3.04.2010

ding dong the witch is dead

goodbye t-fal

T-fal

no longer will you spit your venomous water on my freshly laundered fabrics.  no longer will you shut off, just because - you're not related to the windows operating system are you?  no longer will you temperamentally not heat up.  you are dead. ding dong the witch is dead.  you must of known your days were numbered.  you must have felt my animosity.

i contemplated buying your brother last month when costco reduced his price by $10, but i'm no fool. they say doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is the definition of insanity.  strange i may be, but crazy i am not.

i suppose it isn't entirely your fault. you were probably never made to withstand the endless work that I put you to. oh the cottons and the linens, you had a difficult time coping at best.

last night you showed me what you were made of. you heated up for our last battle and then you sparked and smelt of burning wire. i thought you were going to shock me or worse. i reacted quickly and unplugged you. i didn't even shed a tear. instead i threw my jacket on and headed out the door minutes before dinner where my journey landed me at a local store.

hello shark!

after a quick assessment of my options i chose the Shark. ooo, even the name sounds like something to be feared. were you jealous when i plugged the Shark in t-fal? were you jealous of all it's silvery splendor, it's powerful steam bursts and endless heat? were you jealous that not once did the Shark turn off when I put it to work for 2 + hours last night laboring over freshly laundered cotton? don't get me wrong t-fal, i do not love ironing. but it's a necessary task when you are a pre-washer. believe me, only quilting could draw me to the iron, that and weddings or funerals.

speaking of funerals, i won't be having one for you. i won't even wish you a RIP. i think you are the last of the t-fal products to leave my home. yes, i have moved on and i want to shout it into the far corners of cyberspace.

my apologies to all those who have the t-fal and are still in love.

16 comments:

  1. Hello! Venus from Happy Find, here...
    This is good to know. I will mark T-Fal off my list. I have Sunbeam and I hate it. It too spits venomous water. UGH! Your new iron looks purdy! Oooo... shiny... I'd like to hear what you think about this one.
    Take care!

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  2. Good for you! :-) I love my Rowenta, personally :-)
    But the SHARK sounds cool too!

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  3. Nice blog. We also home school. :)

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  4. haha! that's fantastic.
    my mom got me a new iron a couple years ago and i haven't looked back. ;)

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  5. Too funny, I ditched my Tfal about two months ago for a Shark. I love it!

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  6. Me and my t-fal are still friends. I have a feeling our friendship will not last much longer - it is getting used alot. But my t-fal is not shiny like your shark. But I will not judge.
    Where did you find such a pretty appliance?

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  7. I am ironless... I would settle for a tfal as my seams are being pressed with a lightbulb today....

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  8. Hello Venus, so far so good.  Ive ironed another mountain of fabric and Im still happy :)

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  9. Cristin, Ive heard nothing but good things about the Rowenta.  It sounds dreamy...as far as irons go ;)

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  10. Hi and thanks for stopping by.  Its always nice to hear from fellow home-schoolers.

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  11. thanks Grace. :) good on your mum for keeping you equipped. happy ironing

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  12. Im glad you said you love it. I dont need another lemon ;)

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  13. Oh Andrea, the t-fal sucks ;)  I found the Shark at Canadian Tire.  I lucked out really because the Shark retails for $ 99 but I happened to walk in the store and it was on for $ 39.99.  there was only one left on the shelf.  You could probably find a similar price in AB. Im in MB.

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  14. Uggh!  say it aint so sister.

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  15. OK, I love how you tell this story. I had a Rowenta that had similar issues, and I was happy to see it on it's last leg. I am also glad for the info on the t-fal. Let us know how you like the Shark

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  16. Oh that is sad about the Rowenta...that would have been next on my list if the Shark doesnt work out.  So far so good though :)

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