Years ago my mom sold me on Rowenta. It was her iron of choice - back then, the professional version cost mega-bucks. It now costs half what we used to pay. "If you use good equipment, the job will be much more enjoyable."
She was right. When my Rowenta worked, it was fantastic. When the second one worked, it was great. Same with the third. And the fourth. And...shouldn't an iron last more than a couple of years? Come on!
My current Rowenta gets hot. Really hot. Really really hot. TOO hot. I was a bit concerned when it started super-heating last week, but when it started leaking as well? It was definitely time to replace it. I was afraid I was going to electrocute myself. It leaks out the bottom, and only leaks when standing up. What's with that?!!
Today I was in Target, and looked at the Rowentas. And decided that I'm not going to plunk down the bucks for an iron that won't last. I'll plunk down fewer bucks for an unknown.
Say "Hi" to my new assistant. It's not out of the box yet, but I'm hoping that it will quickly become my BFF. If not, there's always another Rowenta out there, just waiting to come home.