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Shark GI490 Professional Iron

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Iron like a professional with the Shark GI490 Professional Iron. Featuring XTended Steam Burst for continuous steam power, this clothing iron keeps your shirts, skirts and slacks crisp, sharp and wrinkle-free. Plus, you won't have to worry about leaving the iron on when you leave the house — Advanced Electronic Technology automatically turns the steam iron off from any position (sideways, flat or upright) in seven minutes.

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Iron like a professional with the Shark GI490 Professional Iron. Featuring XTended Steam Burst for continuous steam power, this clothing iron keeps your shirts, skirts and slacks crisp, sharp and wrinkle-free. Plus, you won't have to worry about leaving the iron on when you leave the house — Advanced Electronic Technology automatically turns the steam iron off from any position (sideways, flat or upright) in seven minutes.


Shark GI490 Professional Iron:

  • Powerful XTended Steam Burst for continuous steam power
  • Professional iron features Intelligent Electronic settings - it maintains and informs the actual and preset temperatures
  • Multi-Position Auto Shut Off - Advanced Electronic Technology automatically turns iron off from any position, sideways, flat or upright in 7 minutes
  • Professional Stainless Steel Soleplate - provides maximum glideability and heat retention
  • Powerful vertical steam blast
  • Anti-drip prevents water droplets
  • Anti-calcium filter prolongs iron life
  • Variable steam
  • Spray mist
  • Rubberized comfort handle
  • Extra large water reservoir
  • 360 degree cord pivot
  • Steam iron has an extra long 8' cord
  • 1600 Watts

Specifications

Color: Silver
manufacturer_part_number: GI490
Brand: Shark
Has Automatic Shutoff: Y
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Customer Reviews | 53 reviews | 4 out of 5

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9/6/2009

Customer review by cwbixby

5.0 stars 9/6/2009 by cwbixby
by cwbixby

Use this for my sewing students. You want hot-this is the hottest iron we have used. (sewing tip) If you are ironing small seems you may easily burn your fingers. Things I didn't like at first...It is confusing to turn it on and use at first, so if you are challenged by overkill on gadgets, this may not be the product for you. The plastic looks like it could break easily if dropped and it seems tippy. I'd like the auto shut off to be longer. I like the product because: it works as a steamer and iron, it seems lightweight, it has a wide gap for the grip, gets very hot, holds a good amount of water.

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cwbixby
Maryland
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Once per week
Outstanding
1/24/2010

Customer review by browneyed58

5.0 stars 1/24/2010 by browneyed58
by browneyed58

My overall rating for this product is outstanding. The price value meets all expectations and standards for its features, durability and appearance looks like a professional iron that a pattern maker would use in the fashion industry and very pleasing to the eye, and light weight and moves easily on fabrics. I highly recommend this iron.

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browneyed58
Manhattan, New York
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per month
Not bad
10/27/2009

Customer review by DesignIntellectual

4.0 stars 10/27/2009 by DesignIntellectual
by DesignIntellectual

I only wish there was no auto shut-off. I like it to be ready at all times. But it irons well and has plenty of steam power.

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DesignIntellectual
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
AWESOME!
3/18/2010

Customer review by vanboven

5.0 stars 3/18/2010 by vanboven
by vanboven

I replaced a well-loved iron with this one after doing much research and I have to say that my well-loved iron that I replaced became my second well-loved iron. This iron is second to none when it comes to getting wrinkles out of clothes, especially in stiff khakis. I was pleasantly surprised. Love the burst of steam and it being dripless. Hate when you're ironing and water gets all over your clothes! This iron is well worth the money..and why not? It's a SHARK product!!

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vanboven
Arkansas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
5/12/2010

Customer review by Ganmutter

5.0 stars 5/12/2010 by Ganmutter
by Ganmutter

This iron exceeds expections. Plenty of steam for a quick job of wrinkles in sportswear, etc.

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Ganmutter
Pitkin, LA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
Looks good, but leaks sludge
3/2/2010

Customer review by rdve

2.0 stars 3/2/2010 by rdve
by rdve

My wife is on the third one of this model, and all three have eventually started leaking brownish sludge from the steam ports, often ruining the items being ironed.

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rdve
Charlotte, NC
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Great iron for a man
8/1/2011

Customer review by IRONY

3.0 stars 8/1/2011 by IRONY
by IRONY
Top 500 contributor

I bought this iron after reading the reviews, most of which were positive. So I was disappointed when I found the iron difficult to handle. My thumb and/or palm of my hand keeps resting on the button that changes fabric settings. Consequently, the steam stops because it is no longer on a proper steam setting. Perhaps it would suit a person w/ larger hands (?). A better solution would be to change the location of this button, given one only wants to consciously change fabric settings when appropriate to the piece of clothing being pressed. I do find the water does not have to be refilled as often as with my previous iron. Also, wrinkles are handled much easier in general....though not quite fun yet. I am truly sorry that this glitch ruins a chore I was hoping to enjoy.

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IRONY
Covington, LA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per month
Top 500 contributor
Poor, poor quality
8/1/2011

Customer review by vanmerr

1.0 stars 8/1/2011 by vanmerr
by vanmerr

I returned this iron after using it the second time. It spewed water all over my clothes from the bottom "rest". We have owned a Shark iron for years, and needed to replace my old one. I purchased this one, thinking it was the same model as mine. It wasn't! The one I have had all these years is the Euro. After returning this one, I purchased the Euro and it's awesome!

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vanmerr
New Orleans, LA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Shark Professional Iron
2/9/2011

Customer review by sayitaintsew

5.0 stars 2/9/2011 by sayitaintsew
by sayitaintsew

This iron far exceeded my expectations. I bought this as a replacement for my Rowenta Pro, and I just love everything about the Shark. The lock tight water reservoir cover is a bonus, the steam function is unsurpassed, and it is a pleasure to use this iron.

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sayitaintsew
Texas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:3 - 4 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Do not recommend
6/26/2011

Customer review by An anonymous customer

1.0 stars 6/26/2011 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

Went through two of these in a week. Thought they would be good since its a Shark product but wasn't. Water would leak out of the back end of the iron and get the cloths soaked and when sat on it's end would leave a puddle on the ironing board while you were moving your cloths around.

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An anonymous customer
Louisville, KY
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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by Sherlaney 1/6/2010
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  • A. I have always used tap water in my Shark iron, for years. It's been fine.
    by vanmerr8/2/2011
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  • A. Distilled water is recommended to prevent mineral build-up and blockage of steam dispensing holes.
    by IRONY8/1/2011
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  • A. I use tap water.
    by FullofJoy123457/1/2011
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  • A. The instructions say Tap water
    by An anonymous customer6/27/2011
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  • A. I use tap water but if you have hard water then use distilled.
    by ILove2knit4/20/2011
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  • A. I can't recall what the manufacturer suggests/requires, but I can tell you that long-term use of tap water will definitley slowly clog the steam vents. I have just purchased a second one of these units (because the first became clogged) and am using distilled water exclusively. Hopefully I'll have better long-term results.
    by Gomedog4/7/2011
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  • A. Tap water is fine.
    by MistyEye196611/14/2010
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  • A. No, this iron does not require any specific use of distilled water or tap water, but to operate on surge of steam, the use of water is required.
    by browneyed5812/19/2010
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