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The BLACK+DECKER Digital has made it into two of our reviews. It ranked in the top Steam Irons for Clothes, as well as the Best Iron for Quilting and Sewing category.
Who’s it for? If you’re primarily buying on a budget, great, the Black & Decker checks that box. BUT…it does SO MUCH MORE.
This iron is for anyone hunting down a quality, all-purpose iron that can handle anything from laundry, steaming, and pressing to delicate quilting, sewing, and crafting. The Allure has even made our top 5 for “best iron for quilters”.
What we love! We love that you get a superior quality, high tech steam iron for a fraction of the price of some leading brands. And we especially love that it does the job so darn well.
The Black & Decker Allure Digital Professional Steam Iron gives the competition a real run for its money.
It has all the bells and whistles. Easy to use multi-temperature settings and steam control, automatic safety shutoff system, heavy-duty soleplate, and it even has an LCD screen which tells you when your iron has reached your preferred temperature.
Black & Decker Specifications
- Weight: 3.9 Pounds
- Variable Steam Output: 25 grams per min
- Water Capacity: 12 ounces (Tap Water)
- Voltage: 1600 watts
- Cord Length: 8 Feet
- Safety Auto Switch Off: 10 minutes
- Warranty: 2 Year Limited Cover
Steam Iron Features
Durable Stainless Steel Soleplate
The non-stick soleplate is made of durable, heavy-duty stainless steel which skims over the surface of the material without resistance.
The large surface area eliminates creates effortlessly and the tapered point allows for more delicate ironing around detailed areas. A stainless steel soleplate is also easier to clean and maintain. If you’re unsure which soleplate is best for ironing, you can get more details by clicking on the link.
Medium Weight with Comfort Soft Grip Handle
The irons grip is comfortable and the overall ergonomic design makes it easy to work with. The angle of the grip is also gentle on the hand and wrist.
It weighs 3.9 pounds making it a medium weight iron that won’t leave your arm exhausted even when tackling detailed patchwork and quilting projects.
High Steam Rate
The steam output is adjustable using the digital steam settings. The steam iron delivers the perfect amount of steam to suit different fabric types. You can also use the iron for vertical steaming of delicate fabrics and drapes as well as to freshen up suits.
Not a big issue but I noticed that the steam dial occasionally gets bumped and adjusted when ironing, this may have to do with individual grip or the size of a person’s hands. (I wear a medium is dishwashing gloves.)
It has a 12 ounce water capacity and can easily be filled by opening the water cap near the front tip of the iron.
Digital Temperature Control
The D2530 Professional Steam Iron has a clear-view LCD screen that allows you to monitor the heat and steam settings. Once you set the heat and the has reached the correct temperature, the screen will indicate “READY”. It also has audible alerts that let you know when it’s ready to go so you don’t need to watch for the light.
The steam and heat of the iron can be set separately so those who to prefect to iron without steam, have the option of dry ironing or pressing. Quilters will be most excited by this option.
A convenient fabric & temperature chart is printed just below the handle to make sure you treat the right fabric with the right heat and avoid scorches or burns.
Self Cleaning Steam Iron
The auto-clean system flushing our hard water and other mineral deposits. The LCD Screen will indicate when it needs to be clean. This improves the life of your iron and avoids rust buildup in the appliance which can damage clothing.
The iron comes with a 2 year warranty by the manufacturers and from what I’ve researched, the customer service is impressive.
Note: The manufacturer recommends emptying the water tank after use which is easy enough to do and will add to the longevity of your steam iron.
Safety Switch-off System
The Black & Decker will switch off after 8 minutes if left inactive but it does not have a 30 second safety shutoff feature should the iron fall or be left face down.
8 Foot Swivel Power Cord
The Allure Iron and has an 8 foot power cord with swivel feature so you can iron without having to navigate the cord. Perfect for left and right-handed users.
The BLACK+DECKER Allure Digital can be recognized by its stylish blue, gray and white paneled finish. It looks great!
- Digital temperature controls & LCD Screen
- Independent steam adjustment
- Excellent value for money
- Audible Ready alert
- The steam adjustment dial is a bit in the way
- No safety-off system if the iron falls or is left face down
Quilting, Sewing, and Crafting Benefits
For those creative hands who do more than just iron clothes, this is a wonderful product at a wonderful price.
It heats up incredibly fast, can be used with and without steam and its the perfect medium weight. The heel plate is well balanced so its easy to set down between stitching and pressing, even if you battle with a bit of Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
It does have an 8 minute shut off which has an obvious downside if you are sewing and ironing and it starts to cool when you need it hot, but the seconds it takes to heat up make this a non-issue.
Our Last Word
Honestly, I’m more than impressed and happy to recommend this professional steam iron. It outperformed my most optimistic expectations and I love it! Absolutely nothing budget about this budget iron, other than its price tag that is.
I’m excited to see what Black & Decker have in store for us in the future. They appear to be entering the home appliance industry with the same solid edge that gave them the lead in power tools and security. We’ll keep you posted!