Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I need a new iron .......... do you have any suggestions?

A year ago, I posted on Facebook that my iron had bit the dust ............... well, the replacement iron didn't last long either - I recently took that one back and got a refund! the new one sprung a leak in a different area - not a good thing to mix electricity with water :(

So, I am calling on all of my quilting friends to give me their recommendations for a good iron!

I am looking for an iron that can be filled while upright, has steam on/off selection, with automatic shut off (without continuously beeping to let me know it has turned off!) and is light enough to use easily, but still has enough weight to get a good press/seam!  

yeah, I know ............. I don't want much do I?

and just because I believe that each post should have something pretty to look at ........


here is a beautiful Australian Native bird, a Rainbow Lorikeet sitting in the tree in my front yard :)   


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day - any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

11 comments:

  1. Good luck in your search Cathy. I have had a couple bite the dust that weren't that old. So at the moment I am using a Phillips Iron that my grandmother gave me as she had just upgraded and had kept the Phillips iron as a backup. That was 5 years ago. Every time an iron dies here I go back to the Phillips iron. If I find something I will let you know.

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  2. I only buy $15 dollar irons. I drop them often, have them turned on for days at a time when I am sewing and they keep working. I buy 2 at a time. When they stop working I feel special when I get a new one without spending too much. They last me 2 - 3 years. I think that's a good price.

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  3. Great photo there Cathy. I have a Sunbeam, just middle of the range pricing. I dropped one earlier this year and it sprung a leak that I could not fix. I used it as a dry iron for a bit but I like my steam so went and bought the same model again after discovering my Mum has the same and she loves it. Good luck in your search.

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    1. thanks Merry - I have gone through two Sunbeams :( which is really sad as I am a Sunbeam girl from way back! I have used the Verve and the Resilliance (sp??) both models leaked water, and the last one had auto turn off but it just kept beeping to say it was turned of!

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  4. Not sure if my previous comment went through, but as I cannot see it I'll write again. LOL!

    Ive been through so many 'bad' irons in all price ranges, and finally found a woman at Harvey Norman who knew exactly what she was talking about.
    The Philips Azur is the first iron I've owned in about eight years (and I've had four irons in the last two years!) that does what I want, never lets me down, and it also covers each of your requirements. I want to buy a spare in case they ever go out of production - I'm that impressed! :-)
    http://www.harveynorman.com.au/philips-azur-auto-off-iron.html

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    1. thanks Jenny :) will have a look see :)

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  5. Hi Cathy, I have a Tefal Aquaspeed iron, which I am very happy with. I think I bought it at Myer.

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    1. thanks for that, I will have a look :)

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  6. I also have a Tefal iron, made in France, very very happy with it, have seen them in Big W, as well as Myer.

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