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Sunbeam Classic GCSBCL-317 Steam iron
Classic GCSBCL-317
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.
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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.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Steaming rate

Steaming rate

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

 /  5
Ironing fabric

Ironing fabric

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

 /  5
Ease of use

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.

 /  5

About

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

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