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Thread: Iron

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    I'm finding that my iron isn't as hot as it used to be. It doesn't get wrinkles out of cotton very well. I guess I'm wearing it out. Is there a brand that works better with quilting, ie. getting hotter?

    Thanks

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    I'm in the same boat.

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    I got a Rowenta for that reason. However it is pricey...Some get the WM inexpensive ones and when it dies get another.

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    Pressing blocks on Tuesday night, noticed my iron was not hot, apparently I have burned out the heating element! Fabric beats iron...is this similar to rock, paper, scissors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Pressing blocks on Tuesday night, noticed my iron was not hot, apparently I have burned out the heating element! Fabric beats iron...is this similar to rock, paper, scissors?
    that's funny ;-)

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    My 15 year old Rowenta Clip-up iron started leaking. The removable resevoir had a small piece of plastic break off :< So, I just bought a Rowenta Professional iron at Big Lots. They had a 20% off sale, so I got the iron, for like $26. I love it!

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    I bought a Rowenta a few years ago and love it. I had read about the Rowenta spitting and leaking but so far, knock on wood, I have not had that problem. Instead of straight tap water I mix a 50/50 tap/distilled water. This seems to work for me.

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    I just replaced my Rowenta because it was not turning on all the time. Kinda frustrating. I got my new one at Costco and so far am loving it. It is a Shark one for only 23 bucks. I normally don't like cheaper irons since I do have to iron my husbands shirts as well as use it for sewing. But this one is nice so far.

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    The only thing I don't like about my Rowenta is the auto shut off. When I need to press a block I have to wait for it to heat back up. Call me impatient, but when I want to iron I want to iron...

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    The only thing I don't like about my Rowenta is the auto shut off. When I need to press a block I have to wait for it to heat back up. Call me impatient, but when I want to iron I want to iron...
    I'm with you. I keep an eye on mine, when I know I'm going to need it I turn it back on before I'm actually ready.

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