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Thread: I need a new iron

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    Junior Member sewtruterry's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Aurora IL
    Quote Originally Posted by GirlieWhirlie
    Do you have one you really like? What do you like or dislike about the one you have?
    I have 2 Rowentas that I got because I had to have one to work with while the other was in the shop being repaired. Then I bought a White Steam Generator and had to have that replaced 3 times. Finally I broke down and bought a ConSew Gravity Feed iron and absolutely love it. I have had it now almost 6 years and can count on both hands the number of times that I have had to refill the water tank. It holds 1 and 1/4 gallons of water. I use it all of the time and it has great steam and great pressing power. I did have one problem with it however and that was finding a reliable pressing surface that can take all of the heat and steam. I thought I found it in a couple of Pergo floor strips that I nailed to a board because of the ads that say nothing can destroy Pergo well guess what my ConSew can. WARPED!!! But still usable.

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    Senior Member Joan Gaddis's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Jasper, Georgia
    i just uise cheap ones from wal mart use the extra cash for more fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Clay Springs AZ
    Savers is a well organized thrift store chain.
    They do have a website but dont know anything about it.
    I live in Phx AZ and they have alot of stores here.
    It is a great place to buy irons cheap and they have a testing station so you can make sure they work.
    Great way to try different brands and find the one you like best.

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    Senior Member roxie623's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Arizona via New Jersey
    I have an Olisio, 2 Rowentas, Black & decker, and a Protor Silex (don't ask why so many). I use my Rownetas the most. Thye are good heavy irons. I use only distilled wate as the water here is the pitts. My one Rowenta is about 15-20 years old and have never had a problem.

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    Dec 2010
    I bought a black and decker from Walmart and I can't turn the steam off on it and there are things that you can't use steam on. That is one thing to check for when you buy one. I also had one that I took back. It shut itself off and I would chain sew pieces and by the time I was done and back to the iron it had shut off and was cool. Not a good feature in my case. I also found that support with black and decker is not good.

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