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Sunbeam Classic GCSBCL-317 steam iron

This Sunbeam conventional steam iron was fair 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 sole plate made of Nonstick. Iron has a Self-Clean feature.

About

The Sunbeam Classic GCSBCL-317 is part of the Steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Steam iron models like the Classic GCSBCL-317 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.

Specs

Digital display Digital display Indicates that the iron features a digital readout that shows temperature setting.
No
Weight (lbs.) Weight The weight is given to 1/10 of a pound.
2.3
Automatic shut off Automatic shut off This feature will turn off the power if the iron is left motionless while laid flat or propped up. Some irons will also shut off when left on their side.
Yes
Sole plate Sole plate The manufacturers stated material on the bottom, or sole plate, of the iron.
Nonstick
Wattage Wattage This is the manufacturers stated wattage.
1200