I am terrible with any iron. I fried my very expensive Rowena so I buy cheapo B & D. Don't really like them. A few months ago someone on here said you could get a Rowena @ BigLots for $20.00. I went and got one - thrilled to have it and it is great. I usually only get 6 mos. to a year on an iron so $20. I think is not a bad price. I thnik we quilters just "use" our irons more than the average person.