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Thread: Rowenta Iron

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I'm thinking it's another case of things are not made as well as they used to be. My Rowenta was purchased in the 90's & still works perfectly.
    I also have an old Rowenta about the same age & wouldn't trade it for the world. I've never had a problem with leakage. My DH is on his 2nd iron in 10 years. (He irons all our clothing, I just iron fabric. It works for me :D )

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    I use the same GE that I got as an engagement gift in 1972. Still works like a charm and steams up a storm.

    "nuf said about the quality of the past.

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    I'm with you. I'll never buy another one. I've had 3 and they all leaked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary O
    Rowentas are overrated.Will never buy another one.Leak,leak that's all they do.....
    I'm with you Mary O. I think they are overrated also. Are you holding a hummingbird in your avetar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower126
    I will never buy another Rowenta. Not worth the money they cost. Didn't last as long as the Black & Decker or my latest Shark that I bought at WalMart. I do like having one that shuts off after a certain amount of time. They can be a pain too by shutting off while you are working, but the peace of mind knowing my iron shut off is worth it. I found myself too many times forgetting to turn it off. When leaving the house I always double check to make sure it is off just to be sure.
    I live in a manufactured home, so I unplug mine (Walmart cheapie) each and every time I walk away. Having to wait for it to reheat is much better than the alternative. When these homes catch fire, POOF!

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    my iron came from walmart, cost $15....no problems, no leaking, very light......and when it dies, i will just go back and pay another $15 for another one.....$15 for 2 years worth of ironing quilt stuff is reasonable i think......gina

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    I have a Rowenta, the made in Germany one, and it has become picky about shutting itself off. Something about the feature that shuts it off if it's down flat for a certain amount of time--the red light comes on in the middle of ironing, and it just shuts off. The only fix is to unplug it, but that gets old, every ten minutes. DH is planning to get me another one at Costco. So thanks. I'll tell him not to. He got me a wonderful little German travel iron for Christmas which is just the right size for small squares.

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    i owned one for about a week and took it back it leaked all the time ! i went to walmart and bought a iron for less than 10.00 and love it , no leaks and no problems have had it for a little over 2 years

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    We own 3 Rowentas - two large and one small one. Ours have never leaked (unless we hit the steam button before its fully hot); they produce plenty of steam and get really hot. I realize others have had problems, but we like ours just fine.

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    the best thing i ever heard said about steam irons was from Ricky Tims, he never uses an iron with steam because he has never met one that wasn't incontinent!

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    Reliable makes an iron that is GUARANTEED not to leak or spit.

    http://www.reliablecorporation.com/

    The water is preheated before it its the sole plate which, on regular machines, the water goes to the sole plate directly and that is what make the machine leak and spit.

    They have two models which sell for $99.00 and $139.00 respectively, each which fantastic control settings one of which is you can over-ride the auto-shut-off function so your iron stays hot.

    I'm seriously going to purchase one, likely the $139.00 model in the next week or so.

    I'll donate my leakers and spitters (I have two) to Goodwill or Sal.Army and they can sell put on their big buck pricing (see previous posts on Thrift Shop Prices).

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    I agree, my Rowenta leaked also. I have a Black and Decker I am using right now and it is great. Also a cheap Proctor Silex, very lighweight, that does a very good job. No more expensive irons for me. I keep a spray bottle with water close and use it.

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    I have had two expensive Rowenta models and they both leaked. I will not buy another one :thumbdown:

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I'm thinking it's another case of things are not made as well as they used to be. My Rowenta was purchased in the 90's & still works perfectly.
    I also have an older Rowenta (got it half-price years ago) and it still works just great. From what I read in this post, guess I will have to try the Black and Decker if the Rowenta goes on the blink. No water leakage for me as yet.

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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..

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    Iron-less in Orlando
    My Rowenta shut off while I was ironing--from day one. After six months, I called R. They said send it to Goodmans in Miami. I did Dec. 3, 2010. They didn't log it in until Dec. 21 although I have the receipt showing it was signed for Dec. 4. Called G. several times got a different answer every time. One they early Feb. they called me it is on the bench, you'll have it next week. Finally last week I asked if they could find it. They authorized an immediate replacement last Thursday. Still no iron. Meantime I'm using a borrowed B&D my son bought at a thrift store. It works fine and weighs lots less.

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    I recieved Rowenta as an xmas gift... it leaks like mad! exchanged it 2x would never buy or recommend. My friend has on that's over 10yrs old - best iron I ever used... guess something happened to the quality of their product over the years???

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    I too am not satisfied with my rowenta. It is super heavy and it split apart where you pour in the water. I'm planning to go back to black and decker. My Black & Decker was really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary O
    Rowentas are overrated.Will never buy another one.Leak,leak that's all they do.....
    I agree...bought one, took it back because it leaked...they gave me another one and it did the same thing...so if you want to dry iron with an expensive iron then get this one otherwise by cheap!!!

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    Mine doesnt' get hot enough and does not even provide adequate steam!! JUNK!!!!

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    I bought my Rowenta - Professional Press - sixteen years ago. It is still giving me very good service. The first one which I purchased had a teflon sole. It was not worth what I paid for it. Rowenta replaced it, at my request, with an iron which has a stainless sole. I have used it very heavily as I press a lot of fabrics used in my quilting projects. Possibly being that old, it was manufactured in Germany.

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    At a Chicago show about 6 yrs ago. Rowenta was across the aisle from the booth I was working in. Many big dudes from headquarters were there and they were giving away irons each day. So one day I went over to the Nat Sales Director and ask him if he knew of the problems qulters were having with his iron. He looked at me like I was an Idiot and said "we have never had any complaints about our irons". So quilters....start giving them your complaints. It might not do any good but at least they will get the letter. Write, email, or do both.

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    I agree with Mary O. Found same problems.

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