Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Panasonic NI-L70SR Iron Review

It is rare that I am asked to do product reviews. I've done a few for tape (who doesn't love tape?) and one for scrapbook software a few years ago. Recently I was contacted about reviewing a new cordless steam iron from Panasonic for use as a crafting tool. I was very intrigued because one reason I don't sew often is because it almost always involves ironing.

I don't hate ironing, per se, I just actively avoid it. I have perfected the art of tossing things in the dryer with a damp towel and a dryer sheet and hoping for the best. Sadly, this doesn't work for pressing down seams or flatting out fabric doll limbs. When I sew I usually do it on the dining room table. I haul the iron up from the basement and then search for an extension cord because there are no plugs located near the table that work for the length of my iron's cord. So when I saw that the Panasonic NI-L70SR Iron was cordless well, that really peaked my interest.

So how about the facts first:

The Panasonic NI-L70SR Iron features…
- Cordless Ironing: Helping take the hassle out of ironing, the NI-L70SR is cordless, so it doesn’t get tangled or caught on the end of the ironing board. Placing the iron in the base will fully recharge the iron in just eight seconds.

- Heat-Resistant Carrying Case: The NI-L70SR cordless iron comes with a carrying case for extra portability and easy storage. The heat-resistant, transparent case can be attached immediately after use.

- Elliptical Soleplate: The iron’s elliptical soleplate is ergonomically designed to ensure smooth, natural movement in any direction. It quickly speeds up larger jobs like tablecloths or curtains and allows users to iron in any direction with precision, ease and speed.

- Auto Shut-Off: The iron’s electronic sensor automatically shuts off the iron after 10 minutes if it is left in the base.

- Choose Steam or Dry Ironing: With the push of a button, users can select to steam or dry iron clothing, and easily steam by directing just the right amount of steam to hanging garments.

- Cost-Effective: The NI-L70SR Iron is only $69.95; you can check it out at:

And the verdict:

I think I love this iron. No seriously. The fact that it is cordless might be the key to my getting over not wanting to drag the iron out for sewing. I can plug it in the kitchen and then carry the iron to the dining room table to do the ironing. The heat and steam last long enough to get through most of the work that needs to be done and then the iron recharges in 8 seconds (I tested it!) and is ready to go again. Not having to dodge the cord really makes a difference, too. I also love that it has a heat resistant carrying case. It makes it easy to transport and hey, it's cute.

Yeah, I am smitten. When I showed this shot to my mother she said she thought it looked small but it is your standard iron size. It is also not too heavy so carrying it around is very easy and since the case is heat resistant you can just snap it on there and store the iron right after use. You can also use it wet or dry. There are three settings for the level of steam or lack there of.

In conclusion, I like this iron. It really works for me and takes away my excuses for not sewing. You can look forward to more fabric projects coming from me for sure. Be sure to check out the iron HERE.

While I did receive an iron to review these opinions are completely my own and were in no way influenced by Panasonic.

1 comment:

Quiltingranny said...

I have asked for a new iron for Christmas. I got mine a few years back for $2.99 at Goodwill and now it quit working! Nice to review this one!


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