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Thread: Irons

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    Has anyone had any experience with Reliable irons for quilting?
    THey have a large container for steam. Wondering if it is worth the money?

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    I do not have the Reliable, but I have this one and LOVE it!
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp11551-2505.html
    It is a Rowenta with a tank/boiler. It holds a quart of water and because of the tank being separate from the iron, your arm doesn't have to hold up the weight of the water. You do have to give it time to warm up....about 12 minutes. So the first thing I do when entering my sewing room is turn it on. Then I am ready to iron for a long time without having to refill the tank. It steams great! It only steams when you hit the trigger, so dry ironing is no problem either. I have had mine for 2 years now. It was a pricey purchase for me, but I was getting so tired of my irons getting knocked off onto the cement floor and then leaking and having to replace them, so I thought I would make the investment. I am very pleased. This unit sits on a tv tray/table right next to my ironing board. I bought it at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% coupon. I am not affiliated with Rowenta, just happy with my purchase.

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    Sharps are very nic and you can get them at Wall Mart, I think for about $30. i like mine very much.

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    I have a Reliable Iron. Mine is the Digital Velosity. I like it. It is a heavy Iron, I usually love my iron to be heavy but after 3 shoulder surgeries it is a little tougher to use. It holds lots of water, makes lots of steam. The controls are located just where your palm is so it is easy to change the settings on accident. It was expensive, I got mine on sale but was still over $100. I like the fact that I can shut off the "Auto shut off" or I can leave it on. When doing a lot of quilting in a day I can't stand the iron shutting off on me so I like that feature. The only time it has ever leaked is when I overfill the tank. Then it leaks like crazy. Don't overfill!!! I would recommend it though it is not everything I was looking for.

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