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Panasonic U-Shape Steam Iron Review
Average Price: $25.00
Frugal5 Score: 8.5/10
Description
The Panasonic U-Shape Iron gives you the most value for your money.  It has pretty much all the features that the more expensive irons have at a fraction of the price.  You get a Titanium non-stick soleplate, retractable cord and auto shutoff feature.  There is a steam setting where you can control how much steam comes out.  Other features include a water window, large water refill opening, temperature ready light, spray mist and water refill cover.  It also features a unique U-shaped soleplate designed to give you a smoother and increased steam flow.  
Key Features
  • Auto Shutoff - In flat position (after 1 minute); In side position (after 1 minute); In heel rest position (after 10 minutes)
  • Spray Mist
  • Stainless Soleplate - Titanium
  • Steam - Horizontal only
  • Water Window
  • Nonstick Soleplate
  • Retractable Cord
  • Temperature-Ready Notification - Notification light
  • Water Fill Hole Cover
Product Comparison
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Product Rating
 
 
 
 
 
Great
 
 
 
 
 
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Great
 
 
 
 
 
Great
 
 
 
 
 
Great
Average Price
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap ($25)
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap ($40)
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap ($37)
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap ($40)
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap ($43)
Frugal5 Score
Details
8.5
8.1
8.1
8.0
7.8
Features Needed
Auto Shutoff
- In flat position (after 1 minute); In side position (after 1 minute); In heel rest position (after 10 minutes)
- Motion detector shutoff
- In flat position (after 1 minute); In side position (after 1 minute); In heel rest position (after 10 minutes)
- In flat position (after 1 minute); In side position (after 1 minute); In heel rest position (after 10 minutes)
- In flat position (after 30 seconds); In side position (after 30 seconds); In heel rest position (after 8 minutes)
Spray Mist
Stainless Soleplate
- Titanium
- Stainless steel
- Stainless steel
- Titanium
- Ceramic
Steam
- Horizontal only
- Horizontal and vertical
- Horizontal and vertical
- Horizontal and vertical
- Horizontal and vertical
Water Window
Features Not Needed
Auto Cleaning
- Dual self-cleaning technology
Detachable Water Tank
Digital Display
- LCD display
Nonstick Soleplate
Retractable Cord
Temperature-Ready Notification
- Notification light
- Notification sound
- Notification light
Water Fill Hole Cover