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Steam irons

Sunbeam GCSBCL-234
 
Approximate retail price:
$30
Summary: This Sunbeam conventional steam iron was good in overall performance. This iron has auto-shutoff which is a safety feature that powers the iron down when left stationary for a short time, and a stainless steel sole plate. Iron has a Self-Clean feature.
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Type: Conventional steam irons
About - Sunbeam GCSBCL-234

The Sunbeam GCSBCL-234 is part of the steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam iron models like the GCSBCL-234 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, 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

This brand sells products in the lower to midrange category, both nonstick and stainless-steel soleplates. They are sold at a range of retailers, including department stores, Target, Walmart, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Prices range from $20 to $60.

Features & Specs - Sunbeam GCSBCL-234
info Digital display No
info Weight (lbs.) 2.8
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User Reviews - Sunbeam GCSBCL-234
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1.0
never again
6/30/2014
Pros
Cons
Not Effective
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
I was only able to use this iron ONCE. I don't remember if I loved it or hated it then. I wasn't using the steam or any other feature because was ironing chiffon. The following week I had to iron a hem and i turned it on, the light went on but it never heated up. I read through the manual to make sure i had it on right and yes I did but it never did anything. I tried different outlets, I tried different settings, I tried without water and with, nothing I did made any difference. The light stayed on and it never heated up. DO NOT BUY THIS IRON.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
SUNBEAM IRON GCSBCL-234
7/27/2013
Pros
Good Steam Surface
Cons
Leaks
Not Effective
Unsafe
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
It's too bad, but this is the WORST Iron I have ever owned. I was very excited to own another Sunbeam, as the one I had prior to this purchase was about 20 years old. But it was reliable until the very end. This iron is horrible; it unevenly heats and it LEAKS from the top of the dial and runs down the handle, causing water spots on the ironing board itself, as well as water spots on the clothing. I may NEVER buy another Sunbeam iron.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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