I just found a new favorite iron for sewing and crafting projects. It’s called the Durathon iron from Hamilton Beach. See how happy it looks in my studio:
I’ve been using the new #Durathon iron in my Quilted Cupcake studio for 2 months, and it has become my favorite iron! This Hamilton Beach iron is perfect for sewing projects. Here are my favorite features:
- It’s very comfortable to use, just glides along. Nice, non-stick bottom.
- The steam feature works well. No drips yet after 2 months.
- You set the temperature with an electronic button, no imprecise slide. There’s a light for each setting, making it easy to see what the setting is.
- The BEST part is how the auto-off function works. The Durathon iron will stay hot when sitting up for 15 minutes before turning off. AND, it has a little beeper to tell you it’s about to auto shut off. So, if you’re at the sewing machine and just about to iron, you can go lift the iron to reset it for another 15 minutes. Quilters and sewing crafters will appreciate that little improvement.
I suppose if you iron clothes (I rarely do!), the Durathon iron would be great for that, too. However, I’m a quilter, I iron in my studio all the time, but rarely do my clothes get ironed. I have no problem ironing the creases out of vintage fabric, or pressing seams on 100 quilt blocks. But…I’ll probably snarl at you if you ask me to iron your clothes. Like I said – I’m a quilter.
The MSRP for the Durathon iron is about $45, which I believe is very reasonable for an iron that is meant to last (I’ve gone through several cheap irons).
I liked the iron so much that I arranged with Hamilton Beach to give one away here on the blog. Enter below using Rafflecopter form. Deadline for entry is midnight on Sunday, 4/27/14.
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Disclosure: I received an iron from Hamilton Beach in order to conduct this product review. However, the opinion expressed above is my true and honest feeling about the iron.