I was brought this iron for my birthday last month as a present from my mom as my iron was rather old and had seen better days. She purchased it from very.co.uk, which used to be little woods and thankfully only paid £17 for it.
I will start with a bit of info about the iron, well as you can see it is a lovely purple colour and fits in great with the colour scheme in my bedroom not that it really matters weather the colour of the iron matches my room or not, 2200w iron should deliver great ironing power and I don't think my previous iron was this good, it has a 60g per minute shot of steam to get the stubborn creases out of your clothes, it has a self clean mode so is easy to keep clean, it has an auto power shut off to give you peace of mind and you don't have to worry about it running out of water, an anti calc feature protects the iron and extends its life in hard water areas.
Well as far as an iron goes in my experience all of the above sounds really good and for the last 4 weeks ironing with the iron on a daily basis as I do has been great and I haven't had any problems, it steams really well, gets the creases out lovely and is easy to use, my only complaint with it would have been the fact it is a bit heavy that is until tonight.
I came up stairs an hour ago to iron the children's uniforms ready for school tomorrow before going to bed, I plugged the iron in and the light came on, it heated up as normal but instead of the light staying on to say it was being used it went into safe mode and shut down refusing to heat back up unless I unplug it and replug it in then it goes into safe mode again after heating up, it has taken me ages to iron the uniforms with it having to keep plugging it in and out again and again so I thought I would come on here to see if anyone else had had the same problem and when I realised there were no reviews on this yet I had to warn others of my faulty iron which is right now sitting next to me stuck in safe mode, I have tried self cleaning it, emptying it and refilling it but it refuses to work, oh well another one bites the dust.
Short name: Swan SI5020