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Thread: Steam Iron

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    My old iron has gone to the "happy ironing grounds" and I need to purchase a new one. Does anyone have any suggestions on an iron that is great for quilting and regular ironing. Thanks for the input.

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    you cannot go wrong with the Rowenta Pro. I have 2 and 1 is at least 10 years old.

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    love my Rowenta! have had it 14/15 years

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    Im also a satisfied Rowenta owner, but I only use it dry, I never put water in mine. If I need steam I spritz water.

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    I have a shark and love it and it does not drip

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    Had two Rowentas and they both died quickly. My daughter got me hooked on Shark. Best steam of any iron I've ever had. Good clean out feature.

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    Which model of Shark do you have? It is my Rowenta that just stopped heating up.

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    do they make any other brands of irons other then rowenta? i didn't know that. hmmp. :mrgreen:

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    You are joking, right?

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    I have the Dry Iron from Vermont Country Store:

    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/s...Dry_Iron/42277

    If I need steam, I spritz water and then press. I don't iron my clothing, so this is used just for quilting. For clothing, my DH uses an el-cheapo model from Walmart and is quite happy.

    Cheers, K

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    just a little. i have been using rowentas the last 25+ years. i wouldn't know what other type iron to purchase.

    Quote Originally Posted by quilter68
    You are joking, right?

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    I haven't had much luck in using Rowentas but recently tried a Shark that I got from Bed, Bath & Beyon on desperation. IT'S A FANTASTIC STEAM PRODUCER and I've been using it for the past 6 months with no problems. I would use my previous Rowenta as a dry iron because they always leaked. But I do have friends that love theirs. Guess I got a few lemons.

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    I have had 3 Rowenta irons and the longest any of them lasted was about 1 year. I bought an inexpensive GE iron and I like it fine. I have had it over a year. Someone told me that if the Rowenta is made in Germany, they will last forever. I checked my last Rowenta as I still have it because it will work on occasion and it was made in China. Hope this helps.

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    I use an oreck. I had my first one for about ten years when it died and my husband bought me another one. He also found me a little Igia at a yard sale a while ago. I keep it by my sewing machine for quick pressing. It has great steam and gets real hot and very light weight.

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    Thank you all for your input. I really appreciate it.

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    Love my rowenta, just make sure it's made in germany before you buy one. I got mine from target 6 years ago, have never had a problem with it. It even has the automatic shut off, but it get super hot super fast

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