It seems like I’ve missed National Sewing Month by a few days, but it’s always a good time for a sewing-themed review. Even if you are not a sewist, you probably use an iron for clothes or crafts- so you’d better have a good iron on hand. I have a tendency to be hard on my irons- I iron all kinds of un-ironable things… and drop them frequently. So I was in the market for a new one. Thanks, Hamilton Beach, for sending me this one to try out!
The Durathon Iron has this description on the website:
With incomparable steam output and a nonstick soleplate that is ten times more durable than traditional nonstick, you can’t go wrong with a Durathon® iron at your side. It simply outperforms and outlasts most irons on the market—period.
Durathon® irons offer you more continuous steam* for superior wrinkle removal as well as superior glide performance. With exceptional iron features like these, you might imagine finishing all your ironing projects with superhuman speed. You’ll certainly have the stamina to stick with them ten times longer.
The first feature that got me excited was the retractable cord!
One push of the button and it zips right up and out of the way. Clever!
The Durathon also has a nice, sizeable faceplate. Over 9 inches tall and about 5 inches wide at the widest point. That makes ironing large areas nice and fast.
The red light indicates that it’s still warming up to the appropriate temperature.
Green means it’s ready to go!
You’ll need the enclosed water cup- the spout makes it easier to fill.
I also like how large the settings are- it was easy for me to see them and choose which I needed.
It was impossible to photograph, but the Durathon gave an impressive burst of steam. I don’t know about you, but I like a good steamy iron!
I iron some sample fabrics- silk, poly, denim and cotton. And yes, it worked well on all of them.
If you’d like to see the “official” promo video, here you go:
Now… the nitty gritty! The MSRP on this is $49.99 USD, but you can find it on Amazon.com here for only $29.99- so shop around!
- big sole plate
- heated quickly
- good glide
- auto shut-off- a MUST for absentminded folks like me!
- The grey area on the front is not metal- it’s plastic- and mine came a little scratched. You may want to upgrade to the Chrome version.
No, seriously, that’s all. I really enjoy my new Durathon iron and will be doing some more sewing and crafting with it soon!
Disclosure: samples provided for review purposes by my opinion is based off of my own first-hand experience with the product.
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