So I’ve been looking around recently for a good, mid-range steam iron that could really get the job done without costing an absolute bundle. Naturally, I just assumed that spending somewhere in the $50-$60 range would mean that any irons I did get my hands on would be corded, which is the nature of the beast at that price range. So imagine my surprise when I found an iron in that price range that was not only cordless, but also from a respected manufacturer like Panasonic.
Naturally, I had to give it a whirl, so let’s take a look at what the Panasonic NI-L70SR Cordless Iron had to offer.
- The iron can be used completely cordlessly, which takes all of the irritating aspects of ironing, such as limited reach and getting tangled up in the cord, completely out of the equation. Better yet, it also has a retractable cord, should you prefer that option.
- The iron comes with a base for storage, which also features a visible automatic shut-off that activates once the iron has been left on the base for 10 minutes.
- The soleplate is made using stainless steel, with the vents offering an anti-calcium system to ensure nothings gets on your clothes.
- The iron features an anti-drip system that is complemented with simple water tank cartridge that can be removed at the push of a button. The tank can be filled with a little over five ounces of water.
- There are plenty of steaming and misting options, which can be used to remove stubborn wrinkles and also give the iron a little bit of a clean.
- Comes with a carry case so it can be taken anywhere.
Dimensions and Weight
Steam Iron Dimension – 11.94 x 7 x 9.31 inches
Steam Iron Weight – 5lbs
The plastic casing is a sturdy plastic, with the soleplate made using stainless steel.
The cordless functionality is absolutely brilliant and makes ironing even easier. You also don’t need to worry about the iron not heating up as much without the cord, as you will get plenty of heat out of it. The weight is also quite nice, as it feels really sturdy in your hand, offering a level of control that makes it simple to iron accurately. It also really looks the part and I love the base and carry case, which makes it portable.
There wasn’t a whole lot I didn’t like about this iron. I can see a few users having issues with the fact that the base needs to be put somewhere, but as long as you have a nearby counter this needn’t be on the ironing board itself if you don’t want it there. Additionally, while it’s good that there is an auto-shutoff feature, I think it would have been a little better for this to be able to detect if the iron has been laid on its side or not moved, in addition to the ten minutes on the base.
I honestly wasn’t expecting to be able to get a cordless iron for the money I spent on the Panasonic NI-L70SR Cordless Iron and when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised at just how well it worked. I would definitely recommend this, especially to people who get really irritated by cords or those who want a good iron that can be easily taken away with them.