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    Is there an iron that doesn't leak?

    I get so frustrated with my iron. When I am steaming something it leaks and casues a mess. Help, is there one that doesn't leak?

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    I use my iron with no water in it and keep a mister bottle handy. Until my old iron dies, I will be using this method. I will probably pick up a cheap Walmart iron after that and use it until it dies. I just can't bring myself to buy an expensive iron that may not last.

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    I also do not put water in my iron. I use a spray bottle. Have never found an iron that does not at some point leak.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    I also do not put water in my iron. I use a spray bottle. Have never found an iron that does not at some point leak.
    I do the same thing. Can't handle the frustration of a leaking iron

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    I have a Reliable Digital Velocity iron, it was pricey but the heat is great and it doesn't leak a bit.

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    Gotta echo the other posters. The solution to avoiding a leaky iron is not to ever put water in it - for me anyhow. My irons last for many years and I am convinced it's because I use a spray bottle for misting. I also thinks it works better than steam from an iron, but that's just me.
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    Years ago my iron stopped misting - I tried to unclog it but was not successful. I love using a spray bottle and my hot iron. I can immediately switch between mist and dry ironing. I use starch/dry iron when I finish a block and mist/dry iron when I am piecing a block. I also never get burned from the steam!

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    My cheapie sunbeam didn't leak for 20 years! Now I have a "reliable" for the last year and so far so good : )

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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.
    Love the Black & Decker classics. I look for them at estate sales and garage sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I use my iron with no water in it and keep a mister bottle handy. Until my old iron dies, I will be using this method. I will probably pick up a cheap Walmart iron after that and use it until it dies. I just can't bring myself to buy an expensive iron that may not last.
    I do the same!
    Aronel aka Lee

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    My old Classic B&D has been knocked off the table many times, on hard tile floor, and still works great. It's the one I take to classes and toss in the trunk of the car. I use the Reliable iron for steam and I have a dry iron that works the best when using starching and for fusing. Just like machines, I have an iron for different pressings.
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    I recently bought a digital Black & Decker iron....$40........I used a 20% off coupon and Bed, Bath and Beyond and got $8 off of that. I love it and so far, have not had any leaking problem.
    Gloria 

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    I have had good luck with my Sunbeam Steam Master. The model that I got has a retractable cord which has kept it on
    the ironing board with the falling off accidents. It also turns itself off after about 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1 View Post
    I have a Reliable Digital Velocity iron, it was pricey but the heat is great and it doesn't leak a bit.
    I have this one too - it's Great.
    The Rowenta I had was a leaker after only 9 months.

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    An iron won't leak if you don't put any water in it. ..........LOL

    I keep a mister bottle handy when I need to iron anything.
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    In a word------NO!!!!!!!!

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    I had one of those $100 irons which was expensive for me. Leaked like a seive. Bought one a Wal-Mart and happy with it. Then I was in Wear & Share, bought a haf size iron for $2 and now I have one just the right size for quilting no leaks.

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    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!

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    Thank you all for your comments on the iron. I was going to break down and buy myself a "good" meaning expensive iron but now I think I'm just going to keep my old Black and Decker since it doesn't leak and spend that money on buying more material for a quilt.

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    Yes, there's an iron that doesn't take water. I've seen it in the Vermont Country Store catalog. I bet that doesn't leak!

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    I use a spray bottle and dry iron
    have not found one that does not leak
    larry

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    well, my little $10.00 walmart iron doesn't leak at all. My expensive one does.
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    I have an expensive Rowenta iron. It doesn't just leak it dumps the water. I contacted Rowenta, but since I waited until after the warrenty, they won't do anything. I like the burst of steam. I can't afford to replace expensive irons every year. Guess I'll be going to the mist and dry iron.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    Yes, there's an iron that doesn't take water. I've seen it in the Vermont Country Store catalog. I bet that doesn't leak!
    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!

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