Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot Travel Iron Review
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Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot Travel Iron Review

Many people may have tried travel irons in the past and been unhappy with the results, but they have come a long way and the modern travel irons are created to be light, portable, and provide good quality service, in a light and compact format perfect for traveling. While the lightest travel iron may be appealing to save space and certainty needs be to a consideration when selecting an iron, you also need to check if it has the features you’re looking for and our review of the Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot you will hopefully the answer your questions.

The Sunbeam GCSBTR-100 is also known as the Hot-to-Trot Travel iron being manufactured for traveling. As such, it features dual voltage capability, i.e. 240V and 120V.  It also consists of steam features with 7 steam vents found near the tip of the nonstick soleplate.

A shot of steam feature is available with a push of a button positioned on the side, where your thumb normally rests when you grip the handle. The steam switch is located at the top and you can also shut it off by choosing the dry setting if you want to use it as a dry iron.

Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot 800 Watt Compact Non-Stick Soleplate Travel Iron ReviewSunbeam Hot-2-Trot 800 Watt Compact Non-Stick Soleplate Travel Iron Review

Features: Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot Travel Iron

  • Compact
  • Heats up Quickly
  • Shot of Steam
  • Variable Temperature
  • Soft Touch Handle and Dial

 

Compact

The size is extremely small. The width of the soleplate is barely 3 inches with a length of less than 7 inches. It effortlessly fits inside a carry-on luggage during your travels and is lightweight, weighing about 1 lb. Small portable iron which is both compact and substantially lightweight.

 

Heats up Quickly

For an 800-watt iron, the Sunbeam Hot-to-Trot heats up within approximately 2 minutes. Many customers also observed that it gets as hot as their regular-sized iron. In short, it functions well despite its cheap price.

The sole plate of the iron is so convenient that it has a non stick feature which keeps your clothes and curtains and bed sheets safe from harm. It can be switched conveniently between 240 volts and 120 volts for added convenience and the temperature controls are also very variable and adjustable in this iron so it is truly adaptable to any kind of situation possible.

 

Shot of Steam

Being a compact iron, it still supplies a shot of steam feature for the more stubborn wrinkles. You can smooth out a cotton shirt with this little iron by utilizing the maximum setting. The steam output is not outstanding but just enough to work things through for a compact unit.

Sunbeam 800 Watt Compact Travel Iron

Most cheap travel irons does not provide a steam function. If they do, they will cost more than double the price of the Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot such as the SteamFast SF-717 Home and Away mini steam iron.

 

Variable Temperature

The temperature setting is a dial situated at the front of the iron to accommodate different types of fabrics. There is an indicator light to let you know when the iron is hot enough to utilize after it is plugged in. Usually, you will have to wait about 2 minutes or so before it is fully heated up.

 

Soft Touch Handle and Dial

The handle is the soft touch type and you will be resting your palm Sunbeam soft grip handleon it with your fingers gripping the sides to maneuver the unit around. You can make use of tap water with this Sunbeam travel iron and the reservoir capacity is slightly less than half a cup of water. The cord length of the GCSBTR-100 is approximately 8 feet.

Pros

  • Dual Voltage System (240V and 120V)
  • Shot of Steam feature
  • Presses out wrinkles and presses in creases
  • Indicator light that lets you know the iron is hot
  • Variable temperature controls heat setting
  • Offers flexibility for various fabric types
  • Soft touch handle and dial to provide extra comfort

Cons

  • Complaints of leaks while ironing

 

Conclusion

The main selling point of this model is the unbeatably low price that it comes in at – we’ve yet to find another of these mini-irons that is cheaper than this one. That being said, the quality is still up to scratch. As long as you don’t overfill the water compartment it won’t hiss or spit, and the non-stick soleplate looks sturdy enough to last through plenty of years and travel miles.

Use it as it is intended and it will certainly work better. When you travel, your clothes might get rumpled in the suitcase. The Sunbeam Hot-to-Trot will assist you in touching up the affected areas. Also at 800-watt, do not expect it to get rid of wrinkles in only one pass, and it will take a few tries to smooth things out.

Overall, we recommend purchasing this Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot Travel Iron because it is easy to pack and cheap. There are really not many travel irons around this cost and with generally positive reviews. It is not extremely perfect, but nevertheless, it is still a risk worth taking at this low price point.

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