What is the difference between the Naomoto HYS-5 and the Naomoto HYS-58 (IRN5) steam/electric gravity feed irons?
The HYS-58 iron replaces the discontinued HYS-5. There were a number of reasons why Naomoto changed the design on this iron:
A. The HYS-58 has a molded urethane handle not a wooden one. The new handle is molded to fit the operators’ hand and this handle will stay much cooler, making it more comfortable for the operator to use.
B. The HYS-58 has a light touch thumb switch located in the handle, not like the exterior thumb switch of the HYS-5. The new thumb switch is more efficient and is less likely to break off if the iron is accidentally dropped.
C. The HYS-58 has a heat shield, which will protect the operators’ hand.
D. The HYS-58 has a non-stick tuffram sole coating so there is no need for an iron shoe. The bottom of the iron can be wiped clean.
E. The HYS-58 has a liquid sensor thermostat, while the HYS-5 had a bi-metal thermostat. The liquid thermostat rarely goes bad and is highly accurate.
F. The temperature dial on the HYS-58 is flush to the back of the iron. This helps to prevent accidental movement of the dial.
The HYS-58 has a larger steam chamber opening, which make it easier to clean the iron