I tried to hold out as long as I could but, honestly, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Steam Infusion. So far, I've tried it twice. Since this tool requires a pretty decent investment, I'd like to share my honest opinion on what I love and what I don't like about the iron based on my first impressions.
First, impressions are that this iron is built like a professional level product. It's body is sleek and somewhat bulky at the same time. I think the best term to describe the Steam Infusion would be sturdy. Out of everything I love about this iron, thee one feature that makes it worth it's it weight in gold. Is the water holding tank. Unlike my Babyliss which had this tiny little reservoir that would require refilling every 15 minutes or so, this lovely iron has a standalone holding tank. It's smaller than my hand but big enough to hold quite a bit of water. And.....according to it's instructions, you don't have to use purified water. YOU CAN POUR TAP WATER INTO THE RESERVOIR. I have owned over 1dozen steaming tools in my lifetime. This is the very first one that didn't require me to use purified water. For that I am grateful! To be honest, I still used purified water out of pure habit
I also want to make a really big deal about what happened the last time I used it. Flat ironing my hair can take me a multitude of hours to complete. I'm parting my hair, detangling it, adding product, and so on. With my old iron, I would be rudely interrupted by a steam less iron that required constant refilling. This wonderful piece of machinery lasted several hours proving steam with each pass of the iron. I almost cried with happiness.