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Thread: R.I.P. Rowenta

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    Junior Member Cindy2sew's Avatar
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    R.I.P. Rowenta

    My beloved Rowenta died a miserable death today. RIP. It lasted 4 1/2 years. I would love to have another but the circumstances to which it passed leave me wondering if I should buy another. I plugged it in and sparks shot out of the area were the electrical cord enters the body. Yikes! I loved this iron because of the steam it provided. I cant afford the new Eliso so has anyone got good recommendations for a new iron?


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    Cindy in TN

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    I was in home depot and they had a shark iron on sale. I bought it because I could not keep the sole plate on my rowenta clean. I like the shark better, better steam.

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    I love my Eliso, but I've heard really good things about Rowenta also. Do you consider your iron well used? If so with the use of a well used iron I'd say 4 1/2 years isn't bad for more high tech steam irons. The sparks sound like a repetitive movement or winding of the cord weakened then broke the inner wiring. Not technical terms I know, but hopefully you know what I mean.

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    My Rowenta Master (German made) I bought at Costco a little over a year ago started leaking after about 6 months. It wasn't all the time, so I kept using it, but the last months or so it really started leaking in earnest-out of every orifice, the base, cord, everywhere BUT the soleplate. I finally decided I had had enough, so I took it back to Costco on the outside chance they would do something about it (even after a year. I didn't have the receipt or the box, but they took it back, credited my account, and never batted an eye! LOVE COSTCO!!! I then purchased a Sunbeam Turbo Steam Master from them (half the price of the Rowenta), and it works like a charm. Because I do allot of fusible work, I also bought a really cheapo Rival at Walmart, but forget to use it when fusing. I have the Rowenta sole plate cleaner (bought several packs with coupons at Joann's) and it works great cleaning all the gunk off. I hope I have better luck with the Sunbeam. It really puts out allot of steam and so far, no leaks!

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    My Rowenta died a similar death. I really like the Shark I purchased to replace it. It has a good weight and holds a lot of water for when I want steam.

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    I bought an Oreck on ebay a few years back. I used vinegar to clean out the deposits in it when it started to leak. No more leak.

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    Check out the Reliable irons. They are not cheap but I love mine, I finally have an iron that is dependable and doesn't leak all over the place.

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    I bought two Rowenta , I loved the steam, but for the money I just could not seeing buying another. Mine had a lifespan of about 4 years each. Way to short a life for the money I spent buying the high end of the Rowenta price range.
    I have a cheap $12.00 iron , and it has already lasted as long as the Rowentas .. for the big steam I ust use a spritz bottle.

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    I guess I got lucky- my Rowenta was "off/on" as the wire connected or didn't. I bought a cheapy at the Dollar store for $9 until I find what I'd like to replace it with. I will not use an iron that has connection issues.

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    The life span of mine was about 4 1/2 years too. heavy use I would say.

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