So, I haven't had superb luck with irons, but today was a little scary.
My last iron died. It just stopped working. The one before that overheated and scorched some fabric. I bought this new one just two weeks ago and have already had issues. It was steaming constantly and occasionally leaking water onto my fabric as I ironed. Ironically, I planned to return it to Target this morning, but ran out of time. This afternoon my twins are sleeping, and I thought I'd sneak in a bee block while it was quiet. I figured the iron still works relatively well despite the steam issue, I'll just use it one more time before returning it.
As I walked into the laundry room to iron my pieces, I thought, "Wow, that's really putting out a lot of steam." Then I realized it was not steam, but smoke. In just the few steps it took to cross the room it turned to a dark grey smoke pouring out of the top of the iron. I quickly unplugged it and ran outside with it. I put it under the outside faucet, drenching it with water to cool it down. Afterward, I started to freak out a bit. What if I had left it for a few minutes? What if I hadn't caught it just as it started to smoke? Things definitely could have been worse than a smoke-filled laundry room.
I haven't ventured into the realm of expensive irons. I usually stick to the $30-$40 range. I'm now debating on what to do about a new iron. Should I get a nice one? This is iron #3 in about 1 1/2 years. It seems I might need to do something different.
What is your favorite iron?