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Thread: I need a new iron

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    Senior Member Jennalyn's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Stevensville, MD
    I just bought a Black & Decker "Classic" from Target. Good price and great iron! I wanted something with a good weight to it for better pressing than the light-weight iron I use for traveling.

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Northern Michigan
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    i go for the cheap ($10 or less) irons- the one i'm using now i paid $2 for at a thrift store 4 years ago---it is working great.
    i have an expensive iron still in it's box on a shelf---been there for--geez i guess 7 years now- when i bought it i actually bought 2 because of a sale-
    used the first one--these irons cost over $130 each-
    within a couple weeks it was leaking-sputtering all the time- and i simply hated it- i think after about 3 months i tossed it- the other one hangs out on the closet shelf- i guess as a back up if the one i use craps out i will have one to use until i can get to a store to buy a good $10 one again.
    and since the (fiasco) with the first- fancy-costly one I do not put water in my irons any more- i keep a spray bottle of water on the end of the ironing board- if i need a bit of steam i simply spritz with the bottle- seems to me every iron- regardless of cost- leaks, sputters, and drips when water is added. i hate being burned by sputtering irons.

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    Super Member maryel's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    It's Rowenta for me and I have had good luck with them.

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    Super Member RkayD's Avatar
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    Irons are such a mystery to me. I've bought the high end and had them leak like a sieve. I've bought cheap ones and had them work great but I go through them like crazy. I've yet to find a brand that will fit the bill. No leaks great steam and weight. I like a heavy iron. I find one with great steam but no substance..No leaks but wimpy steam and no weight. I used a Oliso at a quilt show class and it was nice but I didn't use it enough to figure out if it would work for me. And I'm worried about spending that much money on an iron that may not be for me....I have found though that since I have a better ironing board and am not dropping them as often that the problem with leaking may be me and not the iron...imagine that. =)

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    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Back home in Louisiana for now....where next?? who knows....
    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian
    I love my Oliso I have the blue one. 2 years and no problems. I use distilled water because I live in Florida and even filtered tap water can give irons problems.
    I just bought one because my friend has had one for 4 years and she just replaced her's. I love it.

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    Super Member kathdavis's Avatar
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    After a lot of research, I purchased a T-Fal iron over a year ago for my sewing room. Kmart and JC Penneys carry them for $40-$50. The newer Rowenta and Oliso had poor reviews, lasting only 1-2 years for many of people, which I thought were ridiculous for the money. I like the steam on my T-Fal and it gets hot very quickly. I liked it so much that I purchased one for our household ironing too.

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    Super Member jdiane318's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    springfield, MO
    I had my Oliso for 4 years and loved it. I let my church group use it during a quilting event, it got dropped and it broke the electronics on it. I am going to buy nother one but am using a garage sale special $1 iron for now.

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    Super Member Justquilting's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    I'm on my 3rd iron this year. I can't find one that doesn't leak. I've had Rowenta & B&D. UGH!!

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    Sturbridge, Ma
    check out other posts on this subject.

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    Senior Member unclefreckles's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Bosque Farms New Mexico
    I bought one of the Euro-Steam irons and it is a disaster!! Makes great bursts of steam but you then have to wait up to 5 minutes for it to build up the steam again. I don't have that kind of patience. It was a waste of good money.

    I use a Black and Decker and it does fine but it has an automatic shut off that drives me crazy.

    Just too picky I guess. Haven't found one I really like yet.

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