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Thread: What type of iron do you use?

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    Senior Member quiltingsavta's Avatar
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    I have used everything from Black and Decker to Rowenta's and frankly I don't see the difference. I just spent $80 on sale for a Rowenta 2 weeks ago because the iron I was using fell and broke, so I decided to go for the "big one". In two weeks the metal plate is already discolored. I'm afraid it will leave marks. It has a self clean and I've already done that, but still it's the same. So far, it hasn't given me any real problem, but just curious what everyone else is using.

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    What ever Wally world has cheap. I tend to kill one about one a year no matter the brand of how much it costs. I gave up buying the high priced irons. They don't last any longer that the cheap ones.

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    use a mr clean eraser on a cool iron to clean the soleplate

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    the sole plates do dicolor on any iron it seems to me. I always use a Rowenta. My first one lasted 15 years. My second and third a year. I am not happy with them anymore and have heard good things about Oliso...I currently have almost worn out the B&D tht is less than a year old. So I am going to check out the Oliso

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    I agree with Kat Fish--whatever is cheapest. I never put water in my iron; I use a spray bottle. I can control the spray and not get spots or rust marks. When this one breaks, it's back to Walmart for another one.
    My previous iron was a wedding gift-used it for 30years!! The cord finally came apart and couldn't be repaired. I think it lasted so long because I never put water in it.

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    I don't put water in my irons either. I just use a spray bottle. It seems like the main complaint about irons that I read on QB is about leaking. I'm hoping to avoid that.

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    I use a B & D and don't use water either.

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    I have a T-Fal this is about seven years old. I've heard so-so comments about the expensive irons, so I'll stay with the cheap ones. Thanks for mentioning the spray bottle. I don't like using water in mine.

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    I love my Rowenta, the 3rd. They would last if I would quit dropping them on my cement basement floor, the plastic then breaks. I should keep it up stairs in the sewing room, but I just don't have the room. Once I had a Rowenta never went back to another.

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    I love my Rowenta, sometimes I use steam and other times do not need it. Do not have spitting or leaking.

    Also like the weight, power wattage and it is probably six years old with a great deal of use.

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