SO: Ironing thread

Do you own an iron?

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Question anything the facts don't support.
Dec 15, 2003
So do you even OWN an iron? Just seems a lot of my under 40 co-workers don't even own an iron, let alone iron.
  • wenrob

    DIS Veteran
    Apr 14, 2008
    No (51) but my DD (23) does. She sometimes works “Front of the house” so needs to look professional. I just need to go to Target or grocery shopping so not so much.


    DIS Veteran
    Jan 9, 2014
    I was about to answer yes, but because we just moved I double checked with my husband, “Did we pack the iron?” He said no, so apparently we no longer own an iron. :laughing: No big loss, I’d only used it twice in the past 20 years.
  • Kitty 34

    Hums in her sleep
    Feb 16, 2000
    I had one, an old one that I gave to my youngest DS when he moved to the base in 2012. Apparently the Air Force liked the iron look over my son's mother's look.

    I did buy one a couple of years ago. I've never plugged it in but it's there so that I can answer yes on a DIS poll. :teeth:


    DIS Sponsoor/Veteran
    Jul 7, 2001
    Yes and I use it a few times a week.

    Perhaps someone has some ideas/suggestions

    If I fold something - it has the lines on my shirts/tops.

    If I hang a shirt/top, I get the "hanger hooks" on the pressing it is

    apartment j

    Aug 18, 2019
    I bought one a few years ago. I've never opened the box. I have an ironing board too. It's still in the plastic shrink wrap.
    I do dress very neatly, always, but I avoid buying anything made of a fabric that wrinkles badly and I hang almost everything up on a hanger when it's still half wet, to air dry the rest of the way. I only buy my husband dress shirts that are labeled wrinkle free. I remove them from the dryer warm and hang them immediately.


    Jun 13, 2013
    I actually just bought a new one. My in-laws broke my other one a while back and it was just collecting dust. I don't iron much, but I do prefer it over the steamer when the occasion arises (which is rare).


    DIS Veteran
    Jul 13, 2017
    I had an amazing Rowenta that I will not admit how much I paid for it yet felt sure it would be the last iron I'd ever owned when I purchased it. Was a full fledged empty nester and no longer needed to think about rug rats breaking things.
    It was soooooo nice a dressmaker friend used to come over to my house to use it.

    Alas, I briefly gained a DIL and lost an iron. She felt...uncomfortable using the ironing board (read too lazy) so one night left it on the bed plugged in and thermostat on. I didn't mind the hole she burned into the mattress (needed a new one anyway) as much as the iron.
    Now I use the lighter weight one I bought my mother at her request. Such is life.


    DIS Veteran
    Jul 2, 2016
    I own and use my iron. I could use Downey wrinkle release or fold my laundry the minute it comes out of the dryer, but it takes me about 90 seconds to iron a top or skirt so I don't mind.

    Eta: I fully admit to looking for clothes that don't need to be ironed, but sometimes it doesn't work out.
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    DIS Veteran
    Aug 12, 2007
    I voted yes. I also have the tall screechy when setting up and putting away ironing board. I did just buy a small table top ironing board that I can't wait to try out although that won't work for me when ironing seams on a big quilt.


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