Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Who would have thought that buying an iron would take as much research and input as a car! First of all I have store phobia...well, I should say I have very specific shopping requirements. One is that, if I get the hebee jeebies when I first walk in I don't come back. The other is that if the store is selling household items, clothing, furniture AND food all under one roof...I don't shop there. I can't explain it and I don't judgement myself...I just except that I have LSRS (limited shopping requirement syndrome). I do not shop at Walmart because when it first opened and I walked in...it was too big and had signs hanging from the ceiling and I got a headache. I don't shop at Fred Myers because there is furniture and beef under the same roof...sooooo back to the iron....in a small town like ours there is not an iron store...THAT is what I wanted an iron store! I had to settle for Target. I used to like Target until this year when they added groceries. I had not been since. But, since I really needed the iron and I had a choice of Walmart, Fred Myers or Target, well Target was the smallest. I went really early in the morning when it wasn't crowded and I pretended there wasn't groceries in there.
They had a whole display of irons. Rowenta, Sunbeam and Black & Decker. I decided against the Rowenta because after all that is what I had and it only lasted 4 years. Sunbeam...hummm I think I used to own hot rollers that were Sunbeam and I didn't look any cuter after using them. Black & Decker made me think I might find HH had hung my iron on his tool rack. Then I saw a Singer...I had never seen a singer iron and they have a long relationship with the sewing world! It wasn't on the display and I had to open the box and check it out.
Nice lavender color, big water reservoir, automatic shut off after 8 minutes...looks like a winner!
But then I saw the plate...look at all those holes! right up to the tip! It was spendier than some and less than others at $49.99. I could have gone with a $19.00 iron but it had only about 12 steam holes. Overall I am happy with my choice and will let you know how long it will last.