Wednesday, July 30, 2008
My steam iron seems to have suddenly given up the ghost. It overheats almost instantly. I scorched the cloth that I had over my new ironing board cover. Lucky I had that cloth on there. Now I am wondering if it is worth it to invest in a Rowenta. My present iron is a $100 cordless that I really like but it's only about 4 or 5 years old so I am feeling a bit leery about replacing it with the same one. I suppose that is a long time considering that it is on for several hours most days. I am also wondering if I might prefer something lighter to save the arm muscles when I don't stand up to iron a short seam. The other concern is our hard water. I know they say self-cleaning but most irons that I have owned have started spitting grit out after a year or two. Any advice???