Over the years, I have bought several irons, they leak, they clog, they fall....like this one, that I knocked over with the ironing board...
When I bought this iron the brand had terrible reviews, I bought it because they had a really good price at Costco and I needed it in a hurry.
This time around I wanted to buy one with a huge water tank because my new studio does not have a near by water supply. Off I went to the Pattern Review forums and the Artisan's Corner forums to look around and see what people have.
There are basically three kinds of irons:
Back to square one I went and ended up buying one the same brand, same store as the one I had just dropped.....this one has a 3 year warranty and I can take it back to the store if need be.
Since the old iron was a gonner, I did a bit of exploring to see if I could find out why the irons leak and go bad so easy. I expected to find a cracked water tank...armed with a screwdriver I opened the thing. What a big surprise I had, check it out. I am not a film maker by any means and the tripod was not around, but I had to record my findings.
I sure hope steam irons are next on the list for engineers to focus on, they have a long way to go...says me.