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Thread: Pressure Steam Iron Systems

  1. #11
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    When my Euro-Pro died after 20 years, I replaced it with a LauraStar which has both a suction table and a air table http://www.laurastarus.com/
    Unlike the Euro-Pro, LauraStar can be refilled without waiting for the system to cool down. Large water tank and tons of steam is generated. After so many years with the Euro-Pro, I didn't believe the salesperson and used distilled water instead of tap water. Not a hint of steam. To get steam generated, the LauraStar must have tap water and filter resin demineralizer granules. The granules are very expensive if bought from LauraStar. However, WaWak.com sells "Iron Resin" in 14oz bags for $16 and you only use 3 or 4 tablespoons at a time. The granules turn amber color when needing replacement which is about 4 to 6 weeks. I use the LauraStar 2-3 times per week for several hours at a time.

    LauraStar is a bit pricey but like all good tools, worth every penny.

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    I also have the Rowena with the separate water tank. I have used it for many years and love it. Everyone at my quilt retreat uses it even though they brought their own irons. My husband took the old rubber gasket out, went to the hardware store and replaced it with a less expensive gasket and it works great.

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    The Rowenta you have to turn off spits!! Boy am I disappointed. And I even was careful to use the kind of water it specified.
    Cheryl Robinson
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    i bought the Euro Steam system and in my opinion it was a dud. I waited more time for it to build up steam after each use than I did using it.
    unclefreckles' Grandma

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    Anyone please help me to get a steam generator iron in Toronto, I have used the same in Europe. Here in Canada, no steam generator iron, otherwise very expensive ( 350 $ or more ).

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    I have a LauraStar I bought several years ago and I'm very happy with it. I like it better than I did my Rowenta and so far it has outlasted it, too. It makes tons of steam, steams no matter what direction the iron is held in (I steamed drapes while they were hanging on the windows once) and is easy to use. You don't even have to let it cool all the way down before you refill it. I do, but it's because I'm scared of steam (and electricity and gas lol) It doesn't spit when you use it dry either. You can turn off the steam generator separately so that it doesn't even heat the water.
    Last edited by cashs_mom; 11-08-2013 at 07:48 PM.

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    I just purchased the Euro Steam at the quilt show in Des Moines -- I like it. It heats up quickly and does not shut off after 10 minutes which is a real bonus!

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    I have had a Rowenta steam generator for 25 years. The first one I had lasted 12 years and then the next one didn't last two! I ruined it by using tap water and we had a water softener. I got another and it has lasted over ten years. I use filtered water and not soft water or distilled water and have had no trouble at all. Love it! I don't use steam on most of my quilt pieces until they are all constructed, though. I just use a little dry iron, but for weekly ironing, you can't beat the Rowenta.

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    I also have the Reliable, and it puts out MOUNTAINS of continuous steam. It has an internal tank heater that continuously heats the water. As long as there's water in the tank, there's continuous steam. Wouldn't be without it. I did a blog post on it, but - of course - can't post the link here. Sorry!

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