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Thread: Mini Irons VS. Regular Irons?? (Which is better)??

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    Senior Member cny_sewer39's Avatar
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    Good Afternoon Every1,

    I hope all is well with you & your families. I have a little dilemma for you. I was thinking of getting a Mini Iron (travel size). Which is better, the mini travel irons or the regular or full size irons :?: :?: I am thinking of having it on my second desk, so that I don't have to get up and waste valuable time. I have 2 retractable corded irons (one is my backup.). I also have the clover mini iron. (used for small seams.). Any help would be appreciated. I eagerly await your comments, help, and suggestions. Thank you soooo much for your help.

    :-D :-D :-D :-D Have a blessed day. :-D :-D :-D :-D

    :thumbup: :thumbup: debra :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I like the full size heavy iron. I never use my mini but for aplique.

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    I am currently waiting for a vintage travel iron to arrive that I won in an ebay auction for $2.99. I am hoping that it will be a good supplement to my full size iron. According to the seller this iron is approximately 3" wide and 7" long and weighs about 2 lbs. I am hoping because it is an older iron it will get nice and hot and will stay that way (no auto shutoff). Time will tell.

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    I bought a mini travel iron and don't like it. I've gone back to my regular iron

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    I have a mini iron and used it once....just did not get hot enought for my needs.

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    Like others have said, the mini-iron just didn't get hot enough.

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    The Rowenta Mini has steam and I love it for piecework but use a full size for ironing my fabrics.

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    I have the Steam Fast SF-717 and it is truly a wonderul small iron---perfect for classes or retreat. My husband bought it on Amazon (it's on sale now for $18.49). One of my friends bought it and I tried it out and love it. I like the fact that it holds well in your hand with a nice grip that you can control the pressure. I would really recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carron
    I have a mini iron and used it once....just did not get hot enought for my needs.
    Ditto...

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    jmabby, good thing you have a collection of irons

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    I am currently waiting for a vintage travel iron to arrive that I won in an ebay auction for $2.99. I am hoping that it will be a good supplement to my full size iron. According to the seller this iron is approximately 3" wide and 7" long and weighs about 2 lbs. I am hoping because it is an older iron it will get nice and hot and will stay that way (no auto shutoff). Time will tell.
    I too, bought one of these on ebay. I have only used it a few times so far. I think I love it. I use it next to my sewing machine, on a home made ironing board for small seams within the block I'm sewing. A large iron would not work in this small space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roselady
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    I am currently waiting for a vintage travel iron to arrive that I won in an ebay auction for $2.99. I am hoping that it will be a good supplement to my full size iron. According to the seller this iron is approximately 3" wide and 7" long and weighs about 2 lbs. I am hoping because it is an older iron it will get nice and hot and will stay that way (no auto shutoff). Time will tell.
    I too, bought one of these on ebay. I have only used it a few times so far. I think I love it. I use it next to my sewing machine, on a home made ironing board for small seams within the block I'm sewing. A large iron would not work in this small space.
    Well I picked mine up at the post office yesterday and today has been chaotic so I haven't even plugged it in yet but I will later and give it try. I love the size and shape of it so now if it gets to temperature I will be a very happy camper. No pun intended but I do plan to use this little iron in our RV while travelling.
    :-) :-)

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    I love my Rowenta Travel iron. I use it for pressing all my pieceing, Its home is right next to my sewing machine. I do use a large steam iron for everything else. The super mini Clover irons might be great for applique . I've never tried them. The one thing I love about the Rownta is you do get good heat and better, IT IS LIGHT WEIGHT. I do a lot of sewing and iron fatigue can stop a project for people with old hands.

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    I have an old hot pink travel iron. It used to steam but now spits so I just use a fine mist of water from an empty hair spray bottle if I need moisture. It quit about five years ago and I raised such a fuss that my fix everything husband found the necessary parts and repaired it and it's been going strong ever since. It's small and gets into the little corners. It's great for classes because of the color no one would mistake it for theirs. HA It's also very light weight.

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