I messed up two irons in less than two wks ..........What is a good iron to buy? Was pressing binding and my Good Will iron stopped had it forever it is a " black en Decker lol" Have to purchase one today ...........more retail therapy..
" Pray is for the soul what nourishments is for the body."
I went to the MQX show..and I'm not a machine quilter but a home sewer and quilter and purse maker and they demonstrated the EURO STEAM where you press a button and steam comes out AND it has a ceramic bottom so it never burns the fabric. Took me a while to talk myself into it but I'm SO glad I bought it. It takes out ANY creases and you can even use the steam to kill dust mites etc. Do a search for the EURO STEAM..and if you want to PM me about it..I'll tell you price etc.
i have heard complaints about high priced ones and cheap ones..i have a black and decker and one i got at walgreens,they had a rebate for $10, so i ended up paying $10 after the rebate. i think it was a "signature" model. no name brand kind of. lol
so i really have none to recommend. i just by the ones for around $20/$25. works for me.
I love love LOVE my T-Fal irons. I kept one going through years & years of use (and probably abuse) til the auto shut-off switch lost its mind & started shutting off the iron while I was using it. I recently replaced it with a T-Fal Easycord iron from Bed, Bath, & Beyond. So far so good! Even DH likes it...he irons his own clothes. Now there's a testimonial for you -- an iron a man likes!
I tried Rowenta irons one time & in one day, ended up taking 2 back because they both leaked immediately, first use. I've never been tempted to try Rowenta again.
One other note on the T-Fal brand -- their weight is not bad. I had wrist surgery years ago, and the irons are not hard on my wrist. (If I iron for a long time, though, I do wear a brace.) I did notice that the new iron is heavier than my old iron IF filled the whole way (it holds more water than the old one). So I just don't fill it all the way. But if you don't have wrist problems, this wouldn't be an issue.
I don't recommend the Oliso. Saved up & splurged last year at a quilt show. Doesn't heat up like it should & doesn't even take out wrinkles with steam or starch. Had a Procter Silex for 35 years.
Let us know what you get.
Goodwill has good buys...I am using one from there, an older Black & Decker.I also have a new cheap one from Walmart,9.95...works great.My old Black& Decker is a Easy ???something and I love it.
I love fancy irons! I just can't justify buying one for myself because I am just too hard on them. I can't even count the number of times I have knocked them off. I am pretty good about keeping them clean, but don't use the steam feature because I am bad about putting in the right water. I use a Black and Decker. It doesn't have a auto shut off, which I like.Keep it plugged in same light bar as a light so I remember to shut it off when I am done!
The Eurosteam has a rubber pad (mat) that it sits on so if you knock against the ironing board...it clings to the pad. Really cool. The demo is on Youtube ..it's eurosteamstampede10.wmv
I am going to check that out. Thanks Auntie Reba! Maybe I need a new iron too!
I rotted out my Rowenta professional and another iron that had automatic shut-off. So I haven't had steam in a while. I watched that demo at the show for probably a half hour and then went back and watched again and called DH and said should I get it? and he said...if it's something you're going to use then it's a tool you need. Poor Ely, Nicki and Quiltingnewbie2 had to put up with me vascillating but when my Bernina store owner said SHE bought one a couple years ago and loves it..from the show..I knew I was doing the right thing. No regrets.
I just picked up a Proctor Silex at my Family Dollar store for $10 - no auto shutoff. The one with auto shutoff was $15. It's lightweight, gets nice and hot, and steams well. My Rowenta died, but I loved it! Never had a problem with leaking or anything. I just didn't want to spend that much on a new iron
I love my Rowenta, but then I don't use steam on any iron. I have a spray bottle to wet down fabric. In fact, my Mother (a non-sewer) has a Rowenta for ironing her cloths. She bought it without ever asking me about what type of iron I use. She also has a black and decker - and does not like it at all.
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