I have to buy a new iron & need recommendations, please

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  1. dmarie

    dmarie Beach Lover

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    This may sound silly, but I have to buy a new iron and I would love to hear any opinions, recommendations, etc from the SoWal family. In my experience, buying a new iron is hit or miss. :dunno: I had a "Shark" that was great when new but now just spits and pours out water. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
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  2. SHELLY

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    I would give you my iron...but I cut the cord off and use it as a doorstop.

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  3. dmarie

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    Good for you Shelly! :clap:
     
  4. Miss Kitty

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    :lolabove:...your best bet is that Mango sees this!
     
  5. ann hodnett

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    Rowenta! Definitely, the best domestic iron available. They are expensive, but worth it. Also, on sale at Joanns, through Oct. 17( 30% off)
     
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    What's an iron? :dunno: :D
     
  7. Mango

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    Someone rang? I speak ironese. :D

    Dmarie, every iron will spit water after a while because, unless you use distilled water, they clog in time, even with anticalc features. The Rowenta irons will do this, too.

    A great iron at a great price is the T-Fal Ultraglide. $39.99
    More reviews here:

    My dream iron would be the Delonghi Stiromeglio :drool: , but at $199, it's not in the cards right now since I spent my money on an expensive Italian hairdryer. ;-)
     
  8. dmarie

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    Thank you everyone for the recommendations. It's funny how opinions still range across the board. If anyone else has a suggestion, I'm all ears.
     
  9. Here4Good

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    I also vote Rowenta - they get hot, hot hot.

    Online, try Allbrands.com, I got mine from them at a good price (and I'm the kind that pays $90 for an iron...)
     
  10. Lynnie

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    That's what I was thinkin', too! :lol: And, evidently she did see it.

    Good question! :D

    I'm glad you got your priorities straight. :D What kind of hair dryer? Mine auto shuts off after 30 seconds and doesn't even have that feature. :dunno:
     
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    I love my iron is a Panasonic is really good and the best part you don't have to worry about the cord it rewind with the touch of a buttom, I hope this help you a bit. :yikes:
     
  12. seagrovegirl

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    Well, I have a Kabota RTV for sale (KaBuelah) and she does everything.
     
  13. Mango

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    Rowenta's are the cadillac of irons in general. Some people love, love love, their Rowenta irons. Some don't. I had one forever, then it died on me, probably because it was dropped so many times. I liked mine a lot. My iron is always out and I am a clutz. I didn't have the heart to make my husband return the professional iron he bought me to replace it,-- it's too heavy and doesn't get as hot as I would like, but get's the job done-- but I will probably get another Rowenta at some point. (or the Delonghi...:D)

    Whatever you do, stay away from Black and Decker irons. I have the T-Fal in my rental unit since the price was right and my guests have commented they liked it. It was ideal for the price. If you can afford a Rowenta, go for it.
     
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    I have a Rowenta..or rather Mr. DD has a Rowenta. I dug it out and dusted it off just the other day to iron a tablecloth. Gets hot as hell, and leaks like a mofo.
     
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    Another suggestion, is to stay away from "light weight"! Yeah, they are lighter, but it takes more effort to iron out the wrinkles. A heavier iron does alot of the work for you. It suprises me how passionate people are about their irons. I love to show off my professional gravity feed iron. It requires a special set up, but it will take the wrinkles out of a 92 year old woman.
     
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  17. Sarah Moss

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    Iron's worst nightmare!

    We normally iron on a daily basis, always keep the water reservoir full and use starch often. We have gone through quite a few irons but the Rowenta seems to be holding up. It's only about 6 months old, which isn't very old but we have had others start leaking in that amount of time. We picked the Rowenta because of the great reviews online.
     
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    Hey, I don't claim to know much about irons just trying to inject some research into this thread. I certainly don't darn socks as that is a task reserved for the truly skilled among us. I bought a cheapie Sunbeam iron in 2005-I love it, it makes great steam, doesn't leak and is light. I also discovered Brooks Brothers iron-free clothing!:cool:
     
  20. Mermaid

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    I've been through a million irons it seems (I like to wear linen so I actually iron as much as our resident Iron Queen :D). I've bought everything from Rowenta to General Electric and I've killed them all! I therefore say buy the "Best Buy" that Consumer Reports recommends even though Rowenta is THE name in the business. Irons don't last: go for performance over reputation since soon or later you're going to drop it off the iron and mortally do it in.
     

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