Saturday, February 4, 2012

Show of Hands...Who's Ever Blown Up an Iron?

Uh, yeah, let's just say this is not my first time at this rodeo. Well, I take that back. This is the first one I've blown up but not the first one I've torn up. Hubby used to get frustrated when I was making lots of bags because I used a lot of fusible products and they like to stick to the iron. Then they mess up your clothes. Not fun. Here's the one that met it's maker the other day.

I was piecing and ironing, piecing and ironing, until...what is that smell? Yeah, electrical smoke pouring from the top of the iron. Since I sew in the basement, I unplugged it and got it outside as quickly as possible but not quicky enough because it set of the detector. Nice. My own musical interlude. I'm really having fun now. I left the door open until it aired out but I still had to turn the detector off.
It's very similar to what I had but it has one goodie that I love; a retractable cord. It doesn't take much to please me, I know.

7 comments:

Linz said...

I haven't done that exactly, but you know I just had to get a new iron too...

And the ONLY feature that mattered was the retractable cord. Really. :)

Michele said...

Big oops! Glad that a little smoke was all that resulted.

piece peace said...

Glad everything turned out ok. I used to have that issue with hair dryers back in the 80s.

Kasey said...

I've learned dropping them is a bad idea. In high school, the day of midterm exams, I was ironing before school and dropped my mom's iron over the tile- I knew it would chip it so I tried to catch it- and yep, ended up with an iron-shaped burn on my forearm. That made it fun to take those tests! And two years ago, the floor of the house my DH and I were renting was so uneven that no matter where I put it, my ironing board wobbled. This led to me dropping my iron several times, and it started having hot flashes hot enough to burn the ironing board cover! Its replacement leaks water- has since the day I bought it. I guess I have bad luck with irons!

Dannelle said...

I tend to go through irons, (yeah, that fusible lining!), food processors and hand mixers! I use heavy duty kitchen aide mixer now, but I just bet...

Mrs.Pickles said...

at least you got it out before it went up in flames!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I finally killed an iron last year, but, not like you did. How about getting another (cheap) iron for clothes only.