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 is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.
Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point, temperature swing and uniformity of soleplate thermal pattern.
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 steamed 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
Digital display Indicates that the iron features a digital readout that shows temperature setting.
Weight (lbs.) The weight is given to 1/10 of a pound.
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.