The 2000IR is sold as a replacement iron to use on a live steam line or to replace your current (non Reliable) iron. Like our 2100IR, the cork handle provides comfort to use for long periods. To ensure dry steam, the aluminum soleplate has 32 separate steam chambers which eliminates condensation even when used with an extra long steam hose. A manual reset thermal fuse, and thermostat with heavy-duty round riveted points ensures safety and longevity. Proudly Made in Italy.