Bought a new iron and ironing board

A few years ago when Husband was wearing a different brand of button-down work shirts, I searched all over the place for an iron which had a flat surface aka a DRY iron so that ironing did not leave marks on the fabric.  Bought one online, using only a picture and short description.  It works fine, and will have use in the future.

Those other shirts were made of good quality materials, and did not need steam to unwrinkle nicely.
He wore them out, literally.  Frayed cuffs, buttons hanging loose.  I did my best mending to keep them going, and he searched all over the place for updates. The company had discontinued that style.

Finally, he bought several shirts at a big box store. These are okay, but they really need steam to keep them looking nice for the job behind a desk.

Before Christmas, I went looking for an iron. I was not satisfied with any I saw in stores where I usually shop, so I went hunting by online descriptions.  For some items, I would prefer to have and to hold what I want, just to make sure it’s worth my hard-earned money.
Then I worked with a group from church who gathered for an evening to be sewing tote bags for the Relief Sale.

There was an iron there like no other I have ever seen! and its owner raves about using it for all her sewing and quilting projects.

Today, I finally went out and bought a new steam iron. At a store which I enter only when online tells me it is the only store in the county which has what I want.

ROWENTA Focus, which is sold at Amazon, but I didn’t do a link because let me tell ya, the advertisements finding my Inbox are too many already  It is made in Germany, with a warranty.

I think I will like it.  It took some long looking to just get it out of the box, and then I started reading the directions.  Twice in different paragraphs, it says to use Spring Water, Never 100% distilled water, to make the steam.  This is a complete turnaround from what I learned in high school Home Ec class.

While I was at it, I bought a new ironing board.  The wobbly one which I’ve been using was bought at a Yard Sale when we lived in Tennessee, but we’ve lived almost 27 years in this house on the prairie, so I’d say that a new ironing board is fine.

Where I stopped shopping was a padded cover.
I’ll use the one that came with it awhile.

Some folks might think I’m nuts for spending $100 on a Saturday afternoon because I am a woman old-fashioned enough to iron clothes. Especially when my new dryer has a buzzer to tell me to take clothes out as soon as the cycle ends.

Different activities considered important.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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4 Responses to Bought a new iron and ironing board

  1. momma says:

    When the time comes for a new iron I can’t buy on line because as I grew older I still wanted an iron that was of a certain heft. I’m sure there were many lighter or heavier one that were great performers but I’m stuck in my ways. Even though I don’t iron much now I still need the type I prefer. So don’t feel bad about your iron because it is what you want and need!

  2. Pam says:

    Hey, I’m right up there with ya, sister! I’m one of those crazy ladies who IRON and I’m not ashamed to say so! I remember once in Sunday School I mentioned something about thinking of a verse while I was ironing before we came to church and the other people in my class (all my age 50-60’s) gasped and said: You IRON? OF COURSE I DO! I want our clothes to look neat and just plain like the finished/polished look when I’ve finished ironing my husband’s dress shirts! Hold your head high, woman, and heft that German Iron while saying: “I deserve the BEST when it comes to my ‘craft’!” hehehe

  3. MrsDoF says:

    my new iron is nice, really nice
    I’ll have to build some muscle to use it better, it seems fairly heavy when it is full of spring water.

    Husband’s shirts don’t know what happened!

    ~~love and Huggs, Diane

  4. dkzody says:

    Thanks for the jury box comment. Just had to come by and tell you that was comment 1200 on my blog. You probably deserve a prize or something, but all I can do is say, thanks for reading.