Not that I've ever sent shirts to the cleaners.
I was just perusing the archives of Like Merchant Ships. (
When I was in Oregon visiting my family, I ironed a couple things with my mom's iron and I was just amazed. I don't know how I missed it before, but boy you can tell a difference between a nice iron, and a cheap-y one (like I have).
I don't mind my cheap iron too much. I imagine, though, since it wasn't very expensive, it won't hold up that long. I think I will hang on to it until it's done, and then look into something nicer. Well, as long as my cheap iron won't do damage to my clothes. It won't will it?
So, what's a good iron? How do I know it's going to have that wonderfully smooth feel?
This is what I've found out: Rowneta is a well liked brand, but expensive. (I saw some priced up to $150! For an iron!?) Here is one that looks great and has great reviews, but is the forty to sixty dollars any kind of deal? Will it last long enough to get our money's worth? I don't know, but I think I would go for a used one if I came across it, for the right price of course, to see how I like it.