Panasonic Cordless Iron Review

The quilters on Twitter (we call ourselves “Twilters”) will be the first to tell you – I’m a bad influence. I find good deals on quilting stuff and share the info immediately. This cordless iron was one such deal that I found and several of us purchased one.  I mainly wanted to see if a cordless iron would be useful with my melt and blend crayon classes since the cord does get in the way sometimes.  I’ve been using the iron for over two months now so I think I’m ready to give it a review. Surprisingly enough, I’ve quickly found it’s become my main iron that I keep by my sewing machine.

Panasonic Cordless Iron

Panasonic Cordless Iron Review

The iron sits in a caddy and you have to think of the caddy as “homebase”. When you aren’t using it it needs to be returned back home so that it keeps its temperature. The base doesn’t take up much room and it isn’t difficult to put the iron on it or take it off. The iron does sit upright like a regular iron if you need to put it down for a second before using it again though so you don’t have to worry about it falling over when it’s propped upright.

Panasonic Cordless Iron Review

There aren’t a wide range of temperature settings but being that I mainly deal with quilting cotton I always have it set on “high”. It does have an automatic shutoff after a certain amount of time which I don’t mind since I do forget about things once I turn them on sometimes so it’s kind of nice. It will hold its temperature for a while before you stick it back in the base for a quick reheating.

Panasonic Cordless Iron Review

One of the coolest things about this iron – it comes with it’s own carrying case. The lid is heat resistant so you can pack up and go right away without having to wait for the iron to cool off. Great for retreats, classes and sew days. The cover is VERY sturdy too.

Panasonic Cordless Iron Review

I mainly use the iron dry since I put Magic Sizing in everything but it has a variety of steam options and the water tank is completely removable so you can add water easily. Overall I’d recommend the iron – I think it’s a great buy for a quilter or sewer!

** This product was purchased with my own money and was not solicited or sponsored in any way by Panasonic.

Comments

  1. Oh, I have been eyeing this for awhile darn you!!!!

  2. I love this iron. I asked my husband for “a cordless iron” for Christmas on year, and this one was cheaper than the one my friend had (after using hers, I decided I wanted one). You never saw a girl happier to get an iron for Christmas. 😉

  3. I have this iron and love it. Thanks for the review, Katie.

  4. I bought one of these a couple months ago but haven’t gotten it out of the box yet. Now I’m inspired to do that.

  5. Next time my iron dies I’ll definitely try out this one. Right now I have 2 of them, a dry iron and one with steam which I just purchased a few months ago. Thank you for the recommendation Katie!

  6. Hmm I’ve been thinking about getting a new iron lately, time to upgrade from my cheap-as-chips-moving-out-of-home-pre-quilting iron and happy to take any recommendations. Will have to suss out if I can get the same one here in Oz.

  7. This is the one I use too!! I love the cordless and it gets plenty hot for me!! 😉 Thanks for the great ideas!! Happy New Year!!

  8. Thank you dear for a splendid write up on this particular iron, I have a pretty nice one and the “cord” is not fun to deal with…so I may surprise myself one day and buy one of these. 🙂

  9. Amy Hering says:

    Well, I bought the Continental dry iron after you suggested it! I really love that iron, does the cordless get as hot as that one does? You are a terrible influence (in a good way)!

  10. verylazydaisy says:

    I bought a Panasonic Cordless iron several years ago and hated it. It was an earlier model so maybe this one is better, but the main problem I had was when I would try pressing yardage, or a quilt top, before I was even halfway done, the iron had cooled off. I ended up returning it because it didn’t fit my needs. I’m not saying it’s not a good product, just didn’t fit what I needed. Anyone buying one should just remember that you have to keep putting it back on the base to heat back up. I don’t want mine cooling off.. I don’t even care for one with auto shut off, because it’s cold when I need it. bah! I don’t like waiting. When they make one with bluetooth capability and it stays hot, I’ll go cordless again.. LOL!

    • Yeah I don’t think I’d use it to iron a whole quilt top, it really wouldn’t be practical and I could see it losing heat pretty quickly like that.

  11. verylazydaisy says:

    On second thought, cordless may be very handy for when I glue baste on the design wall, my iron doesn’t quite reach up to the top..

  12. Darlene Gerber says:

    Just one caution!! If you sneeze while ironing/pressing, make sure you set the iron back on the stand and don’t leave it on your project! Did that!! Scorched the project and now it’s an UFO I have to get back to!!