- Verve Platinum SR6550
Revising my initial 5/5 down to a 1-2
Update: Firstly, I'm pretty sure we purchased at Myer, not David Jones - sorry for the misleading information.
Secondly, after our initial elation, ours stopped working about 3-4 weeks after my first review - that is, it refused to heat up.
After calling Sunbeam and being told the quickest way forward was to take it back to Myer, that's what I did. The exchange process was simple and relatively quick. I asked the salesperson to turn the replacement iron on to check that it would heat up, which it did very quickly - much more quickly than ...the one I was replacing initially had. I thought "Hurrah - problem solved!" and set off home. About 6 weeks in the steam shot reduced to a watery ejection from the base of the iron that soaks the fabric I'm ironing. I've checked that the iron is heated up properly and the settings are correct. This one's going to have to go back. Again :-(. So disappointing. This is now the fourth consecutive Sunbeam Iron I've had to return in the last 6 months, and I'm sorry to say that my faith in a once very reliable product has now been exhausted. I'm not sure about any current models other than the two I've experienced (2 x Verve 6250; and 2 x Verve 6550..with Choice giving the 6550 a very clean bill of health) but I'm starting to think that the one good 6550 that Sunbeam made was the one tested by Choice, and that the rest of us have the "normal" quality ones. I should have read the rest of the reviews before purchasing, and not held so much in faith. I've given the iron a "2" two because it does heat and iron well as long as you don't want to use the steam shot (which sadly is never for me, as we don't have any synthetic fibre clothing). If you want to use the extra steam, view the rating as a "1" :-(
Slightly let down, cheap & works ok but I wish I've spent another $50 & bought a better iron....
- Cheap and it's heated up quick, sprayed fine.
- Alarm/beeping if it's been idle for a while when it's on (which is great feature for me!)
- Leaks/drips water during the ironing & idle (Look others have same problem)
- Steam function is not as good as my other iron (Philips)
- Cheap Plastic knob for the water door - break easily.
Not sure if I'll purchase Sunbeam iron in the future - probably just spend
another $50 to get other brand and be more satisfied with it..
A disappointment, not good value for money & poor steam function.
Bought this to replace another Sunbeam iron. On the first use it dripped water when I tried to use Steam so I took it back and got it replaced. The second one was a bit better but after about 6 months use you would need to pump the steam button multiple times, let it drip a little then it would usually steam after that. After about 20 months the manual steam function was fairly useless - most times it would just pour water out the base when you tried to use it. Other observations are that the iron is poorly shaped where the cord wraps around so...it doesnt stay in place very well. After owning 4 Sunbeam Irons now I can the mid range models are only really good for about 2 years use and the non stick coatings are not very durable no matter how careful you are around zips and buttons. On the plus side it heated up evenly and fairly quickly and was well balanced and not too heavy. The automatic off function worked as described right to the end.
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Didn't last 1 month
After 25+ years of happily using a Sunbeam iron a fraying cord was only reason I had to purchase a replacement selecting a Verve 65. The iron heated up well and spray was fine, however it is heavy and the dial is quickly moved from its setting just by handling the iron. The spray filter came off (broken screw) on its third use and as it's under warranty is being returned. I'm replacing it was a different manufacturer - fingers crossed. I cannot believe that Sunbeam has produced such a disappointing iron.
Purchased Verve 65 Platinum today at K-Mart & used first time tonight. That is what I call a steam iron, made ironing my husbands shirt a breeze. Returned my Russell Hobbs iron as steam button kept sticking & hardly any steam. So far so good with this one & nice long cord.
Questions & Answers
|Category||Irons & Steam Generators|
|Features||Anti-Drip, Auto Shut Off, Drip-Stop, Vertical Steam and Water Spray|
|Water Tank Capacity||300 ml|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Cord Length||2.5 m|
|Steam Output||150 g/min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Aug 2011|
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