Euro-Pro GI490 Iron with Auto Shut-off

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  • Performing Great . . . .So Far!

    Jul 20, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: long pivot cord, even dependable heat with all fabrics, burst-of-steam feature
    Cons: none so far

    Summary: I bought the Euro-Pro Shark G1490 Professional Electronic Iron abou t six months ago after my son borrowed my old dollar store iron and never returned it.  I had only paid ten dollars for the old iron but it had lasted me ... read more

  • Made in China

    Sep 8, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well balanced
    Long cord.
    Heats rather quickly
    Auto shut off if you forget
    Cons: Made in China
    Questionable quality

    Summary: As my title reads, and as apparently everything in the store reads; this iron was Made in China.After our 25 year old Black & Decker Self-minding iron that was purchased used at a garage sale in 1984 quit working my mother sauntered off to ... read more

  • Good Iron just save receipt and box!

    May 18, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Good features not found on other irons. Good steam. Heaviness  helps in ironing out wrinkles.
    Cons: The cord is bad design.

    Summary: I have bought a total of about 4 Shark irons over the last 4 years. They all have performed well over other irons I've owned. The features are nice and non-existent on other irons (digital readout, touch temp setting, blinking light to inform when heated ... read more

  • Steam Extreme!

    May 11, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Steam Powerhouse, Steams Vertically. Large Water Reservoir
    Cons: Will not steam automatically on Wool/Silk  or Nylon settings.. Uses standby power.

    Summary: Update 1-15-2011I down rated this iron to two stars instead of 3 because after only 2 years or so, the steam life is starting to deteriorate, and it will not steam automatically on wool/silk setting; which is the setting that you iron your "permanent ... read more

  • DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!

    Dec 1, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Volume of steam on higher settings, but very little on low setting (nylon)
    Cons: How I can limit the "cons" to 15 words or less??...DON'T BUY IT!

    Summary: I purchased the Euro-Pro GI490 yesterday and will be returning it today for a refund!  I was thoroughly impressed with the volume of steam, but the steam doesn't do you any good when the iron constantly shuts off when left unattended for 3 ... read more

  • Dissatisfied with my Shark. I believe this Shark died way too early.

    Nov 3, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful iron. High wattage. This iron seem to have gotten hotter than some I've used.
    Cons: Not worth the price!  Cord is way too long. Cord keeps getting twisted.

    Summary: I bought this iron not even 2 years ago.  I liked this iron, because it ironed my clothes really well, unlike other irons.  I wanted an iron that really gets hot.  From day one it didn't produce a burst of steam like the box said ... read more

  • It is indeed a piece of junk

    Oct 24, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks good. Long cord. Heavy weight seems to indicate high-quality.
    Cons: Stops working. Takes forever to heat up. Ridiculously expensive for what you get.

    Summary: I'm afraid this review won't add anything to the debate. This iron is a piece of junk. I see that mine lasted longer than most -- three years -- before giving up the ghost. But it's been a painful three years. From Day One, it's been very difficult to ... read more

  • Shark Euro Steam Iron

    Sep 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE WARRANTED FOR THIS IRON
    Cons: CHEAPLY MADE CHROME FINISH IS PEELING OFF. DRIPS WATER CONSISTENTLY STAINING CLOTHES.

    Summary: It was with great pleasure that I watched the Shark being compressed by our Garbage Truck today. This piece of garbage has stained its last piece of clothing at our house. I have had to wash more clothing since I purchased this iron due to staining ... read more

  • Fancy looking outside, shoddy parts inside

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pretty stainless steel, fancy looking lights
    Cons: Tips over easily, hard to fill, quits working, doesn't steam well, cheaply made

    Summary: Quite literally the only thing this iron has going for it is the 'fancy' stainless look and it's long cord. Even that doesn't last. It's sole plate scratches easily and gets a grungy dingy coating on it after a short time using it. Iron cord wraps ... read more

  • Wow - wish I would have read these posts before registering for this crap

    Jan 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for a few months!
    Cons: Without warning, completely dies after 5 months. Nothing customer service would do to fix it.

    Summary: Hi, all - I seriously wish I would have read your comments before putting the Shark on my registry. My husband and I have now been married 5 months, and received this as a gift for the wedding. At first, I was so excited to have such a great ... read more

  • This Shark needs to be Harpooned!

    Nov 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cool video on the box that will entertain your kids for 10 or 15 minutes.
    Cons: Poor Quality, Short Life Span, Possible Fire Hazard

    Summary: My last iron was a $100 Rowenta Pro. Loved it while it worked but for a hundred bucks, I wanted something to last more than a year. Several months ago we saw the Shark Euro-Pro at BJ's Wholesale Club. It was on a featured display with a ... read more

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  • Dry Cleaning is Cheaper Than This Thing

    Oct 18, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Beautiful box.  Long cord. 
    Cons: Everything else.  Yet another ultra-expensive Chinese piece of crap.

    Summary: I too was suckered in by the slick box, hefty weight, and (formerly good) Shark brand.  We were careful to use only distilled water to avoid hard water deposits and clogging of the steam pores.  Even so, I had to manually squirt everything ... read more

  • Doesn't live up to it's price

    Jul 13, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: As long as it works, good steam, weight and cord length.
    Cons: As long as it worked, not long enough. 1 year.

    Summary: I bought this model at Best Buy, and it looks like I paid more than I should have. Near 60. plus tax.  It worked for about a year.  I liked everything about it. Weight, cord, steam auto shot off. I only used filtered or bottled water and always ... read more

  • Not worth any price....

    Dec 17, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Heavier weighted than other irons which I did like about it
    Cons: Not worth the price, worked for less than 40 hrs of use time

    Summary: This iron worked for 8 months and totally  shut itself off  while I was using it. Spent the nearly $70 for a heavier, more metal on the iron, and "burst of steam" option and this thing conks out!! Thought by buying a better quality (price) ... read more

  • Shark G1490 frustrates me

    Oct 8, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It DOES take out the wrinkles.
    Cons: The STEAM rods (not buttons) are MOST difficult to push and turn.

    Summary: I bought this iron (supposedly $100 for $40 at Canadian Tire).It is heavy; the 'button' for 'burst of steam' and 'steam' is VERY difficult to turn and press down and I have to use two thumbs.  Most annoying.  Also, the button to change ... read more

  • I Love This Iron...so far

    Jan 14, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Electronic temp control
    12ft 360 degree swivel cord
    Excellent steam
    Good solid weight
    Seems well made
    Cons: The steam and spray buttons could be adjusted for a more user friendly position

    Summary: I purchased this iron yesterday at Target for $52.49 and then came home and saw the reviews, I was a bit put off to say the least but thought I'd give it a try anyway as I could still return it if it was as bad as everyone suggests.I have just ... read more

  • Smells like fish?!?

    Jan 13, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Looks pretty
    Cons: The "professional" look is just a marketing ploy to get you to purchase this junk.

    Summary: I agree with all the other negative comments about this poor iron.  I've owned the iron less than 1 month and I've noticed a smell lately.  I thought perhaps it was my morning breath while I stand over the iron, or, perhaps I farted and ... read more

  • Shark Steam Iron

    Oct 10, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The iron looks nice and is heavy.
    Cons: I wrote an e-mail to the company and they did not respond.

    Summary: I have a Shark steam iron that is worthless. It leaks water when it tries to steam .It is less than 6 months ... read more

  • Do Not Buy This Product

    May 27, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It looks cool.
    Cons: Pours water from the vents. Won't always heat up then turns itself off indiscriminately.

    Summary: I wish I had read these reviews before buying this iron. I bought because it looked cool and I thought "what can go wrong with an iron?" Boy was I wrong. It worked great for about 3 weeks then everything went wrong. It pours hot water from the steam ... read more

  • Don't Bother

    Feb 14, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Fills easily with water.
    Cons: Too many to list.

    Summary: Just not worth getting excited because it WILL stop working. weighs too much and does tip easily. I thought I was buying the be all iron. Woops. NOT. The marketing is pro but the product is not. Would never recommend this iron. It heated well at first ... read more

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