Edited to Add: I did call the company before posting this. They say “It’s out of warranty!” They’re pretty sure it’s a circuit board and with shipping, it will cost me about $40. Vince can change the circuit board. That may or may not be the problem and I cannot return the circuit board if that isn’t the problem. So . . my review below is based on my overall experience with this iron.
When I bought my Digital Velocity Steam Iron in September, 2010, I wrote this review and promised followups. I loved this iron. It steams like crazy and while I know some don’t use steam, I do and I love lots of it.
Today when I went to the sewing room to turn it on, the switch appears dead and it does nothing! I tried unplugging it and plugging it into another socket that I knew had working things plugged into it, and still nothing. Dead! Considering that for about 6 months or longer during this time, I wasn’t sewing at all and this iron only gets used for sewing, that leaves me not liking this iron a whole lot right now.
I will pull out one of my older irons and use it while I stew about whether or not to order another of the Digital Velocity irons. In the long run, as much as I liked it, if I have to replace it every 12 – 18 months, maybe that’s still better than using an iron that lasts longer but I only halfway like. But, I expected more.
When things slow down for Vince, I’ll see if he’ll take it apart and see if he can fix the switch but if I ask him to do one more thing right now, well . . I’m just not going to do that!