Sometimes I get e-mails from people wanting to know my opinions on sewing machines and serger brands. Unfortunately I'm not a lot of help because all I've ever sewn on are Pfaffs, but like most people, I've been through my share of irons! The expensive Rowenta I started out with didn't make it through the first two years of marriage. For quite some time now I've been limping along with a little discount store iron a friend gave me when I needed one in a pinch. I finally decided I needed something with a few more features (like getting hot for starters!).
So for everyone who wants an iron recommendations, I purchased this Panasonic iron two months ago, and LOVE it. It's pretty heavy, gets very hot with lots of steam, and has a fairly large detachable water tank. It also has a retractable cord with built in storage on the base, and an auto-off. The temperature dial seems really reliable and I haven't had any issues with it spitting water on any of the lower settings. I wasn't too sure about the detachable water tank, but it is actually so handy! With a push of a button it comes off and I can fill it up in the sink and snap it right back on. No more carrying little water containers back and forth, and no more dripping water all over trying to fill the iron up. I leave my iron set up all the time, so the retractable cord isn't a big deal to me, but if I need to put it up, it'll be nice to not have the cord flopping all over.
The nicest thing about this iron though was that it was completely free with my Swagbucks earnings! You can find out more about Swagbucks HERE if you are interested!