Panasonic Cordless Iron Review

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A couple months ago I was ironing some pieces for a quilt. The best place for me to set up our iron has the plug on my left and I iron with my right hand. I’m constantly trying to get the cord out of the way so I don’t accidentally iron and burn up the cord. I needed a break from ironing so I checked my e-mail and had literally just received an e-mail asking if I’d like to try out a Panasonic Cordless Iron. My answer was YES!

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I’ve had the iron for awhile now and have been able to give it a good test run. I will definitely be using this iron now to replace my old one! It comes in a pretty carrying case with handle that has worked well just for carrying it around the house. It would be especially great for someone taking it to quilting or sewing groups. There’s also a charging base with a retractable cord. The iron has a lot of great features. One of my favorites is that the water tank is detachable so I can just take the tank over to the sink and fill it up. No more trying to pour water into a hot iron! The water tank also has a lid to seal it shut.

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There are 3 steam settings to choose from; off, low or high. The steam also works vertically so you can use it to steam a hanging garment. Just push the steam button! I tried to take a photo but it turns out it’s difficult to steam a shirt and take photos at the same time. You’ll have to take my word for it that lots of steam comes out! There’s also a spray mist button which works great on stubborn wrinkles. I found the steam to be nice and steady while ironing and I didn’t get any water spots on my fabric.

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The iron is just a few ounces heavier than my old Black and Decker. It heats up using the charging base so there are no batteries or anything to worry about in the iron. It heats up in less than 2 minutes and it’s ready to go. You do have to get used to putting the iron back in the charging base so it can stay hot. After using it once or twice I got used to putting it back in the base rather than setting it down on the side of the ironing board. Every couple minutes I’m moving my fabric or clothing around and putting the iron back in the base to re-charge so for me it works really well. It might be an issue for someone that doesn’t set their iron down for long periods of time.

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I’m used to a non-stick sole plate but I was pleasantly surprised with how smoothly the stainless steel sole plate worked. There are 3 temperature settings for high, medium and low. There’s a chart to help you choose the correct setting for each type of fabric.

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So to sum it up, you get lots of great features along with no cord to deal with! Ironing is so much easier now that I don’t have a cord in the way. Because the only cord is the base that plugs into the wall, it keeps everything out of reach from my kids so I appreciate the extra safety too.

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If you want to get your own Panasonic NI-L70SRW (just in time for Mother’s Day!) you can order it directly from Panasonic for $59.95 with free shipping. You can also use that link to get more details on the iron and see more photos, or visit here to see a 1 minute demo video.

Disclaimer: I was provided with this iron free of charge in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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  6 comments for “Panasonic Cordless Iron Review

  1. May 9, 2014 at 1:34 am

    It looks like a cute iron. I tried the link to see the video and it didn’t work. Maybe their site was down or wrong link not sure. Have a great day and lucky you for getting to try the iron!

    • May 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Sharon! I just tried out the link and a blank page came up and then eventually the video loaded in that page, but it took awhile. Hopefully it works for you and thanks for the feedback!

  2. May 9, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I have this iron too. I really like not having a cord, but found the iron’s highest setting wasn’t hot enough for some of the lager pieces of fabric. I did put it back in the charger every time I stopped to move the fabric, but it just didnt get creases out as well as my corded iron.

    Great iron for smaller jobs like pressing seams.

    • May 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks for the additional info Mary!

  3. Karen B
    May 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Could you share a little more about having to put the iron back on the charger all the time? How long does it stay hot after you take it off the charger and start using it? Did I understand right that it basically shuts itself off when it’s not on the charger? How long does it take to charge/heat again?

    • May 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Karen, good questions! Yes, the iron turns off when it’s removed from the base so it does start to cool. I realized I had an infrared surface thermometer so I did some tests for you. After heating for 2 minutes, the iron was at 158.4 degrees. After taking it off the base for 1 minute it was 147.7 and after 2 minutes it was 143.1. It was tricky to figure out how long it took to heat back up since I had to keep taking it off the base to get the temperature, but if I subtract the time it was off the base and the time it took me to get a temperature, it took about 1 minute. When I’ve used it I’ve just put it back on the base briefly and started ironing again when I had my fabric/clothes moved into the new position and it seemed to stay around 140 degrees. That was hot enough for me to iron the fabric/clothes and get out wrinkles with steam. I hope this helps out!

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