Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Iron with a Difference

A while back my iron started giving me the fits. I wasn't too surprised, as it was a hand-me-down from my sister, and had had a good few years of regular use before me.
I spent some time researching, as I wanted an iron that had good steaming abilities, and had a bit more weight as it would be a sewing tool, and very rarely used for just ironing clothes (pfft!).

A Philips was my final choice, and a lovely purple one too :)
Except it had a few annoying qualities - like timing out and shutting off when I tried to press interfacing on, or having to reach under the ironing board to turn it off at the wall switch when I was done pressing a seam.

So I gave it to DH and asked him to work his magic :) Now it has a magic switch on the side and no longer has automatic shutoff hindering my interfacing pressing abilities. DH has a few more words on this, so do pop over and read his blog.



Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

LOL loved your hubbys post and i agree with his sentiments!

Alison said...

I love the on/off switch! But the auto shut off thing really gets my goat. I bought a Tefal that doesn't have it. The salesperson thought I was mad because I didn't want it. :)

Joy said...

My goodness, altering patterns is one thing, but altering irons is another animal altogether! Great idea!