I am not happy! The Reliable (ha!) V100 iron I purchased in July of 2011 has died an ignominious death at only 16 months of age. The heating element went kaput. This happened on Friday morning after my 20 year old serger forgot how to be tense. I messed with it for over an hour trying to get the tension reset. I guess there is a burr on a looper or something. I took it in to B-Sew Inn for servicing and problem detection and brought home a Babylock Eclipse sx to use while I wait for the old one to be fixed. So I start sewing away and go to use the iron and I'm wondering why it's taking so long to heat up. I finally figured out it had given up the ghost. Sigh. Friday was not a good day for me. I am now using my backup; a Rowenta that has a leaky tank. So I have heat but no steam.
Sooooo, anyone have a good iron to suggest that may last more than a mere 16 months?