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Thread: What is the best iron to use

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    Super Member sawsan's Avatar
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    I herd and adviced about steeming one ( like in shops ) with a long tube like the vacuming cleaner and that for large peaces of cloth and ordenary ironing but i have no idea about names and still using an old one name NIKAI

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    There have been many discussions on irons, so I suggest using the search feature and maybe you will get even more useful information. I have a Black and Decker Digital Advantage and I like it. My Rowenta sits in the closet. It spits!!

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    I have bought cheap irons on recommendations from this board and have bought expensive irons on recommendations from this board and they all broke after a couple of years...I think we as quilters use our irons a lot more than normal folks so they don't last as long. I too hate the auto shut off and when I can find one without, I just plug it into the socket that is controlled by my light switch so when I leave the sewing room, the light goes off and so does the iron! Right now I have a Sunbeam that I got rather cheaply but it's driving me crazy--it wants to shut off while I'm ironing! I have to move the iron a certain way or it doesn't register that it's being used but I like it because it has great steam! I also have a Continental Platinum that does not have steam holes and I used that for paper piecing and applique. I also have a Rowenta Steam iron (the kind with the separate reservoir and the most expensive -- around $200). I've had it a while and it works great except that the gasket to the reservoir wears out and I can't find any place that sells them , so I've been using that one for special occasions... One thing I can say about it though is that it doesn't leak or spit--I think the separate reservoir is the key.

    So my recommendation to you is to weigh everyone's recommendation and then buy what you want with the features you need and don't expect it to last forever no matter how much or little you pay for it
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    I have more irons than sewing machines - and that's saying alot
    My favorite is an old no steam, no teflon that belonged to my best friend's Mom and I'm closing in on 76.
    I have the same advantages on one I have from The Vermont Country Store.
    I keep an old coke bottle with a sprinkler top filled with water should I need to dampen when I'm ironing.
    The cordless iron doesn't get hot enough
    The Rowentas are awful except for their travel iron.
    The Sunbeams and Black and Deckers work fine.
    I have a darling little red Bohin iron (French) that came encased in see-through plastic - never used, never even took it out - I just like to look at it.
    After my Rowenta experiences I would never spend alot of money again on an iron.

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    I was planning on buying an Oliso for the same reason. I bought a B&D and there is no light telling me whether it is on or off. Then, my mom found 2 other irons (both with lights). So, I'm set.
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    The little bitty pointy irons are, of course, accessory irons, but what wonders they are. Leave a few dollars to buy one. They are great to use right at the sewing table and priceless for opening seams. DO NOT TRUST THE IRON HOLDERS THOUGH. Find a ceramic tile to lay the iron on.
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    Thanks everyone.....I am going to go look at a Rowenta....only because it's on sale for $99 and I get 30% off....but after reading all the comments I am not so sure that would be a good buy......hmmmmmm

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    There was a discussion about this on this thread not long ago. I remember because several other people noted that they didn't like auto-shut off either (I hate it). You might want to look that thread up, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    There have been many discussions on irons, so I suggest using the search feature and maybe you will get even more useful information. I have a Black and Decker Digital Advantage and I like it. My Rowenta sits in the closet. It spits!!
    I, too, have an B & D that I love & a Rowenta that I loathe!
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    Would you elaborate on the special treatment you give the Rowenta to avoid it spitting and leaking? Mine has just started to do that....and it's very annoying!

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