Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Iron

I've seen several people post about their irons giving out on them. 

I started thinking how old is my iron?  Well, I was married to my ex - so it lasted longer than him, and I've been married to Mr. Wonderful for - oh gosh I don't remember how long....17 years?  So that puts this iron at least 25 to 28 years old.

Wow!!  That's a good iron.  (Protor-Silex)

And guess when it gave out? When I was trying to get my Round Robin center done!  Like I don't have enough problems with that center, first not liking my fabric, then not being able to make perfect yo yos and now the iron not heating.

Now I know many people ask for suggestions when their iron went out - but not me.  I had only two requirements.  That it be sold at WalMart cause that my closest place and that it be light weight.

So here's my beauty.  I picked it because it's light weight and it had a $5.00 off coupon!  What more could a girl ask for?

So I took it home and looked at it - huh...what's this little red gauge thingy for?

And where does the water go in?

Oh my gosh I have to read the manual!!!  Wow things have really changed in the ironing world if I have to read a manual to use an iron.  LOL

And the best feature of this iron - auto shut off.  Every time, and I do mean every time, we go on vacation I beg and plea for my husband to turn around because I've forgotten to turn off the iron and I think the house will burn down.  I have turned it off - I just think I haven't.  Hence the begging and pleading, hubby knows I've turned it off.  No problem now. 


  1. You may not like the auto shut off feature when you are working on a big project and it shuts off on you. You have to turn it off and wait a couple minutes (or shake it, read the manual).
    I sent my auto shut off iron with my daughter to college.

  2. Okay first of all, I love your new header photo. And I see Crafty Maine Mom already broke the news to you that you will HATE auto shut off. Mine shuts off while it's in motion. very annoying. But... Good Luck!!

  3. I love the auto shut-off as I dfo get distracted and forgetto unplug. Mine reheats pretty quickly so I don't find it a hassle when I am working! Love your new header!

  4. I have the same iron, but have only had it for about 4 years. I like the auto shut off because I too get distracted and forget about it.

  5. I just bought a new iron today. I have a little travel iron size that I use by my machine that is a Black and Decker that has been great so that was what I bought today. It is still in the sack so I guess I'd better get it out and see if it has auto shut off.

  6. I just love your banner picture - so cute!
    I found an iron where I could override the auto shut off because I couldn't stand having it go off right when I needed it in the middle of a project. I hope yours works well for you :)

  7. I am torn when it comes to the auto shut off. I have one iron that does and one that doesn't. It drives me batty to have to wait for it to reheat and yet, with the other one, I forget to turn it off, though I am getting better at remembering. There are pros and cons to both, I guess.

    I hope you like your new iron!!