I spent some time researching, as I wanted an iron that had good steaming abilities, and had a bit more weight as it would be a sewing tool, and very rarely used for just ironing clothes (pfft!).
A Philips was my final choice, and a lovely purple one too :)
Except it had a few annoying qualities - like timing out and shutting off when I tried to press interfacing on, or having to reach under the ironing board to turn it off at the wall switch when I was done pressing a seam.
So I gave it to DH and asked him to work his magic :) Now it has a magic switch on the side and no longer has automatic shutoff hindering my interfacing pressing abilities. DH has a few more words on this, so do pop over and read his blog.