Panasonic NI-C78SR Steam/Dry Iron with Stainless-Steel Soleplate Review

Many households simply don’t have the luxury of ironed clothes. It seems to be a thing of the past for many families. Not for mine. I grew up in a house where my mother ironed every day, and I pretty much do the same for my family. As you can imagine, when you iron almost every day, you need a reliable iron. I’ve gone through my share of irons over the years, but hit gold a year ago when I bought the Panasonic NI-C78SR Steam/Dry Iron. This is a great steam iron and I am happy to have discovered it through a friend.

Vertical Ironing is a Breeze

While I do try to iron the clothes for myself, my kids and my husband every day, there are times when I just can’t get the ironing board out. Rather than just throwing the clothes that are already hanging, back into the dryer and hoping for the best, I simply use my Panasonic NI-C78SR Steam/Dry Iron in vertical ironing mode. This is an easy way to give clothes the once-over and get the majority of the wrinkles out.

Of course, I try to get our clothes on the ironing board when I have a chance, but when I can’t, the vertical option is a real time-saver. I even take the iron to the curtains once a month without having to take them down. Let me tell you, nothing makes a room look better than ironing the curtains, and it’s easy to do with the Panasonic NI-C78SR Iron.

Panasonic NI-C78SR Steam/Dry Iron Technical Specs & Features

  • Dimensions: 10-2/5 by 4-2/7 by 5-2/7 inches
  • 1200-watt iron with stainless-steel curved nonstick soleplate
  • 5 fabric settings
  • Push-button spray mist
  • Jet-of-steam and self-cleaning function
  • Vertical steam option


  • Anti-Calcium System. If you use an iron for years, calcium build-up can ruin it. This iron has a built in system for preventing calcium build up, which makes the iron perform well for years to come.
  • Retractable Cord. I hate wrapping cords around irons to put them away. This iron has a nice push-button retractable power cord. When I’m done ironing, I press the button, the cord is gone and I put it away.
  • 3-Way Safety Shut Off. Irons can be dangerous, and if they don’t have the right safety features, they can cause big time damage. The Panasonic NI-C78SR Steam/Dry Iron features a 3-way safety shut off feature that prevents accidents from happening.


  • Detachable Water Tank. Call me old-fashioned, but I just don’t care for fussing with detachable tanks on irons. It’s a minor annoyance at its worst, but it bothers me nonetheless.
  • Wobbly. The retractable cord is a God-send, but the way the iron is designed, as a result of this cord, is a bit wobbly when you sit the iron up on its back-end. It never falls, it just doesn’t seem very stable.

Even though I don’t like irons with detachable water tanks, I make concession for that feature by considering all the other good things about the Panasonic NI-C78SR Steam/Dry Iron. This iron gets clothes looking great in no time. It provides ample steam to really get the wrinkles out. And storage is a dream come true, thanks to the handy retractable cord.

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