Wait until you see what I have done to my beloved Rowenta Master Steam Generator superpress iron! So beloved that I recently sent it off to California to be fixed to the tune of $90.00 because it was made in France rather than in China like the new ones.
See the gaping hole where it should say "Rowenta"? Here's what happened. This particular iron takes about 7 or 8 minutes to warm up. I have it plugged into a surge protector that is on the floor. When I want to turn it on I just flip the switch on the surge protector and go about my business until it is ready. On this particular day, there was a lot of stuff piled up on the ironing board. (You know how tempting a large flat surface is for temporary storage.) The iron was not sitting flat on it's plate but rather a little askew with part of the iron on the plastic! I did not discover it until it was too late. Now to my surprise, that portion of the unit holds the electric not the water which is good because if it were the water tank you would not be able to get up enough pressure for the steam. So the iron still works and husband will cover the scar with I don't know what. Live and learn.
Bye for now,