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Old 01-30-2012, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
Rowenta is now made in China not in Germany as the older ones were. The company was sold several years ago. the best iron made for home use is the Reliable brand if you want steam. I found the no steam iron and it is fantastic. No worry about leaks ever! LOL It is available at several places online and under $30.


I ordered mine here: http://www.always-free-shipping.com/...-dry-iron.html

If you are lucky you may find one at Home Depot left over from when they use to have this iron in stock.
this brings up a question - are you all steaming your quilt-tops? Blocks? Pieces? Pre-washed fabric?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:03 AM
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I've had two Rowentas but won't buy a third. One of my quilting teachers said she gets one from Wal*Mart.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:04 AM
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I receintly bought a sunbeam iron. I really like it. It is heavier than I am used to, but that's a good thing.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:16 AM
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The cheapo Reliable from WalMart
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:38 AM
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I have a Rowenta that I have had since around 1995. It is still working but does not get as hot as it use to. The feature that I love about it is that it does not have an auto shut off. That is very annoying when you are sewing and need to sew and press and sew and press.
Has anyone purchased an iron recently, for not too much $$, where it does NOT have an auto shut off but gives good heat and lots of steam?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:39 AM
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I say stick with the Rowenta. You don't always have to get the top of the line Rowenta. I have gotten some good ones in the $50-60 price range. I also have a Sunbeam and a EuroPro, but I still like the Rowenta the best.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:09 AM
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I just got a new rowenta an i love it
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:18 AM
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I've used Rowenta's and they have been great until they start leaking. Tuesday Morning carries them for quiet a bit less than other stores! They are short lived but good irons. I have recently started using an Oliso. Very good specially when have to do a lot of ironing! Easier on the wrist but they do take some getting used too! I prefer a hot iron to get the job done a lot faster and the Oliso so far has been great!
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:32 AM
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I just wrote a huge reply and boom, lost it!!! dislike

I have a Rowenta steam iron purchased on ebay from Allbrands-com $150, love the base unit. I have dropped so many irons that I have had to replace.
love the heat and steam. the cord length is comfortable. and doesn't easily entangle.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:45 AM
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I like the skinny ones best. Do not think the new Rowenta are worth the big money.
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