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Black & Decker The Classic F67E steam iron

Price range:
$19.95 - $46.12
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Summary: This Black & Decker 1100-watt steam iron has an aluminum, ready light, and auto-shutoff.
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Type: Conventional steam irons
About - Black & Decker The Classic F67E

The Black & Decker The Classic F67E is part of the steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam iron models like the The Classic F67E are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Steaming rate:
Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

Ironing fabric:
Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

Ease of use:
Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.
About This Brand

The major brand in the category, Black & Decker offers a wide range of irons with varying types of sole plates, including stainless steel, nonstick, and the newly introduced ceramic. New technology from the brand is the availability of steam on all temperature settings, including at low temperatures. The irons are sold at department stores, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and through online retailers. Prices range from $20 to $80.

Features & Specs - Black & Decker The Classic F67E
info Digital display No
info Weight (lbs.) 3.2
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User Reviews - Black & Decker The Classic F67E
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Lousy iron, do not buy!
Doesn't Heat Consistently
Never Gets Hot Enough
shuts off at random times
Spits Water All Over
Best Uses
A Doorstop
We bought this after our previous Black and Decker Classic (which was great) died after many years. The problems with the new model are numerous. Most importantly, it dumps large puddles of water all over the clothing. It is completely unpredictable as to when it will do so (whether iron is preheated or not). It also seems to shut off randomly, as the iron will cool down significantly even when at its highest temperature. That said, it never gets hot enough to get the wrinkles out of cotton or linen. Wish the old Classic, I used to be able to feel the heat of the iron with the palm of my hand from 4 - 6 inches away. Not so with this one. I almost have to touch it to tell if it's even on at all. I do NOT recommend buying this one!
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
I hate it!
It's Small And Lightweigh
Best Uses
We iron our clothes every day, but this iron only steams when it's in the mood. It runs out of water quickly and the steam only works when it is full so we're refilling it with every use.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
the best for sewing
Gets Wrinkles Out Great
Perfect For Sewing
Stainless Steal
Well Made
Best Uses
Ironing Tuff Wrinkles
If you want the good old fashioned and reliable iron, none of the fancy stuff with plastic parts to break, then you want this. Their 45 rating is really strange, I found this after a very expensive Rowena simply couldn't get the wrinkles out of my husband's cotton shirts. No comparison! This is a simple, and excellent iron. Plus, because it is heavier than others, you work A LOT less, the weight of the iron does the flattening for you rather than you having to push down. If you sew, and are trying to flatten seams, this is exactly what you want. Sorry, if you think quality means a lite iron, you likely don't iron much.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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