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Thread: What is the best iron to use

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    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
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    I have a Rowenta and a Shark.. and they both leave like a seive........ the cheap B & D one served me so much better.. and it didnt have that darn auto off!!! I hate that feature... next i buy will another dollar store cheapy....

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    My Rowenta is about 9 yrs old. Like all of you quilters it is on alot. I knocked it off the other day and now it leaks. It has been a great iron - and will replace it with another Rowenta - I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka9sdn View Post
    I would not waste my $$ on a Rowenta. I have had two (slow learner) and they just aren't worth the cost. Spurt, don't steam well and leak.

    I totally agree - I must be a slow learner as well, because I've had two Rowentas which just weren't worth the money I spent on them. I currently have a T-Fall which I love. Lots of steam and an auto shut-off after 5 minutes, which can be a pain, but I am so bad about turning off the iron that my DH insisted..... My daughter has a Black & Decker which I have used when at her home, and it also is a great iron.

    I guess paying more doesn't always mean you get better quality...
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    I use T-Fal irons, I also do not put water in them, but use a seperate bottle for spraying the fabric with water then pressing, saves on the inside of the iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka9sdn View Post
    I would not waste my $$ on a Rowenta. I have had two (slow learner) and they just aren't worth the cost. Spurt, don't steam well and leak.
    I had the same thing happen to me and I wrote to the company in NYC and no response from them.
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    Just adding to the thumbs down on the Rowenta Iron, and thumbs down on Auto Shut-Off. Even as a newbie quilter, it drives me batty to keep waking up my iron. Rowenta was about $50 when I bought it ~15 years ago, and it, too, leaked.
    I like my cheapo Sunbeam $20, but the ASO feature is annoying.

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    my boss' mother in law gave me s Shark and I love it. I have a old iron on my table next to my sewing machine that I paid $1.49 at a thrift store and it works and has for the past 7 years...

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