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Thread: Steam Iron

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    Member Marlene1's Avatar
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    Hi,

    My steam iron just went "Kaput". What are your recommendations? I will use it mostly for quilting.
    Thanks,
    Marlene

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    I use a cheap iron from Walmart. It works fine.

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    I would get the least expensive one available with an off on switch or setting. Mine has a two hour turn off timer and if I forget to turn it off ahead I have to let it cool off before it will come on again. The timer is a safety feature tho, I don't know if I would want to give that up.
    Good luck.

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    I bought a cheapy at Walmart and it's great. I've had it over five years.

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    i use a cheap, $12 iron for quilting...and i NEVER put water into my iron, i keep a spray bottle of water on the end of my ironing board. i went through a faze where i spent lots of money on expensive irons (one was $159) within a week it was leaking, and i wound up HATING that iron. took me a while to figure out if i don't put water into them they last years, and the cheap ones heat up and stay hot ... i also hate the ones that turn themselves off, i want it hot when i want to use it.

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    I like my Black and Decker from Walmart. I just make sure they have a great point for pressing.

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    $24.99 Sunbeam iron from Walmart or Meijer, I love mine and my 2 friends has them

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    I am a huge fan of Rowenta. Have owned a Sunbeam and a Black & Decker in the past; even though they worked great....they didn't compare to the Rowenta I own now. I got mine on a great sale at JCPenney.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

    If you do a search on this board about irons you will see hundreds of comments on the subject!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i use a cheap, $12 iron for quilting...and i NEVER put water into my iron, i keep a spray bottle of water on the end of my ironing board. i went through a faze where i spent lots of money on expensive irons (one was $159) within a week it was leaking, and i wound up HATING that iron. took me a while to figure out if i don't put water into them they last years, and the cheap ones heat up and stay hot ... i also hate the ones that turn themselves off, i want it hot when i want to use it.
    I do the same thing! I NEVER put water in my iron, but use a spray bottle.

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