Today my iron quit. An iron lasts me on average two years. This was a great iron for a quilter–it was heavy, it produced lots of steam, and it had a removable reservoir that you could take off the iron and take to the sink to fill directly from the tap.
This is the new iron that I bought–a Rowenta, the Eco model. So far, I love this iron. It is heavy like my old iron and it produces lots of steam. The reservoir does not come off, like my old iron, but that is a small thing. http://www.rowenta.ca/Pages/catalog/ironing/stream-irons/Eco-Intelligence.aspx
I don’t usually purchase the extended warranty when I buy small appliances like this. However, the extended warranty was for two years and given that I usually only get two years out of an iron, I thought it might be worth it so I bought it. We will see how long this iron lasts.