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Black and Decker Classic Iron
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Post# 371752   5/3/2017 at 20:09 (530 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I'm not a fan of ironing and don't iron but I found this Black and Decker Classic Iron really interesting. I had no idea they still made one like this. It reminds me of the beige ones my grandmothers had from the 80s with the orange lettering.

And it also looks a lot like the old GE irons, that Black and Decker probably got the designs for when they bought GE small appliance line in 1984.

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Post# 371753 , Reply# 1   5/3/2017 at 20:37 (530 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Very much like mom's from the 60s

Post# 371755 , Reply# 2   5/3/2017 at 20:42 (530 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


We used to have one of these. It was a great iron. It reminds me of the old G.E. steam & spray iron my mom had, which we now have one just like -- I found one brand new in the box at a thrift store.

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Post# 371758 , Reply# 3   5/3/2017 at 21:17 (530 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That is my daily driver for an iron

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It's just like the old GE...except, if you leave it unattended, it will 'shut off'. It's simple, heavy, and it does a great job.

Post# 371760 , Reply# 4   5/3/2017 at 22:19 (530 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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That GE was the one, 1962 I think after baby sitter broke one she loved. I do not remember it, too young promise. She said the handle was ruby red and I think see through??

Post# 371762 , Reply# 5   5/4/2017 at 00:22 (530 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that the present iron is made in China. And as such, actual features working/leaking will be variable from unit to unit.  That's why there are significant spreads in the reviews....almost opposite opinions.


Guess you keep sending them back until you get a good one.



Post# 371783 , Reply# 6   5/4/2017 at 23:46 (529 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
SAdly, they ARE made in China.

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I actually bought 2 of them. I love it.

Post# 372493 , Reply# 7   5/21/2017 at 01:17 (513 days old) by Smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        
Re suckolux

I think i have the red iron yourtalking about in red real heavy great for jeans.

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Post# 372508 , Reply# 8   5/21/2017 at 08:27 (513 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Very possible. I just remember Red and was broken around 61, so I was a bit young.

Post# 372521 , Reply# 9   5/21/2017 at 14:55 (513 days old) by chan55 (Green Bay, WI)        

We had the GE version too,lasted forever. I was just a little kid when we went to the store to buy it. When I was 18, I bought my mom a new Sunbeam, she was thrilled. She kept that old GE as a spare,since she ironed every Monday night, after washing all day. Those were the days..........................

Post# 372694 , Reply# 10   5/26/2017 at 05:02 (508 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I have used them all

At the moment I'm using a gold 1965 Mary Proctor,my very favorite iron of all is the Presto with the puts out a TON of steam and really works well on heavy fabric, the GEs are good old irons, my Mother used one about 25 years.I got a bunch of irons from Mike Hays and then got a bunch more in Ron Jones stuff, I even have a GE with a PURPLE handle!

Post# 372695 , Reply# 11   5/26/2017 at 05:04 (508 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
RE Daily Driver Iron!

John...I'm surprised at you not using a HOOVER iron..LOL!...Actually the Hoovers are really good irons.

Post# 372920 , Reply# 12   5/30/2017 at 16:30 (504 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, fear not!

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THere's always a Hoover iron at the ready.

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