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Need to purchase a new Iron for Quilting/Sewing?

Old 04-03-2009, 10:49 AM
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My Rowenta Professional had a major accident (3 active dogs+ Iron cord= a really dead iron). I was thinking of purchasing another Rowenta but was wondering what others use and get some suggestions before I go spend another $100 plus.

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Old 04-03-2009, 10:50 AM
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I am on my 3rd Rowenta. And this one is about a year old and it's having issues... I don't think I'll buy another! :?
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:55 AM
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I have a Black & Decker Digital Advantage - no complaints & would buy again.

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Old 04-03-2009, 10:56 AM
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Oreck has thier cordless iron %50 off. But I have never tried their irons before. I have the shampooer and Vacuum they are nice.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:06 AM
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My Rowenta fell on a cement floor. DH glued and duct-taped it back together again for me. :-) I think I've had it 10 years or more and it's still going strong. Mine is not the type with a removeable water reservoir; I've heard those leak.

Over the years I have found Rowenta's at Goodwill for $5 and purchased them as I find them. I now have a couple of spares in case mine ever gives out.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:41 AM
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I purchased the Rowenta pink iron (profits go to breast cancer) in March of 2008. I loved the iron, but it started having problems within a few months. The auto-off feature would engage even when the iron was in motion, and it was hard to get the iron to come back on. I sent the iron in for repairs under warranty. There are only 2 Rowenta repair shops, one on the west coast and one on the east coast. I live in Oregon, so it went to the repair shop in California. Well, long story short, they lost my iron, claimed they never received it, finally found it after receiving proof of delivery from Fedex, promised to have a new iron sent right away (but delayed to do so for another 2 weeks), were rude to me on the phone, promised to call back on several occasion (and didn't). It took over 2 months for me to get the new iron. Fortunately I still had my very old Sunbeam to use in the interim.

Now I'm using the replacement iron, and I love it, but if and when it stops working I will NEVER purchase another iron from Rowenta. I also sent them a detailed letter about the dismal service I received from their repair shop, and all I received was a "so sorry" email.

I have noticed that Costco occasionally has Rowenta irons, and their return policy is wonderful. I wish I had bought the iron from them.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:36 PM
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I bought an Oliso iron. I love it. The first one the thermostat went out. I contacted Oliso, talked to a representative, told her what the problem was, she said to send it back with the receipt and they would send me another. I told her I had lost the receipt, she said no problem just send the iron back, attention to her and they would send me another. A week later, I had the replacement iron. I highly recommend Oliso.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:51 PM
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Rowenta was bought out by another company and the quality of the irons aren't like they use to be. I read that in Quilter's Home magazine. I bought the Black and Decker Classic for steam but found the best iron at Home Depot. It does not steam thus no holes in the sole plate! I bought two, one for a back up. I know if I find a tool that actually works great, it gets discontinued.

Continental Platinum Classic Dry Iron

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Old 04-03-2009, 05:00 PM
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My Rowenta Pro is about four years old now and you have me scared. I used to go through an iron every year, usually ending in boiling water splashing all over me. The auto-clean feature on the Pro slved that issue completely. I'll be watching to see if there are more affordable options out there.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:18 PM
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I have a plain old Black and Decker. It has served me well. I like it.
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