Last week I asked a question about irons and got some great advice. Here is what I heard…..
First of all, MOST people do not use the steam function on their iron. Instead, they use a spray bottle to better control the amount of water that is being added to the fabric. I had NEVER thought about that.
Also, they said that irons will last longer if you don’t add water to the mix. That certainly makes sense.
One individual suggested this Sprayer from Angela Walters
I might buy it just for the saying!!!
One person suggested that, if you are not using steam, you may not need the higher wattage. That is something else to consider.
Several people liked the Chi brand irons
The one that I found on Amazon was 1700 watts and had a $US80 price tag.
I don’t know anything about this brand but do remember my daughter being so excited when she could finally afford a Chi Hair Straightener!!!
Olisio irons also got a shout out, although I had a hard time finding a full-size one on Amazon. But, maybe I just didn’t look hard enough!!!
The general consensus is that Rowenta irons are simply not worth the money!! Several people said that they like the iron but that it didn’t work for long and had to be replaced.
One that I had never heard of was a dry iron from Vermont Country Store....
This model was $US55.
The most suggested brand was Black & Decker, with this one being singled out…..
It is 1100 watts and sells on Amazon for $US29.
Several people mentioned that they are still using the iron that they bought MANY years ago and one reader said that, when hers finally dies, she will go to a thrift store for a new one.
This really makes me wish that I still had my Mom’s old iron….the one that Dad had replaced the cord on several times!!
The one that I had found when I originally started looking was the Beautural 1800-Watt…..
It had really high reviews on Amazon with 11,000 people rating it!! That number of ratings is hard to fake!!
One reader said that she really liked this iron. The only drawback that she had was that it would sometimes blow the fuses in her old house!! Since my house isn’t that old, I would hope that I wouldn’t have that problem. Having said that, I often have two irons on at the same time so that could be a problem!!
Since I am interested in seeing the difference that an 1800-watt iron would bring, I am planning to order this last iron and give it a try.
Keep coming back and I will let you know what I think!!
And, THANK YOU to everyone who commented and gave advice. Sometimes, it does take a village!!!
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I also use a spray bottle of water instead of steam. But if you use the steam feature, be sure to use only distilled water, and when you’re done for the day, carefully dump the remaining water out while the iron is still hot, so that the residual heat can dry up the remaining water droplets.
I am still using a Black & Decker steam iron I bought 30 years ago for $10 on clearance. I’ve dropped it several times, and the plastic handle is cracked, but it still works well. I like the idea of going to the second-hand store to replace it.
I have the dry iron from the Vermont Country Store and I love it. My iron is about 10 years old now and going strong.
I had never heard of Vermont Country Store before this iron research, but now I want to go thru the website and see what else they have!!!
Good to read all the different suggestions. Sadly not all those irons are available here but the general info is still very useful.
I use two irons. One with steam for clothing and the other dry for sewing. Works for me.
That is a good idea to keep one with steam and one without. My new iron arrives today and I am planning to start using it without water. I do love steam so that decision may change soon!!