I JUST went thru this whole experience. Checked @ a bunch of Goodwills and cashier lady says irons go FAST. So if you are lucky enough to find one there (which I didn't) BUY IT!!! I ended up with a cheapy from WM that didn't get hot enouf to burn my finger. Back IT went. Then off to BIG LOTS. Found a B & D I thot would be good but they were out of stock. grrrrrrr! went to another Big L , they didn't have the B & D but I bot a Hamilton Beach heavy guy with 1 hour auto shut off for $15.00. Seems to work fine. I use spray bottle and DRY iron for my cottons.