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Thread: My Rowenta Iron Caught Fire!!!

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    Interesting watched a new Fons and Porter PBS today and they are NO LONGER USING OLISO irons, now I think a Reliable ??????? wonder what happens there ??????????????????????
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    I will not purchase another Rowenta. I think I've had 3 & only 1 of them was any good, the first one. the 2nd one leaked & would never fail it would spit rusty water on a nice shirt if we were going to a wedding or a funeral! this last one leaks, I've tried & tried cleaning it but I finally gave up on it. I have a VERY old antique iron I use that could fry an egg & I double & triple check to make sure it's off & unplugged. I wouldln't trade it for nothing. Sure glad you didn't have much damage from it & that you were home when it happened

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    Well... I'm getting nervous now myself. I have the DW8090 ProMaster that they sell at JoAnns. I've had it since last March and all of a sudden, it got a slight slow leak. Hmmm... I did the cleaning on it and lots of gunk came out. I only use bottle water, since we soften ours. I always unplug. However, now I'm wondering if the slight leak is the precursor to the blow. I bought this one after I had the Steam Generator for exactly 73 days. It blew a huge leak and water came out through the on/off switch. I packed that baby up and it went right back.

    I have a WalMart Sunbeam that has a 30 minute off and I will probably go back to that or the dry iron. I have a nice B&D that has a 15 minute shut off. I like it, but it seems that right the time, I have to wait for it for a minute. Although it's a nice iron and worth the minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    Interesting watched a new Fons and Porter PBS today and they are NO LONGER USING OLISO irons, now I think a Reliable ??????? wonder what happens there ??????????????????????
    My friend went to a lecture with Nancy at the Quilt Expo in Madison. She used the Oliso and put it up on it's heel. Same friend had 3 Oliso's go bad. The feet are a nice idea except it would go down by itself and burned her ironing board. She did get a refund from the company.

    Another friend has a Reliable and really likes it. The orange one I think. I looked at the blue one myself, but both get really sketchy reviews on Amazon.
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    I could be missing something, but I always buy cheap, less than $25 irons, and they last for years and years. In fact, I usually throw them out because I have scratched the bottom plate too badly. They always give me enough steam for ironing. I am surprised when I see an iron costing $100. Are these things gold plated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts View Post
    You are the only other person I have ever seen that has a Tfal. I have had 2 both are still working just fine. My first one my daughter has because her cat knocked it off my ironing board and the point got messed up. I bought another when I moved. I love it, works well, doesn't leak as long as I let it heat up enough, has a auto turn off , although it is plugged into a strip that gets turned off went I leave the room . I have never had any problems with it and would buy another in a heartbeat.
    I have two TFals and I love them. Haven't had any problems with either of them and together, they cost less than one Rowenta. I strongly recommend TFal.
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    Please call consumer products safety. They will investigate with Rowenta

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    Yes, mine smelled horrible like an electrical fire and set off all the smoke alarms in the entire house. I did not see any flames or smoke, just the stench. I now have a professional gravity fed iron that should last me for the rest of my life. And not endanger my life!
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    My friend in Lincoln had a "self turning off" iron, and after ironing in the morning, they both left for work...iron didn't turn off, did $80,000 damage to their home... not to mention the personal items...MESS...and being put out of the house for months for the remodel...

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    I just returned my 2nd Rowenta for bad leaking ... through the handle and out the power cord hole. Both of them did that. The 1st one did it within 30 days of getting the iron, the 2nd one I had for about 6 months. Fortunately Kohl's did an exchange, even 6 months later. If this one does it too, I will return and buy something else. I love the Rowenta for the weight and all those wonderful steam holes, but don't want the problems. The fire issue scares me.

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    I am also wondering why an iron would be worth over $100. What are the special features that make it so valuable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by captlynhall View Post
    I could be missing something, but I always buy cheap, less than $25 irons, and they last for years and years. In fact, I usually throw them out because I have scratched the bottom plate too badly. They always give me enough steam for ironing. I am surprised when I see an iron costing $100. Are these things gold plated?
    Not gold-plated. I have found in my circles, a status symbol... just saying... I have a Rowenta but now am scared to use it for fear of fire. So I just use a Black & Decker... cheap and no problems so far...

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    I bought a Rowenta with a coupon a few years back. I started leaking within a week. Then the whole front part of the handle started coming apart. I, too, called Rowenta and was "blown off". I ordered a B&D older travel iron from Ebay. It has been a great iron. It's lightweight with a pointy nose and stainless steel plate that cleans up great. I rarely use steam, but if I do need it, I have a B&D steam iron that I use in the house. BUT, I recently decided that I needed a steam iron in the shed, so I bought another B&D......the steam didn't work well and the temperature didn't hold. It got so hot I burned a spot on my ironing board and scorched the fabric I was ironing. It also scorched the plate of the iron. I think it is probably a quality control problem in China, or wherever they are made!

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    Bettyboop could you please give us a link for checking to see what models of Rowenta irons have had problems? As stated before, I've just replaced my 10 year old Rowenta steam generating iron with a DG8430 Pro Steam Station. And the answer to ptquilts and quiltjoey is - no not gold plated and not a status symbol for me 'cause the station never leaves my ironing room. It never leaks and a burst of steam (it has 400 steam holes) will actually lift the iron off the ironing surface.
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    Since there are so many reports about Rowenta, obviously there is a problem. If you have had a fire or overheating problem please report it to the Consumer Product Safety. Safety is the issue and nothing will be done unless it is forced upon the company. Anecdotal information is not enough. If you have had an issue with Rowenta, go online to the Consumer Product Safety and make a report. "I did not find any reports of Rowenta irons having problems." (recalls)

    It doesn't seem to be a specific model, but an overall engineering problem. Call the company if you are having problems with your iron. Mention the quilting board. I think they will get the idea that their best prospects for new irons are very unhappy with the quality of this product. Do you belong to other forums? of course you do. Ask about other peoples' experiences with the iron. Let's get the word out.

    I loved my Rowenta iron. I never had an iron that performed as well. Unfortunately, it is not a safe product. I don't want anyone to be injured or lose their home to fire.

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/rowenta.html
    114 rowenta irons reported with problems, but this is not an official report.

    http://www.saferproducts.gov/Search/...nta+iron&srt=0
    Rowenta irons catching fire...no recalls

    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html
    Consumer product safety, Make your reports here.
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    Rowenta focus dz5080 iron

    My iron of 3 1/2 years smelt like something was burning. Soon after the funny smell , smoke came out around the sole plate. I quickly unpluged it. After cooling , I plugged it in again and it no longer heats.

    Owners of this model Rowenta should be aware that this has happened to others. I can't find a recall on this model.

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    Ditto, my Rowenta was about 3 years old when one day it got real hot with steam pouring out like crazy, heard a pop! and it doesn't go on any more. After it cooled down I through it in the trash. It had already been leaking a lot so I wasn't really happy for what I had paid for it. Then, a similar thing happened to the twin to it that I bought my Mom.

    I'm still using a Rowenta Iron I bought at a silent auction at work for $1. Had to clean the sole plate but it has worked great for me for a couple of years now. But with the experience my Mom and I both had, I will never get another Rowenta. Too expensive for the quality and safety issues.

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    I hope everyone who has had difficulty with these (or any) irons will call the company. All iron companies, especially the one being discussed, thinks their's is the best and there is never any problem. We have been using their small portable in classrooms and the retractable handle keeps breaking.

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