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Thread: Irons

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    Senior Member plmsmith's Avatar
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    Ok I am on the look out for a good heavy iron. I don't use the steam feature I want to IRON wrinkles out and press seams. I already have a steamer. I have a Panasonic one that dh got me about 14 years ago, it still works great but I have scratches no gouges on the plate and I know it's only a matter time before they start to rust or mar my fabric. I acquired said scratches when I didn't know my board cover and it's many small tears developed a large rip right down to the metal board (which I've had about 20 years old and from a yard sale) and it's cute rust spots.
    I really would like a 1500-1700 watt and weight around 4-5 pounds, any help on what one is best.

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    Rowenta, Rowenta & Rowenta. The irons are a little pricey but the higher end ones will last for years and years. I have 3. One for my clothing and 2 for myself and sewing ladies to use at weekly sew-in. I love them.

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    Rowenta! My daughter had a fit when I told her what I paid for my beloved Rowenta --- until she tried it. She loudly exclaimed: "It levitates"

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    May I recommend you use the "search" function? We have had many discussions recently on irons

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    I'm in agreement with everyone else - Rowenta. I have two of them and can't imagine sewing/quilting without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    Rowenta, Rowenta & Rowenta. The irons are a little pricey but the higher end ones will last for years and years. I have 3. One for my clothing and 2 for myself and sewing ladies to use at weekly sew-in. I love them.
    I think it's the luck of the draw. I've had Rowenta(s), Oliso, Black & Decker--I think I've had every iron out there both cheap and expensive and they have all died on me in a matter of 2 years. I have a Rowenta Pressure Iron & Steamer that I love, I don't use it much (afraid it'll die on me) and I love it. It costs around $200 at JoAnn's. I also recently bought a Continental Platinum--it's a dry iron, no steam holes and I love it too. I got it from Home Depot for $28.00. I think with any iron it's a matter of how much you use it.

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    Rowenta that's why I don't like it "too heavy"...I use a light cheap B&D

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    Rowenta is best inmy oponion.

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