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Anyone ever buy a Shark iron? Opinions please

Old 08-16-2013, 08:22 AM
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I have had my current Black & Decker iron for probably 5 years...it has been a really good iron. I thought it died a week or two ago, but I 'slapped' the side of it, and it started heating up again. However, it started spluttering and spewing yesterday...then said the clean. I did...and it is working. But just afraid it is going to stop sometime when I am right in the middle of something.

So I was at walmart, and looked at the irons...the Black & Deckers they had did not feel made well...not near like the one I have. I looked at a Hamilton Beach and did not like the feel of it. Due to it being so hard to get out of the box, I just went ahead and bought the Shark Professional iron...and I definitely like the feel of it better than the others that they had.

I am finding mixed reviews about them on the net and just wondered if anyone had had experience with them. I am thinking I will probably keep it since I didn't like the others at all. I just wondered if anyone had any experience with them.

I had a Rowenta before I my Black & Decker...it did not last any time and I didn't even use it that much because I was still working so didn't want to go with one of them. Now my one friend bought their travel iron and I think still loves it...has had it for years. So maybe I got a lemon.

Anyway, inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:32 AM
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About 2 months ago I got a Shark (not sure of the model - it is blue) and I absolutely love it. It is lighter weight than any others I have had. It was less than $30.00. I usually buy the cheapest as our well water tends to kill them early.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:50 AM
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I have a Shark iron - love it. I think it's the Euro-Pro?
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:57 AM
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I have had two Sharks in the past nine years and I think they are great. Well-made and substantial without being too heavy.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:20 AM
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Funny, My GE iron that I bought 40 years ago just bit the dust. I replaced it with a Hamilton Beach from Wal-Mart. I use distilled water in my iron, I think that is what made it last so long.

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Old 08-16-2013, 10:23 AM
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I have a Shark...think it cost around $40. The only thing I do not like about it is that it shuts off so fast. But, I can live with that.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:59 AM
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Love mine.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:24 PM
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I purchased a Shark iron a few months back. Was looking for a replacement because my iron died.(actually it caught on fire) never had that happen in all my life. So went shopping. The Shark iron was on the clearance rack at Walmart for $7.00 so took a chance. I love it. The only thing I don't like is it is rather heavy Steams good and has the auto shut off which I can live with.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:46 PM
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I have a Shark I use for clothes and a Rowenta I use for quilting I love them both but I never put water in mine I only use a spray bottle. I had heard that using water in your iron will make it not last long
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I have a shark and really like the weight of it, when i bought it i was looking for a sharp tip on my iron to get into all those tight spots. I usualy use dry heat only. I'm from the old school and like to sprinkel my fabric, roll it tight, let it set for a bit before i iron. Yep! I even have one of those sprinkler heads that fit into a coka-cola bottle. Same head and bottle my grandmother gave me when i got married! Lol
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