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Thread: What is your favorite iron?

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    What is your favorite iron?

    I need to get a new iron and there are lots of option! I see lots of negative feedback on Rowentas and Olisas, two of my top choices. HELP! What irons do you love?

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    I hated my Rowenta - leaked
    I have about 6 irons: a little French on that I don't use - just admire, a cordless that doesn't get hot enough. A Black and Decker which I like and use the infrequent times I want steam. I hardly ever use steam.
    Thus, my 2 favorites are a no teflon, no steam from Vermont Country Store - it doesn't do anything other than iron and it's terrific; and an iron that belonged to my closest friend's Mom - from the 50s or 60s - no gadgets - great iron.

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    I have a Rowenta Pro that I bought over 5 years ago. It works great. Gets really hot, so I'm happy. I would love one of the dry irons as well from the Vermont country Store..

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    Frankly, I really like my Rowenta. This might initially sound like a bad review but it's not. I'm getting ready to buy my 3rd Rowenta. But this is in a 20 year period. I've never had an issue with leakage, etc. First one just got dropped too many times. Current one, the section of the cord under the 'protective' rubberized piece coming from the iron body is apparently breaking. I have to wiggle this area in order for the iron to stay working currently. I have the same issue on a EuroPro iron that I have as well (which I also like, BTW). So the issue seems to be me - not the irons. My personal belief on the leakage issue with Rowenta's has to do with water type/content. Some Rowenta's specify tap water; some distilled. They also need to be cleaned periodically. Now, I've never followed the directions with respect to cleaning frequency but I do with respect to water type. When I start getting flakes when using steam is when I clean them. The only time I've had leakage issues is when I've overfilled the iron.

    I like the EuroPro as well but not so much more than the Rowenta that I would buy it again for the $$ involved. I'm just looking now for the best $$ on the highest wattage Rowenta I can find. I use my irons for not only quilting, but I'm one of those crazy people that iron clothes. When I was working I ironed my outfit each morning so my irons get a work out.

    Good luck!

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    I have a Rowenta, dropped it to many times to count, it is now being held together at the base with electrical tape. I noticed that mine leaked water too, once I switched to distilled water i have not had that problem. I have noticed my Rowenta is not getting hot enough, may be due to the dropping it to many times. I too have been looking at irons so I will be keeping a close eye on this thread.

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    Hi, My Rowenta leaks so just replaced it with the Continental Iron from Vermont Country Store per reviews from this board. I've had it almost a week and love it, it does a great job on pressing the seams. Nice and crisp. It's heavier than my Rowenta and the handle feels good to me. And it does not automatically turn off which can be a pain while sewing. lol!
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    I have a GE from Walmart. I have had 3 Rowentas and loved them when they worked, but they just didn't last long enough. I have been told that if you get the ones made in Germany instead of China, they will last a long time. My little GE works really well and a friend was going to buy one like it, but they no longer carry it at Walmart.

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    Glad to see I'm not he only one that wears out irons. I use a Sunbeam tht is starting to die so I will definitely look into some of the brands listed here. I tend to go with cheap and that doesn't seem to last!

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    Rowenta Steam Generator. Love it!
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    I have a shark and love it. Stays hot. Does shut off automatically, but, just shake it and it comes back.
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