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Thread: An Iron I Can Recommend

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    I will be watching to see how it does in the long run

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    Oh my! I have my Black& Decker that I bought over fifteen years ago and it still works awesome. It is just that my husband needs an iron for pressing his uniforms and he is constantly having to grab it back from my sewing room, so this is why I got a new iron. I thought I'd give him the one that seems unbreakable because he is harder on irons than me. He has dropped the iron so many times that it is a miracle our carpet isn't ruined (and the iron still works!). Not only that, but I wanted one with more bells and whistles. I don't think B&D makes irons for quilters, do they?

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    I too have a Black & Decker that I've had at least twenty years. The only problem I've had is that the steam blast stopped working straight away (same with my previous GE iron). I wonder if others have had the same problem with the steam blast. I'm of the opinion that they won't last on any iron, but I could be wrong.

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    The steamer on mine works great. I am wondering if it might be a different climate too. I live in Colorado where it is very dry. I also do not have hard water so the iron does not get build up.

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    You could be right about the climate. I've always used distilled water in my irons though so I can't blame minerals in the water. My first iron gave up the ghost in Phoenix though, which is very dry--unlike my beloved Oregon where we need webbed feet to live here. We have a saying: We don't tan, we rust.

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    how many of you are seeing ads for irons now at the bottoms of your pages? google should pay better attention. i JUST BOUGHT ONE! they are too late!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    A couple of years ago, my husband bought me (at my suggestion) the new Maytag cordless iron for $99.00. What a WASTE of money. First, the steam compartment started leaking, so I sealed it up. Then, having to wait for the iron to keep rewarming was a real pain. Finally, the teflon coating started pealing off and the constant water that leaked out rusted the metal. The iron now sits in the trash.

    For Christmas, I asked my husband for a new iron. (I haven't decided if that was a BIG mistake or not because I told him to surprise me this time.)

    He gave me a Rowenta. I haven't used it yet, but I am hoping it is going to last. I wanted the one that lifted off the table (that I saw on a Fons and Porter show), but was too unsure of how it was going to perform over the long-haul to suggest it.
    I have the one that lifts off the table and love it, but if had arthitis in your hands very bad, (as a friend of mine) i would think twice.

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    My first question when buying an expensive item is if I can get it repaired if necessary. I found a repair shop in Long Island where I can mail my Rowenta. They offer the option of a repair price or replacement price for a rebuilt item. I have used the service more than once as I like the heaviness of the Rowenta iron. It was recommended to not use all distilled water, but 50/50 with tap water if our area had hard water. The repair/replacement prices still aren't cheap so may try a cheaper iron the next time around. We'll see if the time comes.

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    Thanks - I really need a good iron, I've gone through all the sunbeams, even a few $6 irons bc of frustration with the others.

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    Reviews on Amazon are not too good, BUT THE MAIN ONE THAT CONCERNS ME IS THAT IT IS A FIRE HAZARD, BY MORE THAN ONE PERSON.
    I personally have had good luck with black and decker d2030, and even have worn out 2, but then the last one went out after only approx. 6 months and when I called the company they said they would send me a new one and upgrade it. That really impressed me about the company.

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