Irons–Disappointed… any ideas?
My vintage Sunbeam finally caught fire and died. I knew the search for a replacement would be tough, but I was in for a nasty surprise.
I bought a Rowenta DX1700. Among other complaints (stupid cord in the way, unreachable, unreadable dial), my biggest complaint is it does not get hot enough. I was preshrinking cotton yardage and ironing it dry, and it easily took twice as long as with the Sunbeam.
Does anyone know for sure if newer irons do not heat up as hot as old irons? Is wattage the deciding factor to determine how hot it will get? I have not seen more than 1700 watts like the Rowenta I bought. (By the way, I already returned it.)
Any suggestions on a good hot iron? I don’t need steam.