Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
new iron >

new iron

new iron

Old 02-19-2016, 09:36 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
seazteddy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 240
Default new iron

My 3rd rowenta has died, I need to get a new iron. I don't want to spend the money for another rowenta. What kind of iron would you recommend and or you use?
seazteddy is offline  
Old 02-19-2016, 09:44 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Durango CO
Posts: 1,078

I have a GE from 1978 that is still working just fine. After being dropped a couple of times it squealed when I used steam sad an Oliso that died after 9 months so decided the pricey irons weren't for me. Also don't like the auto shut off on most of the new irons.
ctrysass2012 is offline  
Old 02-19-2016, 09:46 PM
Super Member
patski's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 2,104

I have the Rowenta with the steam generator and love it. Got it from Amazon for $97.00
patski is offline  
Old 02-19-2016, 09:58 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chula Vista CA
Posts: 7,064

I like my Black and Decker from Target. It has auto shut off which I don't like but it does have the rewind for the cord which I do like. I plug it into a power strip, so if I don't want to unplug it for some reason, I can make sure it is off with turning off the power strip.
quiltingcandy is offline  
Old 02-19-2016, 10:55 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: England Alton Towers
Posts: 6,674

I buy cheap irons with a long cord. The iron seems to jump on the floor, get in the way of starch and gets its self all clogged up so I buy cheapie so to replace. No iron behaves itself.
DOTTYMO is offline  
Old 02-20-2016, 05:31 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 9,018

After "investing" in a good iron and having to put it "down" in a short time, I have now reverted to cheap and no big deal when having to replace. It seems irons are not as "hot" as they used to be. I can iron a piece, remove it and bingo wrinkles are back....(I don't starch or best press......) just sprinkle/ spray/steam, whichever I need....
Geri B is offline  
Old 02-20-2016, 06:13 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Peotone IL
Posts: 2,802

I have a Continental I paid $10 for years ago when my Black & Decker died at 9PM on Sat. night. Got it at $ General. It heats quickly, does not have an auto shutoff. One of my better purchases.
gramajo is offline  
Old 02-20-2016, 06:40 AM
Power Poster
sewbizgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 22,225

I've started buying the CHEAP ones that JoAnn's carries... Smartek, $15.99. I even bought a second one for my little sewing station at my Singer 301 upstairs. It gets real hot, steams like a dream, and hasn't got that annoying auto-shutoff feature! It's also a bit smallish so it handles really well. I'm pleased with these so far.
sewbizgirl is offline  
Old 02-20-2016, 07:16 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
Posts: 6,228

Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
I have a Continental I paid $10 for years ago when my Black & Decker died at 9PM on Sat. night. Got it at $ General. It heats quickly, does not have an auto shutoff. One of my better purchases.
I also have a cheap continental from Dollar General I bought it after my grandson filled my steamer fill hole with black paint on the old one. A good light weight iron so far. I have had is for several years.
Up North is offline  
Old 02-20-2016, 08:04 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: WA State
Posts: 9

I agree that irons aren't as hot as they used to be, probably now considered a fire-hazard on the advice of the company lawyers. I loved my old Rowenta that sizzled. And I have a very sleek Panasonic in my laundry room that is pointy enough to iron complicated shirts and pleats. But since developing arthritic thumbs and CT in the wrists, my new love for quilting is a cordless iron. If you set down into it's heating base, it stays hot enough for all my projects so far, and is pointy at both ends. It is a Panasonic and it was the most expensive at about $99.
TJ Legge is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
10-20-2011 02:36 PM
06-17-2009 03:29 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.