Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I'm looking for a new iron since my old one's auto shutoff doesn't work any more. I picked one up yesterday, but it was heavy and after the auto shutoff activated the only way to get it to work again was to replug it into the wall.

I'm looking for something cheap ($30ish), with an auto shutoff, and not too heavy. I might get the same one that I had, but thought I'd ask and see if anyone has one that they like.


  1. I had a pretty nice Black & Decker iron I picked up for about that price at a discount store! Try Big Lots!

  2. I'll be watching this post, I've went back to using my 25 yr old iron because the new ones keep pooping out on me.

  3. I'm in need of a new iron as well so I'm contemplating a Panasonic that's retailing for $30/on sale for $23.
    Hope you find what you're looking for.

  4. The golden answer, what is the best Iron? I went through two very expensive Irons in one week. My daughter dropped one and than I dropped the other. I have been using an Iron I had as a back up but I really don't like it. So I hope someone will give us some good advice.

  5. I am pasting a post I made about my favorite iron. If you love to steam as you piece, you won't like this iron. If you like auto shut off, you won't like this iron. However, If you like a good hot iron with no holes on the sole plate, this is the one for you. I got it for $15 from Amazon. Scroll down the post to read about the iron.

  6. My sister recently bought a Shark brand iron and likes it so much she brags on it. Then she turend around and bought one to give to her daughter as well.

  7. My GE iron of 20 years recently died. I bought a $13 B&D, it shuts off in 8 minutes (too soon), and it leaks water from the opening, even when it's half full! But it's light-weight, and I've learned to live with it till I find something else.

    I googled "best quilting iron" and there are a lot of opinions, (Rowenta getting a lot of bad reviews), I'm going to look into the Shark from the previous post.

    Sometimes just moving the iron back in the horizontal position turns it back on, rather than unplugging it, did you read the manual? There might be another way to turn it back on.


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