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Thread: Looking for a new iron for MIL

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    Looking for a new iron for MIL

    I am on the search for an inexpensive (?) iron for my MIL. It must have steam, auto shut off, be lightweight and easy to reach dial. (She is 92.) Any suggestions?
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I'd just go to Target and pick up one of their cheaper irons. I bought one years ago to take to classes (I used a steam generator at home). It worked great and I didn't have a lot invested in it if something happened to it. I still use it when I'm doing paper piecing with a pad next to my machine so I don't have to walk to the ironing board to press every seam.
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    I would also check out the irons at Walmart. Irons change all the time; there will be different models out even in the same brand. So I think your best bet is to just go look, lift them up to check out the weight, and make sure the dial is easy to reach.

    Personally, I like Rowenta -- just not the ones with a removable water tank; those are the ones that tend to develop leaks. But they might be heavier than others that are available.

    You might want to check the wattage of the irons too. Higher wattage means the iron will get hotter.

    You can always check the iron on Amazon once you get it home and see what the reviews are like on it. Return it if the reviews are bad.

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    I have a Panasonic cordless .. http://shop.panasonic.com/home-and-o.../NI-WL600.html

    I did NOT pay $129 for it ... I paid about $80 ... so you can shop around!

    love mine!

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    Thanks all, I think a black and decker quick and easy is the one for her.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I picked up a small iron at Wal-Mart to have by my featherweight. It has all of the features you mentoned wanting, and is small.
    I started out looking for a travel iron but they didn't carry them when I got this.
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    The Black and Decker Iron is a good weight, has the features you are looking for, and would be a good choice. Not too exensive

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