In reading Quilt Blogs
for several years
a common theme and BIG frustration
has been to find a decent iron that will last.
As quilters we all are looking for
that can be used every day
and will perform for a long period of time.
I have read review after review
as we try out this iron and that iron,
and have been as exasperated as the rest of you.
I once had a Rowenta that I loved and used for years.
It was replaced by another expensive new Rowenta
that began sputtering and dripping within a year.
...obviously they lowered their standards in design.
I finally resorted to buying inexpensive irons that
were good for about a year and then tossed in the garbage.
Last week I found myself in the position of needing a new iron
but just as apprehensive about making a purchase.
In order to make a decision, I read what other quilters are saying recently
about their irons.
My friend Nanette (Freda's Hive)
wrote a similar post about her hunt for a decent iron
and how she had decided upon an affordable
Digital Advantage by Black and Decker
I read a few more reviews and decided
to give this model a try also.
I will keep you posted on how it works
or IF it works long term.
One of the nice things about the
Digital Advantage was the cost.
I didn't feel like I had to risk big bucks only be later disappointed.
At a retail cost of $45
and using my 20% off coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond
I came home happy.
The iron is heavy in weight and feels solid to the touch.
With a week's worth of use,
it has provided excellent steam and glide.
So far so good!
Let's hope it lasts.
And to cheer up my sewing room
I even splurged with a new Ironing Board cover.
Happy Days are Here Again!
We quilters are easily pleased :)