This was replacing a 20 year old iron and we don't iron that much anymore. However, we do like to be able to iron linen shirts and put creases in trousers. This iron filled well, looks great, good weight, great price, and had a great burst of steam. BUT..... when we stand it on the heel, it makes a horrible CLUNK noise ... very disconcerting. We gave it about five minutes of "clearing" time, and even did the self clean (we just bought it!). Didn't help. And, when ironing with the water level about ¾" below MAX, SPIT all over the linen shirt ... ironed ironed CLUNK then SPIT ..... so back it goes. Life's too short to 1)iron unless absolutely necessary, and 2)stress about it. ( I also used a $10 Best buy certificate so hope I get that back as well).