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Thread: New iron

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    Senior Member krysti's Avatar
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    New iron

    I've been using an iron that is probably around 20 years old, and it finally gave out on me. I was looking at irons and was just going to get something inexpensive from Walmart or something. Then I saw the ad from Sears--I got a Rowenta ProMaster 1700 watt. It said the list price was $119 (I have seen similar irons and all have been priced over $100). Sears ad was for $59.99 + additional 10% off, so I walked out of the store with it and after taxes, total was $52.46. Sure hope it turns out to be a good one!
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    I bought the exact same model last year some time at Hancock fabrics. They were clearancing out a bunch of Rowentas. Then there was 50% off off all clearance and I had a 10% off anything coupon so I got mine for $32!! I love it!! It has just enough weight to it and the steam is a real steam cloud! Congrats on your great purchase!!!
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    I'm glad you didn't buy a cheap iron. I had a Black and Decker that was also probably 20 yrs old. I loved that heavy iron. But it started leaking. I found one (almost) exactly like it at the hardware store. The only thing I don't like is that it goes into a cool down mode if you don't use it for a few minutes and takes 90 seconds to start back up. I hate that. I want my iron hot when I want it. I wish I had looked at Rowenta's instead

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    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.
    Last edited by krysti; 08-04-2012 at 06:24 PM. Reason: additional info
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    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.
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    I recently bought a new Sunbeam for about 40 bucks...not real happy with it. Keep hearing about Rowena, but, today I bought an old GE from a yard sale and I love it! Cost? 50 cents
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    I bought a Roenta today at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It was marked from 49 to 39 then 20% off. Not their top model but pretty good anyway.

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    I love my rowenta, I will be very sad when it dies, because there are lemons and you never know if you are going to get a good one.

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    I bought the Rowenta with all the steam vents at BB&B for $49 plus 20% off. I very carefully read the instructions to see if there was something different I needed to know about the "leaking". I've have a couple of Rowentas before and they all leaked. I learned that the temp setting should be off and the "dry to steam" switch" needs to be set to "dry". Be careful not to overfill. I have been very careful to follow these directions and the iron has not leaked yet and I've had it about 6 months. Now this doesn't mean it won't start leaking but so far so good.

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    I found an old Black and Decker iron at a reseal shop for a $1. Cleaned the sole plate and it works like a charm. It gets super HOT and doesn't spit water.

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