The question was asked on the scratchingpost* today...what is your favorite iron and I thought I'd share my reply here too.
My favorite is the like new iron found for $1 on a yard sale. I'm hard on irons, even new ones, and it was getting expensive. I bought my first yard sale iron nearly 10 years ago. I usually have a few spares alas DD14 dropped mine last week and it split in half.
Always wondered what the innards of an iron looked like so now I know. I'm back to using old faithful, my 1960s iron that weighs 5 pounds and gets hot enough to melt poly thread if you don't move fast enough! Nothing worse than watching 20 minutes of work melt away.
I'm ready for spring yard sales...