Pros / It has the most power of the products on this lineup.

Cons / It does not have a scratch-resistant soleplate.

 Verdict / Though it is the biggest iron we featured, it is also packed with the most power and features. It seems better suited for ironing than steaming.

The Shark Ultimate Professional Iron has the power to handle difficult ironing and steaming tasks, and its various convenience features let you focus on your projects, not on the iron. For these reasons, it earns the Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award.

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  • Cord Length
  • Weight
  • Reservoir Capacity
  • Power
  • Heating Speed
  • Maximum Temperature
  • Steam Regeneration Time
  1. How long the device's cord is.
    A higher number is better.
  2. 3  Shark
    8.0 Feet
  3. 9.0 Feet
  4. 2  T-fal
    12.0 Feet
  5. Category Average
    8.7 Feet

Summary

The Shark Ultimate Professional has the most wattage of any iron we've featured, and it irons all fabric types easily. Its tapered soleplate lets you iron hard-to-reach places, and its various self-cleaning options extend its life. Though its dimensions are big, its interface is easy to understand and use, and its warranty is the best on our lineup.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Performance

Power (watts)
1800
Steam Holes
176
Soleplate Shape
Tapered
Heating Speed (seconds)
32
Soleplate Material
Stainless Steel
Maximum Temperature
150
Soleplate Length (inches)
9.38
Steam Regeneration Time (seconds)
7
Fabric Option Quantity
6
Adjustable Steam
Vertical Steam
Steam Burst
Steam-Circulating Soleplate
Open Soleplate
Anti-Calcium System
Anti-Scale System
Scratch-Resistant Soleplate

Fabric Compatibility

Linen
B+
Cotton
A
Denim
B+
Wool Blend
A-
Polyester
B+
Silk
A-

Safety

Upright Auto Shut Off (minutes)
4
Horizontal Auto Shut Off (seconds)
30
Soleplate Auto Shut Off (seconds)
30

Warranty & Support

Warranty
5 Years
Online Manual
Email
Phone
FAQ
Live Chat

Ease of Use

Cord Length (feet)
8
Weight (pounds)
3.18
Height (inches)
6.8
Width (inches)
4.5
Length (inches)
12.4
Reservoir Capacity (ounces)
12.1
Reservoir Type
Built-In
Temperature-Ready Alert
Light
Anti-Drip System
Intuitive Interface
Self-Cleaning
Transparent Reservoir
Soft Grip
Swivel Cord
Easy-to-Fill Reservoir
Sealed Reservoir Cover
Ergonomic Handle
Digital Display