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Thread: Think I need/want a new iron

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    Senior Member TwinRiverFarm's Avatar
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    I am one who always forgets to turn off my iron, but not my room lights. So finally I plugged my iron and lights into the same power strip, one that has an on/off switch, and put the strip up on a table (no bending down!). Now when I leave the room and turn the strip off, the iron goes off too. I too have a Proctor Silex, cheap and reliable.
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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    Am I the only person who hates the auto shut off feature? I've been in the market for a new iron too. My old Black and Decker finally died on me. It was a good iron. I bought a used one at Goodwill. Works fine but that auto shut off drives me crazy! It also has the 8 second down cut off. I spend more time unplugging it than anything it seems. So this weekend the hubby and I went iron shopping while we were out. The only one I could find that didn't have auto shut off was a really cheap feeling plastic one. Did NOT want that! I like a nice heavy iron with a pointy tip. I came home and ordered the one from Vermont Country Store. Should be here this week and I can't wait!
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    Junior Member Suzette316's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6 View Post
    Am I the only person who hates the auto shut off feature?
    Nope - I dislike that too! My first Rowenta (a gift from hubby) has an automatic shutoff. I tried and tried to get used to that iron, but it was constantly shutting off on me. I finally went out and got another Rowenta that didn't have that auto shutoff feature, and I'm sooooo much happier!!

    Come to think of it, I still have the auto shutoff Rowenta somewhere in my quilting closet. I really need to find that iron a new home.

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    I just bought a new iron, too. I bought a dry iron from Vermont Country Store. A lot of the time I don't want to use steam, (applique and embroidery) and I hate the little dots the steam holes leave on your fabric, whether your steaming or not. It was $ 30.00, I really like it!

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    I had an iron for years too, and it finally broke. I went to Wal-Mart and bought a GE, and I love it. I bought about 3others that didn't work, before i bought the GE. Now i finally found one that I really love for quilting. It has a very long retractable cord, but doesn't get in the way, for I have it plugged in all day long. It's a great iron!

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    I have been happy with my Shark iron. Pricier than a Black and Decker, but less than a Rowenta.

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    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
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    Perhaps look at the Black & Decker Classic. This model has been around for years. It costs about $30.
    I also set my iron on a tile trivet.
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    I purchased a Delonghi 1750 watt iron and am in love with it!! I was a rowenta user and believer until the 4th one started spitting and stained a shirt I was ironing. You would think I would have learned after the first iron started to spit, but no it took me four!! Guess I am a slow learner!! Thank goodness it was not a finished quilt. I finally had had enough and went shopping. I got mine from kohl's online and it was on sale for 59.00. It is well worth the money. If you like steam, this iron is for you. If you don't like steam, just don't put any water in it. This is a heavier iron.

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    Junior Member Freddie's Avatar
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    I just purchased another T-Fal. It costs about $40.00. I previously had a T-Fal and loved it. Used it in my business. Then I got a Rowenta. I always wanted one. What a disappointment. It has been leaking from day one. Store went out of business, so I could not return. I got it out of my system (Rowenta) and now I hope my new T-Fal is just as good as the first one.

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker View Post
    Good reminder about unplugging....I should have mentioned that
    I unplug mine when I leave the sewing room at the end of the day.
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