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Black & Decker F67E Classic 5 Star Rating: Cheapism Best Pick
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It's really surprising how many people rave about the Black & Decker F-67E Classic given its limited range of features. But Black & Decker F-67E Classic reviews reveal that its adherents are legion and indifferent to the allure of ostensibly more modern models. In its defense, reviews cite the iron's weight, durability, and ease of use. As one review on Lowe's comments, this all-metal iron stands far and above the other low-cost models with their plastic housing and can withstand a bit of abuse. Some users favor the Black & Decker Classic because it's reminiscent of their youth, but reviews on Amazon also laud its performance, which eliminates wrinkles and smoothes fabric in record time -- a feat that many users attribute to its three-plus-pound weight. Few would argue with a consumer reviewer on Buy.com who says that having used both "fancy" irons and the Black & Decker Classic, this is the one that deserves the love.

The Black & Decker F67E Classic has just 1100 watts of power, which trails behind the other budget irons we researched but doesn't seem to hinder heat levels. And unlike many other low-cost steam irons, the Black & Decker Classic doesn't offer a surge of steam or come with a mister; several users' Black & Decker F67E Classic reviews advise keeping a spray bottle handy. The water tank holds just four ounces, but one distinguishing feature of this model is the ability to iron without steam (many cheap irons are steam only). There's a temperature control dial with guidance about which temperature suits which fabric. The 10-foot cord pivots so it shouldn't tangle. And like other 21st century irons, it has a three-way automatic shut-off.

If it's simplicity and durability you crave in a budget iron, you can't do better than the Black & Decker F67E Classic. And if you think they don't make 'em like they used to, this one proves they do.

by Elizabeth Sheer (Google+ Profile) – June 17, 2012
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