Retiring an old friend…

If that old friend were a temperamental person  with a bladder issue.

My Rowenta Powerduo iron  has been leaking like a sieve for months now.  Not just a few drops here and there, but water literally pouring out of places I’m pretty sure water shouldn’t even be.  I grew tired of wasting time and water on a piece of junk that is supposed to be “high end.”  Thankfully I only paid $17.50 for this $70 iron.

Now I’ve gone back to my original iron… A $12 Black and Decker that served me well until I got the Rowenta.  It’s not as heavy as the Rowenta, and that’s a slight problem for me, but it’s a good little iron.  It gets the job done.  It emits a steady stream of steam, unlike my Rowenta, and it doesn’t leak one tiny bit.

After Craftstravaganza I will probably buy myself a new iron.  Probably a Black and Decker with a little more body if possible.  I just have to make sure my current Black and Decker can hold out until May.  It has a lot of hard work ahead of it.


January 21, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , . crafting life.


  1. Rocketdog replied:

    Oh! OH!! Get the one that Fons and Porter uses, with the little footie thing that lifts it off the table!!! I’d google it for you, but I don’t know how I’d begin to search for “iron with the little footie thing”….

  2. dangerkittydesigns replied:


  3. Rocketdog replied:

    Found it 🙂

  4. dangerkittydesigns replied:

    After checking, I have found that there are some REALLY terrible reviews for this iron. I’m afraid I would spend a ton of money and end up hating it.

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