I have a Rowenta that will no longer hold water, but still heats great. I like the heft of it, but I have given up on ever owning a Rowenta that will steam with out spitting or leaking. The sole plate is getting bad on this one (too many tumbles to the floor as well) so I suppose I should start looking for a new one. I guess I'm odd because I like the auto shut off. It just takes a couple of seconds to reheat, I have gotten into the habit of tipping it often when I am in the sewing room. I am also very naughty and don't unplug it because it is a pain in the rear to get to the plug in, I really should get out of that habit.