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Thread: I need a new Iron - what do you use?

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    I need a new Iron - what do you use?

    A year ago I finally broke down and bought a Rowenta. I thought I would never have to buy another iron and again and here I am looking for one. My Rowenta isn't any better than the Panasonic I've had for years and just last night it started squirting hot water through the handle when I set it in the upright position. So everyone, what would you recommend I buy?

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    I don't put water in my irons. just too many leaks, and spills over the yrs. I think I have read on QB other quilters say this also. use a damp pressing cloth, if I need moisture. 8 yrs ago I bought a new iron. I bought the cheapest iron that had an automatic shut off --from joanne's. still works like a charm.

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    I have several, a dry iron is a good one to have for some projects but I found a nice $30 one is a Black and Decker F1028. Check around to get the best price.

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    Don't know the model numbers, but the last two irons I bought were both Black & Decker and they are great - I highly recommend them!

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    my iron I have had forever is a no name brand, that I got for about $5 at the local dollar store...It has auto matic shut off, and has been working for years now...For that price I will not feel bad if it dies, and I have to replace it

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    I used to buy expensive irons until I realised how often I was buying a new one. My mum and gran had one iron their whole married life. Gran the ones towarm up on a heat and mum one without steam.
    I have certainly made up for this. I have 2 irons one the steam on a long hose from JML for my clothes and a cheap one with a longest lead from any shop. At present I have a cordless one which is working very well.
    I would like to buy one withou steam but they don't appear to exist. If I need water I have a spray purchased for about 1 from gardening area.
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    Every steam iron I've ever had spits dirty water in a short time. Based on a lot of recommendations, I just bought a dry iron from Home Depot and it's great! They also sell it at Vermont Country Store for the same price. Shipping to my local H.D. was free, so I got it there instead.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1005988...1#.Uez5um2KK-c

    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/s...Dry_Iron/42277

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    I picked up a lightweight Shark at Lowe's when my last iron died. I love it and it was under $30.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Every steam iron I've ever had spits dirty water in a short time. Based on a lot of recommendations, I just bought a dry iron from Home Depot and it's great! They also sell it at Vermont Country Store for the same price. Shipping to my local H.D. was free, so I got it there instead.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1005988...1#.Uez5um2KK-c

    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/s...Dry_Iron/42277
    I have that same iron and have been real happy with it. No steam and no auto-shut off.

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    Does anyone know what kind of iron Jenny uses on Missouri Quilt Co. tutes that are on youtube? I only noticed this morning as she was pressing blocks...that she set the iron down on it's face and it immediately popped up about an inch. To keep from burning the pad..but how does it do that, and what brand is it? I love that feature!

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    It looks like Jenny uses an Oliso Pro. http://www.oliso.com/index.php/oliso...rs-sewers.html

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    I bought a $13.00 Black and Decker at Walmart. Had to take it back because the water poured out of the cord hole. I was scared to unplug it! Decided on a Sunbeam that was on sale at Target. I have an old Sunbeam that is still good after about 10 years. I wanted an extra iron just for my sewing room.

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    Funny that older irons did not leak.
    Rowentas I have found at thrift stores alot because they leak. Bought one for 6 dollars to use as a dry iron. Love the feel but it dosnt get hot enough either.

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    I bought the $8 iron at Wal-Mart and like it!

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    I never use water in my iron, they always wind up making a mess. I use a spray bottle of water.

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    I will probably get a lot of flack about my iron, but I went through so many irons that I paid $149 and purchased a DeLonghi Iron. It has its own tank that holds water. The iron weighs next to nothing since it holds no water. I can dry iron all I want. But I get awesome steam when I push the button. I wish I would have purchased this years ago and saved myself all the money I wasted on cheap irons and expensive irons. This is my golden iron and I will love this iron forever! It's my favorite appliance in my sewing room. It makes ironing so easy.
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    I had a bad experience with Rowenta too. I replaced it with a Digital Velocity V100 iron. I actually got a refurbished one. This iron is made so that it cannot leak. It produces great steam, and it can be set for either auto-off or always-on.

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    I love my vintage GE dry iron. I searched ebay for weeks on end and one day I found a new in the box, vintage iron and snatched it up. They just don't make irons like that one anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    I bought a $13.00 Black and Decker at Walmart. Had to take it back because the water poured out of the cord hole. I was scared to unplug it! Decided on a Sunbeam that was on sale at Target. I have an old Sunbeam that is still good after about 10 years. I wanted an extra iron just for my sewing room.
    I just bought that same $13 iron so I could have it with my Traveling sewing stuff. But the second time I used it, it was already spitting water out so I am taking it back next time I go to Walmart and will probably buy another Black and Decker iron (around $30) just liek the one I already have, to keep with my traveling stuff.

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    After going through three Rowenta irons and having leaking problems with all of them, I finally purchased a Reliable. (This iron is being used on the Fons and Porter programs this year if you want to see it in action.) Other than the fact that the iron is very heavy due to the water pump inside, it is a great iron. I have been using it for several years and have had no problems with it at all. However, I do have a Black & Decker iron that I use for every day ironing and it works great as well.
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    I bought a Black & Decker Classic. Love it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    I bought a Black & Decker Classic. Love it!!
    I bought a 'revised' B&D Classic last winter - it has two new features that my older B&D Classic didn't:

    Can see the water level - doesn't hold much water compared to some other irons
    It has automatic shut-off

    It gets really hot.

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    I love my Black & Decker Digital Avantage that I bought when my Rowenta croaked!

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    I bought the Oliso iron Jenny uses on Missouri Quilt co. It's no big deal to me. I prefer my cheap Black & Decker I bought years ago.

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    I did away with a leaky Rowenta(#2) and replaced it with a Black & Decker. It has auto shut-off and I have had very good luck with it. I do use the Auto Clean function frequently.

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