I rate this iron 10/10 in comparison to the Tefal brand. No dripping whilst it heats up or thereafter. Double wire wrapped in fabric and not plastic so it retains its shape and does'nt get tangled. The water compartment is easy to fill. Its not noisy and sounds smooth. The anti lock system is useful and easy to unlock. The buttons are user friendly for elderly users and the settings don't need changing so no fear of burning clothes. Really good price for steam output, watts, cord length and brand in comparison to those on offer at the time. 3 year manufacturers guarantee gives even greater reassurance as other irons purchased came with a 12 month warranty.