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    Last December I bought an expensive Panasonic cordless iron. ($89) Last month it started dripping water! I finally packed it up and sent it back. But I love the cordless feature! What cordless irons do you have and have they lasted longer than a year?

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    i would love to have one but figured they didn't really get hot/get hot fast/stay hot. it would be wonderful not to be tethered! and having it drag around my fabric

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    The cordless feature is fantastic! The Panasonic heated up fairly fast, and was fairly hot. But the steam feature never worked very well, so when it started to drip, I just sent it back. I hope they honor the warranty!
    I would really like to have another cordless, but I'm not spending that much money again. There are some in the $60 range and I just wondered if anybody has experience with them.

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    I currently have a panasonic and really like it, but its not yet a year old. Previously I had an Oreck (bought on ebay for about $50, LOVED IT!!!, but the heating element rusted away after about 5 years) I will get another Oreck when the Panasonic dies, it was a heavy iron though, but I really liked it.

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    wasted about $159 on a stupid/heavy/pain in the.... cordless iron...it was about 3months before it started leaking...
    I NEVER PUT WATER INTO AN IRON ANYMORE!!! I use a water spray bottle, kept on the end of the ironing board...no more leaking, spitting, horrid irons! i have a second one of the cordless irons...been in the cupboard...still in it's box...since 2005...figure when my $12 black & decker iron from wally world finally gives out i might break it out. but when $100 irons last months and $12 irons hold up for years and years...i'll stick with the cord.

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    I have a Maytag and have used it exlusively for the last 4-5 years. I love it. Great for classes and everyday stuff too.

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    I have a cordless Panasonic that I paid around $80 for about five years ago and it is still going strong. It is lighter than the Maytag cordless that two of my friends have and one of their irons has given up the ghost. We bought them all about the same time but they paid a lot more than I did. You can get a lemon in any brand so if Panasonic offered a replacement, I would go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    I have a cordless Panasonic that I paid around $80 for about five years ago and it is still going strong. It is lighter than the Maytag cordless that two of my friends have and one of their irons has given up the ghost. We bought them all about the same time but they paid a lot more than I did. You can get a lemon in any brand so if Panasonic offered a replacement, I would go for it!
    Well, in that case, I will wait and see what Panasonic does. In the mean time, I am using my mom's $9 Walmart corded iron. It seems to do fairly well. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    wasted about $159 on a stupid/heavy/pain in the.... cordless iron...it was about 3months before it started leaking...
    I NEVER PUT WATER INTO AN IRON ANYMORE!!! I use a water spray bottle, kept on the end of the ironing board...no more leaking, spitting, horrid irons! i have a second one of the cordless irons...been in the cupboard...still in it's box...since 2005...figure when my $12 black & decker iron from wally world finally gives out i might break it out. but when $100 irons last months and $12 irons hold up for years and years...i'll stick with the cord.
    I have an Oreck going on 10 years but never put water in it. I love it!

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    Well, I ordered an Innovage Home Cordless Rechargable Iron from an Amazon company because someone gave it a good review. After 3 days I realized it was not getting hot enough to get the wrinkles out of cotton fabric. It also was spitting and dripping. Today I am sending it back! I'm back to square-one on an iron. I think I'll go to KMart and see what they have for around $40. It will be easier to return if it doesn't work. I still have not heard anything from Panasonic on the one I sent back to them.

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    bought a dog-gone rowenta cordless...for the sweet price of $159...stupid thing was worthless in less than 3 months. i have a second one...still in it's box on a closet shelf where it has hung out for the past 5 years...when my good ole' $12 black & decker finally wears out (5+ years and counting) i guess i will have to get that stupid expensive one out and start using it...
    probably not...it will probably be in its box on that shelf until i die...then the grandkids can find a good antique still in the box; i will probably go spend another $12 instead of dealing with that iron.
    one thing though... i never put water in my irons anymore...i am adament about this...and speak out about it alot...
    i keep a spray bottle of water on the end of my ironing board and spritz when i need some steam...i really got tired of irons spitting and sputtering all over my fabric, not to mention the burns.

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    I have the panasonic and it is great, probably five yrs old. Love it, would buy another

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    bought a dog-gone rowenta cordless...for the sweet price of $159...stupid thing was worthless in less than 3 months. i have a second one...still in it's box on a closet shelf where it has hung out for the past 5 years...when my good ole' $12 black & decker finally wears out (5+ years and counting) i guess i will have to get that stupid expensive one out and start using it...
    probably not...it will probably be in its box on that shelf until i die...then the grandkids can find a good antique still in the box; i will probably go spend another $12 instead of dealing with that iron.
    one thing though... i never put water in my irons anymore...i am adament about this...and speak out about it alot...
    i keep a spray bottle of water on the end of my ironing board and spritz when i need some steam...i really got tired of irons spitting and sputtering all over my fabric, not to mention the burns.
    I would agree with not putting water in the iron for my quilting projects. But I do other commercial sewing with expensive sateen fabrics and if you spray them with water, it makes stains or light spots on the fabric.

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    I have an Oreck for five years now and it works just fine you just to remember to plug it back in after awhile when it starts cooling off.

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    my cordless has given me no problems...knock on wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircleSquare
    Last December I bought an expensive Panasonic cordless iron. ($89) Last month it started dripping water! I finally packed it up and sent it back. But I love the cordless feature! What cordless irons do you have and have they lasted longer than a year?
    I had one that wasn't as expensive as yours and even though the cordless was great the iron was horrible....it wouldn't stay hot enough or long enough....went right back to the cheap corded irons

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    i have a new panasonic .... it's light and hot, but i don't use water in it, i use a spray bottle

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