron was completely cooled off. I had been using the iron about 10 hours prior with no problems. I will not plug this iron in again since I won't know when it will \"explode with a burst of steam\" again. Very dangerous.