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Durathon Iron by Hamilton Beach

Not too long ago, I received an email from someone at Hamilton Beach. They told me that it may seem strange, but that they are a little obsessed with irons. I emailed back and told them that it was perfectly normal to feel this way about irons. Or perhaps, if it's not normal, they had at least found a fellow iron-lover. In a previous post I wrote about how enchanting I find ironing to be, especially when it comes to crafting.

Durathon Iron by Hamilton Beach

And so, since they were so excited about their new Durathon iron, I decided to check it out for myself. Full disclosure: the fact that one of my siblings used my previous iron on Perler beads WITHOUT the protective paper (!!!) did get me extra excited about trying the iron that Hamilton Beach wanted to send me. That said, all opinions are my own.

Durathon Iron by Hamilton Beach

First things first. I really like the way this iron looks. Is that silly? Maybe. But these things count! While we're on aesthetics, the Durathon looks and feels like a big iron. And compared to the one I was using (not the Perler bead one), it is considerably larger. I'll get to one of the reasons for this later, but I will say that the heft is very nice for pressing things with less effort.

Durathon Iron by Hamilton Beach

This is the first iron I've used that has an electronic temperature setting. Since I often forget to change the setting for different fabrics (though I'm usually working with linen, cotton or wool, so the difference isn't huge), I really like how obvious this panel is. In fact, when you plug in the iron, it's automatically off, and you need to choose your setting to turn it on. Then, the light blinks until the iron is fully heated. Ah...technology!

Durathon Iron by Hamilton Beach
Durathon Iron by Hamilton Beach

These days, most of my iron use is in pressing seams open. I use the highest setting, but generally without steam. The seams on these little blocks had been pressed to one side already, but I changed my mind after receiving some advice, and wanted them open. Even without the steam, I was able to adequately open them.

I think this was partly due to the shape of the baseplate. At first I wasn't so sure about this shape because of how it curves in a little before coming to a point, but that narrow front made working with the seams very easy. Speaking of the baseplate, Hamilton Beach tells me that this comes with a 10-year warranty on the plate. That's unheard of and very impressive!

Durathon Iron by Hamilton Beach

But this is my favorite part. You know how I said that there was a reason this iron looked larger than others? It's because it has a retractable cord! Oh my goodness! This feels revolutionary! No longer am I waiting for the iron to cool down so I can sloppily wrap the cord around it. You know, because that's so good for your iron and cord. Now with one touch of a button the whole thing coils itself into the base of the iron.

And they thought it was unusual to be obsessed with an iron.

Definitely expect to see more of my new Durathon showing up in posts. The more I get hooked on quilting and sewing, I know that I'll be ironing more too!

Durathon Iron by Hamilton Beach

Now, how would you like a chance to own a Durathon? Hamilton Beach has very graciously offered up one of these fantastic irons to one very lucky reader!

You can enter below using Rafflecopter (if you're reading in a blog reader or via email you'll need to come to the actual blog), by leaving a comment, tweeting about the giveaway, or liking Hamilton Beach on Facebook (I'm not on Facebook, but I did hop over there and saw lots of good things, including yummy recipes!). Or hey! How about all three?!?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck to all who enter! And thank you to Hamilton Beach for the giveaway, the iron I got to review, and for the superior pressing power!

192 comments:

  1. I would love to win this! I am always looking for the "perfect" iron.

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  2. I have been looking at new irons recently. There is so many out there it is hard to choose. So thanks for the review.

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  3. I have always loved ironing,,,I started when I was 5 - I had to stand on a footstool to reach - watching the wrinkles smooth away was just so cool to me. As my love of sewing grew so did my love of irons - realizing my iron was my best friend when it comes to making clothing or quilts!! This iron looks like it would get the job done...!!! Thank you for the chance.

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  4. I find ironing to be a Zen inducing task!

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  5. Ironing can be both frustrating and fun - depends on the situation and how quickly I'm trying to work.

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  6. Amazing - I would love to get a perfect new iron!

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  7. I find ironing to be satisfying! And this looks like a great iron! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  8. How exciting! I still have the one we found at the Goodwill right after we got married and that will be 25 years on the 31st! So not only an iron for myself just for me and my crafts would be so awesome. Does it come with a lock and key to keep others from using it?
    Thanks,
    Vicki
    sunraesban@yahoo.com

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  9. I use my iron all the time for sewing, but I probably only iron clothes (maybe) half a dozen times a year.

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  10. That looks like a great iron!

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  11. A new iron! My iron is so old and I understand about the beads! Mine gets used for everything you can imagine. Just to let you know, I get excited about irons, too!

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  12. I never want to iron, I hate it. I have a cheap old iron and I avoid using it as much as possible. I wait until I have a huge stack of things to iron before using it.

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  13. Love the look of this iron!!!

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  14. I confess, I secretly LOVE ironing. The transformation from wrinkly mess to beautifully crisp is awesome.

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  15. i hate ironing! as soon as you sit down in the shirt you ironed its wrinkly!

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  16. I really need to get a better iron. Mine does a job, but not a good job. Seems like a great iron!

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  17. i don't iron clothes. i only iron sewing projects. LOL. so it's always fun!!

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  18. ironing when it is connected to quilting/sewing is FUN! Ironing clothes? Not so much

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  19. I find ironing to be very satisfying. I not only iron clothes but I use my iron all the time when I sew!

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  20. Thanks for the review. I also think it is a pretty iron! Very pleasing to the eye.

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  21. I like to iron but it could be because my mom used to take in other people's ironing when I was young and she always enjoyed it. There's nothing like a crisply ironed article of clothing!

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  22. Looks very handy!

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  23. It depends on what I am ironing but sometimes it is relaxing and sometimes it really annoys me because wrinkles are being stubborn.

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  24. I do enjoy ironing. I think it's because it was a fun chore I learned when I was very little and eager to mimic/"help" my parents around the house. My sister and I got to iron the flat items like handkerchiefs and dish towels. To this day, I still enjoy the jobs I learned at that age (like setting the table and hand washing dishes) much more than tasks I learned when I was older. Of course, a good iron does wonders too!

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  25. I don't mind ironing but I don't do it very often. When I'm crafting I get the iron our and it's fun to press out all the wrinkles, press open the seams, and have a perfect piece come out of that work. But I never have the urge to get the iron out to tackle the clothes pile we seem to always have in our laundry room waiting to be ironed.

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  26. I'm an iron "nut" too. Great review and thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. It used to be fun when I had a GOOD iron! I would like for it be fun again :)

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  28. I enjoy ironing ... when my iron decides to function properly. Lately it likes to freak out and bubble out this brown water all over my clothes at random. Ugh! I so need this new iron, lol.

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  29. I really need a new iron. My favorite part about this one is the retractable cord...or the temperature plate :)

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  30. I so need a new one, 7 people in our house, plus 3 projects that need an iron :-(

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  31. laurie9:42 AM

    I think ironing is actually fun! And there's nothing wrong with liking how the iron looks :)

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  32. it all depends - ironing quilt fabric or my piecing is ok, even enjoyable, but I hate ironing clothes. In fact, I never ever iron clothes. my iron is for quilting purposes only :) thanks for the giveaway! I do need a new iron - mine leaks water all over the fabric. it has the wind-up cord, which is nice, but my favorite feature on an iron is a push button reset for the auto-off.

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  33. That iron looks great! I regret not buying an iron with a retractable cord.

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  34. I'd love a new iron - the one I use for crafting is so tiny!

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  35. I could definitely use a new iron! Mine is about 10 years old and has all sorts of funky ways of working.

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  36. I don't iron clothes. Period. I hate it. My husband irons any clothing that needs it. As a rule, I don't buy clothes that require ironing. I don't mind pressing seams and ironing fabric when it's for one of my projects.

    One of the irons that I have now leaks water all over the place and I hate it because if you don't use it for a VERY short period of time (like 5 - 10 minutes or so), it turns off. That is horrible for me simply because of the pace that I generally work at and my general disorganization. It drives me crazy. The other iron was a really cheap iron that I thought might work for me, but it got something on the faceplate that I cannot get off and it randomly will leave a dark mark on my fabric (I always use a pressing cloth when I use it, but that just annoys me when it's fabric that doesn't really NEED a pressing cloth.)

    I love the idea of the retractable cord and the fact that it actually has an easy to decipher OFF position - that is heaven for me!

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  37. I HATE my iron. It leaks water every time I use it. I am positive I would iron more with a decent iron. Maybe. ;) Thanks!

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  38. Ironing tends to be a chore, not frustrating, but definitely not fun :)

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  39. I like ironing. It's soothing. Although I can't count the number of times I make a stupid mistake and melt something onto my iron's faceplate, and that's not so calming!

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  40. I'd love to win a new iron. I've recently given up the steam feature on mine because it started leaking rusty, icky water onto my beautiful quilting. It always washes out, but it's still unpleasant to deal with. I'd love to try a new iron that doesn't leak!

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  41. You had me at that retractable cord. Just Amazing! Oh, and a ten year warranty on the base plate. Yes, please!

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  42. Retractable cord?!?!? AMAZING!!!

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  43. i sew clothes and would love a new iron! ironing is paramount to the success of the final item - and i currently am using a really old, probably thrifted, horrible iron my boyfriend has had for YEARS. . . sigh

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  44. I may have done what your sister did.....oops! lesson learned....

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  45. Anonymous11:31 AM

    I like the end result of ironing, and I have set up the ironing board in the living room so I can watch/listen to TV and iron at the same time. I must have the same iron as everybody else because mine too leaks rusty water!

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  46. I really only iron with sewing projects...it's not my favorite thing, but it has to be done and I do love wrinkle-free fabric. :) I could definitely use a new iron, because mine is starting to show its age...

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  47. I love ironing for crafts but hate ironing my clothes.

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  48. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Ohhh! I neeed a new iron!

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  49. I am always loking for a good iron, love the idea of the retractable cord.

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  50. My latest iron just died, so this would be fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  51. Anonymous12:57 PM

    I love the memory of watching my mom iron while watching Let's Make a Deal! She never minded doing the ironing, either!

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  52. Oh I desperately need a new iron since mine is about 10 years old and I only paid about $10 for it anyway lol.... it has recently developed some kind of black gunk on it, which ruined a nice piece of linen a few days ago because I didn't notice it was there! So I would absolutely LOVE to have this beauty! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. i loooooooove ironing! i used to work in a menswear store, and we had a ginormus press in back - man, do i miss that thing! thanks for the chance to win an iron (i don't trust my current one, namely because it isn't mine so i don't know where it's been.)

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  54. Looks like a great iron with all the cool features.

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  55. I actually enjoy ironing, for sewing, sometimes not so much for clothes though.

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  56. It's so funny my boyfriend likes ironing more than I do. I don't mind a nice big flat piece of fabric but dress shirts a such a pain. This iron is beautious though!

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  57. I love to iron - As a matter of fact, believe it or not, I iron every day. I'm either sewing and ironing or hanging out clothes on the clothesline and ironing. To me, ironing is very relaxing. One can think about a lot of stuff, solve a lot of problems, listen to a lot of music and by the end of the ironing session, one has a nice line of crisply pressed clothes. Call me old fashioned, but I guess that I am. This looks like a very wonderful iron - nice and heavy - and is that an auto shut-off override that I see? Thanks so much!

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  58. Hi, Mollie! I don't know if anyone mentioned this yet, but actually what you're doing is pressing in this post. When we're constructing with sewn pieces of fabric, we press seams open, press up hems, etc. When we remove with an iron the wrinkles from a garment, curtains, or something already made, that's ironing. :-)

    I especially liked that feature that doesn't turn the iron on until the temp is set. Great idea they had on that!

    Hugs,
    Kelley~

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    1. I almost mentioned in the post that the instruction manual for this iron actually explains the difference between ironing and pressing. I was so imPRESSED by this! (sorry...had to go for the pun!)

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  59. Anonymous1:45 PM

    I would love to win this iron! I would also like to go back to being a customer of Hamilton Beach. Sounds like they have improved on their irons. :)

    Thanks,
    Tammy W.

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  60. MaryEllen1:46 PM

    I wish I could iron better! I never "learned" and am just sort of a wing it girl!

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  61. I love to iron - guess it comes from my grandmother. She used to iron everything including pillowcases and dish towels!! I find it to be very relaxing. I need a new iron so bad so hope I am lucky.

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  62. I love that retractable cord! I hate waiting for the iron to cool, too...

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  63. Right now I'm working with a hand-me-down iron that was made well before I was born (I'm talkin' 1960s style). While it's oh so trendy and retro, it's also unreliable. I've been on the hunt for a replacement and this one looks amazing! The retractable cord totally sold it. I'm positive it would make ironing sewing projects 100% more enjoyable.

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  64. It can be both fun and a pain depending on my mood and if I'm in a hurry.

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  65. oh! I really like the retractable cord aspect. (Totally hear you on the impatiently waiting for iron to cool to sloppily wrap its cord around itself!)

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  66. I'm a quilter and I really like ironing the cotton fabrics I use. I also like ironing shirts that are 100% cotton because cotton smooths out so nicely.

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  67. I love the sound of this iron...I dropped mine recently and am in the market for a new one. I am constantly tripping over the cord, so the retractable feature is very cool.

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  68. i never iron clothes....i have a huge steamer for that job. so i am not used to it. now that i am starting to learn to sew and quilt, i am finding that i don't like the whole ironing part!!!

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  69. Crafty ironing is fun - ironing clothes last minute for work - not so much;0)

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  70. This beautiful blue iron looks like its quite nifty! Love the idea of a retractible cord too.
    Thanks.
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  71. I really like ironing when I have time for it. It's satisfying to make order out of chaos, even on something insignificant. bennetthp [at] gmail [dot] com

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  72. Love the retractable cord - I'm always worried that the cats are going to grab it and pull the iron over onto themselves!

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  73. The only time I use my iron is when I am crafting!

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  74. I agree that ironing with a hefty iron makes pressing easier. I thought that getting a lighter one would be easier on my wrists, but I end up having to press down harder to get the results I want, which makes it all even out.

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  75. Ironing is just fine if I'm sewing, but boy do I hate it if it's clothes. thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

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  76. I don't really mind ironing clothes or when crafting. The only thing I don't like is pulling open the ironing board, that piece of equipment could use some updating.

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  77. Oh, I really need a new iron! Mine leaks so I don't use the steam function. Thanks for the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  78. I think ironing can be fun, when it's not like 100+ degrees! Haha.

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  79. Anonymous5:08 PM

    I would love to win a new iron. Thanks for giveaway !!!

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  80. What a great giveaway! Count me in. :)

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  81. I like ironing sewing stuff, not ready made clothing!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  82. Frustrating, part of that is probably all my cats. I'm actually just sitting down taking a break from ironing my freshly washed giant curtains, and finding that by the time I get to the end of one section I managed to get cat hair all over the bottom of them again. Still...bleck ironing!

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  83. Extremely frustrating actually. But if I have a perfectly nice iron which I dont need to press to hardI'll be happy.

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  84. What a generous giveaway! I don't mind ironing IF I have a reliable iron and a bit of TV to watch!

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  85. Anonymous6:11 PM

    Ohhh I love a good iron. Wicked cool!

    Sarah

    whaley.family (at) hotmail.com

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  86. Anonymous6:13 PM

    Sorry I forgot to add that I find ironing funa dn recently my daughter had found the joy of ironing too. :)

    Sarah

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  87. I find ironing to be very relaxing. I love laundry day!!

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  88. This iron looks fantastic and I have a lot of half square triangles to press. :) Thanks for a chance to win!

    krista@sewwhatscooking.com

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  89. I like to iron especially fabric. Not clothes so much. :0)

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  90. I never used to iron. I would just throw my clothes back into the dyer with a damp towel or something. Now though I dry all our clothes outside on the clothesline which means I've been ironing a lot more. I don't mind it, but the iron I have is very old and I would love a new one!

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  91. Anonymous6:37 PM

    I haven't replaced my iron in a million years, which could account for the fact that I've never enjoyed it.
    Karen

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  92. I find it really fun, I like watching the wrinkles disappear.

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  93. I currently use a hand-me-down iron I got from my mom about 10+ years ago, so I'm definitely in the market for a new one, and this one looks great! Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

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  94. My first job in high school was working at a dry cleaners, and one of my jobs was pressing shirt collars and cuffs. I had my fill of ironing to say the least! I do it in small doses now so I don't have flashbacks!! Many thanks!

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  95. Laurie Cossette7:04 PM

    I enjoy ironing. I learned how by watching my grandmother. It's a gratifying chore.

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  96. Great Giveaway. This looks like a great iron. My favorite part is the retractable cord.

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  97. I find ironing to be a soothing process. Typically, it is very calming-- the pace, watching the wrinkles smooth out, the heat... Happy! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  98. I love to iron - I find it very meditative! You can imagine how thrilled my mother was when she heard this when I was about ten. In those days, my father needed a fresh ironed shirt and handkerchief every day and my sister and I wore cotton dresses that had to be ironed.

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  99. A necessary time waster. I know I need to do it, so I do, but I'd much rather skip over it and just keep sewing :)

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  100. Its nice to iron if you have good iron. My is an older one that is not working well... frustrating :) thank you for the giveaway!

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  101. Hmmm... neither fun nor frustrating, but somewhere in between. I don't iron clothes unless I have to (I never make it from one end of the house to the other as fast as I do once the dryer turns off...I must remove the clothes before they wrinkle!), and most of my iron usage is craft related. And, when I'm sewing, I try to skip the ironing step as often as I can, I do know that sometimes it makes all the difference!

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  102. I like pressing quilts and block seams but never ever iron clothing! Thanks for the chance!!!!

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  103. I really don't like ironing, just because I don't like all the setting up!

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  104. I hardly ever iron because I'm very insecure that my cheapo iron is going to ruin something lol!

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  105. I don't mind ironing too much, and pressing quilts is actually enjoyable for me. I really like the Hamilton Beach iron I use now -- this upgrade sounds fabulous!

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  106. Retractable cord!!! Oh-la-la!

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  107. I hate ironing clothes, but fabric ... especially pressing sewn seams is fun. go figure. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  108. I only iron fabric when I'm sewing something, never my clothes.

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  109. Just the other day I was thinking about getting a new iron and didn't end up getting one. This iron seems to have many perks, but most of all, that retractable cord!

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  110. I could really use this! I just got an apartment and my crafting has been at a standstill because i dont have an iron!

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  111. I need this iron :)

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  112. I like to iron!! Except, I really dislike the iron I'm using now. It's obnoxious!! lol A new iron would be so awesome, especially this fancy one!

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  113. Seriously NEED a new iron - and it'd be so NICE to win this one! :)

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  114. Frustrating. My iron is crappy and I can never get my clothes ironed right!

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  116. Ooh, I could use a new iron!

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  117. For me Ironing is interesting !!

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  118. Hi Mollie, I actually find ironing relaxing. Although every now & then, I do resent the hours of my life that I wasted on it.

    Thanks for a chance to win. I'd love a new iron. :)

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  119. Always looking for a great iron, love the retractable cord especially when sewing away from home which I do a lot of. Pick me!

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  120. I don't enjoy ironing clothes, but I do love pressing when quilting. It is rewarding to see everything turn so crisp. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  121. I love ironing at week end !!

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  122. Ohh the cord! I adore that! I'm using an iron of my mom's that is so ancient, but works just lovely right now. :) I do enjoy those small parts while constructing a dress and pressing the seams ever so much because I can really see what it looks like best.

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  123. I love ironing my quilt pieces as I sew them! A new iron would be great! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  124. I have obsessed over irons as well and have bought several over the last several years. Finding the right iron makes all the difference! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. I LOVE freshly ironed clothing, tablecloths, napkins, pillowcases (ahhhh). Yes, I love my iron. But I can't blame my current one's 'issues' on my sister. It was me and fusible. Lesson learned! Thanks for the review and giveaway. :)

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    1. If you ironed the wrong side of fusible interfacing, try ironing over a dryer sheet. I did this once too, and the dryer sheet did the trick!

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  126. I really struggled with picking an iron and still don't love the one I have. Thank you for the review!!

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  127. It is a must !! I have to iron my shirts every three days !!

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  128. Two me ironing is a fun !!!Thank you for the chance !@!@!@

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  129. I'd say that I'm somewhere between fun and frustrating. It can be relaxing, but if it's an obstacle to seeing a project come together then sometimes I just want to skip the step of ironing seams. I splurged on a really nice ironing board cover, and that did make ironing considerably more fun.

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  130. I think ironing would be more fun if I won a new, clean iron that did not sputter its complaints about working with me!

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  131. Anonymous2:21 PM

    I love to iron....I lock myself in the basement with all my husbands work shirts...it is my therapy! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  132. I really need a new iron and this would be great ! it is a joy !!

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  133. Ironing can be both frustrating and fun - depends on the mood and the work load !!

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  134. Ironing is a necessary evil in the land of making quilty things, and a good iron is an essential tool. Would love to have a new one and this one looks to be terrific!

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  135. The retractable cord is definitely my favorite part too! That's awesome.

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  136. Careful pressing can make a world of difference in the final product in sewing and it is such an easier job if your iron is a good one.

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  137. lynsey buchanan8:38 PM

    I like to get all my Ironing done on a Sunday so that me and the family are organised for the week ahead. If it does not get done the week seems more chaotic

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  138. I find ironing to be necessary but I don't always do it right away.

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  139. Love an IRON GIVEAWAY! What a genius idea! And I can see by the amount of comments you have gotten that you are not the only person with an iron obsession. I love all the sensations of ironing...the heated cotton smell, the change from unruly to smooth, The impossible 1/4 seam to
    the possible...love, love, love ironing!

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  140. i find it a good time to catch up with any programmes iv missed

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  141. I don't mind ironing. I do like how things look freshly ironed.

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  142. Great Giveaway. This looks like a great iron. My favorite part is the retractable cord.
    Also it is fun !

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  143. Anonymous9:23 AM

    I love how ironing makes things look crisp and clean, especially when making a sewing project.

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  144. Ironing makes things look so much better! Sometimes I enjoy it, but it makes me really hot so I have to time it right!

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  145. The first time I ironed I burnt a hole into my favourite pair of trousers, since they I try and avoid it the best I can. My sister however loves ironing, she finds it therapeutic!

    Hannah
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  146. I do ironing while I'm enjoy watching TV!

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  147. With a good iron, ironing is satisfying. But with a bad one...ugh!

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  148. I'd like to win the iron for my daughter. A new apartment dweller, and she's an awesome crafter and quilter who needs an iron! Thanks to you and thanks to Hamilton Beach!

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  149. I love the retractable cord! It is awesome. I love the smell of freshly ironed cottons. Thank you for this give away.

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  150. How neat, electronic temp control. Love the retractable cord too.

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  152. I'm a bit of a perfectionist so ironing can be frustrating if I'm trying to get all the wrinkles out. I do like all cotton clothes, so I'll probably always need an iron.

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  153. Hi there,
    As I need to replace mine ;) it will be great to win this iron.
    Thanks for sharing.
    (peacadilly@yahoo.fr)

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  154. I think I would like ironing more with this beauty. I have a super cheap iron that is starting to get clogged up from our hard water. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  155. Well, I don't find it fun lol. I only really iron when sewing, it really annoys me when the iron spits scale all over what I'm making!

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  156. With this amazing iron it'll be fun !!!

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  157. I like to iron, sometimes it takes too much time though.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  158. I LOVE ironing. I remember begging my mother to use the iron when I was a little girl, and I had to wait so long before she trusted me to use it carefully. Now I adore ironing, even more than sewing!!

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  159. For me it is a FUN !

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  160. i hate ironing clothes and i almost never do it. but i don't mind pressing for quilting and sewing. i'm weird that way.

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  161. Not necessary frustrating... but not fun, bleh.

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  162. I'm not a fan, but it is necessary so I tolerate it. A nicer iron might change my mind. My $20 Target special has seen better days

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  163. Anonymous4:15 PM

    I don't like ironing at all! But I guess that a beauty like this one could change my mind! ;)
    claudia_v_salas@yahoo.com.ar

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  164. Ironing clothes I hate, but fabric? I could do that all day!

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  165. I LOVE that retractable cord option. So handy! Love your blog too!

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  166. I really, really, really like the retractable cord option! Why don't all irons have that?

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  167. I would love to have a new iron! Great irons are so hard to find! Thank you.

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  168. After a year of borrowing my mother in laws iron, I'd love to own my own!

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  169. I need a new iron so badly!

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  170. My iron now has a retractable cord and I love that feature...but it takes forever to press anything! I so need a new one!

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  171. You had me at retractable cord, oh my!! I love to iron craft stuff, I never ever iron my clothing. Is that weird?

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  172. When I was growing up I can remember my grandma and my mom ironing just about every day. Grandma use to iron everything. Shr would let me iron grandpa's handkerchiefs. I though I was hot stuff a big girl. It was fun.
    Now days we hardly iron anything but I still enjoy it. My iron is toast i could use a new one

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  173. both. crisp pleats are lovely, but burning your finger with steam...not so much

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  174. I actually like ironing...if I don't HAVE to do it, know what I mean?

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  175. the iron has many features that I'd appreciate-if I had one! Thanks for the review & chance to win one.

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  176. once i have the ironing board out and the iron ready to go, i don't mind ironing at all. it's so satisfying to see all the wrinkles in fabric getting smoothed out. i sound so dorky! :D

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  177. Ha Ha. My husband does his own ironing. He doesn't trust me -- I have a bad record with ironing.
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  178. I don't iron a lot, but if i had this iron it would for sure be much more enjoyable!

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  179. I don't like ironing, but then again I have an ancient iron that only works on one setting

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  180. Tedious. Tedious. Tedious.

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  181. Elise7:58 PM

    I've been looking for a new iron, and this one looks so nice!

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  182. Fun :) I like slow home chores that let me think and listen.

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  183. Anonymous12:45 AM

    It can be both! depending on the project.... : ) love your projects. Thanks!
    Susansbarn@yahoo.com

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  184. As a brand spankin' new quilter, I'm kind of loving ironing, now. My really old and cheap iron needs to be replaced soon!

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  185. I find ironing soothing and relaxing. Thanks for the giveaway. Jackie

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  186. My husband is awesome and only buys non-iron shirts. The creases the dry cleaner puts in his slacks and dress pants also hold up really well. So, I only have to iron if it's for a sewing project I'm doing, which makes it kind of fun! I'm just getting into quilting, and I'd love a new iron to make pressing seems easier.

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  187. The cord! omg, so smart!

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