One of the items on my wish list from Santa was a new iron. Now I normally don't request presents that plug in, but I have 2 reasons for wanting a new iron. Here is reason number one.
Trashed cover from drips and steam. Ewwwww.
It actually drips way less than my expensive Rowenta ( which has been sentenced to the back of the closet without parole, for bad behavior), and it also costs under $30. So if this one works so good why ask for another?
Reason number two. Holes.
So I looked around on the Internet and found a Continental dry iron with a flat sole plate. Problem solved. Now I keep a spray bottle handy if I need to add some dampness. The price is still under $30. However it does not have an automatic shut-off like most irons (personally I find this feature annoying). So if you are the type that leaves the house for a two hour trip to Ikea, then says to the hubby "Did I turn off the iron?", it may not work for you. Over the years I've gotten into the habit of turning off lights, sewing machine and iron when I leave the room, so I'm not too worried about it.
Now about that ironing board cover. There are lots of tutorials out there on how to re -cover your ironing board, so I won't bore you with the details. Let's just say it's about time.