Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ironing Strike

Today I went on an ironing strike. While I was ironing this morning, my bad little Black and Decker iron "soiled" five clean articles of clothing. Yucky brown stains. He's in the garbage now and I'm on strike until a new iron can be purchased. Any suggestions?


  1. Oh my goodness!
    What about a white vinegar clean out of the iron on the steam setting on rags until cleared? Follow with distilled water until all spots are gone. Sounds like a build up of particulate matter. And using spray starch doesn't help either.
    Then you might soak the clothes that were spotted in a white vinegar and water soak to loosen the spots and rewash...I know that's the drag part, but it has worked!
    Hang in there, the iron isn't your enemy! ;)

  2. Oh no! That has happened to me too but we have well water. I try to remember to only use bottled water but my husband has a tendency to help me out :-) by putting our water in the iron! Well, the good news...a new iron might make ironing fun for awhile!

  3. Black & Decker Digital Advantage D2030. Love it!! It's $50, but worth every penny. A year ago I brought it home along with a $100 Rowenta Professional and ran an iron marathon test on my husband's dress shirts. It totally outperformed the Rowenta.

    A fantastic iron!

  4. Well, I grabbed the iron out of the trash (he was really in there) and I will try the white vinegar. I'm not holding out much hope, though, and I agree that a new iron might make ironing fun for a while.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Kristen, I'm going to check it out. I went through a Rowenta (though not a Professional) in the past. I have real issues with irons. They last a year at the most -- that's a lot of irons in a 21-year marriage!

  5. Ditch the ironing altogether!
    EW, I hate ironing. The only time I ever do it is if I have to iron the Chief a shirt to wear to a wedding or baptism!


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