Most recently I've been using a Rowenta iron (made in Germany). It's been a great iron as well. It's has awesome steam capabilities and is a very, very heavy iron. Some people might not like that feature, but I personally love the extra weight. Between that and the steam, I find my seams lie flatter and my quilting is just overall better. Again this one lasted almost a year before it too started to leak.
I understand that leaking or spitting is a common complaint among iron owners. I've been careful to use the right kind of water (purified in this case) and to care for it as the directions state. In my case, it's not the manufacturers fault that mine start leaking. Actually, this is the real culprit...
|David on my sewing machine|
I wouldn't have considered buying another expensive iron if it weren't for the new ironing board I have. My dear husband built it for me for my last birthday. In the 7 months I've had it, the cats haven't even come close to knocking it over. This baby is as steady as a rock.
|My 'New' Ironing Board|
|Digital Velocity V100 Iron|
So back to the iron... I carefully read the instructions before using it. I knew ahead of time that this one recommended using distilled water (something they say not to use in a Rowenta), so I bought a couple of jugs in preparation. This iron holds 1.8 cups of water, so much more than any other iron I've ever had.
|Water jug for the iron|
|Winter Wonderland Label|
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