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Thread: My Iron Recommendation (for what it's worth!!)

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Rowenta's don't leak if filled with the correct water, people just use 100% distilled water which in the manual tell you that causes it to leak. I use 50%tap and 50% distilled because I have hard water, and mine hasn't leaked in 6 years, but i do have one of the irons made in germany supposedly that makes a difference as well. I also have the auto shut off and mine heats up fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    Rowenta's don't leak if filled with the correct water, people just use 100% distilled water which in the manual tell you that causes it to leak. I use 50%tap and 50% distilled because I have hard water, and mine hasn't leaked in 6 years, but i do have one of the irons made in germany supposedly that makes a difference as well. I also have the auto shut off and mine heats up fast
    I hadn't heard about the 50/50 rule. My Rowenta instructions say DO NOT use distilled water but use spring water without minerals instead. I guess it's like you say--depends on where the iron is made since lots of people swear by the distilled water. :D

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    I bought a Rowenta at Savers for $5.50 and it leaks so have to use it dry. I really like the way it handles and irons.
    I bought the Rowenta travel iron new and love it. I like to use it with steam but it runs out of water fast.
    Savers is a great place to buy used irons and they have a testing station to make sure they work. Of course you wont know if the steam works but for what you pay its worth the risk.

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