I've seen all the cute little craft irons on the market, and I even own one of them. (I got it on sale.) They're OK; but I'm impatient, and I don't like to wait for them to heat up. Besides, they never get quite hot enough to be very effective. But did you know that you don't need an iron to "iron" your ribbons? If you've got a lightbulb, you're good to go. First, make sure that your lightbulb is clean and dust-free. (Of course, you need to do that while it's cool. Don't ask me how I know that.) Then just pull your ribbon tight, and rub it slowly across the hot bulb, being very careful not to rub your fingers along the bulb as well. (Don't ask me how I know that, either.) It works great! And you can save your money for the really essential things, like more paper, more chipboard, more dies for your cutting machine, and - yes, you guessed it - MORE RIBBON! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!