Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tool Tip: My New Iron


Last month I mentioned that my trusty iron had decided to give up the ghost. That poor iron had been a thrift store find. I had been using my Panasonic cordless iron for about a month and this past weekend I decided to pop over to one of the big box stores and buy a new reasonably priced iron.
My iron requirements are pretty simple. I want steam and a stainless steel sole plate. Since most irons have the first, all I have to do is make sure it also has the the second. Many of the really cheap (around $15-$20) irons have a non-stick coating. I have zero interest in one of those. The last non-stick iron didn't have a full coating by the time I was done with it. I had worn it off around the edges. Since then I always get the stainless steel sole plate.
I also really like the Black & Decker irons. They always hold up to how I use an iron, which is to turn it on and leave it on pretty much all day. Granted, the auto-shut-off will engage, but they heat quickly and I can get back to work. The burst of steam is nice, too.

Black & Decker Vitessa: $29.99

I'll let you know when it dies if it was worth the price.

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