Recessed Thumb Switch for Steam Release that cannot get knocked loose like earlier models. Heat Shield under handle keeps hands cooler than earlier models without any barrier. Pacific steam PSI-5E steam electric Iron comes complete with a water bottle, Silicone Hose, spring, and iron rest. Iron Shoe not included.
- Iron weighs 4.5 pounds
- Economical, Superior Quality
- Ergonomically Designed
- Recessed Thumb Switch for Steam
- Heat Shield for Your Hand, Under Handle
- Includes Water Bottle, Hose, Iron Rest And Demineralizer
- US Warranty 6 Months Parts and 90 Days Labor Service on defects in material and workmanship.
- Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
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Our PSI-5E Gravity Feed Iron does heat up to well over 400 degrees F but like any other gravity feed iron it will cool down to just under the 400F mark. The reason these irons are that way is because you're introducing cold water to the iron base, when water enters the iron it goes into one chamber, boils the water and turns it into steam, the steam then comes out of the bottom of the iron, if you do this process enough times you can cool down the base of the iron to the point where it will stop boiling the water and you will get water leaking from the bottom of the iron. Also the chamber where the water is boiled is relatively small and these type of irons can only provide a relatively small amount of steam (more than a regular house iron but not as much as a small boiler)
So to answer your question, yes our iron will heat up to over 400 degrees F then the heating element will shut off, as soon as you introduce water into the iron it will start to cool down, the heating element will turn back on but the more water the cooler it will get.
Good replacement model over our prior models of this iron!
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The product is defective. However your customer service rep. Jackie is awesome. She followed up very promptly and is one of the best customer service I have met so far.
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