Does the Eurosteam Iron Really Work?

Does the Eurosteam Iron Really Work?
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Does the Eurosteam Iron work?The Eurosteam Iron makes several promises that an ordinary iron just doesn’t match. If you’re fed up with ruining clothes or having them cleaned more than necessary, you probably are very interested in seeing if this really works.

Overview
An iron is a pretty simple device, and has gone relatively unchanged over the decades. The concept is simple enough: get a piece of metal hot enough to press out the wrinkles in clothing. The addition of steam helps the fabrics to loosen so the iron can do its work. But like most conventional products, there are some drawbacks to using it, ones that are often overlooked because a better option simply doesn’t exist, or hasn’t existed until now.

The Claim
The makers of the Eurosteam Iron say that every household should have one. They boast that it’s the superior choice over your typical iron because it’s made with higher quality materials and fixes many of the problems that come with them. Namely, it won’t scorch or damage your clothes, and it will get the wrinkles out more quickly. They say that it has just one setting, and that this setting is suitable for all types of fabrics, which is a contrast to several irons on the market that require you to change the setting to match the fabric or risk ruining it in the process.

The Hype
The way they rave about this iron and its Italian design you’d think it did more than simply iron clothes. At the end of the day a wrinkle free garment is a wrinkle free garment and there’s not much more a product can do than get the wrinkles out. While a cheap $20 iron might leave much to be desired there are plenty in the $50 range that provide reliable results without having to make substantial claims on their abilities. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and look at what others have said that have already made the purchase.


The Cost
The $300 price tag for a Eurosteam Iron is what likely puts most people off of buying it, but there is something to be said for getting what you pay for. The important thing to try to determine is if you’ll end up getting an iron that works ten times better than a $30 iron. They try to make the case that you won’t have to dry clean your clothes as much, and that your clothes will last longer than they otherwise would if you used an iron that is too harsh on them.

The Commitment
If this works as advertised it should make it easier for you to keep your clothes looking nice. You won’t spend as much time fussing with the ironing and the results should be better. With the higher price tag, you’d want to commit to using this for several years, so not only would it have to provide good short term results, but it would have to be built to last in order to justify not buying a cheaper model.

Evaluation
When a product is priced so much higher than competing products it has a large mountain to climb to get potential buyers to go ahead and invest in it. The most common way to do this is to list several features in an attempt to raise the perceived value of the item to the particular price point. What we’re seeing here is that they are hanging their hat on the ability of this iron to work on multiple clothing articles with just one setting.

Luckily we live in a day and age where we can easily communicate with one another, even if we’re total strangers. We no longer have to take a manufacturers word that something works well, or let advertisements get the better of us. It’s natural to get sucked into a product like this, especially if you’ve tried other solutions with no luck. But at some point you have to stop yourself and ask whether a device like this can really do a far superior job than anything else on the market, and if you’ll use it long enough to make it a good buy.

All signs point to this being a risky buy, since expectations will be high, and feedback on it has been shaky at best.

Final Eurosteam Iron Review

The Eurosteam Iron is getting our Risky Try rating. At this price point the reviews need to be off the chart and heavily biased towards it working wonderfully. That’s not what we’re seeing and there is a serious love/hate relationship going on here, with a mix of those that love to use it and say it’s great, and those that rue their purchase decision. When you’re charging $300 for an iron you should be able to win over the large majority of those that plunk that sort of cash down on an iron.

Our Recommendation
There are some top of the line irons that clock in at a fraction of this price, and with many users saying that this is an overstated steam iron, you can find a highly reviewed steam iron like this one from Black and Decker for less than $50. It has the kind of feedback you’d expect from the Eurosteamer, but without the hefty price tag. It’d be hard to convince us that the Euro is 5 times better than the Black and Decker, or that it would last 5 times longer.

What do you think? Does the Eurosteam Iron work or not?


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Leticia Stamos December 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I bought a Eurosteam several years ago and I would say definitely not a good investment. Dripping, sputtering water, build up that won’t clean out, and it doesn’t take wrinkles out of jeans and other thick fabric as touted. The company is not good to work with – they really don’t stand behind their product like one should for an appliance at that price. I bought it in Las Vegas during the NFR at the gift show at the Sands Convention Center. Every year I walk by their booth and tell all those that will listen to walk away from that iron. I will keep doing that until I feel I have gotten my $300 of frustration back. My Rowenta at less than 1/3 the price is a much better tool.

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sara johl September 1, 2016 at 7:41 pm

I agree, same problem. I bought mine at the PNE in vancouver. When I went back the following year, they refused to return or exchange instead telling me to ship the product to Calgary. Sure I will spend another $30 on shipping because the company has such a problem exchanging at the site I bought it originally.

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Redfern Enterprises October 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Once contacting Customer Services Sara Johl (instead of waiting for a year), your unit was picked up at no cost to you and returned to Redfern Enterprises for evaluation. Your iron was evaluated and was found to have no operational issues. The iron was being overfilled.

When a unit is over filled there is not enough room in the boiler to produce proper steam. The unit will shoot out water until the proper space is there to create the steam. It clearly states in your manual not to overfill the unit as it will leak water if this is done. At the end of each day the unit is be emptied and stored with the cap off so that the boiler can breathe. This is important so that the unit will be ready to be properly filled for the next use. Fill the measure cup to just slightly below the fill line to ensure that unit is not overfilled.

Your Eurosteam iron was then shipped back to you at no charge. Redfern Enterprises has gone above and beyond.

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Rif March 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

I also agree. It was good when it worked. The water also leaked and sputtered. I had it for a year and after that it stopped working. Couldn’t return as out of warranty.

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Holly February 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm

I respectfully disagree with Leticia’s comments. I loooove my Eurosteam iron. I bought mine at a show as well, but it was $200 at the time. The only time I’ve had an issue with dripping or sputtering is when I’ve tried to use it before it’s completely heated up. But all irons will do that. I’ve never had a problem cleaning the iron, and I don’t clean it nearly as often as I should! It’s a great steam iron, so I’ve never tried it without steam. Maybe that’s when it isn’t as great at getting wrinkles out of jeans? I iron my jeans all the time with no problems. In fact, I can iron just one side of the jeans, and the steam goes all the way through to the other side and does it at the same time. Ok, I’m not even kidding…one time I knocked my iron off the board and a part broke. My iron still worked just fine, but I was in such a panic that I ordered another Eurosteam to have on hand “just in case!”

I used to buy $70-80 irons every year. They just wore out because I iron so much. So my Eurosteam has definitely paid for itself. Also, the Eurosteam is serviceable, so you don’t have to just toss it out and buy a new one. Bonus!!

Ok, enough of my review. And for the record, I’m the goofy lady that stands by the Eurosteam table at the shows and raves about it’s performance. (In fact, I’m thinking they probably owe me a little commission of some sort!) 🙂

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Bob Cash July 3, 2017 at 10:56 pm

I have a question, were do you call or send the iron if the tank leaks or can it be repaired.

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Sue March 3, 2015 at 2:24 pm

I have purchased two Eurosteam irons and loved them, initially. When the first one started to leak and spit steam I sent it back to be fixed. It was at that time that I bought a second one, impressed as I was with their service. Outwardly, the first one looked great when repaired,but in no time it began to leak both water and steam again. Now the second one does the same. Unfortunately, I can’t afford to spend a couple hundred dollars on buying a new one each year. currently, I’m hoping to find a satisfactory replacement.

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sara johl September 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

sounds like the leaking problem is ongoing, unfortunately the company doesn’t exchange at the site where you buy the product.

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Julie April 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

DON”T waste your money on this! The handle on mine got to hot to touch and spitting and sputtering, and when I called about it within the warrantee period, other then me paying shipping both ways when it was like that from the start, I felt that was out of line, and they told me I possibly wasn’t priming it correctly and now I’ve had a white cap fall out of it from inside the water tank. After reading some other reviews and seeing that they also had problems with the handle getting hot. I feel that they should stand behind their product and pay for shipping both ways and for all repairs since it is obviously a manufacturing defect that is definitely a safety issue.

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Jade August 17, 2015 at 6:48 pm

I purchased a Eurosteam iron a few months ago. After it began continuously spitting out brown water and after calling the company several times and being told to clean it with vinegar and water which I did, I asked for a refund. They told me they DO NOT give refunds so if you have bought this monster and you hate it like I do, then you are stuck with it. They did allow me to send it back for repair; it has been 3 weeks and no sign of getting the iron back, and even if I do I plan on trying to sell this rag. You have to constantly put water in it even if you use the intermittent steam button, and it steams erratically and most of the time puts water on the fabric surface and as a quilter when the brown water hits the fabric I know I have a permanent stain…..I HATE THIS IRON, my old Rowenta does a much better job!!!

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sara johl September 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm

totally agree, please don’t buy this iron, it ruined my $300 grad dress

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Marnie Chapman March 23, 2016 at 3:05 am

I just had my Eurosteam iron sputter and quit on me!!! I have had it since October 2013 – but I don’t iron a lot and I am very disappointed! Obviously this is a bad choice I made to buy this product and I will never buy another.

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Rose June 21, 2016 at 2:22 am

I purchased a Eurosteam at a quilt show and after just 1 week over the warranty it quit working. I called to ask about repair and they told me that the nearest repair depot was in Calgary, AB, and I am in Ontario. The shipping cost alone is just not worth the repair. I asked if I had a local handiman look at it, if they would just ship parts. They told me that they don’t ship wires in the mail. Yikes. Stay away from this brand, just not worth the money.

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Winter July 18, 2016 at 3:06 pm

I could watch Scd’rhlenis List and still be happy after reading this.

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Wendy August 6, 2016 at 4:57 pm

After less then 2 years my Eurosteam iron just quit.. and I only use it for 6 months of the year. I had my previous iron for 25+ years and it was still working when I bought the Eurosteam iron..I wish I has seen these reviews before I bought the Eurosteam iron…

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glen prokopchuk August 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

I am hugely disappointed in my euro steam steam iron.. as a tailor i should not have to worry about the thing spitting out water at every use. Now after a year of use.. the button that you press to release steam is so hot you can not touch it. I have to tape a piece of felt to it to be able to use the button. I still have the iron I purchased at a $30.00 price point, I think i have to start using that again. one of the design flaws is that you have no gauge or visual reference to see how much water is in the machine before turning it on, there for you need to constantly open the unit to fill when it is boiling hot.

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sara johl September 1, 2016 at 7:56 pm

My iron was always leaking and dripping all over the clothes, I took it back to PNE, where I bought it, and the guy there was very rude refused to exchange. He told me to ship back to Calgary. Even though he had 100 sitting there that he could have exchanged. I guess he was hoping I would not waste my money on shipping costs. true, I will not wast money on shipping but will make it a point to spend a few hours at the PNE telling people about the product at his stand every year so others don’t get ripped off.

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Ann October 4, 2016 at 1:48 am

Don’t buy a rip off.

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Mike October 18, 2016 at 8:49 pm

We purchased our eurosteam iron in October 2013 for $200 and it just quit working yesterday. The main drawback is it’s price tag. After seeing all of the negative reviews we will NOT be purchasing another one but instead find a comparable iron for a lot less! These irons are way over rated and definitely over priced!!!

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Luci December 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

I have had my Euro steam for over 10 years, have always put distilled water in and make sure to never overfill. I have never cleaned it till today, Dec 11, 2016. It never leaks, well maybe a little spurt here and there, but it has served me so incredibly well. I went to use it today and it stopped working so I painstakingly searched on line for a cheaper replacement and found no good options, with bad review after another. As I try to fix most things I decided to try with this, took it apart and oh, btw, this iron has fallen numerous times with casing cracking so with duct tape holding it together it was all kind of loose. Everything looked fine inside so I put it back together and started a lengthy cleaning process with vinegar and sure nuf, the light came back on and the thing sputtered to life!! This thing is a work horse!!! I think folks give up to easily on things. This is a quality iron from the looks of what is currently on the market. I will nurture and adore this essential tool till it’s last dying breath.

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Patricia Cheung September 17, 2017 at 1:15 am

Hi Luci,

I have apent a fair bit of money on multiple repairs on a 3 year Eurosteam iron. Back and forth to Calgary and am now fed up. You mentioned you opened it, how? Do you have step by step instructions, I m afraid I might damage the casing. Look forward to any info you can provide.

Regards,

Patricia

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Anna December 21, 2016 at 4:17 am

I have had my Euro Steam iron for a year now and use it constantly. I teach sewing and this iron has been a god-send. It irons over anything and never damages a thing. I absolutely love it and if it dies, I will run out and get another one. I got mine at a show in Atlanta, GA, USA. I paid about $200 for it and I am going back to this year’s show in about 10 weeks. I am going to buy another so that my students never have to wait to use one. LOVE IT!!

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ERIN JEFCOAT December 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm

THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST IRON, I HAVE EVER BOUGHT. SPITS WATER EVERY WHERE, DOESNT GET WRINKLES OUT OF CLOTHES DOES NOT HET HOT ENOUGH TO IRON JEANS. IM SO MAD I WASTED THE MONEY.

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Van December 31, 2016 at 7:07 pm

We have had our euro steam iron for over 9 years, it has always worked great. My husband can iron the clothes without me worrying if he will ruin them. The iron has a need to be cleaned once in a while, but not often. I would recommend this iron to anybody. I`m looking to buy another one for the house, we travel a lot and always have it with us. This product is like any other, there are always a few that do not work like the rest of them. Sorta like buying a car that is a lemon.

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Cathy Wilcox April 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm

I primed the iron, and have only used it once so far. The DVD and online teaching tool are helpful, although it should explain what to do when you are finished steaming (which is in the manual, but not the video). My son had two events back-to-back where he needed his suit to look great…. last night a formal dinner and dance, and today a wedding. The steamer freshened up his suit nicely. I was worried about setting any stain of food or sweat that he might have on his clothes from last night. Won’t know for sure… does anyone else have advice on this?
So far, I am pretty pleased!

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Rosa B DeMarco July 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm

I purchased my eurosteam iron in 2009. I love my iron. I purchased mine due to always having to buy a new one every year. I starch all my family’s jeans and western shirts. My daughter was doing rodeo queen contest at the time. I can say this iron has saved me thousands of dollars. I no longer had to take her leather, swarovski crystal queen cloths or their school leather and wool letter jackets to the dry cleaner!!!! Only when I have over filled it have I had an issue with the water sputtering and spitting. I would recommend this iron to anyone!!!!!!!

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J Erickson August 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Don’t spend that kind of money on an iron. It leaked the first year and their answer was to clean it. It didn’t work and the iron is a joke. I put it away. Later years the handle can’t even be touched or your hand sticks to the handle. I called them again thinking there may be a recall. They again wouldn’t help except to tell me to clean the handle with alcohol and put powder on it. There are no longer parts for the iron and they were rude that I should call with an iron that was old. Do not buy it….

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C Brown September 16, 2017 at 1:26 am

I love my iron. It was purchaed in March of 2015 . When I got it home it didn’t heat as it should so phoned the company in Calgary and was told to return it and as soon it was received they would sent me a new one. Within 2 weeks I had a new one. It is used almost every day either for ironing clothes or while I am sewing.. If it quits I would buy another one. It does spit a little if you use it before completely hot but otherwise no problems.

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B Beagle September 25, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Have had mine for 17 years. No problems at all. Today it wouldn’t heat up. Think it has something to do with the cord. Mine has never leaked or sputtered water. Have loved it.

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