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Thread: Is there an iron that doesn't leak?

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    I've had very good luck with Black and Decker too. I use water and just get an inexpensive model from Walmart.

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    The reliable velocity irons do not leak or spit at all.

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    I had the same problem . Got the Sunbeam Model #4267. LOVE it, Two years with out a leak so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzykwilter View Post
    I bought the iron from Vermont Country Store (vermontcountrystore.com) and I love it. It heats up fast, gets plenty hot enough, stays hot and it is not a steam iron so it never leaks. Also a nice weight and size, take it to all the classes I teach. Love it!
    I have the Vermont one as well. I would never buy another brand. Its a terrific iron.

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    I think the key to the iron problem is check with the directions on how to clean the steam area. I just forget about cleaning and my directions say once a month I should fill with water (plain tap, I think) and hold it over the sink and keep pushing the steam button that gives you a burst of steam and you should see the gunk that comes out. One direction says use distilled water and another place says use tap water. I end up using distilled water in mine.
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    Mine leaks - just like every other brand I've tried.

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    I have a cheapie Black and Decker from Wally world. It gets really hot and it doesn't leak, either. I don't keep water in it all the time, though. Sometimes I just feel the need to spray!

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    My Black and Decker hasn't leaked yet.

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    I bought a Black and Decker and it didn't last 2 months. When I contacted the company, they wouldn't stand behind their product. The second iron I purchased was from Hamilton Beach. Within 6 months, it also leaked. I contacted them and they told me to select any iron whatsoever from the online catalog. I have had it for two years now with no leaking whatsoever. I will never buy another B and D product of any kind.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    I have the black and decker classic iron! I love it. I love it so much in fact I bought a spare one. Walmart $24. I have not had any problems with irons leaking though. knock on wood.
    Sounds like the one we bought. No problems here either!
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    My life depend on IRON because I love wearing Cotton fabric, I always buy my Iron at Walmart, they're very reasonable,
    of course Black and Decker on top of my list, and others is just as good as long as you take care of it, I put just little water and use spray bottle from the Dollar store. Just always have a spare ( Iron) You' ll never know when that thing will gonna die or stop working. I agree, even the expensive one Leak.

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    This is very timely. I've been clenching my $50 Joanns gift card and waiting for a sale on the Oliso iron. They are supposed to be 30% off, which makes this purchase a little easier to swallow--but I am now re-thinking it. I'm still going to pay almost $100 for an iron that might leak. My BD is working fine. Maybe I will better spend my dollars on a binding machine by Simplicity. Also on sale.

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    My Costco iron was terrific until it just died. I threw on a coat and went to my corner hardware store where I bought a $14.99 iron. It has not leaked, steams up when I want it to and is a great deal. I think I'll buy a back up !!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by citygirlsews View Post
    Stay away from the Rowenta Irons. They will all leak eventually. I finally got smart and bought a cheap iron at Walmart and it has already lasted longer than my last three Rowenta irons!
    I love my Rowenta. I use a spray bottle so no leaking problems, but I love the weight and heat of it. I've had it for 7 or 8 years and it's still going strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdaniels View Post
    This is very timely. I've been clenching my $50 Joanns gift card and waiting for a sale on the Oliso iron. They are supposed to be 30% off, which makes this purchase a little easier to swallow--but I am now re-thinking it. I'm still going to pay almost $100 for an iron that might leak. My BD is working fine. Maybe I will better spend my dollars on a binding machine by Simplicity. Also on sale.
    My friend had 3 of these irons, kept sending them back and finally got her money back from the company. She bought it at a quilt show direct from the vendor. The feet kept failing and it burned up her ironing board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamepurl View Post
    My friend had 3 of these irons, kept sending them back and finally got her money back from the company. She bought it at a quilt show direct from the vendor. The feet kept failing and it burned up her ironing board.
    I snagged the Simplicity binding machine! Tx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdaniels View Post
    I snagged the Simplicity binding machine! Tx!
    Good - enjoy and tell us how you like it. I was eyeballing it myself the other day.

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    My irons are not expensive - I use 1/2 distilled water and 1/2 tap water in mine - they never leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamepurl View Post
    Good - enjoy and tell us how you like it. I was eyeballing it myself the other day.
    Children and grandchildren here until tomorrow...but as soon as they leave, I will be holing myself up in my sewing room I'll let you know!

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