I had a Rowenta Professional Iron. I went to my girlfriends house to work on a quilt (she had an older model of this iron.) We were working on glitter fabric, this iron would just glide through without gumming up. I came home and thought no problem ,I have a Rowenta Professional, WRONG! It kept melting the glitter and I would constantly have to stop and clean the sole plate. So, to end my frustration and allow me to use my time more productively, I ordered the Oliso TG1600 immediately. Wow, what a difference. I showed it to 2 friends and they had me order 1 for each of them. They are also very happy. This is an extraordinary iron. Well worth the money.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend