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BLACK+DECKER Allure Professional Steam Iron, Dynamic Steam Technology, Blue, D3030
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- Stainless Steel Soleplate - The durable, heavy-duty soleplate glides smoothly over all fabric types to press out wrinkles in no time
- Dynamic Steam Technology - The Allure iron produces over 30% more steam* to quickly cut through wrinkles and create long-lasting, crisp results on clothes, linens, and more *When compared to Shark GI405 and T-Fal FV4476
- Auto Clean System - Keep the iron at peak performance with the Auto Clean system, which flushes out mineral deposits
- Variable Temperature and Steam Controls - Independent steam and temperature controls give you the ability to customize each setting separately for the best results across all fabric types
- Automatic Shutoff - For added peace of mind, the iron shuts off when left unattended for 30 seconds on its side or soleplate, and after 8 minutes on the heel rest
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Black + Decker Allure Iron
- Auto-Cleaning: Yes
- Color: Blue
- Sole Plate Material: Stainless Steel
- Steam Control: Yes
- Warranty: 2 Year Limited
Item #: D3030
Discover how the Black + Decker Allure Iron can transform your garment care. It adds a fresh, clean look to your clothes to keep you at your best in work attire and weekend wear. Dynamic Steam Technology lets you choose the temperature and amount of steam you need to deal with all types of fabrics—from durable to delicate. You can even leave clothes on the hanger while you blast away wrinkles with the vertical steam feature.
Use the iron as a steamer for quick touch-ups right on the hanger or for curtains and drapes.
Controls for Variable Temperature
Five different pre-programmed temperature settings allow for a range of heat to fit all fabric types. The easy to use digital display clearly shows selected temperature and also indicates the optimal level of steam needed for each setting; taking the guesswork out of ironing.
Stainless Steel Soleplate
The stainless steel soleplate smoothly glides over all fabrics and resists minor scratches for lasting durability.
Comfort Grip Handle
Designed with ergonomic features and a special attention to comfort, the iron handle fits nicely in your hand.
Auto Clean System
This feature allows you to keep your iron in optimal condition by cleaning the internal area of the soleplate; removing any debris picked up over time or light water residue.
Auto Clean System
3-Way Auto Shutoff
Professional Dynamic Steam
Advanced technology gives you over 30% more steam* to quickly cut through wrinkles for lasting, crisp results.
Blast through ironing jobs quickly and effectively with the BLACK+DECKER Allure Professional Steam Iron. Dynamic Steam technology generates 30% more steam* for crisp, professional results in no time. Customize settings according to fabric type with the variable temperature and steam controls. Dual moisture control buttons give you the power to blast tough wrinkles with steam or gently mist fabrics to dampen while ironing. Plus, the vertical steaming feature allows you to steam clothes right on the hanger for quick touchups, or steam drapes and upholstery. From ease of use to the quick, professional results, it’s no wonder the Allure iron is from BLACK+DECKER, the trusted name in clothes irons.*When compared to Shark GI405 and T-Fal FV4476
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|Item Dimensions||5.69 x 4.28 x 11.68 in||11.5 x 5 x 6 in||5 x 11 x 6 in||6 x 11.8 x 4.8 in||5.3 x 11.1 x 5.9 in||4.5 x 12.4 x 6.8 in|
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Out of the box: The box is no-frills. The iron is inside with two different manuals--a quick start guide and a full guide with safety instructions, a description of each feature, how to use, cleaning and care instructions, and how to get help.
The Iron Features: The iron has a metal soleplate (bottom plate), spray button which will allow you to spray a fine mist of water onto your clothes, a steam burst button, a 360 degree swivel cord out the top to keep the cord out of your way, and LED fabric display window, a temperature button that lets you scroll through the temperature settings, and a steam lever/dial so you can adjust how much steam comes out. There is a water tank with a cover that can use either regular or distilled water. It weighs about 3 lbs (3 lbs 1.1oz) without water, and ~3-3/4 lbs when filled. The heat soleplate is metal, but the rest of the unit is plastic, making is a fairly light iron.
The temperature settings has five levels, from lowest to highest: silk, blends, wool, cotton, linen. The settings are adjusted by a push of the temp button, located on the top of the handle. Each push of the button will scroll through the temperature settings. A blue LED light will indicate which temperature is selected. The light will flash blue until it reaches the set temperature. Once it is at the desired temperature, the LED light becomes a solid blue. To turn off the iron, you just scroll through the temperatures again until the red light comes on, indicating that it is off and can be unplugged. The colors are a bit confusing, as I would have thought blue was a cool setting and red was hot, but because it lights up where the fabric type and steam settings are located, it isn't difficult to figure out.
The iron can be used either as a dry iron or steam/mist iron without having to empty the water. The steam can be shut off completely with a quick flip of a switch. Another switch adjustment allows the user to choose from one of three steam levels and a last setting for a burst of steam. On the temperature indicator, located underneath the handle, they have suggested steam levels, but it is up to the user to adjust it themselves. If you forget to turn it back on, then no steam will come out. Their recommendations for steam levels are 1=wool; 2= cotton; 3=linen, with no steam recommended for blends (which is the lowest temperature setting--the steam is not very powerful at this level even if you try to burst setting, FYI, but you can use the mist, if you need).
Filling the unit with water: The cover for the water tank pulls out for easy filling, but when open, it forms a small sluice that can be difficult to pour water into (see picture). The instructions recommend you use a measuring cup to fill the unit, which is true because you need the spout to accurately get water into the tank. The unit is supposed to be placed flat with the plate side down for filling in order to fill the appropriate amount of water, as indicated by the "max" fill line, located on the smoky grey fill tank. Two problems with the water filling process: 1. The opening for the water is a bit small, in my opinion, and you have to put water in at a slow rate or it will spill. 2. The tank will hold about 1-1/2 cups of water, and there is a max fill line, but it is very difficult to see this line because the smoky grey tank is hard to see through (see picture). I had to hold my iron up to a window to see how full the tank is. However, if you follow directions and fill it when the unit is on its heat plate, you can't over-fill because it will spill out. The water does add a substantial weight to the unit, so one should consider that when using the iron. Also, once water is inside, you still must store the unit upright or else water will leak out either the top (if the water is super-full) or out the bottom steam vents.
Why four stars: The temperature setting window is the one part of this iron that I do not like and made me take off one star. By having the temperature settings directly under the handle, it is hard to see while using the temp button. This is not a huge design flaw, but compared to my old iron where the temperature setting were located above the handle, it is a bit of an adjustment. You have to push the temp button and then look under the handle to see what setting it is on. When my hand is on the handle pushing the temp button, my fingers completely block the temp window (see picture). I have small hands, so I can imagine that this would be worse for someone with bigger hands. The second feature is the water filling part. The opening is very small and seeing how much water is in the tank is difficult to see. Last, the iron is mostly plastic. Not that this is a huge detractor, but it does make it cheaper overall.
I did some research on the web and found a regularly updated article reviewing irons, and it indicated that the D3030 Allure iron is a great value iron, so I bought it based on previous experience with the brand and that review.
When I initially started using the iron, it worked as described in the online review that I found and easily met my needs. However, after a couple of months of regular use, it has turned into a total piece of garbage.
It no longer gets hot enough to make steam from water, so pukes little water droplets all over my clothes, which heavily inhibits wrinkle-removal. Note that I only use distilled water in the iron because we have very high mineral content water.
There is no way to turn off the "steam". Even setting the switch to "off" still lets water through the steam holes, so couple that with the iron not getting hot enough to turn water to steam, and you end up with an incredibly annoying ironing experience.
There is a very serious trend that even engineers are beginning to complain about publicly, and that is with engineered obsolescence. Irons are an incredibly mature product and making a very reliable and inexpensive iron should be very easily achievable. The way this iron wore out I suspect that it was engineered to do so, which is why I will never buy another Black & Decker product for the rest of my life.
Where it really falls down seems minor but is continually frustrating. The markings on the heat dial are nearly invisible. The designers chose a color for the number settings, that are so close to the color of the dial, that you can't read them. Even under a light the settings are difficult to make out. And you can't just wing it since the heat settings are non-linear around the dial. You have to turn the dial half way around just to get to the #1 setting, but then #2 is right next to #1. #3 Is like another eighth of the way further, but #4 is a quarter turn more. To get to #5 from there is about the same distance as #2 from #3. Why on earth would it be designed like that, and further, why are the controls are VIRTUALLY UNREADABLE?!?
Finally, gauging how much water is in the tank is also an exercise in futility. The tank is colored so you can barely make out the water level without jostling the water around (next to a light) to vaguely see where it's at, and putting water in up to the fill line is equally a wild guess.
The excellence of the ironing performance is just marred by the frustrating controls and the difficulty in discerning the water level.