I got a new iron and I love it!! I do. I'm only mentioning it here because I always see the ongoing conversation in blogland regarding good/bad irons. I love to iron and I do a lot of ironing, so it's important to have a good one. Isn't it pretty? I love the lime green color. My old one was pretty too...it was blue. It's a Sunbeam Steam Master which is the same model as my old iron, with one important upgrade. The old one was a 30-minute auto turn-off, which meant it was always turning off while I was still ironing. The new one is a motion-sensor auto turn-off and won't turn off until I'm actually finished ironing. These irons also have a great self-clean feature that really works. This one also has a stainless steel soleplate - which is always what I look for, but can't always find. Reminds me of my mothers old Sunbeam iron that lasted f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!
The old iron lasted for 2 1/2 years which is 1 1/2 years longer than any other iron I've owned in the last 15 years. That's why I decided to get the same, but upgraded, model of the Sunbeam. About a month ago, the old one started spitting water and brown, rusty stuff from the soleplate. I always clean my soleplate regularly, but it just wouldn't come clean this time. I've had three Rowentas (which were the worst of all the irons I've owned) and a couple of cheapie Black & Deckers (which were fine, but didn't last longer than a year each). These Sunbeams are the best and I highly recommend them - especially if you use a lot of steam, like I do!!
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