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Thread: Pressure Steam Iron Systems

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    Pressure Steam Iron Systems

    I would like opinions on which pressure steam iron system would be the most reliable. Rowenta makes a couple of model but I don't see great reviews. Does anyone have any experience with the Rowenta or another brand. They are not cheap but I used one at a quilt camp and was amazed at how great they pressed. The one I used was a Rowenta but not sure how old it was or how often it was used.

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    Euro Steam is one I use and I like it. I also have a Euro-Pro Steam generator but I don't think they sell them anymore. A shame since it was a workhorse

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    Have you checked out the products from the Reliable Corporation? http://www.reliablecorporation.com/Products/Home-Irons

    I don't have a pressure steam iron, but I have their V100 and like it. Previously I had a Rowenta that I loved, but it quickly broke, customer service from their one and only West Coast service center was probably the worst I've ever received in my life, and as a result I no longer buy Rowentas. I had a slight problem with a reconditioned V100 and the Reliable Corporation quickly sent me a new iron. I'm sold on that company's service. Sorry I don't know anything about pressure steam systems though.

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    I have the Velocity by Reliable and when you turn on the steam, it actually roars it steams so much. I also have the Oliso, but I use the Reliable instead because of the good steam.
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    I like the Sunbeam Steam-Master. Lots of steam, great heat, and a solid iron.
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    I have a Rowenta Steam Generator. Don't buy the less expensive one, it leaks all over the place. I bought the one that was more and you can fill it while it is on without turning it off. I have not had any leaking problems with it at all. It does make some noise when it pulls water into the steam chamber but I don't mind it. I love the way it presses the fabric.
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    I have a Rowenta Pressure steam iron (probably one of the older ones) and it works wonderfully, the only problem is that there is a small rubber gasket around the filler cap (came with 3) and I'm on my last one. I haven't been able to find replacements
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    since regular Rowenta irons have been catching fire, i'd think about buying that brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    Euro Steam is one I use and I like it. I also have a Euro-Pro Steam generator but I don't think they sell them anymore. A shame since it was a workhorse
    Toni, I agree with the Euro-Pro steam generator. I had one that I abused till it ave up the ghost on me... I have since started looking for another one and the only one that comes up is the Rowenta and I won't be buying that brand because of the poor reviews.

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    I have had the rowena one with the separate water vessel for about 6 years and love it. No problems ever.

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    When my Euro-Pro died after 20 years, I replaced it with a LauraStar which has both a suction table and a air table http://www.laurastarus.com/
    Unlike the Euro-Pro, LauraStar can be refilled without waiting for the system to cool down. Large water tank and tons of steam is generated. After so many years with the Euro-Pro, I didn't believe the salesperson and used distilled water instead of tap water. Not a hint of steam. To get steam generated, the LauraStar must have tap water and filter resin demineralizer granules. The granules are very expensive if bought from LauraStar. However, WaWak.com sells "Iron Resin" in 14oz bags for $16 and you only use 3 or 4 tablespoons at a time. The granules turn amber color when needing replacement which is about 4 to 6 weeks. I use the LauraStar 2-3 times per week for several hours at a time.

    LauraStar is a bit pricey but like all good tools, worth every penny.

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    I also have the Rowena with the separate water tank. I have used it for many years and love it. Everyone at my quilt retreat uses it even though they brought their own irons. My husband took the old rubber gasket out, went to the hardware store and replaced it with a less expensive gasket and it works great.

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    The Rowenta you have to turn off spits!! Boy am I disappointed. And I even was careful to use the kind of water it specified.
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    i bought the Euro Steam system and in my opinion it was a dud. I waited more time for it to build up steam after each use than I did using it.
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    Anyone please help me to get a steam generator iron in Toronto, I have used the same in Europe. Here in Canada, no steam generator iron, otherwise very expensive ( 350 $ or more ).

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    I have a LauraStar I bought several years ago and I'm very happy with it. I like it better than I did my Rowenta and so far it has outlasted it, too. It makes tons of steam, steams no matter what direction the iron is held in (I steamed drapes while they were hanging on the windows once) and is easy to use. You don't even have to let it cool all the way down before you refill it. I do, but it's because I'm scared of steam (and electricity and gas lol) It doesn't spit when you use it dry either. You can turn off the steam generator separately so that it doesn't even heat the water.
    Last edited by cashs_mom; 11-08-2013 at 08:48 PM.

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    I just purchased the Euro Steam at the quilt show in Des Moines -- I like it. It heats up quickly and does not shut off after 10 minutes which is a real bonus!

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    I have had a Rowenta steam generator for 25 years. The first one I had lasted 12 years and then the next one didn't last two! I ruined it by using tap water and we had a water softener. I got another and it has lasted over ten years. I use filtered water and not soft water or distilled water and have had no trouble at all. Love it! I don't use steam on most of my quilt pieces until they are all constructed, though. I just use a little dry iron, but for weekly ironing, you can't beat the Rowenta.

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    I also have the Reliable, and it puts out MOUNTAINS of continuous steam. It has an internal tank heater that continuously heats the water. As long as there's water in the tank, there's continuous steam. Wouldn't be without it. I did a blog post on it, but - of course - can't post the link here. Sorry!

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