And in just the same way that Goldilocks finds just the right bed in the bedroom of The Three Bears, you’ll find just the right iron for you.
Not all irons are the same.
Some are cheap. And should never be invited into your home. They’re short lived because they’re poorly wired.
Just ask any of my customers who have had them explode while using them.
So I’m talking about the more expensive steam irons. Rather than the much more expensive steam station irons.
A good steam iron today is between $100 and $150. Not so long ago a good steam iron was in the $200+ range. So prices have definitely dropped.
Twelve months ago, after 8 faithful years, my Morphy Richards iron finally lays down its head. And refuses to get up again. And because they are such an expensive iron – and I consider them the best – they’re no longer available in Australia. The distributor says the market for super good irons in Australia is too small for them.
So it’s time for me to find another brand.
I always start online.
And look at all the options on offer.
And there are many.
Super steam. Super glide. Super speed. Super clean. Et al.
Once I sort out my priorities about features and benefits. And one must have feature is auto off. If I forget to turn the iron off, it has to turn itself completely off. To a cold state.
I then narrow the field down to three irons.
So it’s time to make a decision.
With all things being almost equal, the buying decision comes down to . . .
How will this iron, which is always in view in my laundry room – because my ironing board is always up – add to the ambience of the room?
And most important.
How does this iron feel in my hand?
Is it too heavy? Or just right?
Is the pitch of the handle too high? Too low? Or just right?
How does it glide across a surface? Does it snag? Or is it so smooth it’s just right?
My partner, Victor Pleshev, the architect who designed the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover for his mother to help her with her ironing when she was recovering from a stroke, irons as well.
So this is a joint decision.
We walk away with a Russell Hobbs top of the range iron.
But to be honest – to me and my partner – those brands are too garish in their colours. And their hornet like styling – where I think they’re likely to take flight any minute – just doesn’t appeal to us.
The sales assistant assures us our Russell Hobbs iron is one of two brands that are never returned to the store for faults.
Twelve months down the track, I still love it.
It looks just right in my laundry room.
And it feels just right too.
I’m Goldilocks at the ironing board. Ironing my beautiful and treasured linen napkins. Which I use every day.
On an Ebony Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
Using an iron that’s just right – for me.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva is very fussy about what kind of iron she chooses.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Or phone me, Carol Jones, in rural Australia on 02 63 588 511.
Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
A Half Moon. At Sunrise!
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Sunrise. In The Hills.