Stay away from a Laurastar Steam iron. They are unreliable and expensive to fix. I am an ex technician that used to work for Laurastar for the past few years.
Laurastar Steam irons are labelled Swiss made, but the internals are actually China made, yes all their internal parts come from China, then Laurastar in Switzerland stick their brand on them.
Laurastar irons constantly break down. Even the expensive high end models. The quality is the same for any model.
Even a brand new out of the box iron will have issues 60% of the time… I have replaced and repaired more Laurastar products than I have had dinners.
Laurastar iron will always need to go to a service department to be repaired constantly.
Do not think that once your iron has left Laurastar’s Service Department that it will not happen again. Their Spare parts are meant to break down, so you can bring it back.
Before you purchase one, speak to a legit owner, not a salesman or someone who is affiliated with the brand.
Do not trust those product review websites, they are filled with bogus Laurastar staff comments pretending to be happy customers, to get more sales.
if you want something that isn't already faulty from the box, won't constantly break down every few months, and you don't have to get a bank loan for one...have a look at the Philips GC8560
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