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Old 12-12-2016, 08:47 PM
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need a new iron. I have such baduck with them. Bought a TFAL it lasted about 14 months, then started scorching everything. Replaced that one with a digital BLACK & Decker. Today that one caught fire (Six months old). t least I was ln the room at the time.
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:12 PM
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I have a Continental that has been great for me. My old one quit about 9:30 on a Saturday night and I wanted to keep working. Thank good Dollar General was open 'til 10 and only 1/2 mile from. I paid $9.99 for it about 15 years ago and it is still going strong. It get hot quickly and has steam. The only thing I've coddled it with is using bottled nursery or drinking water for steam. Instructions said not to use distilled water.
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:13 PM
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I purchased the Rowenta with the steam generator, I love it. bought it onAmazon for a total of $97.00. No longer need starch
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:17 AM
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Lots of discussions regarding irons on this board..
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:26 AM
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I have an inexpensive ($14.99) Sunbeam from Bed, Bath and Beyond and I like it just fine. I have had it for more than a year and use it every day. I also iron all of our clothing and use this iron. I have had a couple of expensive irons, Rowentas, in the past and neither one lasted long enough to justify the price. Never again!
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:33 AM
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I have an inexpensive Sunbeam from Walmart. I love that it stays on for 45 minutes and it gets hot quickly. I have stopped putting any water into my iron. Instead I keep a spray bottle handy. I too went thru an iron a year for a while. I've had this one more than two--fingers crossed!
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:49 AM
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Years ago, when I needed an iron, I did a lot of research.
What I learned is that a cheapie iron is as good or better than an expensive one. Whatever the make/model, the consensus seems to be that they don't last or have troublesome eccentricities.
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:58 AM
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Several years ago, I was sewing away from home and realized I didn't have an iron. Went to WM and got a Shark. I LOVE that iron!!! I brought it home and took my 'good' iron out to the cottage. The Shark does have an auto shutoff, but reheats quickly and generates a lot of steam.
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:14 AM
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I want an iron with high wattage. From what I know, high priced irons are about 1600 or more watts. Mine is 1500, the highest wattage I found for the money. It's not something I shop for every month, so my facts may be a little "off".
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:13 AM
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I just go to Wal-Mart and buy cheap. Then when I have to dispose, I'm not too upset.i too have tried expensive irons.
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