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Thread: Favorite iron for seam pressing?

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    Unhappy Favorite iron for seam pressing?

    I just read the post about the Rowenta iron catching fire. I have their travel iron and love the size and weight. What are your suggestions for a similar iron. I'm willing to pay more for something similar and safer.
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    I have had several Rowentas and IMHO they are all pieces of garbage. I decided that all the heavy irons just simply couldn't ALL be bad, so I bought a Shark...same thing! Now I use a re-furbed Rowenta as back-up but I use a WM $5 Black & Decker. Not heavy, but no problems either!
    My next try will be the Olisa...
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    My next will also be an Oliso But for now I have a Shark, a Rownta and a couple of Black and Deckers Paid 12 dollars for my Shark and love it Hate the Rowenta

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    I had a shark go out pretty quick...about a year and a day I would guess. Have a Rowenta, it is OK, but not the best. I don't think there is any one that is great. Oliso also has issues. I think cheap is going to be my next one. My husband bought a $10 Black & Decker to put veneer on his woodworking projects and he has not had any problems.

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    I am loving my Black and Decker Digital Advantage but now I notice it doesn't stay on all the time. I am very sad but am going to see if I can find another one just like it because it has been my best iron so far. The Rowenta lives in the closet. I don't like it, but haven't ditched it yet. It sputters all over the place. I also have a vintage GE iron I got back in the 70s. Nice and heavy and gets very hot. But no auto shut off and even with the inconvenience of that, I know I need it. The Digital Advantage heats up really fast.

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    I love my Dry Iron I got from HD. I'm not a steam user and if I decide I need a little spritz I just use my spray bottle. Very easy to clean with a Magic Eraser and no holes to get plugged up with starch. Has a good weight to it and gets nice and hot.

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    did you want a travel iron or regular?
    I just tried a newer travel iron from Dritz and man was I surprised at it! Very nice, stayed hot all day, fits your hand good, presses well...I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle View Post
    I love my Dry Iron I got from HD. I'm not a steam user and if I decide I need a little spritz I just use my spray bottle. Very easy to clean with a Magic Eraser and no holes to get plugged up with starch. Has a good weight to it and gets nice and hot.

    what is HD? Harley Davison?

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    I bought my steam iron at Walmart. $20. I use tap water in it and it just keeps going and going. Nice and hot and plenty of steam. For $20 I'll just get another one when it wears out.

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    I just bought a new iron yesterday! I got a Hamilton Beach Durathon for $24....non-stick, longer cord, 1500 watt....so far it works great....will have to let you know on longevity, LOL.

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    My small quilting group was unhappy with the oliso's, too. It kept spitting out water and before long did not want to raise up?

    I bought a new Rowenta and as soon as it goes out think I will buy the cheapest one from WallyWorld.

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    IMHO, if you can, buy your irons fromu Costco. Great return policy. I have reurned 3 Rowentas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    what is HD? Harley Davison?

    HD=Home Depot. You can only get it on line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
    I have had several Rowentas and IMHO they are all pieces of garbage. I decided that all the heavy irons just simply couldn't ALL be bad, so I bought a Shark...same thing! Now I use a re-furbed Rowenta as back-up but I use a WM $5 Black & Decker. Not heavy, but no problems either!
    My next try will be the Olisa...
    I completely agree. DH bought me a Rowenta (he thought he was doing such a thoughtful thing & I did appreciate the thought) & it was a piece of junk. I hated it! I have a cheap Black & Decker that I got at Wal-Mart & that's what I'll get again.
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    I have a Rowenta steam generating system - approx. 10 years. LOVE IT. Never spits 'cause all the water is in the tank. The on/off switch went out and a friend at church repaired it. Makes lots of steam. While it was broken I bought a $6 one from WalMart. Works fine but light weight. I like a heavy iron.
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    I just purchased a Dry Iron from the Vermont Store. $29.95 Smooth sole plate. I use water bottle not steam.
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