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Thread: Bought a very reasonable light iron

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    and I LOVE it, so light and easy to iron with. It was 10.00. I was at a Guild Show on the weekend and one of the vendors had an iron, it looked lovely, but was so heavy. Not to mention nearly 200.00. If this one lasts a year or so, I will be happy. Anyone else feel this way, too?

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    Yep!!

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    Happy I am not alone with this thought. The thing is, do you know how many times my iron has fallen off the board, most times I can catch it, luckily it was cold when this happened. Occasionally it has hit the floor, not a good thing.

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    $200.00 for an iron?? Did it do the ironing for you so you could continue sewing!!! I like the $10.00 iron better. I bought a lite weight iron for two bucks at the thrift shop I like it but the darn thing keeps falling over.

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    I have arthritis and it's pretty bad in my right hand. So the lighter the iron, the better.

    I have a Sunbeam steam iron and an old Black and Decker, and I like them both for their lightness and quick heating properties. And I think I paid about $20-$25 for them.

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    I am still trying to understand what a $200.00 iron does or has that my $1.00 yard sale iron dosn't . Mine gets very hot in seconds and the temp can be adjusted. It also steams if I want it to. I bought one of those mini irons at Joann's and have yet to use it. So far my $1.00 iron has met my needs in quilting and pressing clothes. --- I was at the sewing expo and there was a display and demo of an expensive iron. I passed by. I have been courious if I missed something.

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    Maybe the 200 dollar iron comes with a headlight? Or it's self-propelled??

    The Vermont Country Store catalog which is famous for bringing back old-timey things you can't find anymore, advertises an iron with "the heft" you remember from way back when. Meaning, it's HEAVY! No thanks, there are some things from the past we don't want to bring back.. ad copy was probably written by a man...

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    Here, I found it




    This classic chrome-plated iron even looks like the one your mother used on laundry day. It has the familiar weight and heft that's missing from today's lightweight models and all the features you really need: 6 settings, a see-through water level gauge, steam-vented sole plate, and 8 ft. cord. UL listed.

    * 6 settings
    * See-through water level gauge
    * Steam-vented sole plate
    * 8 ft. long cord
    * UL listed

    Wrinkles have once again met their match with this classic steam iron.


    Gosh, I have just been sitting here wishing I could have a really heavy iron again...

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    I was happy I bought a rowneta on sale at joanns my first grown up iron I love it. I thought $60 was a lot but the other irons I tired just did not get hot enough or the steam would not work right. I love my iron I am so happy for you!! keep us informed!!

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    I had always wanted a Rowenta so when Joann's had a half off sale I bought one. That was 3 years ago or so and I've only used it a couple times because my DH took it downstairs to the laundry area where he does his own ironing and I haven't used it since...LOL I use my little cheapy Procter Silex that I've had for over 15 years. I've noticed lately that it doesn't seem to be as hot as it use to so I think I'll be replacing her with another cheapy :)

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