I just dropped the iron. No, it didn’t cause any kind of comical foot injury, but it did cause a crack in the iron. Time to go shopping for a new one.
It’s a Sunbeam iron. Lasted 15+ years I think. I’ll happily buy another one. I wonder if they’re on sale anywhere this week? Will check Catalogue Central — though it looks like some of the big retailers don’t have their latest catalogues shown there.
PS. Myer and Harris Scarfe both have one on sale for $55. Seems reasonable… I once knew a lady who spent many many hundreds of dollars on an iron. I never did figure out how she thought it was good value for money, especially when I discovered that despite the cost, it had no capability to iron the clothes for you.
The old iron appears to still power on, but in my book when a device that involves spraying scalding hot steam about the place in close proximity to humans has obvious damage, it’s time for it to be replaced.