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    lOOKING FOR A NEW IRON ANY SUGGESTIONS? I HAVE HAD 2 ROWENTA IRONS AND BOTH HAVE LEAKED AFTER A SHORT TIME. I AM NOT SURE I WANT TO GO THERE AGAIN.HAS ANYONE HEARD OF ELISE OR ELYSE IRONS?

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    Oh no.... I had a cheap iron that started leaking and my friend suggested a Rowenta. I just bought it yesterday! Oh how I hope it does not leak!!!

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    Well I was told I may not have use the correct water in it so be smarter than I was. Once maybe but twice I must be crazy,will I ever learn

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    The booklet that comes with the Rowenta irons says to use tapwater not distilled water in your iron. I had always been told the reverse with steam irons. I have had my Rowenta for about 4-5 years using tapwater and have had no problems with leaks.

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    I used tap water and a quilt instructor told me it needed distilled water.Iron instruction long gone

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    I have had my Rowenta's for more than 5 years now and don't have a problem with them. I have a large iron and the small travel iron. I don't remember where I read this but if you live in an area that has a lot of lime or calcium in the water use 1/2 water 1/2 distilled. This is what I do and do not have a single problem with spitting or leaking. I also wonder if my cheaper irons would have lasted longer if I had used the mixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    I have had my Rowenta's for more than 5 years now and don't have a problem with them. I have a large iron and the small travel iron. I don't remember where I read this but if you live in an area that has a lot of lime or calcium in the water use 1/2 water 1/2 distilled. This is what I do and do not have a single problem with spitting or leaking. I also wonder if my cheaper irons would have lasted longer if I had used the mixture.
    Here is the link for the Rowenta site. It specifically says their irons are made to be used with tapwater, unless you have hard water. If you live in an area w/hard water use "bottled spring water" not distilled water.
    http://www.rowentausa.com/rowenta/frame.aspx

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    I have had 2 Rowenta irons and the first one was good for about 18 months the last one lasted less than a year.
    I am not going to invest in another one. I bought a cheap Black and Decker at Walmart and it seems to be doing the job so far.

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    Guess I am not the only one with an iron leaking. Before I gave it up it was more like a flood. Thanks for the help.

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    I have two Rowenta's. The only thing I HATE about them is the auto shut off. I want the dang think hot when I go to press. I have heard alot of good things about WM's cheap irons. Then if they break or leak, toss it and get a new one. You can buy 3 or 4 of those for what I gave for my Rowenta's.

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    I have the Oliso Pro and while it is a little pricey I love it. It does not need special water, just tap water and while it has an automatic cut-off it stays on longer than the previous models. They have a website.

    Mary

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    I bought a Shark from Walmart... The paperwork said tap water was fine but bottled or distilled would work as well. But DH thought it would be best to use distilled water because we use a salt water systern on our tap, made sense... so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaelicquilter
    lOOKING FOR A NEW IRON ANY SUGGESTIONS? I HAVE HAD 2 ROWENTA IRONS AND BOTH HAVE LEAKED AFTER A SHORT TIME. I AM NOT SURE I WANT TO GO THERE AGAIN.HAS ANYONE HEARD OF ELISE OR ELYSE IRONS?
    I just go to Walmart and buy the old standard Black and Decker called "The Classic". It has never let me down. I have heard so many bad things about the most expensive irons. I just decided I didn't want to spend the money. The Black and Decker is a good name.

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    I use a Black & Decker "Classic". It is wonderful!!! Best $30.00 I spent! I use reg. tap water, and have no problems. This iron is great! Have had it for several years.

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    I love my Rowenta! I have had it for many years. I don't use tap water because it smells like bleach and is very hard/I don't drink it either.

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    My Rowenta died after less than 2 years of pretty good use. It did not have an automatic shut-off. As long as I remembered to shut it off before leaving the room, I liked it. Now I have a Shark with automatic shut-off. Getting used to it.

    Word of advice: When the instructions say to run the iron through two tanks of water/steam before using it on clothes - it is a good idea to do so. I didn't and ended up with brown steam spots on a white shirt. grrrrr! Slapping self silly.

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    I use my Rowenta now dry as it leaked! Just saw a new iron at least to me--called Velocity. Pricey but looked like a metal plate which I like. I like some of the older irons better than the new ones.

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    I had two Rowenta, very pricey and neither one would steam properly to iron with. Gave them both awsy and now have a Black and Decker from Walmart that works great. Only $20. and when it dies I will buy another one.

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    Sorry my rowenta seems to have a bug in it :) (seriously) I am using an old black and decker I love them both I only use tap in my rowent per instructions works very well except the bug thing!!

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    Well I just started using my new Rowenta today and I LOVE IT!!! I used a cheap one from walmart for along time while it leaked all over.. lol..

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    When my last iron died (a cheap one that I bought only because it did not shut off) I went online and read all the consumer reports I could find. We ended up buying a Black and Decker, mid price range. We could not find one that did not automatically shut off. I liked the heavy one that felt solid and figured a bit of weight would help with the pressing. It reheats very quickly, does not leak, and is very reliable.

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    I have a black and decker digital advantage. I don't use steam at all though. We have very hard well water here so I just use a sprayer of distilled water to iron (or water/vodka or regular spray starch).

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    I finally broke down and bought a Rowenta 70.00, because every Iron I had leaked water all over my clothes. Well guess what? IT WAS THE WORST of all. I was so mad!
    I had been visiting my daughter and used her iron. I Loved it. Came stright home looked for awhile online until I found one like it. Sunbeamprofessional 4267. Iam very tempted to order another one Just in case something would ever happen to it. It says no drip and it is true to its word. (49.99)
    Love love love it!

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    I think you are referring to the Oliso iron. I have one and love it.

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    Can't figure out how to delete a message with boo boo's? So this is my deleted message.

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