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    Consumer Reports ,best buy, irons

    Best buy irons they tested and recommend are the Singer, Expert Finish EF at about $60. and the Rowenta, Effective Comfort DV2070 at about $50. The list of the other 6 they recommend is in the May 2013 issue of Consumer Reports.
    The topic always comes up about which one is best so thought I would pass on the latest info.

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    Thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks, I'll have to check out that article too.

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    I love my Panasonic cordless.
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    That's good to know!
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    This is good timing! My GE iron, that I absolutely love, is on its last legs.

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    I will have to look into the Singer iron......it's about time for me to have a new one. Thanks for the info.

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    Thanks! My iron just starting to cause problems. Need to go looking next week.

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    I have owned 2 different Rowenta irons, they both leaked and had never been dropped. I would never
    buy another one of their irons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt103 View Post
    I have owned 2 different Rowenta irons, they both leaked and had never been dropped. I would never
    buy another one of their irons.
    I had the same experience--I was not going to try with a 3rd Rowenta. I have a Reliable now and love it.

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    Anyone heard of the euro iron??? Pricey but wont scorch, also steams clothes!!

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    I have a Rowenta and from the beginning it would drip then it started to dribble and this week it just ran the whole thing of water out. I had wanted this iron sew bad my daughter bought it for me for Christmas three years ago and now I wish she could get her money back. She paid over $100.00 for it. Bottom line I am putting it away and I am going to K-Mart and purchase the pink $17.00 iron I saw last week. Don't know the brand but it will beat having water poured out over my ironing board and fabric. NEVER WILL I EVER OWN A ROWENTA AGAIN!!!!

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    thanks for the info

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    had 2 rowentas one smoked and the other just quit
    will not buy another one
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    Woohoo! I just bought a Singer iron last week, sort of on a hunch and because the user reviews for it were good on Overstock.com. It's the first iron I've ever used that has a little cover that snaps down over the fill hole. It should keep the dust out of there. Also, it came with a water bottle with a spout. My previous iron was a Kenmore that I used for about 25 years. It started sputtering about 5 years ago, and since I don't usually need steam, I let just did without, until recently I had to ask myself if 25 years wasn't about long enough for an iron that gets lots of use.
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    Had a leaky Rowenta as well, but love to know what Consumer Reports says..

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    I pledge to never buy another Rowenta again as long as I live. I am one more person who just had it catch fire. It was an xmas gift from DH to replace the last one that burned also( I don't think he knew what brand he was buying). Just glad I was standing right in front of it. I never leave irons plugged in. This one lasted three months.

    Warning to all: If you own a Rowenta, or any iron, NEVER LEAVE THEM PLUGGED IN.
    peace to all

    EDIT: I also own a Reliable and I love it.
    Last edited by ube quilting; 03-31-2013 at 04:44 PM.
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    Thanks for the heads up! I have a tendency to leave my Rowenta plugged in! Won't be doing that again.

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    I have an Oreck cordless that I love. I got it new at a yard sale for $5.

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    LOVE the Euro iron!!!!! I was at the Lanscaster Quilt Show a few weeks back and memorized at the demo for the Euro iron. My husband was suppose to be there with me but of course he couldn't join me till later that night (from New Jersey), anyway my daughter called him and explained how captivated I was with this iron ( he felt really bad arriving that night), and gave her his credit card number and said to get it for me. Anyway it is expensive ($200.00) but it comes with a lifetime guarantee and a nifty travel iron. Since I've brought it home I have been ironing everything and steaming everything that is on a hangar. This ironing is great and I think I will be saving a lot of money in the long run not having to purchase another iron. By the way I have been leaving it in fine fabrics like silk and a beaded evening top like the demo lady did and it doesn't scorch anything. Good by to my other irons forever!

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    Thanks you are so thoughtful to pass the information to all. I am looking for an iron and will go to the library to read the reports on irons.

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    I have an Oreck cordless Iron too and have had it put away cause I am not sure I am using it right and I have no instructions. My aunt gave it to me when they got it free for purchasing a vacuum cleaner and she doesn't know what happened to the instructions either. She said she would plug it in and let it get hot and then she could take it to where she was sewing and not trip over the cord, however she never used steam Quilt Till U Wilt do you use the steam and does it spray out does the iron get it hot enough?

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    One of things that we have to consider, is that as quilters we use our irons differently! On a lot more and probably much more use than the person who is just pressing what came out of the dryer a little wrinkled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbeefromjersey View Post
    LOVE the Euro iron!!!!! I was at the Lanscaster Quilt Show a few weeks back and memorized at the demo for the Euro iron. My husband was suppose to be there with me but of course he couldn't join me till later that night (from New Jersey), anyway my daughter called him and explained how captivated I was with this iron ( he felt really bad arriving that night), and gave her his credit card number and said to get it for me. Anyway it is expensive ($200.00) but it comes with a lifetime guarantee and a nifty travel iron. Since I've brought it home I have been ironing everything and steaming everything that is on a hangar. This ironing is great and I think I will be saving a lot of money in the long run not having to purchase another iron. By the way I have been leaving it in fine fabrics like silk and a beaded evening top like the demo lady did and it doesn't scorch anything. Good by to my other irons forever!
    I also bought this at a QS but use it mostly for when I am making t-shirt quilts. Had a couple of friends who after I bought said they had read not so good reviews on it, so I was afraid of using it all the time as I want it to last for the t-shirts as long as possible.

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    Thsnks for sharing....

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