Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: New iron

  1. #11
    Senior Member DawnFurlong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    368
    Funny, I was literally just looking at irons - and put a couple on my wish list at Amazon! It seems people either love their Rowenta's - or they hate them. But I guess that is like most things these days. Household appliances just aren't made like they used to be made. I am thinking I wouldn't rule out a Rowenta - but it would have to be a really good sale/price so that I am not spending much more than I would usually spend on an iron.

    This Black and Decker one seems to have very good reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-D...s=rowenta+iron

    I am thinking - sometimes you get lucky with irons, sometimes not so much!
    Dawn

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    621
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
    Good luck...I have that iron and have to use it without steam because, like every Rowenta I've ever had, it leaks! "I swanee", sometimes it acts like it's not supposed to come into contact with water at all...and the off situation is easy to control...just plug into a heavy-duty surge protector and then turn IT off when you're ready.
    I found a Rowenta at a yard sale that had quite a build up on the sole plate but my DH said he could clean it. The lady sold it to me for $1. I tried to use steam once and it leaked so now I just use a squirt bottle for steam pressing and I unplug after using but I need to look into a surge protector. That way I can just flip the switch unstead of pulling on the plug which is somewhat hard to do the RA

  3. #13
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,795
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by krysti View Post
    Auntpiggylpn, I am so glad to hear that you are pleased with yours! Did I miss something, or is there no "OFF" button? Do you have to either use the Auto off or unplug it? Sweetpeaches, I never would have even looked at Rowenta if I hadn't seen the ad. I did like using it; the steam on it is is great; and it is good and heavy. The weight will take some getting used to; but tonight it gave me a good arm workout lol.
    Oops! Sorry, just saw you asked me a question! It will shut off after 8 mins upright, 30 seconds if it is tipped over and you can turn the dial to all the way to the end of the "Minimum" marking. I have mine plugged into a surge protector which also has a light plugged into it. When I leave the room for any length of time, I always shut the light off (save electricity, you know!!). By having both the light and the iron plugged into the surge protector, I use the switch on the surge protector to turn them off. I know that as long as that light is off, then my iron is off too!

    FYI- and I hope I don't jinx myself - I have had my Rowenta for over a year. It has been knocked off the ironing board more times than I can count (rowdy Shepherds!) and I have to admit, I have knocked it off a couple of times myself. I have had absolutely no issues with it leaking!!! These seems to be the biggest complaint with Rowenta users but it didn't stop me from buying mine and who knows when this one bites the dust what iron I will get for a replacement. I guess I am a "Fly by the seat of your pants" kind of gal when it comes to certain things!!!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  4. #14
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,671
    Blog Entries
    2
    If you tilt the iron face down the auto switch won't engage. So far this works on quilt members auto shut off irons I have tried this with. I use a wedge iron stand turned backwards. If you can find a Rowenta iron made in Germany (on the bottom of the box) buy it. The new ones are made in China because Rowenta company was sold a few years ago. Some stores still have an inventory of the German made irons. Tuesday Mornings usually has Rowenta German made irons and I've seen a few at Lowes. I use the Continental no steam iron and the B&D Classic iron with no auto shut off.
    Got fabric?

  5. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Posts
    1,725
    A former thread about the Rowenta irons said that the older ones that were made in Sweden never leak but the newer ones, made in China, do. Mine is older, made in Sweden and has never leaked and still steams like crazy. I'd say it's about 10-12 years old.
    Last edited by GagaSmith; 08-05-2012 at 10:49 AM.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

  6. #16
    Super Member Nanaquilts44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Houston TX
    Posts
    1,994
    I bought my Rowenta off ebay several years ago at half the going price (it was slightly used). It works fine but I do not use steam so don't know if it leaks. After hearing so many problems with irons on this site I think you girls are smart to get them at good sale prices.

  7. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Posts
    1,725
    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    A former thread about the Rowenta irons said that the older ones that were made in Sweden never leak but the newer ones, made in China, do. Mine is older, made in Sweden and has never leaked and still steams like crazy. I'd say it's about 10-12 years old.
    Correction: It was made in Germany; it's my Janome that was made in Sweden.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

  8. #18
    Super Member snipforfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,968
    Blog Entries
    8
    Every Rowenta Ive had has ben incontinent!

  9. #19
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,671
    Blog Entries
    2
    When you have an iron that is broken, take it apart and look at the auto shut off, it is usually a slow level gauge, and where the water chamber is and how the steam gets to the sole plate. You will learn a lot about irons and if the water you are using is causing the problems of leaking.
    Got fabric?

  10. #20
    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,847
    My 10 year old Rowenta finally died -- I had just plugged it in and the smoke detector went off, though I did not see smoke I won't take a chance. I had bought a B&D at Target to replace it a few months ago and it is driving me crazy. I am one of those folks who likes steam and the water reservoir is very small -- and the water indicator does not give a good indication of how much water is left.

    There might be a different/better model of B&D for me, but I will be hunting for a new iron and put this on the shelf.
    QuiltnLady1

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.