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Need iron recommendations
Current one is starting to not work
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Date: 8/24/13 11:50 AM

My trusty Black and Decker iron of 20 years is slowly starting to die. This week the spray feature has stopped working. DH has a lot of dress shirts for work which need ironing so I can not be without one.

Any recommendations for a new one?

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Date: 8/24/13 7:16 PM

I love my Black & Decker D2030 I bought off of Amazon a year and a half ago. I chose it after having two $$$ made in Germany Rowenta Steamiums malfunction at the one year point (one was the heating element, the second was the automatic steam function).

Another sewist recommended the B&D and while it is not as heavy as my Rowentas were, it does a great job and is still going strong at a reasonable price.

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Date: 8/24/13 7:31 PM

Personally, I have a hard time paying more that $100 for an iron. I have the Reliable Velocity v95 but the auto shut off is too short at 3 minutes. I know I'd love the V200 but I can't bring myself to shell out the cash. Right now I use the Black & Decker D2030 Digital Advantage which I like very much. The auto shut off is 8 minutes and as a quilter I can tolerate that fine, it heats quickly.

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Date: 8/24/13 9:20 PM

Another happy user of the B&D D2030 here! I had one several years ago, it died after the dogs knocked it off my ironing board one too many times and for some reason, at that time it was not available in any stores or online. So, I bought a replacement B&D (all temp steam something) and while it was *ok* it was certainly not as good as the 2030. Fast forward a couple of years, all temp steam dies (weirdo death, B&D actually replaced it even though it was over a year out of warranty, yay for good customer service) and I bought myself a D2030 while I was waiting for the replacement iron from the company. I was so happy to see the 2030 in stores again!! I'm using that one while my replacement all temp steam is still in the box, although I will say that that iron does have nice steam and will be used as a steamer and back-up iron for sure. :)

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Date: 8/25/13 10:38 AM

I used to have this B&D Iron also and loved it. Unfortunately, I myself (no dogs here) knocked it off my ironing boards one too many times. I then purchased a Rowenta and now have that and a EuroSteam, which I love, love, love. The EuroSteam was expensive but I use it on everything, ironing and pressing. Love it and it does work.

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Date: 8/25/13 11:14 AM

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Date: 8/25/13 12:43 PM

I am also a D2030 user! I actually ordered this to replace a cheap and old iron for my parents. Since they don't iron as often as I do, when my Rowenta started to occasionally spit, I swapped for the B & D. So far it's been doing pretty well, although it does ask to be cleaned quite frequently.

My only hesitation with this iron (and many of the ones on the current market) is how the electronic components will hold out over a prolonged period.

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Date: 8/25/13 2:10 PM

I adore my non-steam iron. I do have a steam iron as well, which I tend to use when ironing fabric initially and ironing washed shirts, but for all the ironing while sewing, I use the dry iron and if necessary will spray water on my press cloth (silk organza scrap). Since you specifically mention shirts, I don't know if you would like this, but since I love mine so much I figured I'd mention it.

Other options for you to consider would be a steam generator or gravity feed unit.

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Date: 8/26/13 9:05 PM

Thanks for your recomendations and link for past threads.

I lucked out and won a Reliable V100 on ebay for $11.50 with free shipping! Wow!!
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Date: 8/26/13 10:30 PM

I also have the Black and Decker 2030, and I'm going to confess a dirty little secret - I've had it for 6 years and I've never once cleaned it! I always use distilled water, though, so I don't feel too terrible about it. So I would highly recommend this iron, which has served me well even though I sort of neglect to take care of it.

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