- Product Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 13 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.6 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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- ASIN: B00006RVIJ
- Item model number: EP8001
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,787 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Euro-Pro EP8001 Steam Generator Iron
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- Iron produces penetrating steam for professional drycleaner results on fine clothing
- Steam pressure cuts ironing time in half and requires no arm pressure during ironing
- Stainless-steel steam generator holds water for 2 hours of pressing
- Continuous steam setting works at any angle for drapes or hanging garments
- Long-lasting soleplate; safe non-burn pad for resting iron; 1-year limited warranty
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To add water, unscrew the knob on top of the generator and pour in the desired amount using the included funnel. Able to hold enough water for two hours of continuous ironing, the stainless-steel generator heats up the water and sends it through the industrial-strength hose to the iron's soleplate. The power and penetration of the steam means that no arm pressure is needed to smooth out wrinkles. In addition, the steam shortens ironing time significantly and presses clothes as well as a drycleaner. The iron works at any angle so it can double as a garment steamer to eliminate wrinkles in curtains or hanging garments.
The iron has a durable, professional-quality soleplate for longevity, which rests on the steam generator's non-burn pad when not in use. Its steam button can be locked for continuous steam or pressed to send short blasts of steam for hanging clothes. The unit features separate power switches and ready lights for the iron and steam generator. Because of the large size of the steam generator base, this appliance is bulky to store and is more practical for homes with a designated laundry center. The EP8001 steam generator iron is covered by a one-year limited warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde
Top Customer Reviews
First, let me say that when this iron works, its works AWESOME. There is no better way to effortlessly iron clothes than with low-heat and steam. This iron is by far the best iron I have ever owned.
Now the flaw: Yes, I can confirm what others have complained about - the iron breaks. Steam stops coming out of the bottom of the iron and the handle gets VERY hot. I am a bit of a tinkerer, so I took mine apart. Here is what I discovered:
The steam transfer tube between the primary hose and the iron's internals is completely inadequate, and deteriorates under prolonged high-heat.
This tube, about 2 inches long, will form small holes and may sheer off completely (mine did both), although the rubber "feels" like it should be fine. When this happens, there will be less and less (if no) steam coming out of the irons steam holes on the bottom plate. Instead, the pressure leaks into the plastic handle. If it builds up enough, you could severely burn yourself, if not also cause an injury due to dropping the iron on yourself.
This is a serious defect in the manufacturing of this device, that they did not use more adequate tubing throughout the entire unit. There is an obvious tube quality difference between this 2-inch piece, from the tube that feeds in from the handle. Why they would choose to use inferior rubber for a 2-inch piece of tubing is beyond me.
I went to the hardware store and replaced the tubing with quality materials, and my unit is working fine again. This can be an easy fix for anyone inclined to dissemble their iron - but I would strongly caution against anyone buying this unit new if they are still shipping with this problem, as you could sustain serious injury because of it.
This was purchased for my wife who sews many hours daily and
constantly uses an iron. These limitations should be spelled
out in the product description prior to purchase. We will be returning this iron because of its severe restrictions. We never bothered to take anything out of the box except the the directions. I hope Euro-Pro doesn't manufacture automobiles!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i HAVE HAD THIS UNIT FOR 5-8 YEARS TRULY LOVED IT -- BUT TODAY IT STARTED SMOKING AND I WAS ABLE TO UNPLUG BUT DO NOT KNOW WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF I HAD LEFT THE ROOM WITH UNIT... Read morePublished 8 months ago by diane pater
I found this unit second hand and when I brought it home, sure enough, it dripped from the base and steam was not being directed to the vents of the sole plate. Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by jpcomplete
Very satisfied. When the first product quit working after 10 months, the manufacturer sent me a new one. I have been using it frequently for 2 years with no problems. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by Linda D
We are an adult family of two. We purchased this iron in 9/03, in 9/06 it started to flame at the point where the steam cord exits the iron handle. Read morePublished on September 17, 2006 by Richard E. Dumas
This is the best iron ever. I simply love the extra steam and the way it speeds up my ironing time.Published on January 4, 2006 by Linda Wilson
Like other owners of this product I am very pleased with the ironing capabilities. There are only two issues that I have with this product. Read morePublished on December 12, 2005 by Noel
A time-saver and a pleasure to use without effort. Do not need to apply any hand-pressure. I like the continuous steam feature on the handle. Read morePublished on October 3, 2004 by RuthieM
I bought my EURO-PRO EP8000 almost 5 yr ago, and it has been in use regularly for 2 or 3 days per week for 6 to 8 hours, I admit I have dropped it on more than one occassion, and... Read morePublished on August 14, 2004 by S. Clemens