Originally Posted by beansnana
Where did you find your new one at? I am having the same problem with mine. I actually have to take an SOS pad and clean mine that way. I use the shaft of mine more than the tip.
I got both at Michaels. The first one had a teal / blue handle. The second one has a dark green handle. Because of the experience with the first one, I really looked at the others more closely when I went to buy a new one. That is when I realized there was a temp difference. I have no problems with the second one (except for the fact that the puppies chewed that one up also! UGGHHH!) They are both made by Walnut Hollow, but I really like the green one. http://www.walnuthollow.com/5570thevaluewoodburner.aspx
Hope that helps some.