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eaon2002
« on: November 05, 2009 08:46:03 AM »

So my sunbeam Iron that I have had for well over two years is biting the dust.  Its not getting hot enough (I guess) so its not ironing out wrinkles.  Pretty detrimental to a sewer...
I have been given the go ahead to buy a decent iron.  Is there any Iron that y'all would reccomend?
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009 11:00:38 AM »

A lot of quilters use Rowentas, which I've never used. However, one of my contract jobs is to, no joke, do nothing but iron tableware & gifts for four days straight, sixteen hours a stretch. (Not slave labour, I volunteer for this part and I'm paid well.) For that one, I use a T-Fal easyglide that I really love. It's about $40 US in most places, so not as expensive as the rowentas, and you don't need distilled water. About the only thing I don't like about it for quilting is that it doesn't have a terribly sharp point, so ironing seams open can be a little awkward without an awl - something that I think a lot of rowentas do have.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009 07:52:35 AM »

I decided on getting another sunbeam.  Its called a steam master.  I am mainly working on sewing up bags at the moment... It will do.  But now i def know what im getting when this one craps out on me! 
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009 06:35:28 PM »

My Iron I bought in 1994 for $9.99 just died. I got a shark, it's a pretty nice iron. It's fast and have great steam functions. I do a lot of paper piecing and its wonderful!
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009 05:04:13 PM »

I have a Rowenta (my husband had it before we got married.. scary, I know) and the one thing I really like about it is the weight. It's a bit heavier than any iron I've ever had and it seems like that helps to give it a nice glide over the fabric.
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