Good old Santa!
The wonders of modern Science. Wee blue light, (a change from red?) for power on. I haven't sat and watched, to see if it creeps slowly up, but the top lights when it's up to temp.
Fully tested and road-worthy. My memory being what it, is it's nice to know it goes to auto-off if left over 15 mins and a mere 30 secs if either knocked over (presumably if one pops ones clogs in mid iron) or laid flat on its sole.
AND - as if I'd be likely to rush to put it away there's a safe-to-put-away signal. (Extra)