Here is my newest purchase....a Reliable Velocity Iron.
I have gotten so frustrated with all of the irons I have purchased the last few years. Seams like they don't last long before they die or else they start spitting or leaking water spots all over anything I want to press. Years ago I purchased an expensive Rowenta Iron which I loved at first but the temperature dial came off after a few months so I sent it in to be fixed...cost over $10 for shipping each way. When the iron arrived home it worked for a couple of days then the new dial fell off. I just couldn't see sending it in again when it was so pricey. The next Rowenta iron was less expensive but started spitting dirty water a few months after I got it so gave it up. These irons were not cheap either which was so disappointing. I followed the guidelines on the type of water to use in them too so know that wasn't the problem.
I decided after those two experiences with expensive irons I would just buy cheap, and I mean cheap irons. I would get them at around $10-$12 and if they started spitting in a year or so I wouldn't feel bad. Some even leaked water which wasn't good either.
This latest iron I have had for a while is a Shark and it has been pretty good but after reading Judy Laquidara's Patchwork Times blog on this Reliable Velocity iron I decided to purchase one for myself. It is not an inexpensive iron but liked the idea of a steam generator so the water can't drip out the holes. So far I love it, love it, LOVE IT!
The iron is a little heavy but if it does the job I will not mind. As you can see from the photos the sole of the iron is larger than the Shark iron too. It is taller because of the steam generator also.
Here is the information that was on the side of the box in case you are interested. I will let you know if this iron konks out on me or if I have problems but think I am finally going to love my iron.
Have a great day!