Remember my iron problems from a couple of weeks ago? I knew that beeping Black & Decker was going to drive me nuts but I kept hoping I’d get used to it. Chad’s room is right next to where I iron and it was really making him nuts.
When I came back from Louisville, I started sewing and ironing and I thought to myself . . this iron really isn’t too bad. I kinda like it! Then I realized that while I was gone, Chad had dug the T-Fal iron out of the trash and gone back to using it. It was still getting way too hot so I put it away and went back to the beeping Black & Decker but it leaks! Not just a few drops but it was leaking a lot. That iron has never been used much and it shouldn’t leak but I looked online and seems as though there were lots of complaints of leaking about that model and the newer one like it. I’m not putting up with that.
I dug out another iron – this time a Proctor Silex of some kind. It leaks! Dang it! Next I dug out a Rival. So far, I like it. Chad seems to like it ok too. He irons his shirts on my big ironing board. The Rival doesn’t have auto shut-off and I like that but it also means my iron gets turned on about 6:30 most mornings and gets turned off about 10:30 most nights . . whether I’m down here sewing or not and that’s probably not a good thing.
I’ve been real tempted to order this Oliso TG-1000 iron:
We have really horrible water here. Even with a filter and a water softener, we drink bottled water. I know I’m not going to buy bottled water for the iron so I doubt this iron would last very long with our water. I’ll go through all the irons I have around here and when I’ve depleted the stash of irons, then I’ll make a decision about what to buy.