Funny story from this weekend...
I have two Shark irons, one that is probably three years old and one that is maybe 1 1/2 years old. The first iron started leaking so I bought the second. Well that one started leaking too. I thought I would clean them both on the outside and then run a mixture of vinegar and water through them to clear any hard water deposits.
I bought the iron cleaner on Saturday and proceeded to clean the plates of both. Then I filled them both with vinegar and water and started pushing the steam button.
Well by now the basement smells terrible because of all the cleaning I am doing.
All of a sudden the old iron starts making a funny noise. Now I have never heard an iron make any type of noise other than steam sounds so this was very different. Next black smoke starts pouring out of the iron and I see it is on fire!!
I quickly unplugged it and Matthew took it outside. So here sits this iron in the middle of the front yard smoking like crazy. I thought to myself all I need to do now is move the washing machine to the porch and I will officially be a hillbilly!
And to top it off the other iron still leaks! Off to Walmart to buy a new iron.
But that's not even the funniest part. Before we left for the store, Matthew moved the iron out be the side of the road. We live in the middle of farm country on a county road. When we got up Sunday morning the iron was gone! Someone picked it up! We laughed so hard we cried. They sure will be in for a surprise! I hope they don't plug it in. Talk about "irony." LOL