Say Goodbye to Wrinkles! Chi’s New Iron

An Iron Phobic’s Review of the CHI Electronic Retractable Iron

This post is sponsored by CHI®, but the opinions expressed are 100% my own.

True confession. I HATE ironing. Like, really hate it. Typically, I’ll put something in the dryer for another run through before I’ll iron it. But, I now have a laundry area with easier access to the ironing board, so I’m embracing the adult act of ironing.

One of the reasons that I hate ironing is that I’m not crazy about the iron I have. It hasn’t worked well ever and is a pain to use. So, when I was offered the chance to try out the CHI® Electronic Retractable Clothing Iron, I jumped at the chance. Did you even know Chi makes irons for clothes? I knew they made great flat irons, but the clothing irons were totally new to me! This iron is fancy shmancy. It came in a cool package with a flash drive containing the user manual. Super groovy.  

But as we all know, looks aren’t everything. The real question was, “Will this iron make ironing less of a chore?” The answer is a solid, “YES!” and I decided to do a good old fashioned Pro/Con list to tell you all about it!


  • Retractable Cord – Hands down, one of my favorite parts of this iron. I can’t stand loose cords. The CHI iron has a button that allows you to easily retract the cord and then, it’s out of the way.
  • Steam, Steam and More Steam – With 400 steam holes, you can release a ton of steam at one time, allowing to steam to do most of the work against wrinkles. Ironing my husband’s work shirt, I used the steam function and it worked really well!
  • Scratch Resistant Ceramic Sole Plate – One of my biggest pet peeves with an iron is when gunk builds up on the metal plate. It’s not an issue with this iron. The ceramic plate stays clean as a whistle!
  • Performance – This iron really does perform well.
  • Versatility – In addition to ironing wrinkles, I also use an iron for lots of crafting & sewing projects. Since this iron heats up well and has lots of adjutable settings and a nice pointy tip, it’s great to use for all sorts of fabric projects.


  • Weight – It’s a pretty hefty iron. It’s not a major deterrant, but when I think about my mother-in-law using it, I find myself wondering how well she’d be able to handle it. It’s a solid iron and the weight instills confidence in the materials used, but it could prove difficult to use in the long run.
  • Price – I’m cheap. And did I mention I hate ironing? So the idea of spending almost $100 for an iron is a little tough to swallow. That being said, I’d rather pay $100 for an iron that works well than $50 for a sub par iron. So, knowing what I know now about the CHI® Retractable Electronic Iron, I would certainly consider it!

Finding one of your own is simple!

You can grab one here at Bed Bath and Beyond. This would also be a great addition to a bridal registry.


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