Spittin' mad - is that a southern expression? Do you know what it means? It means I'm so mad that I can hardly speak...I'm just sputtering! In the summer of 2004 I bought a Maytag cordless iron. Loved, loved, loved it. As long as it worked, which was about 3 1/2 years.
Since I paid $150 for it at a LQS I was a bit disappointed that it didn't last longer...well, more than a bit.
So I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought a Rowenta. The best, they said. I even asked other quilters before I bought...the best, they said. It was great for about 6 months, then it started spitting sometimes, and after another 6 months it quit. A fluke, I thought. I'll buy another. Which I did, a year ago. This one never did spit - yea! But it leaked after about 6 months. Last night I was sewing up a storm and smelled something burning. I unplugged everything in the room and did some investigating. Regular Private Investigator am I..I should get a license. When I plugged the iron back in it was dead. A corpse, right there in my sewing room. Those two Rowentas each cost about $130.
I can add ya'll. I know that I've spent a lot of money on irons in the last 6 years. I also bought a travel iron during that time - another Rowenta - which isn't great after a few months either. So I'm over $400 out and .. have .. no .. iron. I know I could send the Rowenta back to them, and probably will, but meanwhile I have to have an iron. Repairs will likely take 3 months or so. I can't wait that long. So today I went to WalMart to buy yet another iron. This time I went much cheaper. Much cheaper. I figured that in 6 years I'd spent over $50 a year on irons so I went lower. I spent $40 on a Shark iron. I have a Shark floor steamer and I like it. And if I don't like this iron, or if it quits I will take it back to WalMart, who takes most everything back. And if they don't I will still have spent less than I was spending before.
What kind of iron do you have? Do you like it? Do you love it? Does it spit? Does it leak? Does it steam good? Would you buy another one? Would you buy a green one? I sound like Dr. Seuss. But I need to know!