Answer: just one, if it works!
It's a Shark that I got at Target. The crazy thing is, it went bad after I'd had it for about 10 months or so - won't turn on. I still had the paperwork and box, so I called the manufacturer, they gave me a trouble number or whaterver you call it. I was told to send it back, $insured, with a $handling $fee and they would try to fix it. If they couldn't fix it they would send me another used iron, but there was no guarantee on it. That's been several weeks and I still haven't mailed it; quite frankly I don't want to throw good money after bad. I never did like it anyway, it just looks stupid.
Now that's the one I got after this one started acting wierd:
It's a Black and Decker "Auto Advantage," whatever that means. I had it a long time; it's designed to shut off after a certain length of time, which made it a hassle if you're working on a quilt. Then it reached the point where it would just shut off after a few minutes and didn't want to steam properly, the water just runs out through the holes.
Now this baby I've had for years and years:
It's a GE and it wasn't designed to shut off after an interval, it does not have a time-out device, tipover warning, retractable cord, fabric content sensor and does not make coffee. Something went wrong with the on-off switch and it doesn't shut off - if you plug it in, it's ON. It does not hold water so you can't use it for steam, but it works fine for me when I'm sewing. That's the one I take with me for guild/bee meetings and workshops. Cost? Around $9 about 15 years ago.
Sew forth and sew on ti later