News Flash....IRON UPDATE.....

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Over 2 months ago I posted about my new irons.  You can read the post here.  Now most of you know an iron is one of a quilters top 5 most important tools.  Right?
So this cute Hamilton Beach iron is not a quilter's iron. It would be good for the sometime user that doesn't need a solid heavier weight iron.  I have it with my bigger ironing board so my kids can press clothes, when needed.  Light use only.
I'm very happy to report that I love my Black and Decker Digital iron.  I think it is my most favorite iron, ever.  I've probably had more than 15 irons in my lifetime.  Thanks again to Lynn, Beth and Kati for recommending it.  I really like using this iron.
The B&D is an 'instant on' iron but you can also turn it completely off.  You can't always do that with today's irons.  I like the digital display feature for my old girl eyes. One of my very favorite features is that I can dial on the amount of steam I want to use from none all the way through heavy steam.  My only complaint is that the burst of steam button is on the right side of the thumb feature (above).  I don't use the spray function much so I wish these buttons were switched since it is slightly awkward.  I like how much water the iron holds.  I like the weight of the iron.  And it is priced well at around $50.00.  

I'm extremely happy with my purchase.  Now we will see how long it lasts.

-nanette
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Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh yes an iron is so important! I remember all the good advice you received. So glad this lady is working for you, may see live forever!

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing this info Nanette. I have gone thru so many irons - from cheap to not so cheap trying to find the right one!

Nedra said...

I'm writing this down right away! I am always looking for a good iron, and I especially like the price of this one. Thanks for the recommendations!

Thimbleanna said...

Good to know Nanette! My Olisio is starting to leak, although I'm limping along with it. I'll keep B&D in mind for the next iron installment, which probably isn't far off!

Oh, and TWO!!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I've always had a B&D of some sort - workhorses with a good life span. I did pick up a Shark (great sale) for a second iron and have been very pleased with it, too.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have the Black & Decker digital too because I was tired of replacing Rowentas annually. I have heard that the Rowenta company was sold and their current irons are not what they were 18 years ago. The B&D is nice and heavy, but I wonder how long it wil last mine is almost a year old...

Jenny Lynn said...

I really like the pretty iron. But, would love the B&D, since I am doing more and more sewing these days.

Three Baggy P's said...

Hi Nanette...I still love my iron as well. I'm so happy to hear you love yours as much as I love mine. I recently have used it for two full days making patchwork voile curtains for our bedroom...worked like a charm!
Beth

Barbie Jo said...

Great post Nanette, I have been contemplating a new iron and your review is very helpful!

pratima said...

That is great, Nanette! Thank you for sharing your views! I am glad after all the searching you have found a perfect match for your needs.

Stitches said...

I have had my B€D iron for over a year now and really like it also. I have had several Rowentas irons and they all started leaking.. I got tired of paying the high price for them and found good recommendations for the Black and Decker..Still happy with it..