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Thread: Irons

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    Junior Member Kryssa's Avatar
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    I need a new iron and was hoping you would help choose one. My old iron was a hand-me-down so I'm not even sure what things I should be looking for. I don't want to spend a ton of money.

    Also, are all ironing boards created equal?

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    I don't know anything about irons. I do know that I have found using a travel iron for piecing near my sewing machine works great. They are smaller and easier for me to use. I use a portable ironing pad, cutting combo for an ironing board. I couldn't tell you what the difference is on either one. Good luck!

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    I go thru irons like crazy, so I just buy the cheap ones at walmart.

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    I have to agree with Oklahoma Suzie - I got sucked into a $200 iron at a craft show, and have never really been happy with it, but have far to much invested not to use it anyway. Wish I had gone cheap and just thrown it away when it didn't work as good anymore.

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    The next time I need an iron I am going to look at the thrift stores.

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    Thanks all! I'll be heading to Walmart to buy a cheapy iron :)

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    I have had my Rowenta for about 10 years and love it. I also have a small Shark travel iron that I really like to. I like the shark so much, when my Rowenta goes out I will probably by a full size Shark. I know Walmart has them, but not sure of the price.

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    I have a full size Shark and like it, but does the auto-off feature drive anyone else crazy or just me

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    i look buy my iron,s in yard sale or thrift stores the old fashion kind i like those the best they get real hot and their heavy for good pressing on fabrics , may be you'll find some in thrift store,s

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    I only have the travel size, does not have that feature. But the Auto on and off on my Rowenta drives me nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    I have a full size Shark and like it, but does the auto-off feature drive anyone else crazy or just me

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