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Thread: IRON

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    lOOKING FOR A NEW IRON ANY SUGGESTIONS? I HAVE HAD 2 ROWENTA IRONS AND BOTH HAVE LEAKED AFTER A SHORT TIME. I AM NOT SURE I WANT TO GO THERE AGAIN.HAS ANYONE HEARD OF ELISE OR ELYSE IRONS?

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    Oh no.... I had a cheap iron that started leaking and my friend suggested a Rowenta. I just bought it yesterday! Oh how I hope it does not leak!!!

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    Well I was told I may not have use the correct water in it so be smarter than I was. Once maybe but twice I must be crazy,will I ever learn

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    The booklet that comes with the Rowenta irons says to use tapwater not distilled water in your iron. I had always been told the reverse with steam irons. I have had my Rowenta for about 4-5 years using tapwater and have had no problems with leaks.

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    I used tap water and a quilt instructor told me it needed distilled water.Iron instruction long gone

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    I have had my Rowenta's for more than 5 years now and don't have a problem with them. I have a large iron and the small travel iron. I don't remember where I read this but if you live in an area that has a lot of lime or calcium in the water use 1/2 water 1/2 distilled. This is what I do and do not have a single problem with spitting or leaking. I also wonder if my cheaper irons would have lasted longer if I had used the mixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    I have had my Rowenta's for more than 5 years now and don't have a problem with them. I have a large iron and the small travel iron. I don't remember where I read this but if you live in an area that has a lot of lime or calcium in the water use 1/2 water 1/2 distilled. This is what I do and do not have a single problem with spitting or leaking. I also wonder if my cheaper irons would have lasted longer if I had used the mixture.
    Here is the link for the Rowenta site. It specifically says their irons are made to be used with tapwater, unless you have hard water. If you live in an area w/hard water use "bottled spring water" not distilled water.
    http://www.rowentausa.com/rowenta/frame.aspx

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    I have had 2 Rowenta irons and the first one was good for about 18 months the last one lasted less than a year.
    I am not going to invest in another one. I bought a cheap Black and Decker at Walmart and it seems to be doing the job so far.

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    Guess I am not the only one with an iron leaking. Before I gave it up it was more like a flood. Thanks for the help.

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    I have two Rowenta's. The only thing I HATE about them is the auto shut off. I want the dang think hot when I go to press. I have heard alot of good things about WM's cheap irons. Then if they break or leak, toss it and get a new one. You can buy 3 or 4 of those for what I gave for my Rowenta's.

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