Traditional irons are prone to leaking and spitting. The Velocity irons use a patented 2-heating element and micro-pump technology that pre-heats the water and turns it into steam before it reaches the soleplate. Velocity irons will give you perfect constant steam at even the lowest temperatures yet 100% safe for all fabrics. The Velocity 160IR is built for versatility and ease-of-use with one temperature safe for all fabrics. The Velocity 160IRs patented built-in steam generator produces up to 55% more steam than traditional steam irons for perfect ironing in less time.