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Thread: Rowenta Iron

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    I'm on my third Rowenta only because I got the present one at Big Lots at such a good price($20). So far it is performing better and longer than the two that cost over $100 each. However, I will not buy another Rowenta, I'll go the cheaper big-box route.

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    I love my Rowenta, and it is about 6 or 7 years old--has never leaked!

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    I spent alot for mine, but in just a few months it no longer gets quite hot enough!

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    Thanks everyone for your opinions. I guess the more expensive is not always the best. Less iron, more fabric
    is ok with me.

    Thanks again.

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    Rowenta's are made in Germany and I happen to be friends with a lady that can strip an iron and put it back together with her eyes closed because she worked at the factory that makes them for 20+ years. I have one and I love it. They are good irons but like everything else every now and then you could get a stinker. The warranty is gone from mine but Mrs. Ingrid said she would repair it for free if I had any problems. I love her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doda
    My iron is leaking from the bottom, but I have not dropped it and I'm the only one that uses it for quilting.
    I've only had the iron for 2 years.
    Should I just throw it away and buy another?
    If so, what brand is reliable?
    Has someone else had this problem?

    Grateful for any suggestions..

    thanks,

    Iron-less in Orlando
    According to a Rowenta representative I talked to several years ago about my Rowenta I HAD, if you use it EVERY day it shouldn't leak. Personally, I would never have another one. I just bought a 2nd iron, a T-Fal which is okay. Not too crazy about the setting dial on it, but it steams great and heats up pretty fast. My other iron in the basement is a Shark, which I just love. I am all for the cheap irons now.

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    The first Rowenta iron I bought years ago worked beautifully for a very long time. When it finally went out, I bought another Rowenta, and have bought another one since, all of which leaked very early on. I like the fact that the Rowenta is a heavy iron because I think it does a better job, especially on cottons, but I will never buy another one. When I complained to the store where I bought the leaky irons, I was told I needed to allow the iron to "recover" after each shot of steam, before pressing the steam button again. I have to say, that does help, but it does not keep the iron from leaking in the long run. I bought a Black and Decker iron in a yard sale for 50 cents that has worked beautifully for three years, and I was paying close to $100.00 for the Rowenta Professional iron....never again !

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    I'm like all of you. It only took me one time and I went back to the cheap iron and it turns itself off. didn't even get a year out of the Rowenta. Couldn't find the sales to get a refund or address to complain. No more for me. Your right it doesn't get hot enough either.

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    I must be the wierd one because I love my Rowenta. It has not leaked and I have had it for 3-4 years. It is my 2nd one and the only reason I bought it was upgrading to the Professional one. It says to use tap water and I always have. A friend called me one day and was sick because hers was leaking and I asked if she was using tap water and her reply was Well no-I always use distilled water-read to her from the box that it says to use tap water and she was surprised and dumped out the distilled water and has used tap water and hasn't had further problems. But we were raised in the era where distilled water was what you put in a steam iron.

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    Nothing makes much sense, does it? My daughter has had two Rowentas and the first one leaked, she dumped it and got a second one and also got me one. I read all the directions, and get this...my directions said to use a combination of distilled water and tap water. I asked daughter if she had read her directions. "No, you know me" she said. So far, all is well with mine. I begin to think that these irons need some calcification to seal them and keep them from leaking. Guess time will tell. One thing I do know, I would never pay the price of a Rowenta for an iron.

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    I've bought several on EBay with varying degrees of success. The first was a top of the line professional and I paid $20.00 for it about 10 years ago---this iron is still in operation.
    The second was a lighter iron which also lasted through many droppings until the last drop and it would no longer stay together---bummer, I loved that iron!

    The third and fourth were purchased for only about $10.00 each and neither worked properly. One wouldn't come up to temperature before cutting off and would not come back on . I got a full refund on it.
    The other would come on and auto shut off, but the steamer didn't work so I got a full refund on this one as well.

    I'm still looking for another and will continue to buy them IF they are made in Germany.

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    It might of broke a seal or weld when you accidentally dropped it. I would probably buy another depending on how bad the leak is. I suppose I would worry it might stain something.

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    Rowenta irons are SOOOO overrated!!!! I bought a Sunbeam $60.00 iron and it lasted less than 6 months. I finally went to Walmart and bought a Black & Decker classic iron that cost me $21.99 and it's the best iron I've had in years!!

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    I have two cheapie older irons and have had them forever and never had a problem with them.

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    I have to say that I think the B&D irons are the best for the money. I've had one for years and knocked it off numerous times (oops). It was their $40-50 Pro Iron. Works like a charm.

    I was thinking about a Rowenta travel iron though. I need one that's bigger than the little wand iron and was wondering how those irons were. Any thoughts on the little ones - with steaming? (I suppose they steam?)

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    mine leaks to from the bottom so i quit usung it and when and bought a sum bean instead

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    I have dropped my "new" iron at least 5 times already and it still works great! And by the way under $20.00. Can't beat that with a stick.

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    A friend of mine bought a Rowenta, paid quite a bit for it, got it home and it wasn't working right. She decided she'd keep it, but sent a letter to Rowenta telling them that for the price she paid she had expected a better product. They sent her a free one in the mail, a more expensive higher end iron and appologized for her trouble. So before you throw it away, I'd write the company and let them know that you're having a problem with it. You never know what they'll do and it couldn't hurt.

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    I agree with everyone; Rowentas are overrated. Mine leaked so badly that it stained what I was ironing. I went to Walmart and purchased a "Shark" and it works great.

    Carmen

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    I saw a Rowenta in Sam's Club the other day. After watching these discussions, I knew to look at the place of manufacture. These said they were made in Gemany. I didn't buy as I wasn't in the market. But any comments/experinces? I, too, still have my old Sunbeam and it does great.

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    I have had too much trouble with expensive irons that don't last I don't spend more than 25 dollars anymore and the irons last longer even with a few drops.

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    I've never owned a Rowenta. I just have a plain iron from Walmart so I can't help you. Sorry. But, I'll say, it may just need a good cleaning. Put some vinegar in it and let it sit awhile then iron some old fabric with it.Then empty.

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    They all do this eventually! I do not use steam anymore. I just use a spray bottle or spray starch.

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    You best threw it out & go buy a cheap one from Wal-mart or another store & use it until it dies. Rowenta's are known leakers!!!

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    I agree! I wish I had my old Black and Decker back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mary O
    Rowentas are overrated.Will never buy another one.Leak,leak that's all they do.....

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