Quiltingboard Forums

Quiltingboard Forums (https://www.quiltingboard.com/)
-   General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk) (https://www.quiltingboard.com/general-chit-chat-non-quilting-talk-f7/)
-   -   irons and wattage (https://www.quiltingboard.com/general-chit-chat-non-quilting-talk-f7/irons-wattage-t244523.html)

mandyrose 04-04-2014 02:34 PM

irons and wattage
 
came across this about irons and amount of electric use http://vickisfabriccreations.blogspot.com/

Prism99 04-04-2014 02:56 PM

Interesting. I actually like the automatic shut-off feature on my old Rowenta, although I know many quilters do not like it. Mine shuts off after about 3 minutes of non-use.

Gladys 04-04-2014 03:07 PM

That was good information. I had no idea having the iron on that long would be like running a floor heater. Thanks for the info.

CindyA 04-04-2014 03:28 PM

Just last weekend I was looking up info to try and find out how much it costs me to run the iron for an hour. I did my husband's shirts, rather than spend the money at the dry cleaners. Many years ago I happened to run into the meter man as he was checking our meter and he told me that any heating appliance draws more electricity. Last weekend I was just trying to find out if it's worth the time and effort to do my husbands' dress shirts. I do a better job than some of the cleaners and I don't leave that shine on the collars.

Doggramma 04-04-2014 04:18 PM

CINDYA, you're a good wife! My husband knows better than to ask. And he wears dress shirts every day to work. I will do it if it's really badly wrinkled. And I too can do it better than the cleaners!

I had no idea that irons used so much energy. I better not plug in anything else in there.

zennia 04-05-2014 02:45 AM

Good article. I am going to check the wattage on mine. I don't like the auto shut off irons but that may be the way to go for me.

athomenow 04-05-2014 05:12 AM

My newest Black and Decker shuts off way too fast and takes more time to get back to steaming. I don't like it and went back to the old Black and Decker classic with no shut off. That's a lot of energy though. I'll have to look for another alternative.

Angel Bear 04-05-2014 06:35 AM

I bought this sweet little iron on Amazon and I love it. I use it on a tray table beside my sewing machine when piecing so I don't have to jump up and down to use my "big iron." It is plenty hot and works great. I hadn't even considered the savings on the lower wattage, but that's another plus.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

ManiacQuilter2 04-05-2014 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by Prism99 (Post 6660195)
Interesting. I actually like the automatic shut-off feature on my old Rowenta, although I know many quilters do not like it. Mine shuts off after about 3 minutes of non-use.

I use to drive an old girlfriend because I always turned off my iron after using it. I knew how much an iron draws. I still stack up items that need to be ironed and then do it all at once. I LOVE my Rowenta iron because sometimes I DO FORGET to turn it off. I NOW have a light plug in so when the iron is on, so is the overhead light.

roserips 04-05-2014 08:55 AM

That has a lot to do with why I went to a smaller iron and I do turn it on and off if I have much time between ironing. Smaller iron is lower wattage.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:09 PM.



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.